Applications are now being accepted for the full-time position of Recreation Programmer!

The Recreation Programmer will function as an employee of Digby Area Recreation Commission. They will provide safe, quality recreation based programming to residents of all ages in the Town and Municipality of Digby.

Accountability to: Recreation Director

Specific Responsibilities:

Program Coordination:
1. Manage the administration of the After School Programs, and Day Camp Programs and other recreation programming.

  • Provide supervision, activities and guidance appropriate to participant’s age and development
  • Provide positive role-modeling for participants, staff and volunteers to the program
  • Plan and lead age appropriate programs using a team approach that meet or exceed recreational program expectations
  • Communicate program expectations and activities with guardians of program participants and the general public as requested
  • Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential client files
  • Complete appropriate attendance records, daily log, and program plans

 2. Human Resources

  • Manage a team of seasonal staff, including scheduling and conflict resolution
  • Work effectively with the staff team
  • Nurture and maintain relationships with all staff, volunteers and participants
  • Develop and maintain open communication with all staff members, reporting in a responsible manner and through appropriate channels as necessary.

Recreation Assistance:

1. Assist the Administrative staff with communication needs

  • Update social media (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with recreation specific notices
  • Create eye-catching graphics and posters using Canva for upcoming programs and events
  • Answer telephone calls and emails as required, sharing community information
  • Update the website with information pertaining to Digby Area Recreation
  • Assist with promotion of recreation services through online and print media

 2. Assist the Administrative staff with program planning

  • Receive community feedback in programming gaps, using this information to investigate new programming opportunities
  • Assist with planning and registration for Summer/March Break Day Camp, Parent and Tot programs, Senior/Adult Fitness, Public Skating, Pond Hockey and other DARC programs.

3. Assist the Administrative staff with special events and festivals

  • Assist with the promotion, coordination and implementation of community events within the Town and Municipality of Digby including; Halloween Hike, Lily Lake Lollygag Trail Run, Sports Wall of Fame, Volunteer Awards Ceremony, Lobster Bash, Scallop Days, Bear River Cherry Carnival, Weymouth Days, Wharf Rat Rally, Canada Day, etc.

4. Other duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with reports and other special projects
  • Liaise with community based organizations as appropriate for program planning and event coordination
  • Assist in the development of programs and services – Handle public inquiries relating to community information
  • Attend evening and weekend meetings and professional development opportunities as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by the Recreation Director

Required Training and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Recreation, Community Development or a related discipline
  • One year of related work experience in a similar environment
  • High Five Training, First-Aid/CPR
  • Knowledge of Social Media, Microsoft Office Suite and Canva
  • Strong written, communication and organizational skills

Salary Range:  $32,000 -$36,000

This is a full-time position. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a benefits plan. The hours of work will be flexible (35 hours per week). Evening and weekend work as required.