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Job Title: Head Hockey Instructor
Reports To: Hockey Director
Number of Positions Available: 3

The role of a Head Hockey Instructor is to lead the daily on-ice sessions at the arena. The Head Instructor is the Person in Charge at the arena. Head Instructors teach either two or three group sessions each day on the ice. A group session consists of two hours of intense hockey training a day. 

The Head Instructor follows a comprehensive drill manual daily. Head Instructors lead teaching sessions and assign responsibilities to their Instructors. Head instructors create a fun work environment for their staff, yet earn their respect as a person with authority. The Head Instructor is responsible for the overall delivery of the ice session.

Head Instructors make sure that all campers are assigned to an instructor for instruction and evaluation. Head Instructors work directly with the Hockey Director and assume that responsibility in the Director's absence.


  • Ensure that the program content is covered each day.
  • Assign on-ice responsibilities to instructors.
  • Supervise and assist with the evaluation of all Hockey Staff.
  • Assume the role of the Hockey Director when Keith Murray is not present.
  • Fulfill the role of Saturday Lead at the arena, on 4 Saturdays, during Saturday Showcase Scrimmages. 
  • Assist with administrative duties as per the direction of the Hockey Director.
  • Initiate the Arena Emergency Action Plan in the event of a serious injury.
  • Complete accurate and informative computerized player evaluations.
  • Serve as a role model at the arena and at the camp, encouraging our campers to become better hockey players and individuals.
  • Assist with providing for the health and welfare of our campers.
  • When assigned to the Ranger / Senior groups (oldest campers), instruct Sunday evening.
  • Communicate with instructors and counsellors so they know your expectations & responsibilities.
  • Ensure that each on-ice session is safe, productive, instructive and enjoyable for our campers.
  • Build a cooperative team atmosphere so that all hockey staff have a positive and enjoyable work experience.
  • Encourage all hockey instructors to be diligent and responsible.
  • Provide assistance and instruction to all hockey instructors including Instructors, Goalie Instructors and Hockey Counsellors.
  • Assist instructors in evaluating and completing player evaluations.
  • Assist with Friday night / Saturday scrimmages as assigned by the Hockey Director.
  • Communicate with the Hockey Director on an on-going basis with regards to the program, hockey staff, facility and other issues.
  • Ensure the Hockey Staff dressing room is kept clean and orderly.


  • All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
  • All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
  • All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: June 30, 2024 – August 24, 2024
Wages: Summer wages range depending on qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Must have a strong hockey and educational background.
  • Genuine interest in teaching hockey skills to young hockey players.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR.
  • Respect in Sport certification.
  • Must have good personal and managerial skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and positive.
  • Teaching and instructing experience a definite requirement.