Employment

 

Day Camp Counselor

Position Status: Seasonal / 8 weeks  (8 available positions)

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to the Day Camp Director.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Description Overview:
The position of Day Camp Counselor has the responsibility to ensure that all the children at the day camp have a positive recreation experience while in their care. This means that the children’s safety both physical and emotional are being met. The Day Camp counselor has the responsibility to treat all children equally and offer programs and activities that are age and skill level appropriate. The Day Camp Counselor will be a caring adult and a role model for the children. The Day Camp Counselor will build into the activities ways for children to make friends while at Day Camp. The Counselor will also have knowledge and skills on how to manage conflict, bullying and intimidation. The Counselor must understand the different characteristics of children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old and can adapt the activities for different age groups and skill levels.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To be a caring adult and a role model for the children.
  2. To ensure that the physical and emotional safety of the children are met.
  3. To help children make new friends.
  4. To provide a variety of activities for different age groups and skill levels.
  5. To welcome diversity and uniqueness.
  6. To be a valuable team member amongst the day camp staff.
  7. To participate with the children as well as encourage participation from all children. Using a variety of methods to ensure the maximum participation is achieved. (i.e.: smaller groups, more equipment, maximum use of space).
  8. To abide by Day Camp Policies and Procedures (see Policy & Procedure Manual).
  9. To help in the preparation and evaluation of each day with other members of the day camp staff.
  10. To participate in a mid-camp evaluation as well as a year-end evaluation of the program.
  11. To perform other duties as required.

 

 


 

Day Camp Director

Position Status: Seasonal / 9 weeks  (3 available positions)

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to Director of Programming and Active Living.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description Overview:
The position of Day Camp Director is to ensure that the overall Day camp program is meeting the goals and objectives for the program. The Day Camp Director is the Day Camp team leader. The Day Camp Director has the responsibility to ensure that all the children at the day camp have a positive recreation experience while in their care. This means that the children’s safety both physical and emotional are being met. The Day Camp Director has the responsibility to treat all children equally and offer programs and activities that are age and skill level appropriate. The Day Camp Director will be a caring adult and a role model for the children. The Day Camp Director will build into the activities, ways for children to make friends while at Day Camp. The Director will also have knowledge and skills on how to manage conflict, bullying and intimidation. The Director must understand the different characteristics of children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old and can adapt the activities for different age groups and skill levels.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To be responsible to ensure that the Day Camp Counselors are achieving the Day Camp Goals and Objective and have the proper equipment and knowledge to perform their duties.
  2. To be the liaison between the day camp and the parents.
  3. To be a caring adult and a role model for the children.
  4. To ensure that the physical and emotional safety of the children are met.
  5. To help children make new friends.
  6. To provide a variety of activities for different age groups and skill levels.
  7. To welcome diversity and uniqueness.
  8. To be a valuable team member amongst the day camp staff.
  9. To participate with the children as well as encourage participation from all children. Using a variety of methods to ensure the maximum participation is achieved. (i.e.: smaller groups, more equipment, maximum use of space).
  10. To abide by Day Camp Policies and Procedures (see Policy & Procedure Manual).
  11. To help in the preparation and evaluation of each day with other members of the day camp staff.
  12. To participate in a mid-summer evaluation as well as a year-end evaluation of the program.
  13. To perform other duties as required.

 


 

Special Projects Programmer

Position Status: Seasonal. (16 Weeks) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Due to the nature of Recreation, this person will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Time in lieu shall be given for overtime hours.

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to Director of Recreation Services.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description Overview:
The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of a variety of special events throughout the summer months for all age groups including seniors. The Special Project Programmer must possess unique skill sets to be innovative in providing meaningful programming which may include online program ideas. These innovative ideas should reflect our targeted audience (i.e.: families, Seniors, and youth) as outlined by our own Physical Activity and Recreation Strategic Plans, as well as our Active Transportation Plan. The Special Project Programmer may be required to modify programming to follow the public health protocols due to Covid-19 restrictions. The position will require some flexibility.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To work within the budget for programs.
  2. To be able to work independently as well as valuable member of a recreation team
  3. To be creative and have a thirst for innovation.
  4. To attend weekly staff meetings.
  5. To document and evaluate the effectiveness of each program.
  6. To be responsible for the promotion of recreation programs.
  7. To be able to effectively and professionally work with small businesses in the Municipality that could offer recreation and leisure services through virtual programming.
  8. To be able to effectively use the recreation online registration system “ActiveNet”.
  9. To ensure that all programs safety and insurance procedures have been addressed prior to implementation.
  10. To be responsible for program equipment and materials such as prizes if necessary.
  11. To have the ability to learn new technologies very quickly and resolve problems.
  12. To Interact in a positive and friendly manner with the public and coworkers.
  13. To have a professional and confident online presence.
  14. To develop, reliable and most importantly, fun online programs.
  15. To be willing to take further training if necessary.
  16. To be able to adapt to a different work environment quickly.
  17. To perform other duties as required.

