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Number of Positions Job title Posting Dates
1 Aerobics Instructor
September 1, 2016 to December 1, 2017
2 Assistant Counsellor
February 17, 2017 to March 10, 2017
9 Counsellor
February 17, 2017 to March 10, 2017
8 Head Counsellor
February 17, 2017 to March 10, 2017

Aerobics Instructor

Campus Recreation

Posting Dates:

Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Number of Positions: 1

Hourly Rate: TBD

Duration: August 2016 – April 2017

Job Description:

The University of Ottawa is looking for aerobics instructors to teach 2-5 classes per week.  Our schedule runs seven days a week with classes available throughout the day.  Bilingualism is an asset but not required.  Our group fitness classes are a great way for students and members to have fun and stay in shape!

*All candidates must possess a valid First Aid, CPR level C, and group fitness certificates. 

Applicants should be:

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Personable and Independent
  • Outgoing personality with a willingness and desire to have fun
  • Represent the University of Ottawa in a positive way
  • Ability to communicate non-verbally and obtain a crowd interaction
  • Available to start September 2016

Send resume to:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to instruct@uOttawa.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Assistant Counsellor

Camps

Posting Dates:

Friday, February 17, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017

Number of Positions: 2

Hourly Rate: 11.40$/h

Duration: Seasonal (June to August)

Job Description:

The assistant counsellor within the Gee-Gees sports camp is primarily responsible for continuing to deliver a high quality camp by creating a very pleasant, dynamic, motivating and safe atmosphere. Before camp, assistant counsellors are responsible to completely familiarize themselves with the camp manual and learn how their head counsellor envisions the camp. Their role is the enjoyment and supervision of the children. Thus, most of their days are spent with children. The assistant counsellors are to follow instructions given by their head counsellor, and also strive to show initiative as the summer progresses.

Experience and skills required

  • Leadership and ability to work as part of a dynamic team;
  • Good language skills (oral, written and comprehension) in both English and French;
  • Experience working in a camp environment;
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR prior to beginning employment.

Camp-specific experience and skills required

Camps

Skills and required experience

Multi-Sports

  • Has an interest in sports
  • Has played competitively or recreationally in any type of sport
  • Has a basic understanding of main sports like soccer, football, volleyball, etc.
  • Is overall an athletic person and shows athleticism through experiences

Fencing

  • Has an interest in fencing
  • Has basic understanding of the sport and what it entails (rules, different weapons)
  • Has taken up some classes and/or follows consistent classes during the year

Creative Dance and Popular Dance

  • Has an interest in dance
  • Ideally has a basic knowledge of the different dance styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern)
  • Ideally has taken some dance classes no matter what the form (and has basic knowledge of dance steps)
  • If no dance experience the following need to be considered:
  • Is capable of following rhythm and can easily adapt body movement to the different styles (e.g. slow soft movements for ballet, hard, locking movements for hip hop) – good body coordination
  • Can easily pick up movement combinations and can easily instruct others once steps and movement combinations are shown

Cheerleading

  • Has a general interest for cheer
  • Has had experience with cheerleading either on a team or coaching
  • If no experience in cheer: persons with a dance background is acceptable (will easily be able to adapt to the style and will easily catch on to routines and will be able to instruct)

Swimmers

  • Ideally has aquatic experience (e.g. working in pools or taken swimming lessons, followed advanced lessons)
  • Is capable of swimming without assistance, and feels comfortable in the water

Junior Gee-Gees

  • Has experience working with kids in various environments
  • Has experience working in camps
  • Demonstrates creativity, energy and patience
  • Athleticism and art skills are an asset

Tasks and responsibilities

Before camps ( Mid-June)

  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training sessions
  • Become familiar with your role at camp
  • Obtain a valid police record check
  • Have a valid first-aid certificate
  • Participate actively in planned activities
  • Become familiar with the assistant counsellor handbook

During camps (June to August)

  • Ensure all campers are provided a safe and fun summer camp environment
  • Attend mandatory weekly and other planned meetings
  • Remain in constant contact with your head counsellor
  • Scan all areas prior to the commencement of an activity to ensure safety
  • Perform all safety precautions (e.g. head counts) outlined during training
  • Remain at the assigned station for the entire swimming period
  • Demonstrate sound judgement and leadership skills
  • Remain mature and professional at all times
  • Plan and/or lead activities when asked by your head counsellor
  • Respond to questions and concerns from parents or, if unable to provide an answer, redirect the individual to your head counsellor
  • Wear the camp uniform at all times
  • Report any problems or concerns to the head counsellor or to administration staff
  • Return all equipment to the appropriate locations
  • Ensure all areas used are clean and tidy when leaving

