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Get paid to play - Recreation


Working for the City of Calgary Recreation is a fun and exciting opportunity. Turn your passion for fitness, arts, dance into a rewarding fun career!

Get paid to play!

You can drop off a resume at Southland or Village Square Leisure Centre, or apply online at Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Rec Leader teaching skating to children

Being a Recreation Leader is the perfect job for students and young adults. If you like working with children or youth and are looking for flexible work hours, check out Become a Recreation Leader to learn more!

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours and great pay? We are looking for individuals who love to skate and work with children. Training is available to become a skating or hockey instructor with The City of Calgary. 

What's in it for you?

  • Flexible hours
  • Work multiple FUN positions in various locations 
  • Great part-time, full-time, on-call seasonal positions
  • Acquire highly transferable skills in a dynamic work environment
  • Valuable training opportunities

Certification information:

For Recreation employment opportunities please inquire online



Employee profile - Zachary Kwantes

Recreation leader

Position: Recreation Leader

How long have you worked for the City of Calgary?

I have been working for the City of Calgary for almost two years as a Recreation Leader in the Calgary After School Program.

What are some of your daily tasks/duties?

I facilitate programs which I have designed, and purposefully spend time building relationships with the youth that come to program. This can range anywhere from helping youth develop critical thinking skills through the medium of television, to cooking, to mastering new skills such as making a movie or creating a board game.

What is your favourite part of your job?

My favourite aspect of my job is the relationships I build.

What would you say to someone who is interested in working as a Recreation Leader?

Working with youth is one of the most rewarding jobs but also one of the most emotionally draining. If you're going to do it, you've got to love it.