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Director of Recreation & Community Services


The District of Port Hardy is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Recreation & Community Services.


Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director is a key member of the District leadership team and will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the Recreation & Community Services Department along with providing support to community service groups. The Director will have a strong understanding of recreation operations, facility maintenance and programming. This position requires the ability to hold others accountable in a manner that supports personal development and grows a positive work culture.


If you are a self-motivated individual passionate about building community and improving the quality of life for all residents; a community visionary to uncover opportunities for improved facilities and community service, then this position is for you.


Applications will be accepted for the position until April 15th, 2019. Please visit the link below for a detailed job description and how to apply.

Summer StudentS

The District of Port Hardy is currently seeking energetic summer students interested in summer opportunities with our Operational Services Department.  Our summer students will perform a diverse range of labour related duties such as grass cutting, raking, pruning, watering, painting, edging, and gardening tasks in District parks, trails, cemetery, sport field facilities and other municipal sites.

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the IUOE Collective Agreement.  Qualified individuals should forward their resumes, quoting “Summer Student” to Bruce Forsyth, Public Works Supervisor, at bforsyth@porthardy.ca or drop off at the Public Works Yard, 8900 Park Drive no later than 4:00 pm, April 18, 2019.


Aquatic Lifeguards and Instructors

The District of Port Hardy is currently recruiting for Aquatic Lifeguards and Instructors to join our team of professionals in the Recreation Department; Port Hardy Swimming Pool.

Reporting to the Aquatic Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading aquatic programs for all age ranges, ensuring the safety of patrons participating in public swim programs and dry land sessions, and perform custodial duties relative to the aquatic facility.

Successful candidates will have grade 10 and sound knowledge of the theory and practice of lifesaving, artificial respiration and first aid; teaching methods, including group leadership techniques emphasizing instruction in water safety and aquatic skills.

To be considered for positions, candidates should have the following valid and current certifications/licenses. Please include with your application.

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • National Lifeguard Pool Certificate
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR Level ‘C’
  • AED Certification

Should you not meet the above requirements we are willing to provide education and training to interested applicants.

The CUPE rate of pay for this unionized position is $17.20 – $21.34 per hour (2019), plus 8.6% in lieu of benefits.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career, please email Melinda Dennison melinda@porthardy.ca  to apply.

The closing date is until positions are filled.