Employment Opportunities

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

A note about the impact of Minimum Wage increases on Program fees - Dec. 2017

Read about it (PDF)



Now Hiring: Finance & Payroll Administrator. At Dovercourt, we count more than beans.

June 28, 2018


Most people think when we hire staff we are looking for camp counsellors, lifeguards and instructors. But it also takes experienced professionals in accounting and payroll to help us support our highly successful operation.

Our Finance & Administration team is seeking someone to join their team who brings with them experience in payroll administration and bookkeeping/ accounting acumen as Accounting & Payroll Administrator. As a social enterprise our ability to leverage our capacity and capabilities to build a better community is critical. The job requires managing a lot of moving parts and we are seeking a detail-oriented doer who wants to be part of making a bigger contribution.

If you would like to work in a vibrant, fast-paced environment using your knowledge, skills and experience to keep our wheels greased and on track, we would love to meet you. If you know someone who fits the bill, please point them in our direction!

By the way, we are flying fast on filling this position so don’t delay… send us your resume today!

Click here to review the complete Accounting & Payroll Administrator Job Description

Learn more about us on our website.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter to sroy@dovercourt.org. We thank all applicants for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Customer Service 

Contact Tyler Skerkowski:  tskerkowski@dovercourt.org


Day Camps & After School programs


We have now completed our hiring for Summer 2018.


Contact Laura Bond, lbond@dovercourt.org

Arts & Culture Programs

Contact: Kate Ritchie, Manager of Programs, kritchie@dovercourt.org


Dance instructor (July 2018)

The Dovercourt dance school is hiring new instructors for the upcoming 2018-2019
school year! We are looking for a fun, well organized and skilled individual who is able to plan and
develop a dancing program focusing on basic fundamental dance techniques and skills
at a variety of levels, styles and ages.

Dance Instructor Job description (pdf)

Submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Ritchie, Dovercourt Recreation Centre:
E-mail: kritchie@dovercourt.org (please state job title in the subject line)

Sport-based Programs

Contact: Christine Pelletier, Manager of Programs, cpelletier@dovercourt.org

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 Stephen Nason, Senior Director of Programs, snason@dovercourt.org.

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness Professionals:

Ongoing applications accepted. Contact: Alanna George, 613-798-8950 ext. 269, ageorge@dovercourt.org


Ongoing applications accepted.

Contact: Christine Pelletier, Manager of Aquatics, 613-798-8950 ext.236, cpelletier@dovercourt.org


Contact: Doug Wanke, dwanke@dovercourt.org

Facility Maintenance

Contact: Doug Wanke at dwanke@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 ext. 248

BSOMA - Bluesfest School of Music & Art


Music Teachers – Private Instruction

BSOMA is growing! We're seeking violin, piano and voice teachers for the 2018-2019
school year. BSOMA is dedicated to supporting cultural development within the greater
Ottawa community by creating opportunities through education that will allow students to
discover, explore and deepen a relationship with the arts. BSOMA is operated by Ottawa
Bluesfest and Dovercourt Recreation Association.

Music teacher Job description (pdf)

Submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Ritchie, Dovercourt Recreation Centre:
E-mail: kritchie@dovercourt.org (please state job title in the subject line)

Contact: Kate Ritchie, Manager of Bluesfest School of Music & Art, kritchie@dovercourt.org

WAVE (Work & Volunteer Experience for Adults) & ALIVE Ottawa

Contact: inclusion@dovercourt.org