Are you a dynamic people person with a passion for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding? Are you organized, innovative and a collaborative leader? We are looking for a part time Waterfront Coordinator to staff, plan, promote and deliver introductory kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle boarding lessons and programs at the False Creek Community Centre.


Under the direction of the Recreation Programmer, the Waterfront Coordinator is responsible for the management of extensive waterfront activities/programs. The Waterfront Coordinator has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Scheduling the waterfront programs/services: kayak, canoe, and SUP lessons, daytrips and the kayak, canoe, and SUP club
  • Assisting the Recreation Programmer with the hiring of additional qualified kayak/canoe/SUP instructors
  • Conducting training sessions for the waterfront kayak/canoe/SUP instructors and other programs/activities
  • Developing and marketing the waterfront programs
  • Performing administrative duties: inventory, waivers, risk management, etc
  • Performing regular boat and equipment maintenance
  • Preparing staff and program evaluations as well as program reports
  • Managing a budget
  • Instructing some of the waterfront courses/programs


  • Obtain or willing to obtain certification in either RCABC – Flatwater Canoeing Instructor combined with

extensive personal kayaking experience OR Paddle Canada Introduction to Kayaking Instructor or Level 1 Kayak Instructor OR Sea Kayak Day or Assistant Guide (SKGABC, ASKG or CFOKE certification)

  • Obtain or willing to obtain Paddle Canada Certification for Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor Advanced Flatwater
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED
  • Class 4 BC driver’s license an asset
  • Current NLS certification an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in staff leadership
  • Experience in recreational program planning and marketing
  • Proficiency in word processing programs
  • The successful applicant will also be a personable, patient, and an effective individual


$26.00/hour + 4% vacation pay
(An average of 6.25 hours/week throughout the year – Approximately 325 hrs/year. *April-September is peak season)

Interested candidates should submit resumes to with subject:
Waterfront Coordinator Application deadline :    Friday, May 14, 2021