Recreation Leader: Learn to Skate Instructors & Floater

Requisition #: 23/158
Job #: J0823-0987
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 5
Department: Recreation & Parks
Location: 400 Campbell Road

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert Recreation and Parks department offers a number of high-quality programs to residents of our community, and we are currently accepting applications for Instructors to deliver Learn to Skate programs and a Floater to support the programs.

As a Learn to Skate Instructor you will deliver recreational skating programs to children aged 3 to 8 years. The program consists of 4 progressive levels of skating skills and activities over 10 weeks. Instructors will be required to prepare and implement age-appropriate lesson plans in a fun and engaging environment, including evaluation. Instructors will need to be comfortable with this age group, as well as communicating with the participant’s parents.

Specific Instructor duties include program planning, greeting and supervision of participants, instruction of skill development, and preparation and clean up of your assigned space. The Floater greets parents and children and supports staff with set up and transitions including supporting the delivery of program plans.

Specific Instructor duties include program planning, greeting and supervision of participants, instruction of high-quality programs, and preparation and clean up of your assigned space.


• Confident skating skills are necessary.
• Experience (preferably at least 2 years) planning and delivering recreation skating programs.
• Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
• Ideal candidates will hold National Coaching Certification in figure skating, hockey or skating instructor.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED certifications are required.

Hours of Work

Shifts available from October 12- December 19, 2022.

Saturdays from 10:00 – 2:00 pm
(Indoors at Jarome Iginla Arena)


Starting at $16.53 per hour for Floaters
Starting at $20.28 per hour for Instructors

Conditions of Employment

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you have valid First Aid/ CPR certification?
*3. Do you hold Skating Instructor certifications or have any related training?
*4. Do you have experience leading children’s skating programs?
*5. Are you available to work Saturdays from 10:00a.m.-1:45 p.m?
*6. Are you available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00p.m.?
*7. Are you available to work from October 1-December 16, 2023?

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.