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It is the policy of Council to always hire the most competent and qualified candidates available for a position. Accordingly, where there is a vacancy, an open competition is held combining both internal and external candidates. The employer recognizes the value of a planned approach to recruitment and selection whereby vacant or new positions are filled by the most competent and qualified candidates possible. The Policy and Procedures document (PDF format) outlines the recruitment and selection process.


Grant Coordinator

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The Grant Coordinator provides leadership and guidance in identifying, securing, and managing funding opportunities for municipal priorities/initiatives. The Grant Coordinator works closely with other municipal staff to understand municipal priorities and develops relationships with external administrators to facilitate the award and reporting of external funding. 

The Grant Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and priorities of the Town. This will be done in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and staff.

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Grant Coordinator Posting Sheet 2020

Controller -- MJSB

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Lunenburg Municipal Joint Services Board is seeking a Controller.

(Permanent, Full-time)

About the role….

The Controller is accountable for all Municipal Joint Services Board financial matters. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting and control.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Controller supports and enhances management activities, and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

The Controller is a core member of the Management team. Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial performance.
  • Lead budgetary process.
  • Cost control, monitoring and provision of Financial advice to Finance and Budget Committee.
  • Mentor and supervise admin/accounting staff, Education and Enforcement as well as Scale Operations of the Solid Waste Division.

 

Is this you?

 As the ideal candidate you have:

  • CPA qualification, member in good standing
  • Experience in personnel management
  • At least five years' accountancy experience within a financial management role.
  • Experience with preparing budgets, management accounts and year end financial accounts.
  • Extensive experience with and thorough working knowledge of computerised accounting systems and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative, within a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work in a co-operative environment.
  • Hands-on experience with payroll.
  • Experience with preparation for year-end audit
  • Good verbal and written presentation skills

Other Criteria

  • Exposure to not-for-profit sector
  • Familiar with regulatory compliance and Municipal Government services
  • Experience with report writing
  • Good knowledge of Solid Waste Management

Salary range: $71,272 to $98,041. 40 hours per week.

Click here to view the full job description.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to:                                                          

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer

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Competition #: MJSB2020 CONTLR

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

While we appreciate your interest in working for the Municipal Joint Services Board, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

DesBrisay Museum -- Museum Developer

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Museum Developer
Designs, creates, and develops multi-media content aimed at supporting the DesBrisay’s programming and marketing efforts through the use of the existing content library of video, audio and photos and capturing new content on an on-going basis.

For complete posting, visit: https://www.bridgewater.ca/document-library/employment/1923-museum-developer-desbrisay-museum/file

DesBrisay Museum -- Museum Administrator

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Museum Administrator
Oversees the museum collection, file administration, research requests, and supports grant applications. This is an Administrative position, with a primary responsibility to collate information, manage files and care for the collection. Ensures reports are submitted to Town and other provincial departments in a timely and efficient manner.

For complete job posting, visit: https://www.bridgewater.ca/document-library/employment/1922-museum-administrator-desbrisay-museum/file

MJSB Outreach/Compliance Officer

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Outreach/Compliance Officer (Permanent, Full-time)

On behalf of the Municipal Joint Services Board, the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC) serves residents and businesses in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay.

The Outreach/ Compliance Officer’s primary role is to ensure effective delivery of the LRCRC education, outreach, and compliance programs with respect to the Solid Waste Collection and Municipal Solid Bylaws and Nova Scotia Solid Waste-Resource Management Regulations. This includes curbside waste collection inspection and waste audit at the transfer stations.

The LRCRC education and outreach division is part of the Administrative team of the MJSB. The Outreach/Compliance Officer forms part of the support team in the LRCRC office.

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Manager -- Visitor Services (VIC)

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Manager- Visitor Services (Full-time, term position)

About the role….

The Manager – Visitor Services involves the management of the Blockhouse Visitor Information Centre and requires a strong public relations and leadership role in the provision of visitor services. This involves the local general public, active liaison with the tourism businesses in the District of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater and Nova Scotia and, most importantly, looking after the needs of guests to our area. They must also display the local flavor through knowledge, plus overall decoration and operation of the facilities.

