Teamwork and an enterprising spirit are behind the delivery of services at Recreation Oak Bay

Applications for employment are accepted for job postings that are advertised on this website and the Job Postings Board at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application form and/or resume are received in Human Resources by 4pm on the job posting closing date, and to indicate how they meet the stated requirements. Be sure to include a telephone number and email address where you can be contacted. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank-you for your interest in employment at Recreation Oak Bay!

Four Ways to Apply

  1. Mail or drop off applications to:
    Job Application Drop Box, Recreation Oak Bay,
    1975 Bee Street, Victoria BC, V8R 5E6
  2. Fax application with resume to: 250-370-7127
  3. Email application with resume to: recreationjobs@oakbay.ca
  4. Download the Fill-able Employment Application Form [PDF - 302 KB] to complete electronically and submit by email. Please note that this PDF file can be filled out online through a web browser that is enabled with the latest version of Adobe Reader. Fill-able forms do not work in Firefox or Chrome - please use another browser such as Safari, or Internet Explorer.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Recreation Oak Bay… A Fun Place to Be, A Great Place to Work!

Current Job Opportunities - these are all Union positions


Posting Closes:


Facilities Maintenance Person/Technician 4pm, Thursday June 29 Open
Fitness Programmer Closed Closed


Posting Closes:


Aqua Fit Instructors Until suitable applicants found Open
Instructor - Natural Wonders Preschool Program Until suitable applicant found Open
Program Attendant - Licensed Care 4pm, Wednesday June 28 Open
Receptionists Until suitable applicants found Open
Tennis Instructor/Attendant Until suitable applicant found Open
Instructors - Ice Skating Closed Closed
Maintenance Person(s) Closed Closed
Program Attendants - Ice Skating/Duffer Hockey Closed Closed
Program Attendants - Youth & Sports Birthday Parties Closed Closed
Receptionists Closed Closed
Summer Aquatic Team Leaders Closed Closed
Youth Camp Instructor Closed Close

Aqua Fit Instructors

We are looking for energetic, outgoing instructors to teach Aqua Fitness programs to our adult participants. Instructors are responsible for conducting a variety of fun and creative Aqua Fitness programs, while ensuring the safety of participants at all times.


  • Current BCRPA recognized Aquatic Fitness Instructor certification (CALA, YMCA or BCPRA); or Water Art;

  • Basic Rescuer CPR (CPR C) not more than 24 months old;

  • Current Emergency First Aid; or NLS award; or Standard First Aid;

  • Ability to incorporate fun, creativity and variety into Aqua Fitness classes;

  • Ability to teach safe, fun and well organized Aqua Fitness classes;

  • Ability to teach adults and seniors;

  • Ability to teach deep water Aqua Fit and at least one of: Shallow Water, 50 & Better, Water Works, or Pre/Post-Natal;

  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.


  • Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30pm; on-call as required.


  • $21.49-$27.32 per hour plus $2.95-$3.75 per hour in lieu of benefits.

Facilities Maintenance Person/Technician

Full-Time • Oak Bay Recreation Centre            

This is semi-skilled and skilled work pertaining to the operation of the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, Neighbourhood Learning Centre and tennis bubbles. Employees in this position perform operational and mechanical maintenance functions including, but not limited to, building heating systems, pool heating and filtration, air filtration systems, air support structures, arena ice making and maintenance, pool chemical treatment and maintenance, as well as custodial tasks as required.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of refrigeration, heating and filtration systems and air support structures used in arenas, pools, ice rinks, tennis bubbles, food service areas, including safe handling of chemicals necessary for the protection of staff and the public, together with a sound working knowledge of all trades including carpentry, plumbing, welding and painting. 


  • Refrigerator Operator Certification, or 5th Class Power Engineer Refrigeration endorsement;

  • Minimum of 5 years closely related mechanical and operational experience in recreation facilities maintenance, including pools, arena, tennis bubbles, with refrigeration and pool filtration systems;

  • Pool Operator's Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates;

  • Current CPR-C certificate;

  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence;

  • Provision of a Criminal Record check.


  • 8:00am – 4:00pm: 24 hours per week

  • 2:00pm – 10:00pm: 16 hours per week   

  • Hours and days subject to variation to meet operational requirements including working weekends one month in every three month period.


  • $28.02 - $29.98 per hour - day shift (2016 pay rates);

  • $27.34 – $28.98 per hour - afternoon shift (2016 pay rates).

  • Benefits available include Municipal Pension Plan, extended health and dental coverage, vacation and sick entitlement. 