 

Send resume to:

In person: 102 Montpetit

E-mail: ggcamps@uottawa.ca

Mail:
Gee-Gees Summer Camps
University of Ottawa Sports Services
Montpetit Hall, 125 University
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

Counsellor

Camps

Posting Dates:

Friday, February 17, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017

Number of Positions: 9

Hourly Rate: 12.00$/h

Duration: Seasonal (June to August)

Job Description:

The counsellor within the Gee-Gees sports camp is primarily responsible for continuing to deliver a high quality camp by creating a very pleasant, dynamic, motivating and safe atmosphere. Before camp, counsellors are responsible to completely familiarize themselves with the camp manual and learn how their head counsellor envisions the camp. Their principal role is the enjoyment and supervision of the children. Thus, most of their days are spent with children. The counsellors are to follow instructions given by their head counsellor, and also strive to show initiative as the summer progresses. The counsellor is responsible for a station during morning and afternoon childcare, and remaining at this station is of utmost importance.

Skills and required experience

  • Leadership and ability to work as part of a dynamic team;
  • Good language skills (oral, written and comprehension) in both English and French;
  • Experience working in a camp environment;
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR prior to beginning employment.

Camp-specific experience and skills required

Camps

Skills and required experience

Multi-Sports

  • Has an interest in sports
  • Has played competitively or recreationally in any type of sport
  • Has a basic understanding of main sports like soccer, football, volleyball, etc.
  • Is overall an athletic person and shows athleticism through experiences

Fencing

  • Has an interest in fencing
  • Has basic understanding of the sport and what it entails (rules, different weapons)
  • Has taken up some classes and/or follows consistent classes during the year

Creative Dance and Popular Dance

  • Has an interest in dance
  • Ideally has a basic knowledge of the different dance styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern)
  • Ideally has taken some dance classes no matter what the form (and has basic knowledge of dance steps)
  • If no dance experience the following need to be considered:
    • Is capable of following rhythm and can easily adapt body movement to the different styles (e.g. slow soft movements for ballet, hard, locking movements for hip hop) – good body coordination
    • Can easily pick up movement combinations and can easily instruct others once steps and movement combinations are shown

Cheerleading

  • Has a general interest for cheer
  • Has had experience with cheerleading either on a team or coaching
  • If no experience in cheer:
    • Persons with a dance background is acceptable (will easily be able to adapt to the style and will easily catch on to routines and will be able to instruct)

Swimmers

  • Ideally has aquatic experience (e.g. working in pools or taken swimming lessons, followed advanced lessons)
  • Is capable of swimming without assistance, and feels comfortable in the water

Junior Gee-Gees

  • Has experience working with kids in various environments
  • Has experience working in camps
  • Demonstrates creativity, energy and patience
  • Athleticism and art skills are an asset

Tasks and responsibilities

Before camps (Mid-June)

  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training sessions
  • Become familiar with your role at camp
  • Obtain a valid police record check
  • Have a valid first-aid certificate
  • Participate actively in planned activities
  • Become familiar with the counsellor handbook

During camps (June to August)

  • Ensure all campers are provided a safe and fun summer camp environment
  • Attend mandatory weekly and other planned meetings
  • Remain in constant contact with your head counsellor
  • Scan all areas prior to the commencement of an activity to ensure safety
  • Perform all safety precautions (e.g. head counts) outlined during training
  • Fill out accident/incident reports if necessary
  • Fill out behavioural forms if necessary
  • Remain at the assigned station for the entire swimming period
  • Demonstrate sound judgement and leadership skills
  • Remain mature and professional at all times
  • Plan and/or lead activities when asked by your head counsellor
  • Respond to questions and concerns from parents or, if unable to provide an answer, redirect the individual to your head counsellor
  • Wear the camp uniform at all times
  • Report any problems or concerns to the head counsellor or to administration staff
  • Return all equipment to the appropriate locations
  • Ensure all areas used are clean and tidy when leaving

Send resume to:

In person: 102 Montpetit

E-mail: ggcamps@uottawa.ca

Mail:
Gee-Gees Summer Camps
University of Ottawa Sports Services
Montpetit Hall, 125 University
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

