Recreation Program / Fitness Instructor (Part-Time)

Sport Division


Recreation Program / Fitness Instructor

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Posting Date

January 3, 2023

Closing Date

Until Filled

Job Status

Temporary Part-Time


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 270,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.


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Position Overview:

Are you a certified Recreation Program or Fitness Instructor? We are looking for qualified Instructors to teach at a variety of City Facilities across the City of Kitchener. 



  • Completes records and reports including class attendance and accident/incident reports. Distributes applicable forms and program information.
  • Ensures safe use, condition and storage of any equipment.
  • Responds to participants immediate concerns and or needs and provides customer service.
  • Acts as a liaison between the facility and participants.
  • Prepares, implements and instructs appropriate activities. Modifies programs to accommodate individuals with a disability.
  • Assembles supplies and equipment as required.
  • Ensures the safety and enjoyment of participants through communication, monitoring and enforcement of program and facility rules, and addresses unsafe and unacceptable behavior.
  • Plans, delivers and implements program activity as per program plan outline and program goals.


Available Positions:

  • Art Instructor (Drawing, painting, pottery) (9402)
  • Dance Instructor (Line Dancing, Ballroom) (9403)
  • Fitness Instructor (Weights/Core, Zumba or Cardio/music) (9407)
  • Music Instructor (Piano, Guitar) (9404)
  • Preschool Instructor (9264)
  • Special Interest Instructor (Technology - support KTC programs, Cooking) (9405)
  • Sport Instructor (Karate) (9406)
  • Yoga Instructor (Gentle Yoga, yoga Pilates, meditation QI Gong) (9408)
  • Activity Class Monitor (Basketball, Pickleball) (9200)



  • Must have the ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • Must possess a high school diploma and current technical and/or practical training and/or certifications in a specific discipline as outlined above.
  • Must have a minimum of one year of related experience in the fitness or program discipline you are applying to.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including daytime, evening, weekends, and holidays, depending on the needs of the program.
  • May be required to obtain a Police Record Check and/or produce First Aid Certifications or other Certifications.
  • Must have demonstrated experience providing instruction within a program setting.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), customer service, and behaviour management skills.
  • Must be reliable with a good attitude and employment record.



The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

2. within the same Division in the case of students."



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Up to 24 hours per week


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