Is this you?

The successful candidate:

  • Will maintain an excellent level of knowledge about history and Lunenburg County – its attractions, services, activities, history, resources and people, in addition to a good knowledge of those in the wider Southwest Nova area and beyond.
  • Will have successfully completed SuperHost (or equivalent) training, or willing to obtain.
  • Will be organized, personable, flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Will have excellent experience in effective communication, sales and marketing.
  • Will be proficient in operating the computer, e.g. internet research, emailing, generation of correspondence, maintaining financial spreadsheets, creating posters, signs, etc. with graphics, etc.
  • Will be able to work evenings and weekends and undertake shift work as necessary to maintain an efficient operation.
  • Have completed post secondary training in tourism / hospitality (preferred).
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the tourism industry at management level (preferred).

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This is a term position (approximately May – October 2020).

35 hours per week

Wage: $15.00/hr

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Deadline to apply: March 20, 2020

DesBrisay Museum -- Exhibit & Program Officer

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Position Title: Exhibit & Program Officer (term)

Department:  Planning & Recreation

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   May 19 to August 22, 2020 (subject to change)

Position Summary: The Exhibit & Program Officer develops, implements and delivers programs for children, schools, seniors and visitors on exhibit themes.  The incumbent will coordinate and deliver museum events throughout the summer, with a focus on creating interactive and engaging activities that are multigenerational.

Responsibilities may include the following:

 

1. Assist in the development and installation of exhibits, including the creation of promotional materials such as display panels, short video clips, and informational pamphlets

2. Develop and deliver programming that enhances visitor experience, relates exhibit themes and provides hands on engagement

3. Greet and respond to expressed needs of visitors and provides interpretation of collection

4. Provide basic visitor services, supervise public spaces, perform light maintenance of exhibition areas, and assist with front desk management

5. Coordinate events that promote local history and pride in community, including museum presence support in offsite events such as Canada Day, Big Ex, and Farmers Market.

6. Assist in the delivery of Museum events and programs such as hands on workshops, celebrations and Artisan Market series.

7. Investigate and arrange creation of children’s interactive activity as part of Heritage Gallery experience

9. Assist with summer programming and general office administration at the DesBrisay Museum i.e. answering phones, etc. when required.

10. Attend all training opportunities; Attend regular staff meetings; Submit a bi-monthly report and year-end report.

11. Demonstrate a commitment to safety in the performance of all duties and tasks;

12. All other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: This is a 14-week position that operates out of the DesBrisay Museum (130 Jubilee Rd).  Regular hours of work will be approximately 35 hours per week and are determined by a schedule negotiated with the Director. Evening, weekend and holiday work will be required.

Qualifications:

  • Funding is provided by Student Summer Skills Incentive. To be eligible for the Incentive, the student must be a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution or a graduating grade 12 student who is enrolled full-time in a university or college program in the coming fall term. The student must be a permanent resident of the province or reside in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to this work term
  • Experience or education in the fields of community development, planning, marketing, exhibit production, theatre, communications or related field is desired
  • Strong interest in history, art, and community engagement projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and engaging the community through various methods.
  • Must complete Occupational Health & Safety training provided by employer

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume by 5pm, April 3rd, 2020 to:

DesBrisay Museum                             or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

60 Pleasant Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

DesBrisay Museum -- Guest Services Manager

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Position Title: Guest Services Manager (term)

Department:  Community Development

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   May 11 to August 28, 2020 (subject to change)

Position Summary:  The Guest Services Manager will provide front desk visitor services and gift shop sales.  The position also allows for an opportunity to assist with basic collection management and collection/archival research at DesBrisay Museum. The position also will assist the Program Planner, Special Events with delivery and creation of promotional products for summer events, including a Canada Heritage event, heritage skills events, Bikers in the Park, promotions of exhibits, and small in-house exhibits, panel displays, and photo screen project development.