Instructor - Natural Wonders Preschool Program

1 Position

This is a recreation position for an Instructor in our licensed Natural Wonders Preschool program. Under the direction of the Community Recreation Programmer, the Instructor will plan, prepare and implement a creative, stimulating, outdoor preschool program for children ages 3-5 years.


  • Plan, supervise and lead a 10 month outdoor nature preschool program for up to 13 children;

  • Supervise staff, ECE students and support workers;

  • Plan and implement a daily schedule of outdoor nature themed activities suitable for children  3-5 years of age;

  • Work within Community Care Facilities Licensing Board regulations;

  • Prepare detailed monthly calendars/newsletters for parents;

  • Adhere to all safety standards;

  • Ensure program areas are kept clean and well-maintained at all times;

  • Provide written and verbal communication and feedback to parents, staff and public in a warm and friendly manner.


  • Applicant must be a minimum of 19 years of age;

  • Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institute (and licensed to practice in BC);

  • Must meet VIHA licensing requirements to work with the relevant age group;

  • Current Class 4 Unrestricted BC Driver’s Licence and Driver’s Abstract;

  • CPR C and Emergency First Aid;

  • Experience instructing pre-schoolers in a child care/recreational environment;

  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check;

  • Suitable applicant must  have a knowledge of nature and understanding of the principles of Nature preschools.


  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday (Seasonal: September 2016 – June 2017)


  • $18.83 - $19.75 per hour + $2.64-$2.77 per hour in lieu of benefits.

  • Rates are 2016 pay rates. 2017 rates are pending contract ratification.

Program Attendant – Licensed Care

Paddington Station

Applications are invited for an auxiliary position at our Paddington Station Daycare.

The successful candidate will have the energy and enthusiasm to provide varied and enjoyable activities, combined with the ability to work with the children, parents and staff  in a friendly and effective manner. Duties include set up and clean up, guiding children and assisting in the program, which may include circle and art time as needed.


  • Possess a license to practice as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant in British Columbia;

  • Ability to work as an effective team member;

  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule;

  • Must meet Vancouver Island Health Authority licensing requirements for Criminal Record check, Doctor’s note and current  First Aid and CPR;

  • Provision of a current Criminal Record check.


10 hours per week: 

  • Mondays 8am-12noon

  •  Wednesdays 1-4pm

  • Thursdays 9am-12noon

As well as, additional on call hours as required, including July and August vacation relief

Paddington Station hours are: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.


  • $15.33 per hour plus $2.15 per hour in lieu of benefits.


Oak Bay, Henderson and Monterey Recreation Centres

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a flexible schedule to join our Reception team as a Receptionist.This position involves answering inquiries regarding recreation programs, both on the phone and over the counter, registering patrons, operating a point of sale system for public admissions as well as performing a number of clerical duties.


  • Extensive experience dealing with the public;

  • Two years of office/ reception experience in a similar environment;

  • Keyboarding skills (45wpm);

  • Working experience with MS Office 2007;

  • Multi-line telephone experience;

  • Cash handling experience;

  • Ability to deal with emergency procedures as required; including providing on-deck assistance to lifeguard staff during a pool emergency;

  • Ability to work under pressure and without close supervision;

  • Current CPR-C, and Occupational First Aid Level I certificates;

  • Graduation from senior secondary school;

  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

  • These positions involve constant public contact therefore the successful applicants must have  a warm friendly attitude, combined with good communication skills.


  • Day, evening and weekend shifts are scheduled between 5:45am to 12:30am.

  • Various hours up to a maximum of 17.5 hours per week.                                           


  • $18.83 per hour plus $2.64 per hour in lieu of benefits (2016 rates).

Tennis Instructor/Attendant

Recreation Oak Bay has immediate openings for enthusiastic Tennis Instructors and Attendants for various lessons at both adult and junior levels. Working under the Tennis Program Supervisor, the successful applicant will be responsible for the enjoyment and satisfaction of all participants.


  • Tennis Canada, minimum Instructor level certification;

  • Previous teaching experience required;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Must be comfortable teaching both adults and juniors;

  • Emergency First Aid and current CPR-C certification;

  • Provision of a current police or RCMP Criminal Record check


  • Various hours as required up to 25 hours per week, working with adults as well as juniors ages 5-11 years.


  • Instructor: $18.83 to $19.75 per hour + $2.64 to $2.77 per hour in lieu of benefits.

  • Attendant: $12.81 per hour + $1.79 in lieu of benefits.

4pm, Thursday June 29