Recreation and Leisure Job Board

Paid and volunteer job opportunities for Recreation and Leisure current students and alumni

If you are an organization looking for assistance from one of our current students or alumni, please contact Emily Watson to have your opportunity shared on this board.

This board is updated weekly.

Other great spots to find recreation /leisure/sports related jobs: 

Organization Title Deadline Paid/Unpaid
City of Toronto Director, Capital Design and Delivery July 10, 2024 paid
City of Sarnia Arborist July 10, 2024 paid
City of Vaughan Aquatic Program Planner July 10, 2024 paid
City of Cambridge Aquatics Specialist July 10, 2024 paid
City of Vaughan Recreation Program Planner July 10, 2024 paid
City of Toronto Part-Time Skate Programs Instructor July 13, 2024 paid
City of Toronto Part-Time Specialty Sports Instructor (Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Tennis) July 13, 2024 paid
Loyalist Township Recreation Attendant July 14, 2024 paid
Town of Halton Hills Landscape Architectural Technologist July 16, 2024 paid
City of Mississauga Planner, Long-Term Planning July 16, 2024 paid
University of Toronto, Mississauga Recreation & Wellbeing Programs Coordinator July 16, 2024 paid
City of Welland Parks Project Coordinator July 17, 2024 paid
Town of St. Marys Community Services Coordinator July 17, 2024 paid
City of Belleville Aquatics Programmer July 18, 2024 paid
Town of Ajax Fitness Centre Consultant July 18, 2024 paid
City of St. Thomas Manager of Recreation Facilities and Programs July 18, 2024 paid
City of Vaughan Manager, Horticulture Operations and Community Programs July 22, 2024 paid
Town of Aurora Special Events Program Assistant July 29, 2024 paid
Town of Petawawa Manager of Civic Properties July 31, 2024 paid
City of Toronto Full-Time Arena Operator August 1, 2024 paid
Town of Aurora Lifeguard August 26, 2024 paid
Town of Aurora Instructor Aquatics August 26, 2024 paid
Town of Aurora Aquatics Assistant August 26, 2024 paid
Township of King Outdoor Program Facilitator (Seasonal) August 30, 2024 paid
City of Kitchener Temporary Labourer (Parks) - Summer Operations August 30, 2024 paid
Vancouver Coastal Health Recreation Therapist open until filled paid
Vancouver Coastal Health Recreation Assistant - Mental Health Long Term Care (Full-Time) open until filled paid
Vancouver Coastal Health Recreation Assistant - Mental Health Long Term Care (Part-Time) open until filled paid
Carleton University Assistant Manager, Aquatic and Certification Programs open until filled paid
Parks and Recreation Ontario Technical Host (Contract) open until filled paid
Town of Ajax Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Part-Time open until filled paid
Waterloo United Minor Soccer Club Game Day Coordinator open until filled paid
Hidden Acres Summer Camp Inclusion Program Facilitator open until filled paid
South Simcoe United FC Internship (Summer Coordinators) open until filled paid/volunteer
South Simcoe United FC Match Officials/Referees open until filled paid/volunteer
South Simcoe United FC Team Leader Coaches open until filled paid/volunteer
South Simcoe United FC Game Leaders open until filled paid/volunteer
University Health Network Clinical recreation opportunities at UHN open until filled volunteer
York University Athletics Recreation and Well-Being Coordinator open until filled paid
Parkbridge RV Resort Recreation Coordinator (*REC 312 is an option for this role; contact panderson@parkbridge.com for details)   open until filled  paid
Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association Administrative Coordinator (Rotating: Week #1: M/W/F 9-5; T/TH 12-8; Week #1: T/Th 12-8; W/F 9-5; Sat 9-3; no Saturdays mid-May to September 2) Salary $40,000-$42,000; Forward resume to rickdawson@hotmail.com  open until filled  paid 
Trails Youth Initiatives Facilitator - Youth Outdoor Program open until filled  paid 
CNIB Lake Joe Multiple Positions - Area Head, Senior Counsellor, etc open until filled  paid 
Royal City Soccer Club Office / Recruitment Coordinator open until filled  paid
Town of Aurora Multiple Part Time Positions (Program Leader, Skate Patrol)  open until filled paid 
Conservation Halton - Glen Eden Multiple Weekday Positions  open until filled  paid
YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Lifeguard/Swim Instructor open until filled  paid 
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Multiple positions available - lifeguards, camps, etc. open until filled paid
East Park Various positions open until filled paid
City of Toronto Part-Time Swim Instructor open until filled paid
UWaterloo Athletics and Recreation Facility Associate (CIF & PAC) open until filled paid
Dovercourt Recreation Association  Various positions open until filled paid
Forest Heights LTC Home Assisting and facilitating programs and special events. Please reach out to emma.ducharme@exeassist.ca open until filled volunteer
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Summer Program Volunteer open until filled volunteer
GradCity On-Site Team Member open until filled volunteer
SponsorUnited Sponsorship Intern open until filled volunteer
Ultimate Canada Canadian High School Ultimate Championships (CHSUC) Volunteer – May 6-7, 2023, Ajax Community Centre (email Leanne Leduc at leanne@canadianultimate.com) open until filled volunteer
The Village of Winston Park Volunteer with Seniors (playing boardgames/card games, playing musical instruments, giving presentations, library help, walking program, etc. Contact Sarah if you have questions: Winston.volunteers@schlegelvillages.com ) open until filled volunteer
Community Support Connections Escorted Grocery Shopper and Driver positions - access to personal vehicle required  open until filled  volunteer
Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME) Program Volunteer Support open until filled volunteer
ARCHELON Volunteer/Internship Opportunities open until filled volunteer

