Arts & Leisure Programmer

Competition Number: 21018

Job Title: Arts & Leisure Programmer

Department: Recreation & Cultural Services Department

Employment Type: Permanent, Part-Time

Salary: $30.24

Posted Date: April 13, 2021, 12:00 am

Closing Date: April 25, 2021, 11:45 pm

Last Modified: May 12, 2021, 12:01 pm

Posting: Closed

Status: Interviewing


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the permanent, part-time position of Arts & Leisure Programmer in the Recreation & Cultural Services Department.  This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions in the collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Arts & Leisure, the Arts & Leisure Programmer assists in the implementation, planning, supervision and evaluation of Arts & Leisure recreation programs and special events as directed by the Assistant Manager of Arts & Leisure recreation. Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and scheduling of recreation volunteers and Arts & Leisure program instructors. Purchases program supplies & equipment, Assists in the marketing and promotion of Arts & Leisure recreation programs and volunteer recruitment. Assists in monitoring and evaluation of Arts & Leisure recreation programs, special events, and the volunteer program.



  • Degree or Diploma in Recreation from a recognized educational institution, or equivalent education and experience
  • Current First Aid Emergency Level - Industry and CPR Level A & C


  • Sound (3 years) experience in the delivery of Arts & Leisure community recreational programs including summer camps
  • Some (minimum 2 years) supervisory experience
  • Experience with recreation software, programming and scheduling applications
  • Volunteer management
  • Sound knowledge of Arts & Leisure recreation programs and activities, including summer camps
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of High Five and experience implementing into programming
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques
  • Highly motivated  and ability to work as a team and independently
  • Strong technical skill in computer software applications: MS Word, Outlook, Excel & Recreation Software
  • Strong leadership skills and abilities to provide and promote positive values and recreational benefits
  • Physical ability to frequently lift heavy objects such as tables and equipment
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, afternoon, evenings, weekday and weekends as required for operational requirements
  • Current Criminal Record Clearance


  • Valid or willing to obtain BC Class 4 Driver's License
  • High Five certification

This is a regular part-time position consisting of a minimum of 21 hours each week. The current hourly wage is $30.24.

Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter clearly outlining how they meet the requirements for this position by April 25, 2021 through the APPLY button below.

Date Posted: April 13, 2021

Competition #21018


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