Recreation Leader 1 & 2 - Cooking Program/PLAYcare

Requisition #: 22/160
Job #: J1222-0979
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 7
Salary/Wage: 15.37 - 19.63/Hour
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 66,000 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 our PLAYcare service where children play, craft, dance, and make friends under our supervision and children’s cooking and recreation programs.

As a PLAYcare Instructor you will be responsible for the safety and care of children between the ages of 1 year and 9 years old. Duties include checking participants in/out, leading children in various activities, providing exceptional customer service, light cleaning duties and adhering to Health & Safety legislation, guidelines and procedures.

Children’s Cooking leaders guide participants through preparing a variety of recipes in our Active Living Kitchen ensuring participants follow safety guidelines and develop fundamental kitchen skills. Leaders are responsible for planning and completing light cleaning duties. Leaders will also have opportunities to lead children’s recreation programs for ages 3-12Y.


• Prior experience working with children is required.
• Experience working in a childcare facility and/or planning and leading children in games, crafts, cooking, or activities are assets.
• High Five or Food Safety certifications are an asset.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED certification is required prior to starting.
• Excellent customer service, communication and problem-solving skills are necessary.
• A passion for creating a fun environment and delivering excellent service is essential.

Hours of Work:

Shifts available from January 2, 2023- June 30, 2023 are:
PLAYcare shifts are weekdays from 8:30a.m.-noon & weekends from 7:45a.m.-12:15p.m.
Children’s Cooking programs run weekdays 4-7pm and weekends from 10am-1pm.


Starting at $15.37 per hour

• 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 will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

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

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 Standard First Aid & CPR C Certificate valid until at least June 30, 2023?
  3. Are you available to work from February-June 30, 2023?
  5. Are you available to work PLAYcare Mondays from 8:30a.m.-noon?
  6. Are you available to work PLAYcare Tuesday from 4:15p.m.-8:15p.m?
  7. Are you available to work PLAYcare Wednesdays from 8:30a.m.-noon?

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

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.