Responsibilities may include the following:

 

1. Acts as first point of contact for visitors, providing a warm welcome, answering questions and directing inquiries to the appropriate staff  

2. Overseas the gift shop, keeping track of inventory, contacting suppliers and creating promotional materials such as displays and signage

3. Greet and respond to expressed needs of visitors and provides interpretation of collection

4. Provide basic visitor services, supervise public spaces, perform light maintenance of exhibition areas, and assist with front desk management

5. Assist in the coordination of events that promote local history and pride in community, including museum presence support in offsite events such as Canada Day, Big Ex, and Farmers Market.

6. Assist in the delivery of onsite Museum events and programs such as heritage skills workshops, festivals and Artisan Market series.

7. Investigate and arrange creation of children’s interactive activity as part of gift shop experience

9. Assist with summer programming and general office administration at the DesBrisay Museum i.e. answering phones, etc. when required.

10. Attend all training opportunities; Attend regular staff meetings; Submit a bi-monthly report and year-end report.

11. Demonstrate a commitment to safety in the performance of all duties and tasks;

12. All other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: This is a 16-week position that operates out of the DesBrisay Museum (130 Jubilee Rd). Regular hours of work will be approximately 35 hours per week and are subject to a schedule and may include days/evenings, some holidays and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Experience or education in the fields of community development, planning, marketing, exhibit production, theatre, communications or related field is desired
  • Strong interest in history, art, and community engagement projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and engaging the community through various methods.
  • Must complete Occupational Health & Safety training provided by employer

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume by 5pm, April 3rd, 2020 to:

DesBrisay Museum                             or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

60 Pleasant Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

DesBrisay Museum -- Built Heritage Assistant

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Position Title: Built Heritage Assistant (term)

Department:  Community Development

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   May 5 to August 22, 2020 (subject to change)

Position Summary: Work with DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater’s Heritage Advisory Committee and the Community Development Department to promote and celebrate built heritage of the Town.

Responsibilities may include the following:

 

1. Disseminating information from the built heritage manual and guide for Town property owners which describes and explains the types of built heritage, their character defining elements, and their value to the property and community at large.

2. Coordinate the development of a process for targeting and engaging privately owned heritage properties to consider registration as a municipal heritage building.

3. Create 12 to 15 notices, with photographs, on a social media presence (Facebook) promoting the built heritage of the community, current registered properties, and frequently asked questions about registration.

4. Update the built heritage database available on the Town’s website. This includes research and writing profiles of heritage properties to help homeowners appreciate the value of their homes. http://www.bridgewater.ca/heritage/home.html

5. Develop a new walking tour which highlights architecturally significant homes in the heritage zone.  Lead 4 walking tours, including at least one in downtown Bridgewater to celebrate the heritage of our traditional main street.

6. Provide a presence at Bridgewater’s History week events and other special events (such as Canada Day, South Shore Exhibition, Music Along the Riverbank, Farmers’ Market) educating the public on the community’s built heritage. Set up a power point and provide information.

7. Write and edit 5 heritage property articles for the use (current and future) in the Town of Bridgewater newsletter called “The Bridge”.

8.  Develop panels for off-site educational purposes which features the images and descriptions of architectural building styles in our community.  Contact other public sites, such as the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC), Municipal Area Recreation Centre (MARC), and the library about installing these panels on a rotating basis.

9.  Research the Sebastopol area and its industrial roots in the development of our community.  This history connects the past to our present industries which are still prevalent in our community.

10.  Develop a self-led heritage tour guide which shares the town’s rich inventory of historically and architecturally homes, surviving businesses and churches.  The tour can highlight exterior features and make patrons aware of the builders who oversaw the construction of these homes. 

