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



Conact Sheila Roy: sroy@dovercourt.org


Customer Service 

Contact Tyler Skerkowski:  tskerkowski@dovercourt.org

Customer Service Representative - Casual (Dec 17, 2018)

See the job description (PDF)

Please apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and availability according to the above outline to Tyler Skerkowski, tskerkowski@dovercourt.org, including “Customer Service Rep” in the subject line. For questions call Tyler at 613-798-8950 ext 243.

Day Camps & After School programs



Recreation Programmer

The Programmer is responsible for the development and delivery of programs in the areas of
Out of School Care, Camps, Community Events, and others as assigned. Programmers are
directly responsible for ensuring quality of service through creative planning, ongoing evaluation
and problem solving. Please apply by Dec 9, 2018.

Read the Job description (pdf) - posted Nov. 2018


Program Leader

Read the Job Description (pdf) - Applications are ongoing.


Inclusion Lead: After School & PD Day Programs

The role of the Inclusion Lead is to work with the team of recreation staff to ensure a high-quality camp experience for all campers.

Read the job description (PDF)  - Posted Oct. 31/ 18.

How to Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to Mathew Clift, Dovercourt Recreation Centre:
E-mail: mclift@dovercourt.org (please state job title in the subject line)

Arts & Culture Programs

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


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

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

Read about it (PDF)