Summer Camp Counselor

Built in 1982, the Zatzman Sportsplex is a large, family-focused health, fitness, and recreation complex serving all regions of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Having recently completed a $25 million revitalization project, the facility includes a running track, racquetball and squash courts, full fitness centre, an arena, and two swimming pools, as well as a brand new double gymnasium and welcoming community spaces. In addition to the physical renovations, the Zatzman Sportsplex has a large-scale community outreach and accessibility program to reduce barriers, ensuring that everyone in our community can play. The Zatzman Sportsplex is community-focused and values diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer, recognizing and embracing each person’s talents, skills, and individual perspectives. We strive to create the most comfortable experience for our vibrant community and staff.

The Zatzman Sportsplex is seeking energetic students to lead our camps. The successful candidates will be great communicators who are passionate about the impact recreation has on the health of our community. We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Have 1-3 years of experience working with children.
  • Are self-motivated, organized, and comfortable collaborating with other staff.
  • Enjoy working in a team setting and thrive when managing multiple priorities and goals.
  • Can work flexible hours, including regular night and weekend shifts.
  • Are competent leading multiple sports and child/youth activities in a camp setting.
  • Have a desire and interest to inspire and encourage children and youth.
  • Value and respect diversity in all its forms.

Previous community involvement and knowledge of the Dartmouth community an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who have High Five, Coaching and First Aid Certification. This is a summer position which involves 20-40 hrs/week for 12 weeks. The successful candidate must provide a criminal record and child abuse registry check. The Summer Camp Counselors will work closely with the Summer Camp Coordinator. Attendance at training is mandatory. 

A detailed employer profile and job description are available by contacting Colter Simmonds – Child, Youth, and Sports Coordinator at Interested candidates can apply by e-mail (preferred) with a resume and cover letter on or before Thursday, May 29, 2019.  If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed or dropped off to:

Colter Simmonds
Child, Youth, and Sports Coordinator
Zatzman Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 1M2

Any questions can be directed to Colter Simmonds at (902) 490-3170 or