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Outdoor Program Instructor


Posting Id 1619
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Rate of Pay $15.00 -$20.00 Hourly
Job Type Part Time
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 08/17/2022 
Application Deadline 12/30/2022 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Outdoor Program Instructor will instruct all ages in outdoor and/or rock climbing activities. Some of these activities would include archery, fire and shelter building, campfires, low ropes etc. The Outdoor Program Instructor will be directly involved in the implementation and delivery of age-appropriate activities, ensure participant safety and engagement, follow policies and procedures, and work effectively with the Recreation Program Assistant and the Program Coordinator. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and actively supervise planned activities.
  • Engage participants.
  • Ensure participant safety and security throughout the program. 
  • Communicate and interact with participants and make everyone feel welcome. 
  • Ensure that time allotted for program set up is used efficiently and all program components are ready for the program to start at the set time. Put away all program equipment at the end of the program and respond to participant enquiries. 
  • Assist in securing a replacement if unable to teach assigned class
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner (e.g. attendance records, drop in sheets, list of hours worked, etc.
  • Wear assigned uniform/name tag
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and training sessions prior to, during and outside regular programming hours.
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all times.
  • Maintain good communication with staff and volunteers, facility users, and the Program Coordinator.
  • Maintain all current certifications and send updated copies to your supervisor
  • Understand and implement the policies and procedures of the Facility(s), and of the Community Services Department.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification 
  • High Five PHCD Certification is required if working with participants ages 6 – 12 years
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire
  • Minimum age of 15 years
  • Experience and or certification in climbing and outdoor program is an asset. Willing to train if needed.


The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.