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Job Title: Head Hockey Instructor
Reports To: Hockey Director
Number of Positions Available: 2

The role of a Head Hockey Instructor is to lead the daily on-ice sessions at the arena. Head Instructors teach either two or three group sessions a day on the ice. A group session consists of two hours of intense hockey training a day. Instructors are on the ice between 4-6 hours a day.

Their specific role is to follow a comprehensive teaching outline and ensure that all required hockey skills are taught during the course of the week. Head Instructors lead teaching sessions and assign responsibilities to their Instructors. Head instructors have to create a fun work environment for their staff, yet earn their respect as a person of authority. The Head Instructor is responsible for the overall delivery of the ice session.

Each instructor is responsible for completing personal Player Evaluations each week for campers they directly instruct. Head Instructors make sure that all campers are assigned to an instructor for 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in and possibly lead the Hockey Staff Orientation. Review the hockey program, job responsibilities, camp policies and emergency procedures.
  • Participate on Sundays (10:00 AM – 3:30 PM) as per directions of the Hockey Director.
  • Each instructor will be required to instruct either two or three camper groups per day and to arrive at the arena 30 minutes before your shift.
  • 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.
  • Player Evaluations are to be completed electronically, submitted for review and stuffed by each instructor. All player evaluations must be completed on time.
  • Assist instructors in evaluating and completing player evaluations.
  • Assist with Friday night / Saturday scrimmages as assigned by the Hockey Director.
  • Work with the Hockey Director to produce three formal written evaluations of all hockey staff; at the end of weeks 2, 4, and 6.
  • 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.
  • Any changes to shift assignments must be approved by the Hockey Director.


  • 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.
  • Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Participation in camp-wide special events (Evening Program, All Camp Activities, Campfires, and Friday Finale) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members living on-site.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.


  • Room and Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • Staff working a full eight-week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday evening program). The maximum number of instructors off per weekend is four.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • The chance to work in a close knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity, and employee success.
  • The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime.

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 3, 2022 – August 27, 2022
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 28 – September 3, 2022
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.