Working Conditions: This is a 16-week position that operates out of the DesBrisay Museum (130 Jubilee Rd) and occasionally from Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street).  Regular hours of work will be approximately 35 hours per week and are subject to a schedule and may include days/evenings, some holidays and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Funding is provided by Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions Program. Applicants must have been a full-time student, intend to return to full-time studies and be registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory.
  • Experience or education in the fields of community development, planning, heritage carpentry, communications or related field is desired.
  • Strong interest in history, architecture, communities, and enjoy working with people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of French or German is an asset.
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and engaging the community through various methods.
  • Must complete Occupational Health & Safety training provided by employer

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume by 5pm, April 3rd, 2020 to:

DesBrisay Museum                             or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

60 Pleasant Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

DesBrisay Museum -- Program Planner, Special Events

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Position Title: Program Planner, Special Events (term)

Department:  Community Development

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   May 11 to August 28, 2020 (subject to change)

Position Summary: The position’s responsibilities include development, coordination, management, set up and promotion of various Museum events over the summer.  Events will include heritage walking tours, music concerts, heritage skills program, children’s school programs, and multigenerational hands-on workshops.

Responsibilities may include the following:

 

1. Liaise with community groups and local culture program presenters. 

2. Arranges a museum float entry in the Big Ex summer parade and Canada Day as well as create a booth display for these two events and prepare activities to promote museum opportunities to visitors and local patrons. 

3. Provides service to visitors and patrons, assists with Gift Shop services, Seniors programs and cultural programs presented by the Museum as part of a team. 

4. Greets and responds to expressed needs of visitors and gives guided tours of the museum.

5. Assists with development of promotions to attract visitors.

6. Assists with services to visitors such as accommodation contacts, and event and activity information in the community.

7. Assists with interactive program for patrons related to exhibits and with programs for newcomers getting to know the local community. 

8. Day to day interpretation and public guidance of museum exhibits to visitors. 

9. Attend all training opportunities; Attend regular staff meetings; Submit a bi-monthly report and year-end report.

10. Demonstrate a commitment to safety in the performance of all duties and tasks;

11. All other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: This is a 16-week position that operates out of the DesBrisay Museum (130 Jubilee Rd).  Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include days/evenings, some holidays and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Experience or education in the fields of community development, planning, marketing, exhibit production, theatre, communications or related field is desired
  • Strong interest in history, art, and community engagement projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and engaging the community through various methods.
  • Must complete Occupational Health & Safety training provided by employer

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume by 5pm, April 3rd, 2020 to:

DesBrisay Museum                             or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

60 Pleasant Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

Day Camp Leaders

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Non-Union
Summer Position

Position Summary:
  Implements the Bridgewater Recreation day camp programs and supervises program participants.

Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

  1. To assist with the implementation of eight, one-week long sessions of the day camp program.
  2. To provide program participants with leadership, guidance, & a safe environment.
  3. To assist with special events, sport/activity programs, and bus-trips when required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provides Day Camp Coordinator with input towards the planning of camp programs.
  2. Implement plans, scheduled by the Day Camp Coordinator, which includes arts, crafts, cooperative games, songs, stories, outings, and nutritious snacks.
  3. Submit a weekly feedback form to the Summer Manager.
  4. Attends all pre-season training opportunities.
  5. Assist with the implementation of special events as required.
  6. Follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines as stated in the Summer Staff Operating Manual.
  7. Assist with the integration of individuals with special needs to recreation & leisure opportunities encountered during day camp.
  8. Report weekly to the Day Camp Coordinator & the Summer Manager on the progress, attitudes, and behaviors displayed by campers and Junior leaders.
  9. Demonstrates a commitment to safety (including sun safety) in the performance of all duties and tasks;
  10. All other related duties as assigned.

Supervision: Not Applicable (N/A)

Working Conditions: This is an 8-9 week position that operates out of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include evenings and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Should be enthusiastic, energetic, innovative, & display strong leadership skills.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain certification in CPR-B, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 1, 2020

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Diana Johnson
Recreation Coordinator
60 Pleasant Street,
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 3X9

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Day Camp Coordinator

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Non-Union
Summer Position

Position Summary:
  Responsible for the planning and implementation and supervision of the Bridgewater Recreation Day Camp Program.

