Position: Weekend Recreation Program Leader 

Division: Community Services 

Department: Recreation and Community Development

Term: Temp Part Time position(s) available for approximately 2 months.

Closing Date: 06/30/2022 

Labour Group: CUPE 59 

Posting:  1005 

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Recreation Technician 8, this position plans, organizes and delivers social and recreation activities, including sports, games, arts, crafts, drama, music, water play and special events for children and youth.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Plans, delivers and evaluates a balanced recreation program incorporating a variety of activities for children and youth.

2. Adapts activities based on skill, age or number of participant at any given time.

3. Prepares activity plans incorporating a balanced recreation program based on weekly themes that meet the needs of the target group.

4. Coordinates and completes all required reports accurately and on time.

5. Uses the appropriate leadership style based on activity and needs of participants.

6. Ensures a safe play environment and, where applicable, monitors the paddling pool in accordance with Public Health standards.

7. Performs various daily maintenance and cleaning duties in relation to operation of the paddling pool, spray pool, washrooms, and/or dry program areas.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Grade 12
  • Successful completion of one year of post-secondary education in recreation/leisure, physical education, early childhood development, education or related field, preferred.
  • One year’s experience working with children and/or youth.
  • Possession of a valid, recognized first aid certificate and CPR level C.
  • Knowledge of the theory and principles of recreation program planning, growth and development with regard to children and youth.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead participation in recreation programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public in a friendly and diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to pass the Saskatoon Police Service security clearance process.
  • Demonstrated skill in creative program planning and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Requires Security Check

Acceptable current Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) upon offer of employment.

Additional Requirements

Evening and Weekend work is involved.

Weekly Hours: Approximately 12 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

Salary Range: $18.60 to $20.51 CAD per hour (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.