Skate Programs Head Instructor -Toronto/East York District

Posting Date: Dec 6, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: City of Toronto

Important: Do not apply to this job opportunity if you are a returning City of Toronto employee, instead please complete an online scheduling form.


The Community Recreation Branch is responsible for the delivery of high-quality, community-based recreation programs and services to the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto. We provide a variety of programs that promote the social and physical development for people of all ages, with an emphasis on children and youth. The Community Recreation Branch strives to ensure Toronto residents have positive recreational experiences that enhance quality of life and contribute to lifelong active living.


Req ID:  39875
Job Category:  Skate
Job Type:  Temporary, Part-time
Hourly Rate:  $21.56 
Number of Positions:  TBD
Start Date:  TBD  
Work Location:  Various
District:  Toronto/East York District
Season:  Winter  
Duration:  TBD
Shift Information:  TBD
Division:  Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Section:  PFR CR Community Recreation
Posting End Date:  01/02/2024 



  • Provides direction, instruction and coordination of skate programs.
  • Assists in the recruitment, training and direction of instructors, assistants and volunteers.
  • Oversees testing procedures and instructs classes as required.
  • Interacts with staff, participants, spectators and community members to provide program information.
  • Adheres to all policy and safety guidelines as outlined in Policy and Procedure Manuals.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, accidents, problems and emergencies, as outlined in the divisional policies and procedures.
  • Participates in coordinating and facilitating special events.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensures staff follow the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.



  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • NCCP accreditation preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in a recognized Skating Program, including technical competence performing skating skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of standards, progressions and learning outcomes for teaching skate skills and hockey skills - Experience and knowledge of PFR Division skating program and syllabus preferred.
  • Experience organizing & implementing instructional programming; and leading, supervising or directing staff.
  • Experience working with all ages:  pre-school, children, youth, adult, senior adult.
  • Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures & regulations related to: Rink/Arena facilities; Skating or In-line Skating and Hockey (as appropriate); Health & Safety; Risk Management, Access & Equity.
  • You possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD).  This is a mandatory course that will be provided to you at no cost upon obtaining a conditional offer of employment. You will be provided with course dates and details at that time.



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Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.


Vulnerable Sector Check:  One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service.  For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.