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Summer Camp: Physical Literacy Specialist

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The Canada Games Centre summer camp program is available for children between the ages of 5 and 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 swimming in our Aquatics Centre, playing physically active games on our 52,000-square feet of hardwood court space in our Field House, running laps on our 200-metre six-lane indoor Track, crafting and classroom activities in one of our many community rooms, as well as outdoor play opportunities on our playground.

Position Summary:

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
  • 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 Emergency 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

Knowledge and Education:

  • 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

Work Schedule:

  • This is full-time position beginning June 20th, 2022 and ending August 26th, 2022
  • Shifts are scheduled for 8.5 hours and will start and end between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Flexibility for training shifts and adapting to camp needs will be required, and will be worked out in advance with supervisor
  • Please note that you must be available for mandatory staff training on June 25th and 26th


  • $14.85 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


  • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process
  • The Canada Games Centre has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of full vaccination will be verified prior to the commencement of employment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
  • Amazing team environment

Application Instructions:

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 by Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Please include the position(s) that you are applying for in your subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents may 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