City of Brampton

Outdoor Education Instructor

Posted Date 6 months ago(1/12/2024 12:01 AM)
Job ID
Job Location 1: Company
# Positions
Job Type
Part Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Entry Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

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JOB TITLE:  Outdoor Education Instructor (Archery, Fishing, High/Low Ropes, Environmental Programming)

DEPARTMENT:  Community Services



HOURS OF WORK: 24 hours a week / variable hours

LOCATION:  Undefined

HOURLY RATE:  $20.67 per hour

JOB TYPE:  Management and Administration

POSTING DATE:  January 12, 2024

CLOSING DATE:  December 31, 2024





Reporting to the Recreation Programmer/Recreation Coordinator, develop a high quality camp and special events program that is stimulating and enjoyable for all participants and staff. Provide supervision, guidance and coaching to staff and volunteers.Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of registered participants at all times.

  • Plan, organize and deliver high quality safe and stimulating outdoor education programs for all levels of participants
  • Keep current with industry trends and provide new ideas for outdoor programming
  • Provide a high level of front line customer service including greeting and engaging participants
  • Communicate with participants and make them aware of outdoor education program opportunities and encourage accident prevention
  • Supervises and provides mentorship to volunteers and other program instructors
  • Maintain complete vigilance while on duty and be ready to respond to any emergency situation
  • Complete administrative duties in a timely manner (eg. Incident/accident reports and start/end of day procedures
  • Report all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor for follow up and take appropriate action
  • Maintain a safe and tidy program space, and ensures equipment set up and stored correctly
  • Monitor the use of equipment and supplies, conduct inventory counts and re-stock as needed and report any damaged or broken equipment to Supervisor
  • Maintain an understanding of department programs and services
  • Understand, adhere to, and enforce Corporate Policies & Procedures, Confidentiality Guidelines, Emergency Procedures and Health and Safety Standards for all participants and staff
  • Attend meetings/training as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with children, adults and/or large groups
  • Environmental studies or outdoor experience (e.g., animal tracking, geocaching, shelter building, tree/bird identification, planting/gardening) an asset
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions for long periods of time
  • Demonstrate ability in one or more disciplines (Archery, Fishing, High/Low Ropes) during practical assessment
  • Minimum 1 year of prior experience developing skills in Archery and/or Fishing considered an asset
  • Previous challenge course ropes experience considered or a Challenge Course Practitioner Certification Level 1 considered an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C from an accredited organization, or ability to obtain within 1 month of date of hire
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development or Sport Certification, considered an asset
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills



**Preference will be given to students that have a permanent residency in Brampton.


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview:  Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above by December 31, 2024 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.


Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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