Responsibilities:

  1. To plan, organize, promote, & implement eight, one-week long day camps for children ages 5-12
  2. To plan & organize an exciting program including: loose parts play, nature play, songs, games, special guests, bus trips, physical activities, swimming, music, crafts, & drama.
  3. To promote healthy eating practices.
  4. To submit lesson plans to the Summer Manager & Recreation Coordinator prior to summer program commencement.
  5. To ensure that camp staff understand weekly schedules and activities.
  6. To act as the first contact for adventure camp parents who have questions or concerns.
  7. To advise the Summer Manager of equipment and supplies required for each day camp.
  8. To assist with the training, supervision and evaluation of day camp leaders.
  9. To attend all training opportunities.
  10. Assist with department special events.
  11. Ensures that day camp space is tidied up at the end of day including, but limited to cleaning up waste, craft supplies, spills, etc.
  12. To adhere to all rules, regulations, & guidelines as stated in the Summer Staff Operating manual.   
  13. Submit a bi-weekly and final report.
  14. Demonstrates a commitment to safety in the performance of all duties and tasks;
  15. All other related duties as assigned.

Supervision: Responsible for the direct supervision of Day Camp Leaders

Working Conditions: This is a 13-15 position that operates out of the Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street) and Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include evenings and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • A student in the field of recreation, physical education, education, or child studies is desirable.
  • Certification in CPR-B/AED, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Current Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 6, 2020

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Diana Johnson
Recreation Coordinator
60 Pleasant Street,
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 3X9

or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Manager

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Non-Union
Summer Position

Position Summary:
  Responsible for the planning and implementation of the summer programs through the Town of Bridgewater Recreation Department and the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the hiring of summer students i.e. Day camp Leaders
  2. Assist with the preparation and implementation of summer staff training opportunities, including pre-season “in house” orientation sessions and the Lunenburg/Queens Summer Staff Leadership Training event.
  3. Support and supervise summer staff, including the preparation of a work schedule, weekly meetings, and completion of a mid and end of summer evaluation etc. Ensure that summer staffs are well organized and “keeping on task”.
  4. Assist and oversee the planning of a comprehensive summer program which will include drama, sports and activities, day camps, special events, environmental activities, workshops, & bus trips, etc. 
  5. Establish a relationship with program participants and parents that promotes an approachable recreation department.
  6. Providing conflict management to Day Camp participants and parents.  Informing Program Coordinator of any issues of concern. Escalating any conflict related issues to the Program Coordinator if not resolved.  
  7. Collaborate with partners in the community to maximize the reach of recreation programs in the community.
  8. Provide leadership and supervision, when required, on Day camp, during Special Events and Bus trips etc.
  9. Responsible for overseeing and participating in the planning, and implementation of summer programs and services.
  10. Develop, adhere to and complete a budget for all summer programs. Ensure that all bus trip (admission and transportation), program and event (equipment and supply) fees are paid according to department procedures.
  11. Assist with registration and general office administration, including answering phones, etc.
  12. Meet daily with the Program Coordinator.
  13. Ensure that daily administrative tasks are completed (i.e. facility, special guest, and day camp bus confirmations as well as thank you letters, registration forms, & program attendance sheets etc.)
  14. Keep an updated inventory & order program equipment/supplies as required.
  15. Promote, support and ensure implementation of departmental Sun Safety policies and procedures.
  16. Ensure that all equipment and work spaces are tidy & in order.
  17. Deal with minor complaints from the public.
  18. Attend all training opportunities as requested.
  19. Ensure that all rules, regulations, & guidelines in the Summer Staff Operating Manual are adhered to.
  20. Submit a bi-weekly report & a final report at the end of the summer.
  21. Demonstrates a commitment to safety in the performance of all duties and tasks.
  22. All other related duties as assigned.

Supervision: Responsible for the direct supervision of day camp staff including the Day Camp Coordinator, and Day camp Leaders.

Working Conditions: This is a 15 – 17 week position that operates out of the Town Hall and the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC). Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include evenings and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • A student studying in the field of recreation, health, physical education, public relations or education is desirable.  Leadership experience is an asset.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license.
  • Access to a vehicle.
  • Current certification in CPR-B, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Current criminal records and vulnerable sector checks.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 6, 2020

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Diana Johnson
Recreation Coordinator
60 Pleasant Street,
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 3X9

or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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