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Job Summary: To provide creative performing arts instruction and skill development that allows self expression in a comfortable and safe environment.
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, related creative art equipment and recreation equipment and various office equipment.
Season(s): Fall, Winter, Spring
District(s): All  District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)


  • Plans, organizes, implements and instructs program session for Performing Arts programs for a variety of ages (including but not limited to Drama, Comedy and Musical Theatre).
  • Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.
  • Ensures necessary supplies and equipment list is provided prior to start of session to your appropriate supervisor.
  • Ensures that the appropriate supplies and equipment are in place and operational before the start of each class.
  • Ensures that the supplies and equipment are cleaned and stored away after use.
  • Trains, oversees and evaluates assistant instructors or volunteers assigned to the program.
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
  • Interacts with the public and all internal staff to provide program information.
  • Adheres to all policy and safety guidelines as outlined in the Part Time Recreation Workers Handbook and all relevant policy and procedure manuals.
  • Performs administrative tasks necessary to support the program (i.e. attendance, incident and accident reports).


  • Demonstrated ability to teach appropriate age group, demonstrated performing arts ability (audition), leadership training or volunteer experience.
  • Formal training and experience or post secondary qualifications in a related field is an asset.
  • Must attend and successfully complete related mandatory and in-service training sessions (NEO - New Employee Orientation).
  • Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
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