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.

Job Posting: Community Leadership Director

May 18 2023: Dovercourt is seeking leadership specialists to deliver a 12-day Community Leadership program in the summer. This is a perfect role for someone looking to spend two weeks with a group of 20 enthusiastic young people ready to make positive change in their community.

The employment term for this position is from July 24 – August 4, with opportunities for other related roles during the summer, and paid preparation time in advance. This program includes a 2-night overnight component at the BGC Camp Smitty’s Treehouse site.

Read the full job posting (pdf)

Recreation, Camps, After School, Breakfast Club, PD Days

Contact Laura Bond, Recreation Manager


We are always on the lookout for staff 16 yrs and up with lifeguard & swim instructor qualifications. Please send your resume to [email protected], directed to Christine Pelletier

Contact: Christine Pelletier, Manager of Programs

Arts, Music, Dance & Sports

Contact: Meghan Draper, Coordinator of Sessional Programs

Customer Service

Contact Ryan Charter, Coordinator of Customer Experience

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.


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]