Job Posting




VYPC is seeking enthusiastic coaches to run weekly camps and other summer programs for youth age 9 to 14.  Camps run weekday mornings from Monday June 28 to Friday, August 27. Other programs are in the afternoon, evenings and weekends.

Positions are funded through Canada Summer Jobs and are only open to people 15-30 years old. 

Mandatory Skills and Experience

  • NCCP multi-sport and ELCC or CanoeKids training
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Paddling experience – preferably outrigger, sprint kayak or whitewater
  • Experience working with youth of a variety of ages
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and communication skills 
  • Excellent character demonstrating responsibility, integrity, flexibility, sound judgement and a focus on safety
  • Knowledge of safe boating practices
  • Criminal record check 
  • Safe Sport training


Desirable Qualifications

  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C 
  • Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) for VHF operation
  • Lifesaving or lifeguarding qualifications



  • Work collaboratively with the other coaches to plan and deliver fun and safe programs.  This includes water and land-based activities. 
  • Greet campers and their families and ensure youth are signed in/out each day
  • Collect forms and payments 
  • Educate campers regarding safety in and around boats and model appropriate behaviour at all times
  • Ensure all equipment is handled and stored appropriately
  • Prepare the safety motor boat daily
  • Assist in the planning and running of special events 
  • Publicize VYPC programs and attract people to the club
  • Other duties as assigned


Send a resume and cover letter describing your skills, experience and availability to  Deadline for applications is Friday, May 28, 2021

Salary is based upon skills, qualifications and experience. 

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Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.

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