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Physical Literacy Specialist

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The Canada Games Centre Summer Camp Program is in its 6th year and continues to grow. Using space in our community rooms, Field House, Aquatics Centre and the outdoors, we will be inviting children between the ages of 5 and 12 to come enjoy the summer at our beautiful facility. Visit us at

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 Leadership, Outdoor Leadership, 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, High Five, 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 position will be a full time role beginning July 4, 2016 and ending August 26, 2016. Please note you must also be available for mandatory staff training June 4, 18, and 19.
  • This position will be regularly schedule from Monday to Friday. Hours on camp days will vary between 7:15am-6:00pm. Flexibility for training shifts and adapting to camp needs will be required, and will be worked out in advance with supervisor.
  • Vacation days are not realistic in the camp environment and will most likely not be granted.
  • Working environment includes physical, emotional, and mental demands on infrequent occasions.
  • Exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment.

Criminal record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process.

The hourly wage for this position is $12.25 – $13.25/hour.


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


Interested candidates should apply in writing. Deadline for applications is February 19, 2016. Please indicate in your application which position you are applying for. A separate application is required if applying for multiple positions. Interviews for this position will be scheduled on March 5, 2016.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and resume, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to the Canada Games Centre e-mail address

Please include position you are applying for in the subject line. “Sky Drive” attachments are not accepted. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.  

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