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Learn to Skate Instructor

Req ID: 18709
Vacancy Type: Seasonal 
Number of Positions: 25  
Closing Date: 09/30/2021

Job Summary

Skate your way into the city!

Under the direction of the Program Supervisor or Lead Coach  the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching group ice skating classes for participants ages 3 to adult. Groups range in size from 4–10 participants with the majority of the participants working on basic skating skills.

Evening and weekend hours are available at various arenas in Mississauga.

Please note: Due to the uncertainty we are facing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the City's programming restrictions, the recruitment of these positions is dependent on available vacancies and business needs.

Tentative locations:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach basic to advanced skills through group lessons to participants ranging in ages from 3 to adult. Group sizes vary from 3 to 10 participants. Classes vary in length from  30 to 50 minutes. Ensure the continuing safety of all participants during lessons.
  • Inspect participants skating equipment for proper fit and condition on an ongoing basis. Inspect equipment used in the program on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is safe.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans for each group indicating previous skills worked on, new skills being introduced, ice space usage and include disagrams or circuits/drills. Review lesson plans with Lead Instructor as requested.
  • Incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate.
  • Provide quality customer service to participants, parents and volunteers.
  • Ensure all participants are properly registered and recorded on the class list weekly.
  • Prepare progress cards for each student in a testable program, complete card and distribute and explain the card on last day to participants and parents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Figure Skating, hockey or recreation skating program experience required.
  • Have the knowledge to teach and ability to perform the skills in the City of Mississauga's Skating Program or equivalent combination of skill and experience in a related sport (i.e. hockey, ringette, etc.).
  • A valid Emergency First Aid & CPR B certification (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross Society, St. John’s Ambulance or the Canadian Ski Patrol).
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development or HIGH FIVE® Sport certification.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Previous customer service experience is an asset.
  • Must like working with children and adults,
  • Required to provide own skates and CSA approved hockey helmet or Wuevo figure skating helmet.
  • Employment offer is conditional upon a receipt of a Level III - Vulnerable Sector Check from a Police Unit that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $18.97 - $23.18 
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours per week 
Work Location: Various 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , Sport & Community Development 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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