The City of Kitchener provides high-quality, affordable, community-based recreation programs at 15 community centres across the city. We offer residents a variety of recreation programs for all ages and abilities that promote social, physical, and mental wellbeing. Instructors are the foundation of these programs and play a key role in creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive opportunities for participants. 

With so many diverse programs being offered this fall, the City of Kitchener is currently recruiting qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated recreation program leaders and fitness instructors to run programs at the community centres starting in September.

Current recreation program/fitness instructor (competition 2023-353) job pool opportunities for the fall 2023 program session, include:

  •  Activity Class Monitor (drop-in pickleball, badminton)
  •  Art Instructor (drawing, painting, pottery)
  •  Dance Instructor (line dancing, ballroom) 
  •  Music Instructor (piano, guitar) 
  •  Special Interest Instructor (technology, cooking)
  •  Sport Instructor (basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey)
  •  Fitness Instructor (weights/core, Zumba or cardio/music)
  •  Meditation Instructor
  •  Tai chi Instructor
  •  Yoga Instructor (gentle, Hatha, yoga pilates)

We are also looking for creative, energetic young leaders to help us to offer fun and active after-school and weekend programs to children between the ages of 4-13 and youth ages 10-17.

  •  Children’s Program Leader (job code 9274)
  •  Youth Program Team Leader (job code 9273)
  •  Youth Program Leader (job code 9262)

These part-time opportunities with the City of Kitchener are an excellent way to connect with people through the activities you enjoy, earn some extra income, work a flexible schedule, and make a meaningful difference in our community. Join #TeamKitchener today!

The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.

To learn more about the opportunities available, or to apply, visit and find these opportunities listed under Neighbourhood and Program Services.