Dovercourt Recreation is always looking for dynamic and motivated individuals to join our staff team. We have some application deadlines each season but positions become vacant throughout the year so ongoing applications are always welcome. All employees require a current Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, a police check plus job-specific requirements.

Apply with a resume or application form to the appropriate email or mail to:

Dovercourt Recreation Centre
411 Dovercourt Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 0S9

Contact us at [email protected] and direct your inquiry to the appropriate person listed below.

Program Leader

Oct. 2, 2023

Program Leader (Level 2)

The Program Leader position is a frontline leadership position in our Before & After School Program. Leaders are responsible for assisting in the development of activity plans, and direct program delivery.

Read the job posting (pdf)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Laura Bond, Recreation Manager at:

[email protected]

Please indicate the position in the subject line.


Lifeguards & Swim instructors

We are always on the lookout for staff 15 yrs and up with lifeguard & swim instructor qualifications. Please send your resume to [email protected], directed to Christine Pelletier

Contact: Christine Pelletier, Director of Programs

Arts, Music, Dance & Sports

Contact: Meghan Draper, Coordinator of Sessional Programs

Job Postings – Aug. 2, 2023

Dance Instructor & Assistant
We are looking for a fun, well-organized and skilled individual who can plan, develop, and implement lesson plans focusing on fundamental dance techniques and skills at a variety of styles, levels and ages.

Read the job description: Dance Instructor & Assistant Job Posting- Aug 2023

How To Apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to Meghan Draper, Program Coordinator at Dovercourt Recreation Association.
Email: [email protected] (please state job title in the subject line)

Customer Service

Contact Kyle McLaren, Manager of Customer Experience

September 2023:

We are seeking Customer Service representatives.

The Customer Service Representative provides front-line service, as well as support for the Manager of Customer Experience and other departments as needed. This position requires knowledge and experience in all aspects of Customer Service including: interpersonal communication, teamwork, use of a computerized customer database, problem-solving, sales, good housekeeping, and managing payments and cash transactions. The Customer Service Representative must have proven skills in providing exceptional customer service in a busy & dynamic environment.

Read the job description (pdf)

Please reply with a resume and cover letter to Kyle McLaren, Manager of Customer Experience: [email protected]

Health, Fitness & Wellness

Contact: Dylan Harries, Manager of Programs

WAVE (Work & Volunteer Experience for Adults)

W.A.V.E. (Work and Volunteer Experience) is a day program for adults on the autism spectrum and/or living with developmental disabilities.


Job Postings Oct 2023:

Submit a resume to Caitlin Booth, via e-mail: [email protected] (please state job title in the subject line)

Facility Maintenance

Contact: Andrew Burrows, Facility Manager


Contact: Andrew Burrows, Facility Manager

Program Proposals & Partnerships

The Dovercourt Recreation Department is always looking for new and unique program opportunities, workshops and partnerships.
If you are interested in presenting a unique program please contact [email protected]