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 the Community Outreach and Communications Specialist 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
Ontario Science Centre Senior Recreational Programs Assistant

March 20, 2023

City of Brampton Programmer, Community Development March 23, 2023 paid
Town of Aurora Special Events Program Assistant March 24, 2023 Paid
City of Belleville Supervisor of Facilities Operations March 24, 2023 paid
Towship of Centre Wellington Manager of Parks March 26, 2023 paid
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Temporary Recreation Programmer March 27, 2023 paid
MLSE Coordinator, Research & Evaluation March 27, 2023 paid
City of London Manager, Recreation Programming and Leadership March 28, 2023 paid
Parks and Recreation Ontario Manager, HIGH FIVE® March 31, 2023 paid
Town of Ajax Camp Specialist - Canoe/Water Safety Specialist for Summer Camps March 31, 2023 paid
Bowls Canada Communications and Administration Coordinator (Student Position: May-August)  April 4, 2023 paid
City of Peterborough Recreation Administrative Manager  April 6, 2023 paid
Tillsonburg Senior Centre Program Coordinator June 2, 2023 paid
City of Kawartha Lakes  Summer Activities Coordinator July 2, 2023 paid 
City of Kawartha Lakes  Inclusion Day Camp Leader July 15, 2023 paid
City of Kawartha Lakes  Summer Day Camp Leader  July 15, 2023 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  open until filled  paid 
Municipality of Sioux Lookout Sport Coordinator / Camp Counsellor (2) ($24/hour; contact Nadine at nquehl@uwaterloo for full job description)  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 
VON Canada  Recreation Therapist  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
Family member (private)

Recreation assistant for Young Woman with Special Needs; 30+ hour/week, M-F, 10-4; $23/hour (can be "arrange own Job" co-op); starts May 1st and training begins in April. First aid/CPR, drivers' licence, Covid-19 vaccination, vulnerable sector police check required. Please send resume and note availability in cover letter to

open until filled paid
Top Shot Hockey Inc.  Event Staff open until filled paid
YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Lifeguard/Swim Instructor open until filled  paid 
Baycrest (Terraces Memory Residence) Recreationist, Part-time open until filled paid
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Mulitple positions available - lifeguards, camps, etc. open until filled paid
East Park Various positions open until filled paid
CHATS Community and Home Assistance to Seniors Program Coordinator -ADP (Aurora)  open until filled paid
CHATS Community and Home Assistance to Seniors Recreation Programmer, Aurora and Recreation Programmer, Vaughan) open until filled paid
CHATS Community and Home Assistance to Seniors Team Lead ADP@Home Spoke (Aurora)  open until filled paid
CHATS Community and Home Assistance to Seniors Activity Worker ADP@Home Spoke 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
Operation Groundswell Socially/Environmentally Concious Traveler in Cambodia, Guatemala, Tanzania and beyond (apply for summer travel grant by March 31, 2023) March 31, 2023 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
Carousel Dance Centre  Dance, Theatre and Arts Program Volunteer 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