Job Opportunities

Summer Camp: Physical Literacy Specialist

This opportunity is now closed


The Canada Games Centre Summer Camp Program is in its 7th year and continues to grow. Our program is available for children between the ages of 5 to 12 and takes advantage of all that our 176,000 square foot state-of-the-art community recreation facility has to offer. Typical days include everything from swimming in one of the three pools in our massive aquatics centre, playing physically active games on the 52,000 square feet of hardwood court space in our field house, running laps on our 200-metre 6-lane indoor track, crafts and classroom activities in one of our many community rooms, as well as outdoor play opportunities on our brand new playground. 


The Physical Literacy Specialist will be responsible for the planning and the daily execution of physical literacy programming. The Canada Games Centre summer camp program follows Sport for Life (S4L) directives for developing age appropriate physical literacy skills. The Physical Literacy Specialist should be familiar and proficient in educating children on proper fundamental movement skills. While this position is mainly expected to be surrounding the physical literacy aspect of camps, daily involvement in day to day activities will also be expected.


  • Plan and deliver all daily Fundamental Movement Skill sessions
  • Ensure that all scheduled activities are engaging to campers, age and stage appropriate
  • Record campers Physical Literacy progress
  • Ensure that camp counsellors are appropriately prepared for any activities that are self-guided and have had a chance to adequately review any applicable literature before they are to deliver that activity
  • Assist in day to day camp activities
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be a full-time student in University who will be returning to full-time studies in the Fall (proof of enrollment will be requested)
    • Preference will be given to students in fields related to recreation and fitness (Ex: Kinesiology, Recreation, Human Kinetics, Fitness)
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR-C (will be offered prior to start)
  • Previous experience in a setting where children are the main focus
  • Previous experience in a coaching setting
  • Previous experience leading a group of peers
  • Customer Service Experience


  • Previous creative experience in a camp setting
  • Current certifications in NCCP FMS, and/or other NCCP Coaching Certifications


  • Strong background in physical activity and sport instruction
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and oral skills
  • Possess strong coordination and leadership skills
  • Dedication to Customer Service
  • Ability to coach, train, and guide peers and participants


  • This is full-time position beginning June 26th, 2017 and ending September 1st, 2017.
  • Shifts are scheduled for 8.5 hours and will start and end between the hours of 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Flexibility for training shifts and adapting to camp needs will be required, and will be worked out in advance with supervisor
  • Vacation day requests are not realistic in our camp environment and will not be granted


  • Wage will be $12.25 – $13.25 per hour


  • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process


  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to metro transit
  • Amazing team environment


To apply, please combine a cover letter and resume into one document and label the file using only your first and last name (example: John Doe.pdf) and email your application to Zach Fralick at by Sunday, February 26th, 2017.

Please include the position that you are applying for in your subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted. A separate application is required if applying for multiple positions.

Interviews for this position will be held on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 12pm – 5pm.

We are a welcoming and supportive workplace and applicants from the following groups are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this opportunity: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons.

This opportunity is now closed