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



Contact Sheila Roy: sroy@dovercourt.org


Customer Service 

Contact Tyler Skerkowski, Manager of Customer Experiece, tskerkowski@dovercourt.org


Summer Camp 2019

Contact: Mat Clift, Manager of Camps, mclift@dovercourt.org

Summer Camp Stage Crew - Job Posting (Jul 22/ 19)

The Dovercourt Camps team is looking for energetic individuals to assist with the smooth operation
of programs. Camps run from 8:30am to 4:30pm and require a great deal of set up and take down at
the end of each day. Crew members will work closely with the Logistics Coordinator to ensure a
smooth start to each camp day and efficient clean up at the end of the day before evening programs.
The employment term for this position is July – August. See details in the above PDF.

Out of School

Contact: Mat Clift, Manager of Camps, mclift@dovercourt.org

Recreation Programmer (Full Time) Job Posting

Recreation Programmer (Contract) Job Posting

Arts & Culture Programs

Contact: Geoff Cass, Director of Customer Experience, gcass@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 and seeking guitar, ukulele, violin, piano & voice teachers for the 2019-2020 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 Dovercourt Recreation Association.

Music teacher Job description (pdf)

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


Musical Theatre Instructor for Children

The Bluesfest School of Music and Art is hiring new Musical Theatre instructors for the 2019/2020 School Year. We are looking for a fun, well organized and skilled individual who is able to plan and deliver a Musical Theatre course focusing on basic fundamental skills at a variety of levels, styles and ages. Instructors create an engaging and fulfilling experience for all participants.

Musical theatre instructor job posting (pdf)

Submit a resume and cover letter to Nicole Irvine, Manager of Bluesfest School of Music & Art, nirvine@dovercourt.org (please state job title in the subject line)

WAVE (Work & Volunteer Experience for Adults) 

Job Posting: Aug 27, 2019

WAVE (Work and Volunteer Experience) Program Support & Job Coach (pdf)
Dovercourt Recreation Association - Ottawa West, ON


Contact: Caitlin Booth, Coordinator of WAVE, inclusion@dovercourt.org

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

Read about it (PDF)