Jobs in Parks, Recreation and Culture

The Fall, Winter and Spring Hiring Campaign is open for applications.
The Summer Hiring Campaign will be open from February 1 to September 2, 2016.

Select one of the following options to access the job postings

Other City of Ottawa summer job opportunities, visit the summer student employment program.

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Welcome to the City of Ottawa's Parcs, Recreation and Culture part-time job opportunities. We are always searching for energetic and talented people to take on exciting challenges and contribute to our community. Our job opportunities are a perfect way for you to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills. 

Parks, Recreation and Culture run two hiring campaigns throughout the year. The Fall, Winter and Spring Hiring Campaign is open for a 12 month period beginning in May. Candidates are required to apply to the new competitions when they are posted in May to be considered for opportunities. The Fall, Winter and Spring Hiring Campaign is used to staff opportunities for employment for during the fall, winter and spring months.

The Summer Campaign opens each year in February and closes at the end of the summer recreation season. This campaign is used to staff summer employment opportunities exclusively.

Each campaign offers a wide range of opportunities in various programs and services such as:

  • Archives Assistant
  • After School Leader
  • Arts Instructor
  • Beach Volleyball Support
  • Camp Coordinator
  • Camp Counsellor
  • Counsellor to work with Special Needs Clientele
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Lifeguard/Instructor
  • Park Supervisor
  • Public Skating Attendant
  • Program Leader
  • Sports Instructor
  • Speciality Sports/Arts Instructor

If you’re interested in joining our team, view the current opportunities and apply online. To obtain further information on City of Ottawa recreation programs, visit the Parks and Recreation and Cultural Services site. To learn more, be sure to discover the recreation facilities in your area.

Before you submit your application, review important facts and information. Refer to the How to apply for jobs online at the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa does not accept unsolicited, late or incomplete applications. Apply online to all competitions that you are interested in and qualified for. We can only consider you for employment on the competitions you have applied to.

Important Facts and Information

Police Records Check

All Parks, Recreation and Culture employees are required to provide a current valid Police Record Check as your employment involves working with the ‘vulnerable sector’ of the population. The Police Record Check is required at the time of the interview.

For information on how to obtain a Police Record Check, visit the Ottawa Police Service site.

Documents required prior to being hired

The following documents will be required upon request:

  • Your Social Insurance Card
  • Current Police Record Check (received within six months of date of hire)
  • Direct deposit is mandatory so a void cheque or valid banking transaction form is required
  • Proof of age – Candidates must be 16 years of age or older by the first date of employment 
  • Current qualifications/certifications as outlined in competition advertisement - original documents will be required at time of interview.

For all inquiries please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.