Canoe Kids Instructor

The Canoe Kids instructors will take direction from and report to the Program Coordinator and Head Coach. Instructors will facilitate a full day Monday to Friday camp, providing instruction in various boat and paddling skills to camp participants. Camps will run through July and August, hours of work will be between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.


  • Provide positive reinforcement, encourage fun and maintain a controlled safe environment for camp participants.
  • Ensure safety protocols are always followed (staff-athlete ratios, life jacket, motorboat use etc.)
  • Teach and remind paddlers of safety precautions regularly including the use of sun screen.
  • Ensure paddlers learn the basics of paddling, steering, and safely using non motorized boats (canoes/kayaks/paddle boards), following Canoe Kayak Canada’s Canoe Kids program guidelines.
  • Supervise and engage participants in all aspects of the camp, including swim assessments, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, outdoor games and indoor activities during bad weather which prevents on-water activities.
  • Professionally engage with parents of participants and provide feedback as required.
  • Assist with Special Needs athletes and programs
  • Collaborate and promote an inclusive team environment free of bullying or harassment with other NBCC Instructors, Coaches and administrative staff.
  • Must be vigilant and aware of any incidents or behavior which are in breach of the NBCC Code of Conduct and follow the required NBCC reporting & documentation processes for each occurrence.
  • Promote and encourage participants and parents to continue in the sport, joining Intro to Sprint and the Sprint Racing program
  • Set up and put away boats and equipment.


  • Must have canoe/kayak experience, preferably in Sprint Racing.
  • Must be 15 years old as of July 2, 2024
  • CKC Community Coach Certification (ELCC would be an asset, course can be taken prior to the start of the season)
  • Attend in-house or other additional training as directed and or recommended by Head Coach
  • Ability to work with young paddlers individually and in group
  • Must demonstrate leadership attributes and or be willing to learn and be coached to become a leader.
  • CPR, Standard First Aid certification
  • Pleasure craft operator card
  • Acceptable criminal background check
  • Bilingualism is an asset but not required
  • Experience working with intellectually challenged individuals would be an asset
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    Application deadline: March 1st,  2024

    We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the North Bay Canoe Club will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability- related accommodations, please inform us at the time of application. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.