Sewing Instructor


Posting Id 1611
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Sunday 
Rate of Pay $19.35 - $19.35 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 08/17/2022  
Application Deadline 12/22/2023  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Sewing Instructor will provide quality instruction to participants in a sewing program. The Sewing Instructor will prepare a course outline and implement age-appropriate activities, ensure participant safety and engagement, follow policies and procedures, and work effectively with the Program Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and actively participate in planned activities.
  • Engage participants
  • With the assistance of the integration team, modify activities to ensure participants with disabilities are able to participate in programs and be fully integrated into the program setting.
  • Ensure there are a variety of activities in the program related to the type of activity being taught.
  • Ensure participant safety and security throughout the program 
  • Complete all necessary forms (accident, incident) in a timely and accurate manner
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill by presenting yourself in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner
  • Report to work promptly
  • Wear assigned uniform
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and staff training sessions
  • Know and understand the policies and procedures of the Community Services Department
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all time, with staff and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • Must possess knowledge and experience in the activity being taught
  • High Five PHCD Certification is required if working with participants ages 4 – 12 years
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR-B
  • Other corporate training requirements upon hire
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience related to the subject matter is preferred 

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Technical and practical training related to the subject matter
  • Excellent communication, organization, decision making and customer service skills
  • Ability to deliver the specified program on an instructional basis
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring.

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Builds people and culture
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change
  • Shapes the future


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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.