Head Counsellor

Camps

Posting Dates:

Friday, February 17, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017

Number of Positions: 8

Hourly Rate: $12.50/h

Duration: May to August

Job Description:

The principal role of the head counsellor is to not only develop and plan, but also to lead and deliver the high quality of camps that the University of Ottawa strives to provide year after year. They are hired sufficiently in advance to the start of their camp and are responsible to help plan training week for counsellors and prepare detailed programming for the entire summer including the reservation of any outings within their budgets. The incumbent should also become very comfortable with the counsellor handbook and strive to be a role model counsellor for their own counsellors. During camps, the head counsellor is responsible for all day to day logistics of their camp including empowering their counsellors and assistant counsellors with responsibility. The head counsellor is to remain in close contact with the assistant coordinators before and throughout the camp period.

Skills and required experience

  • Superb organizational and people skills;
  • Good language skills (oral, written and comprehension) in both English and French;
  • Experience working in a camp environment (>2 years);
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR, AED and EpiPen training prior to beginning employment.

Camp-specific experience and skills required

Camps

Experience and skills required

Multi-Sports

  • Has a good knowledge of sports (soccer, volleyball, football, ultimate frisbee)
  • Has played sports in a competitive or recreational league
  • Is an ongoing athlete
  • Has coaching/instructional experience

Fencing

  • Has good knowledge of this sport (rules, different weapons, drills)
  • Has had substantial training and experience
  • Is currently fencing and is ongoing in training
  • Has gone to regional competitions

Cheer

  • Has participated or currently participating in a cheerleading team (preferably a member of a specific club or university team)
  • Has had substantial experience in this field
  • Has gone to cheer competitions (understands the proper ways to run routines and how to build a proper routine)
  • Has the ability or experience to synthesize routines that are appropriate to campers

Creative Dance and Popular Dance

  • Must be an experienced dancer (taken dance classes, participated in shows or dance competitions)
  • Has experience in various types of dance styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern)
  • Has some experience on how shows are run (cues, rehearsing, spacing, music)

Swimmers

  • Must have aquatic experience (worked as a lifeguard, has taught swimming lessons, is familiar with the Lifesaving program and courses offered)
  • Able to assess swimmer competence (determine appropriate swim levels for campers)
  • Familiar with conversion charts for kids who have followed a different aquatic program other than Lifesaving
  • Is familiar with other water sports (underwater hockey, water polo, synchronised swimming)

Junior Gee-Gees

  • Has substantial experience working with kids
  • Has substantial experience in working camps
  • Has knowledge on popular sports that are appropriate for kids (soccer, volleyball etc.)
  • Demonstrates creativity, lots of energy and patience

Tasks and responsibilities

Before Camp (May to June)

  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training sessions
  • Become familiar with your role at camp
  • Plan and prepare all activities for your camp
  • Complete global camp tasks that are assigned by the administrative team (i.e. decorate or prepare office)
  • Reserve outings, order equipment and materials
  • Obtain a valid police record check
  • Have a valid first-aid certificate
  • Participate actively in planned activities
  • Become familiar with the Counsellor Handbook
  • Meet your staff and go over prepared planning with them

During Camps (June to August)

  • Run games/activities and supervise campers
  • Supervise, guide and delegate to staff members
  • Ensure all campers are provided a safe and fun summer camp environment
  • Remain at the assigned station for the entire swimming period
  • Ensure that all staff are at their proper swim stations at all times
  • Demonstrate leadership and motivational techniques as well as sound judgment
  • Remain mature and professional at all times
  • Wear the camp uniform at all times
  • Ensure administration is kept up to date with concerns/problems
  • Attend mandatory weekly meetings and all head counsellor meetings
  • Discuss and find solutions to problem topics with your staff
  • Evaluate staff midway through and at the end of the summer
  • Maintain professional relations with all staff and provide constant feedback to them
  • Respond to parents’ concerns and/or questions in a professional manner
  • Fill out incident/accident reports if necessary
  • Fill out behavioural forms if necessary
  • Ensure all areas used are clean and tidy when leaving
  • Scan all areas prior to the commencement of an activity to ensure safety
  • Perform all safety precautions (e.g. head counts) outlined during training

Send resume to:

In person: 102Montpetit

E-mail: ggcamps@uottawa.ca

Mail:
Gee-Gees Summer Camps
University of Ottawa Sports Services
Montpetit Hall, 125 University
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5