Recreation Program Specialist, Dance

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Recreation Program Specialist, Dance

Position: Full-time
Application deadline: February 20, 2024
Compensation: Compensation: Pay Grade 9 $37.79 – $50.55 per hour

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As a recreation program specialist, you will work as part of a talented and dedicated team to provide programs and services for citizens of Calgary that enrich their lives through physical activity, creativity, and wellness opportunities.

Primary duties include:

  • Research and analyze current trends; develop, design, implement, supervise, promote and evaluate programs for customers in an assigned portfolio area; participate in program product teams and support quality assurance initiatives.
  • Interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate program staff and volunteers.
  • Address customer concerns, questions, requests, and suggestions related to programs and services.
  • Foster relationships with the general public, customers, community partners, various user groups, and other partners.
  • Monitor program budget and generate procurement reports.
  • Identify equipment/supply needs, ensure cleanliness of program spaces, provide safety checks of equipment, and coordinate equipment maintenance and repairs.


  • A completed 2-year diploma in kinesiology, recreation, education, social work, physical education, physical literacy, fine/performing arts, or a related field and at least 3 years of experience including staff supervision, recreation program development and evaluation; or
  • A degree in kinesiology, recreation, education, social work, physical education, physical literacy, fine/performing arts, or a related field and at least 2 years of including staff supervision, recreation program development and evaluation.
  • Current Intermediate First Aid certification (equivalent to Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level “C”, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)) is required.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or provincial equivalent) and a personal vehicle for business use is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in 1 or more of the following program areas: fitness, martial arts, dance, older adults, pre-school, sport, skating, visual arts, fine arts, special events, day camps, youth, cross-cultural programming, play, access and inclusion, physical literacy, or skateboarding.
  • A current Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certificate (or equivalent), Certified
  • Exercise Physiologist (CSEP – CEP) certification, current High Five and Quest certification, National Coaching
  • Certification Program (NCCP) and Early Childhood Education certificate (ECE) will be considered as assets.
  • Experience in performing arts and fitness programming is an asset.

You have strong program administration, organization and planning abilities, along with well-developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Success in this role requires the ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds, excellent collaboration and customer service skills, reliable judgement and adaptability, and the ability to work well with minimum supervision and as an effective team member.

Pre-employment Requirements:

  • A security clearance will be conducted.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

For more information and to apply, please visit and use Job ID 309300.

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