Program Lead Instructors & Program Instructors – Part time

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

The City of Guelph Recreation Division offers a variety of recreation program for people of all ages and abilities in weekly sessions throughout the school year.

Reporting to the Recreation Program Coordinator, successful candidates will lead or help facilitate preschool, children, youth or family programming.

The Recreation Division is looking for Program Lead Instructors and Program Instructors who have direct experience working with groups in a recreational program setting.

Hours of work

Depending on the program(s) the instructor is hired for, the hours will include the program time (which is generally anywhere between 1 and 5 hours) and up to a half hour for preparation and half hour for take down.

We are looking for program staff in the following areas/skill sets:

  • Preschool programs- Tuesday and Thursday am- Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre
  • Dance Programs-Saturday 9am -12pm- West End Community Centre

Saturday 9am-2:30pm Victoria Road Recreation Centre

Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Victoria Road Recreation  Centre

  • Art programs- Thursdays 5:30-7:30, West End Community Centre


  • Create a welcoming environment for all participants
  • Lead/assist with all aspects of programming including planning, preparation and set up/take down.
  • Lead activities and fully engage with participants in all activities.
  • Communicate with the program team, and participant’s support person/family as appropriate
  • Provide fully inclusive program to participants of all abilities and understanding and encouragement to each child
  • Ensure participant confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with specified age group for program
  • Familiarity in working with participants with special needs
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification (willing to obtain within 3 months)
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check is required at time of offer
  • Standard first Aid with CPR C.
  • Full availability is required for scheduled program day and time


$14.28- $14.70 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by Sunday September 15, 2019 by sending their cover letter and resume as one document (pdf or word) by email at 

subject line: Recreation program employment.

 For more information about some of the programs we are hiring for, please reference programs listed in preschool, children’s and youth sections in the Guelph Community Guide at

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.