Academic positions

Sample career opportunities 

Career opportunities working in Therapeutic Recreation

  • Coordinator, Recreation (Children & Youth, Inclusion), Town of Milton
  • Recreation Therapist, peopleCare A.R. Goudie Long Term Care
  • Junior Research Assistant, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO)
  • Recreation Programmer, Day Program Supervisor, Caregiver Education Counsellor, Community and Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS)
  • Recreation Therapist, Homewood Health
  • Recreation Therapist, Recreational Respite
  • Recreation Programs Coordinator, Town of Tillsonburg
    Recreation Therapist Assistant, Margaret Bahen Hospice
  • Vocational Instructor – Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Child Life Specialist – Hospital for Sick Children
  • Therapy Assistant – Mackenzie Innovation Institute
  • Recreation Therapist – West Park Healthcare Centre
  • Counsellor – Alzheimer Society of Peel 
  • Outreach Worker – St. Matthew’s House
  • Communications Officer – Carey Outreach Ministries

Career opportunities working in Recreation and Sport Business

  • Principal Planner, Monteith Brown Planning Consultants
  • Director of Recreation and Culture Services, City of Barrie
  • Director of Sport, City of Kitchener
  • Events Coordinator - Full Time, Baycrest
  • Programmer, Aquatics, City of Brampton
  • Coordinator - Marketing, Advertising & Sponsorship, Township of King
  • Recreation Supervisor, Business Systems and Budgeting, City of Markham
  • Supervisor, Recreation Operations, City of Sarnia
  • Analyst, Business Services, City of Vaughan
  • Coordinator, Recreation Business Planning, City of Brampton
  • Supervisor, Parks and Facilities, Township of North Dumfries
  • Sport Development Coordinator, City of Burlington
  • Partnership and Sales Associate, City of Richmond Hill
  • Chief Executive Officer, Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • Sports Director, Camp New Moon
  • President of Hockey Operations & General Manager – Edmonton Oil Kings
  • Communications Manager – Pretty River Sports & Entertainment
  • Coordinator, Game Operations – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • Defensive, Special Teams Quality Control Coach – Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
  • Recreation Facilitator – Revera
  • Club Support Coordinator – Kin Canada
  • Membership Director – YMCA
  • Client and Business Services Supervisor - Town of Georgina
  • Partnership Development Manager - KidSport Calgary & Area

Career opportunities working in Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Recreation Coordinator - Children (Contract), Town of Hilton Falls
  • Member Engagement Specialist, Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • Digital Content Creator & Strategist, Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • Coordinator, Youth and Community Development, Town of Aurora
  • Lead Hand, Conservation Parks , Toronto Region Conservation Authority
  • Community Programs Coordinator, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth
  • Coordinator, Heritage & Cultural Programs & Volunteer Engagement, Township of King
  • Program Coordinator, Adult Day Program, CHATS Community and Home Assistance to Seniors
  • Education Program Facilitator, The Guelph Humane Society
  • Program Assistant, Events and Experiences, Conservation Parks, Credit Valley Conservation
  • Events and Sponsorship Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area
  • Communications and Events Specialist, Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO)
  • Events Coordinator - Full Time, Baycrest
  • Recreation Programmer - Inclusion, City of Mississauga
  • Director of Community Services and Strategic Partnerships, City of Quinte West
  • Research Associate, Imagine Canada
  • Recreation Programme Facilitator, KW AccessAbility
  • Director - Recreation, Culture and Community Development, Town of Ajax
  • Manager of Community Development, Township of Centre Wellington
  • Community Recreation Programmer, Township of Manitouwadge
  • Temporary Tourism Programmer, Municipality of Clarington
  • Youth Worker – Pioneer Youth Services
  • Recreation Coordinator – Town of Halton Hills
  • Coordinator, Recreation and Student Life – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Facility Program Supervisor – City of London
  • Teacher – Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Manager Registration and Travel – Tim Horton Children’s Foundation
  • Recreation Director – Mid-Sun Community Centre