Summer Employment 2019

The St. John’s Rowing Club is currently accepting applications for employment for the 2019 summer season. This year, we are pleased to offer 7 summer staff positions, which includes 1 boathouse manager position, 3 coach positions, and 3 coach trainee positions. Detailed information about each of these positions can be found in the document attached here:

The Summer Program (Boathouse) Manager (1) is responsible for overall management of the summer rowing programs and facilities, which will include novice rowing programs for youth and adults. Previous employment as a boathouse staff member (coach or manager) and access to a vehicle (holding a Class 5 license) are both assets.

Coaches (3) are essential for running programs such as Youth Learn to Row, Adult Learn to Row, and Adult Masters. They are to assist the boathouse manager and work with coach trainees, providing coaching to program participants of all ages.

Coach Trainees (3) will build coaching experience by working with senior coaches, initially learning to assess the performance of other rowers, and with time taking on some coaching duties themselves. They will help other rowers learn about the sport and improve their skills.

All employees should have skills in teamwork and leadership. They must be experienced slide-seat rowers with general knowledge of boathouse operations. They will be expected to assist in the majority of club programs including Youth Development, Adult Learn to Row, Adult Masters, and Youth Learn to Row. These positions will involve shift work that may include both weekdays and weekends. 2-day staff training will be provided, which will include a safety orientation and the Rowing Canada Learn to Row coaching course. A Code of Conduct with Vulnerable Sector Check must be obtained before the start of employment, as well as a Pleasure Craft Operator’s License. Photocopies of these documents must be provided. First aid training is an asset – those with formal first aid training will be given preference.

All employees must be available for staff training (date TBD) and for the duration of the summer programs (July 2nd-August 31st). To apply for one of these jobs, please contact us at [email protected] with your resume and indicate which position you are applying for.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

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