24-12 Kids Cooking Instructor, Auxiliary (Recreation Instructor 1)

Parks & Recreation

Kids Cooking Instructor, Auxiliary (Recreation Instructor 1)

Competition No. 24-12

Internal/External Opportunity

This is a Union Position

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible


About our community:

Located next to downtown Victoria, the Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000, is home to Canada’s Pacific Naval Fleet. The community boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools, and commercial services.

About our organization:

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is a multi-purpose wellness and community recreation facility. Features of the Recreation Centre include: 4500 + square foot Wellness Centre, featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, gymnasium, aquatic centre with six-lane 25 metre lap pool, warm “lifestyle pool” and tot pool with spray features, wheelchair accessible hot-tub, steam room, and sauna. In addition, to recreation activities and programs, there are hundreds of year-round community programs to choose from.


About the opportunity:

The Recreation Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a Cooking Instructor (Recreation Leader 1) position. This is an auxiliary position. Scheduled shift is Monday evenings 5-8pm.  Reporting to the Adult, Arts & Culture Programmer, the preferred candidate will be responsible for: 

  • Ensuring a fun and safe environment for all participants through site and risk management
  • Lesson planning, first aid, and program implementation
  • Compiling a cooking manual for each set of classes with healthy recipes
  • Consistently instruct engaging, interactive classes
  • Communicating and working cooperatively with participants, parents, co-workers and supervisors
  • A strong knowledge of cooking techniques and kitchen safety
  • Purchasing foodstuffs and supplies needed for each class
  • Set-up and clean-up of the teaching space before and after each class
  • Providing excellent customer service and public relations


The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A clear and current criminal record check with vulnerable sector check is a condition of employment and is the financial responsibility of the candidate. 
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification
  • Foodsafe Certificate
  • Experience planning and leading children’s programs and activities
  • Clear criminal record check from the Ministry of Justice

Prior to applying, please review the attached job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities. 

  • SALARY: $20.84- $22.52 hourly plus 14% in lieu of benefits (2024 rates) 

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. 

Please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition no.24-12 to Dana Bradley, Recreation Programmer Adult, Arts and Culture, [email protected] 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date posted: January 23, 2024