Jobs

Volunteering

Volunteers keep the wheels turning at every canoe club. Volunteering builds lasting friendships, shows you care, and builds community within the club. There are many ways that you can make a difference! Consider joining the board, becoming an official, making regatta food, or helping to plan one of our events. Youth Racing families are expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer work each summer. It takes over 60 volunteers to run a two-day regatta, and our club is responsible to fill between 8 and 12 shifts at each. If you sign up early, there are always lots of different options available. Visit Canoe/Kayak Canada Eastern Ontario Division to learn more. If you’re interested in volunteering directly with our club, please send an e-mail to petriecanoe@gmail.com.

Summer 2024 Employment Opportunities

U14 Canoe-Kayak Coaches

Starting Pay: $18.00/Hour
Number of Weeks: 9
Number of Hours per Week: 40.00
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2024

Requirements:
  • Safe Sport trained as per Canoe Kayak Canada requirements
  • Valid CPR/First Aid – Find a course near you
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) See Transport Canada for more info
  • Minimum of Community Coaching Certification Coach Education – Community Coach (Canoe Kids) Workshop. This course will be held virtually on June 7, 9&10.
  • Police Records Check through Canoe Kayak Canada’s Safe Sport program
  • Assets
    • Experience as an athlete, especially in team sports
    • Current or former paddler is an asset
    • Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, or National Lifeguard Certification an asset
    • English/French bilingual an asset
Responsibilities:
  • Learn and apply all safety protocols
  • Operate a safety boat
  • Follow High-Five principles
  • Give instruction in both French and English
  • Teach youth, ages 8 to 14 years old safety, canoe-kayak skills, and equipment care.
  • Plan and lead activities and practices.
  • Prepare athletes for races. Plan, prepare, and coach regattas.
  • Coach canoe-kayak for children with disabilities, coach dragon boat to seniors.
  • Coach Open House Nights when requested.
  • Communicate with supervisor, coaches, administrator, paddlers, and parents.
  • Lead stewardship projects and facilitate ecological education

To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume to petrieicc.manager@gmail.com, specifying the position you are applying for in the subject line. Canada Summer Jobs is sponsoring this position. PICC has committed to prioritizing CSJ positions for:

  • Black and other racialized youth
  • Indigenous Youth
  • Youth with disabilities

Administrative Assistant

Starting Pay: $18.00/Hour
Number of Weeks: 12
Number of Hours per Week: 35.00
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2024

Requirements:
Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate excellent proficiency in both written and spoken French and English, addressing each in his/her preferred language
  • Communicate with participants, coaches, parents, board members, and supervisor to optimize the organization of club activities
  • General clerical duties including, but not limited to: answering phone calls and e-mails, mail distribution, filing, coordinating and maintaining records, and coordinating club activities
  • Take photos
  • Post daily on social media
  • Act as general administrative support for camp activities
  • Operate a safety boat
  • Coordinate planning and execution of PICC‘s home regatta
  • Other miscellaneous tasks, as necessary

To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume to petrieicc.manager@gmail.com, specifying the position you are applying for in the subject line. Canada Summer Jobs is sponsoring this position. PICC has committed to prioritizing CSJ positions for:

  • Black and other racialized youth
  • Indigenous Youth
  • Youth with disabilities

Dock Duty Staff

Dock Duty Staff will work full-time over the summer to ensure the canoe club is always tidy and safe. Dock Duty Staff will answer questions from visitors. They will assist with boat repair and the race course maintenance and ensure that equipment is well maintained, clean, and safe for use.

Dock Duty staff needs to be comfortable working alone sometimes and working in a very busy environment where they will need to adapt to their surroundings and cooperate with others. This is an outdoor job that requires working in all weather conditions.

