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Manager of Recreation & Aquatics
Location: Elmsdale, NS

East Hants is a vibrant, flourishing community centrally located in Nova Scotia and in close proximity to the Halifax Regional Municipality, Truro and the Bay of Fundy.  The Municipality of East Hants offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, diverse career opportunities, modern facilities, an innovative, continuous improvement culture, and a focus on work-life balance.

We are recruiting for a Manager of Recreation & Aquatics to join our team at an exciting time as we transition to our new aquatic centre, scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. The new aquatic centre will include a six-lane, 25-metre lap pool, leisure pool with spray features and ramp access, lazy river resistance moving-water pool, waterslide, climbing wall in the pool, outdoor splash park, multi-purpose room, and many more modern features.

The Manager of Recreation & Aquatics is responsible for developing aquatic and recreation plans, programming, and policies in support of the Municipality’s strategic plans, as well as managing, leading, and coaching a team of recreation professionals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Business, or a related field

  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience including 2 years in a supervisory role; Experience in a facility management role is considered an asset

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be given consideration

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as public speaking skills

  • Ability to manage tight timelines and budgets

  • Strategic thinker who is open to new ideas, managing change, and a willingness to learn

  • Experience with MS Office products and social media platforms

  • Workload is frequently unpredictable and includes attending meetings, events, and activities outside of normal office hours

  • This position is subject to child abuse registry and criminal records checks

  • For a complete job description and information on how to apply, visit

Deadline to apply: August 11, 2019

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Greenhouse Display/Gardener Grower

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Production, and within NPC established policies, procedures and guidelines. Designs, installs and maintains the Exhibition Conservatory Displays and performs all duties of growing and maintenance of plants. Assists in the execution of all interior spaces relating to horticulture displays and events.

Niagara Parks offers a pay rate of $25.30 to $28.44 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.

Applications for this position will be accepted until July 25, 2019.



Director, Recreation & Leisure

Department: Recreation & Leisure Services

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $118,554.00 - $148,184.00/Year

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

For more information, visit our website at

Your resume or application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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Supervisor of Facilities and Parks

Township of Minden Hills,
7 Milne St, PO Box 359,
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Employment Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Supervisor of Facilities and Parks will provide supervision to the maintenance and operation of all municipal recreation facilities, parks and cemeteries within the Township. This will include developing, managing, training and scheduling of work with staff and equipment, adhering to the Collective Agreement (CUPE), and the coordination of contractors and user groups. Assisting in the management of the facilities, including arenas/ community centres, parks, including trails, sports fields, fairgrounds, skateboard facilities, beaches, boat launches and cemeteries, maintenance programs and capital projects.

This is a full time position, consisting of 35 hours/week, being variable shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and some Statutory holidays.  

The Salary Range for this position is $62,498 - $73,546.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant progressive experience in municipal facilities, parks and cemeteries.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Facility Management and Administration certificates through Parks Recreation Ontario, Ontario Parks Association and/or Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, specifically; Certified Ice Technician (CIT), Certified Grounds Technician (CGT), Certified Building Technician (CGT) and Cemeterian Operations and Management.

  • Certification or training in Chainsaw Safety and Operation, Traffic Control, Working at Heights, Propane Safety and Handling and Smart Serve.

  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

  • Valid “D” Driver’s Licence for the province of Ontario.

  • Experience in the operation of; ice resurfacer, backhoe, single axle truck and trailering equipment.

  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, vehicles and materials used in Municipal facilities, parks and cemeteries and maintenance procedures.

  • Good understanding of policies, procedures, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of facilities, parks, cemeteries, equipment and maintenance.

  • Good understanding and experience with Microsoft Office Software programs.

  • Strong planning/time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in the field of Recreation, Facilities and/or Parks, or a related discipline.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ supervisory experience in a unionized environment.

  • Certificates or training in Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and HVAC, Playground Inspector, Turf Management, Horticulture, Arboriculture and WHMIS.

  • Familiarity with Facility Scheduling, Radio Communications/Global Positioning System (GPS) and Cemetery software.

Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.

 Applicants are encouraged to read the Position Description for all requirements and accountabilities, obtained in person from the Administration Office, 2nd floor, downloaded from the Municipal Website (, calling 705-286-1260 ext. 313 or emailing

This is an open call for applications until the position has been filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:

Employment Opportunity

Supervisor, Facilities and Parks Employment Opportunity

Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359, Minden, ON K0M 2K0 

Attention: Mark Coleman, Director of Community Services or email

We thank all applicants for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and supporting material is used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information received relating to accommodation needs will be addressed confidentially. Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact the Clerk’s Department at 705-286-1260 to discuss alternative solutions.

Senior Manager, Parks


The Corporation of the City of Windsor is seeking a well-qualified, dynamic leader to join the Senior Leadership Team of the Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities portfolio.  We invite submissions for the position of Senior Manager, Parks. 

Windsor, Ontario is the country’s most southerly city and gateway to Canada through North America’s busiest international border crossing. Windsor is a welcoming community boasting of excellent educational and health care facilities, a diverse economy, and an enviable climate.  Glorious gardens, a spectacular waterfront, a myriad of festivals and events, enticing attractions, and access to major metropolitan areas combine to offer a diversity of leisure pursuits.  Windsor offers a superior quality of life with attractive affordability.

Reporting to the Corporate Leader – Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities, the Senior Manager, Parks position will be responsible for the planning and oversite of the City of Windsor - Parks Department with the overall goal to plan, program, organize, budget, direct and maintain all existing and future greenspace with associated infrastructure throughout the municipality. Will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Parks Department by establishing, implementing and monitoring annual work programs encompassing all projects, processes and initiatives of the four department divisions, comprised of Parks Development, Parks Operations, Horticulture and Forestry & Natural Areas.

In addition to your University degree or Community College Diploma in Parks Management, Horticulture, Forestry, Business, Public Administration or other related field with advanced courses/qualifications in areas such as Administration, Construction, Horticulture, Forestry, Labour Relations and Communications you will have the required years of experience years of progressively responsible experience in the municipal parks, recreation, construction or facilities field.

For complete details visit “Employment Opportunities” on our website or call (519) 255-6515 for an automated job line, Windsor City Services at 311, or visit Human Resources at 400 City Hall Square, Suite 408 Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6. Internet access is available at your local library branch.