Employment - Recreation Programmer / Booking Clerk

The Township of Essa is a dynamic and growing municipality with a current population of approximately 23,500, located in the heart of Simcoe County and southwest of the City of Barrie, which boasts indoor arena complexes. The arenas themselves consist of an ice pad, meeting room, banquet hall and/or gym with kitchen facilities and concession booth. They also share property with other Township facilities such as outdoor pads, baseball diamonds, playgrounds and splash pads. The Township is currently seeking an individual to meet the requirements of a Part-Time Recreation Programmer/Booking Clerk to plan and provide a variety of recreational programs for all ages.


Reporting to the Manager of Parks & Recreation, the Recreation Programmer/Booking Clerk is responsible for service delivery and the coordination of recreation programs, special events and facility bookings (all facilities, ice surfaces, play fields, etc.). Responsible for assisting in the administration, implementation and evaluation of all recreation services approved by the Manager of Parks and Recreation and/or Council to meet the needs and the interests of residents. Expected to organize programs, hire qualified instructors and market the Township’s facilities and events, as well as work well with members of the community.

Key Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education/training or college diploma in Recreation Leisure Services or a related field.
  • Minimum three (3) years preferred of closely related experience in the recreational field.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required.
  • General knowledge of municipal operations and organizational structure, especially as it relates to Parks and Recreation Facilities, is essential.
  • Functional proficiency using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

This is a 12-month contract (with a review to possible extension), part-time position involving 24 hours per week. Salary range is $30.62 - $36.03/hour (2024). Satisfactory Criminal Record and/or Vulnerable Sector Check will be required upon start. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter/resume by 3:00 pm on February 29, 2024 to:

Recreation Programmer/Booking Clerk Recruitment
Attention: Athena Piskopos, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator
Township of Essa, 5786 County Road #21, Utopia, Ontario L0M 1T0
apiskopos@essatownship.on.ca

The Township of Essa is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.

Recreation Programmer / Booking Clerk Job Description

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