If you think you fit the description above and want to join our team, please send your resume with cover letter to petrieicc.manager@gmail.com

Dates: June 24 to August 23, 2024
Hours: Full-time
Compensation: Dock Duty staff will be compensated based on experience as prescribed by the PICC 2024 Payscale.
New Staff $17.00/hr
1 year exp. (650h+) $18.00/hr

PICC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply for this position. PICC believes in professional development, and in providing growth opportunities for its employees. If you do not currently meet all the requirements but feel you would thrive in this position, please apply and we can take steps to further your employment education and experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Greet the public/members and providing information about our club and programs
  • Ensure that no unsupervised club paddlers leave the dock
  • Provide safety supervision for the dock area
  • Assist in responding to emergencies as needed and completing necessary reports
  • Close up and secure building at the end of the day
  • Other duties as required by the Dock Duty Supervisor and coaches
  • Ensure safety protocols are always followed (staff-athlete ratios, life jacket, motorboat use etc.)
  • Work closely with Sprint coaches, Canoe Kids coaches, Head Coach, Dragon Boat coaches, Masters Coaches and Rec coaches (share equipment/space)
  • Assist in the preparation and repair of buildings, motor boats, and other such equipment
  • Assist in the preparation and installation of on-water racecourse
  • Assist with on-water racecourse maintenance and alterations
  • Assist in the ongoing evaluation and repair of boats, motors and mechanical equipment necessary for the day-to-day operations
  • Maintain clean, tidy, well-organized boathouse area
Requirements:
  • Must be turning 16 in 2024 or older
  • Must have great communication skills and initiative
  • Must have great work ethic and be able to work independently
  • At the time of hiring must submit signed contract and proof of the following:
    • a current Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector,
    • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) See Transport Canada for more info
    • CPR C and Standard First Aid,
    • Safe Sport trained as per Canoe Kayak Canada requirements

Canoe Kids Coach

Canoe Kids Coaches are the heart of the Canoe Kids program. They are the ones who ensure that all the kids are safe on the water while they fall in love with the sport of paddling. They ensure that all athletes are learning skills and having a great time and that all athletes feel welcome and like part of the PICC family. They coach throughout the summer, passing on their knowledge and passion for paddling to the next generation of PICC members. Canoe Kids Coaches set the tone and atmosphere of their group, making the PICC Canoe Kids Camp fun, inclusive, and safe. They work to implement the PICC vision through leading by example and by believing that every single participant who comes through their program can learn and grow from their paddling experience.

If you think you fit the description above and want to join our team, please send your resume with cover letter to petrieicc.manager@gmail.com

Dates: June 24 to August 23, 2024
Hours: Full-time
Compensation: The coach will be compensated based on experience and certification as prescribed by the PICC 2024 Payscale. Experience is interchangeable among U14 coaches, Master coaches and canoe kids coaches.
New coach $18.00
1 year exp. (650h+) $19.00/hr
2 year exp (1300h+) $20.00/hr
3 year exp (1950h+) $21.00/hr
4+ year exp (2600h+) $22.00/hr

PICC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply for this position. PICC believes in professional development, and in providing growth opportunities for its employees. If you do not currently meet all the requirements but feel you would thrive in this position, please apply and we can take steps to further your employment education and experience.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Make lesson plans/practice plans, with help from the Canoe Kids Coordinator
  • Communicate with fellow coaches and with the Canoe Kids Coordinator
  • Ensure safety protocols are always followed (staff-athlete ratios, life jacket, motorboat use etc.), including COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Communicate professionally and efficiently with parents
  • Work closely with U14 Coaches, other Canoe Kids Coaches, and Rec Coaches (share equipment/space)

Coaching

  • Introduce and instruct camp participants on the basics of recreational canoe and kayak and various other paddle sports
  • Follow basic guidelines for Canoe Kids Camp programs developed by PICCC
  • Teach and apply basic water safety technique during all camp activities
  • Supervise participants in all aspects of camp: swim assessment, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, games, field trips, and pre- and post- camp care.
  • Promote and encourage sport in a fun and safe environment
  • Ensure the athletes are learning relevant paddling skills
  • Must be able to work with children in a camp-like atmosphere
  • Set up and put away equipment
Requirements:
  • Must be turning 16 in 2024 or older
  • Experience instructing paddling and/or working with kids is an asset
  • Must have great communication and leadership skills and be enthusiastic about teaching kids how to paddle
  • At the time of hiring must submit signed contract and proof of the following:
    • a current Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector,
    • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) See Transport Canada for more info
    • CPR C and Standard First Aid,
    • Community-Initiation Trained (Canoe Kids course)
    • Safe Sport trained as per Canoe Kayak Canada requirements
    • Passion for paddlesports is a must!