 


 

Office Manager

Position Status: Seasonal. (16 Weeks) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Overtime hours may be required. Time in lieu shall be given for overtime hours.

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to Director of Recreation Services.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description Overview:
The Office Manager is responsible for the day to day general office administrative duties, such as answering of phones, taking registrations, and scheduling of fields. The Office manager will have a good understanding of the online registration system (ActiveNet). The Office Manager will coordinate the recreation office staff schedule. The Office Manager will assist the other recreation staff in the promotion and registration of all recreation events.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To be a strong team player.
  2. To attend weekly internal meetings when possible.
  3. To be responsible for ballfield bookings.
  4. To be responsible to update the Recreation Calendar on the Municipal website.
  5. To assist with the recruitment of coaches and officials.
  6. To update code of ethics for parent and coaches.
  7. To assist in development of a summer brochure for the Recreation events.
  8. To be innovative.
  9. To be able to recruit volunteers when necessary.
  10. To be able to effectively use the recreation online registration system “ActiveNet”.
  11. To assist with the administration and promotion of recreation programs and events.
  12. To deal with the public in a professional manner.
  13. To assist the recreation staff with the distribution and coordination of Jerseys and equipment for the Argyle Minor Soccer Club and the Argyle Minor Baseball Association.
  14. To be responsible for the jersey deposits.
  15. To ensure that South Shore Connect.ca is updated and to promote this website.
  16. To update registration forms and other resources as necessary with the assistance of the Director of Recreation Services.
  17. To perform other duties as required.

 

 


 

Outdoor Teen Program Coordinator

Position Status: Seasonal. (12 Weeks) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Due to the nature of Recreation, this person will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Time in lieu shall be given for overtime hours.

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to Director of Recreation Services.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description Overview:
Using the Municipality’s beautiful open spaces and natural playgrounds, the Outdoor/Teen Program Coordinator shall be responsible to coordinate recreational and physical activity programs which connects people to nature. The Outdoor/Teen Program Coordinator will work with different target groups with a focus on the Teen Program. He/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the weekly teen program. The coordinator may be required to modify programming to follow the public health protocols due to Covid-19 restrictions. This position will require some flexibility.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To plan, implement, promote, and evaluate Outdoor Recreation programs.
  2. To plan, implement, promote, and evaluate the teen program.
  3. To implement a promotional plan for outdoor education and its benefits.
  4. To work within the recreation budget.
  5. To be innovative and creative in using the existing open space and natural play area to implement outdoor programming.
  6. To be willing to take training if required.
  7. To attend weekly staff meetings.
  8. To document each program including recommendations for future planning.
  9. To be able to recruit volunteers when necessary.
  10. To be able to effectively use the recreation online registration system “ActiveNet”.
  11. To ensure that all events safety concerns have been addressed prior to implementation.
  12. To be responsible for event equipment and materials such as prizes if necessary.
  13. To assist with other recreation programs.
  14. To deal with the public in a professional manner.
  15. To perform other duties as required.

 


Maintenance Assistant (Summer Student Position)

Position Status: Seasonal (9 weeks) - Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Deadline to Apply: April 16th, 2021

Reporting: This position reports to the Field Maintenance Coordinator.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description Overview:
The Maintenance Assistant will be working with the Field Maintenance Coordinator to maintain all Municipally owned property as well as the mowing, grooming and trimming of sports fields within the Municipality. The Maintenance Assistance will also be required to work on projects that include repairs and painting at specific locations throughout the Municipality.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Weekly mowing and trimming of Municipally owned property
  2. Weekly mowing, trimming and grooming of all 3 ballfields within the Municipality of Argyle
  3. Weekly lining of the soccer fields as per the schedule set out by the soccer club (if the soccer season opens)
  4. Aerating, fertilizing and spreading of lime on the baseball fields as per the maintenance plan set out by the Recreation Department.
  5. Grooming, trimming and lining of the track and field for school and public track and field meets (no lining due to school closures for this year)
  6. General upkeep of maintenance equipment
  7. Reporting and documenting any unsafe play areas as per policy
  8. Clean-up of any debris/garbage that is observed at the sports fields and surrounding areas
  9. Assisting with the repairs at the PEB soccer field as well as placing netting on the soccer nets, assist with the repairs to the fence surround the track
  10. Following sanitization procedures as outlined by the Field Maintenance Coordinator when working at specific sites such as the Parc des Jeunes
  11. To perform other related duties as required

 


  

 All employment opportunities within the Municipality of Argyle will be posted here as they become available. The Municipality of Argyle is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about employment resources and job postings in the area, please contact:

Nova Scotia Works (CDENE)
Dawn Doucette - Career Practitioner

1 Slocumb Dr
Tusket, NS 
B0W 3M0 
Phone: 902-648-0573

 

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