MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Camp Counselor (Student Worker)
Sport and Wellness

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


MacEwan University Sport and Wellness is seeking a student to fill the role of Aquatic Camp Counselor. The student will be reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisor and Aquatic Programmer, and will be responsible for supporting with set-up, and the direct and ongoing delivery of Aquatics day camps. Counselors will also assist with processing registrations, participants’ drop off and pick up, camp activities and other related tasks as assigned.
Supplementary Learning / Benefits:
•    Student Workers will obtain valuable experience, competitive wages and work references (upon request);
•    Employment candidates who need to obtain the required Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion / Bronze Cross course will receive a 50 % discount on the registration fee at Sport and Wellness to a maximum of $135 with prior approval.
•    Camp Counselors present for all work shifts without absenteeism in a program season will receive a one-time payment of 50 % the cost of the required Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion / Bronze Cross course to a maximum of $135 at the end of the term, should they take this training at MacEwan University Sport and Wellness.

Position Requirements

•    Must be able to articulate and model professional childcare practices;
•    Responsible for assisting peers in attending to children’s needs, protecting the health and safety of children and participating in play;
•    Must be able to relate comfortably to children of all ages, demonstrate a high degree of physical and mental stamina;
•    Must demonstrate flexibility, dependability, initiative, and a positive and enthusiastic attitude;
•    Must attend training sessions as scheduled;
•    Camp counselors will also be required to stay in the water at our swimming facility for extended periods; carry and lift supplies; and remain attentive in noisy, disruptive, hot and cold conditions.


•    Energetic and enthusiastic – ready to have fun.
•    Must be able to work effectively with a team as well as independently.
•    Strong organization and communication (oral and written) skills.

Time Commitment

Schedule and hours of work are dependent on the total number of registrants in each camp. Expected hours of work are, 8 hours per day, scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on PD days or over the Christmas Holidays and spring break. Current scheduled camps are on Jan 2-4, Feb 1, Mar 11 & Mar 25-29, 2019.

Candidates needing to acquire the Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion / Bronze Cross must be available to attend a certification course on one of the following:
•    Tuesdays, Jan 29 to Apr 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.; or
•    Thursdays, Jan 31 to Apr 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This is a temporary student position for each program season. Employment may be renewed for future terms depending on enrollment numbers in programs and employee performance evaluations.


•    Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion / Bronze Cross certifications or willing to obtain as indicated above;
•    Previous experience working with children and youth and/or experience with day camp delivery;
•    Experience in Aquatics and/or high degree of comfort and confidence in the water.
•    A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or protected person under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work and study in Canada;
•    Residing and/or attending school in Alberta with an Alberta address;
•    Currently attending a high school or a post-secondary institution;
•    Candidates will be required to obtain a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own cost.
•    Familiarity with Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness (as a facility patron, program participant, volunteer, or staff) considered an asset;


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting to submit a cover letter and resume including at least 3 references. Candidates are encouraged to list their experience and certifications that are Aquatics or sport related in their application.

For further information about the position, contact Davi Grossi (grossid@macewan.ca).

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note; Article 22.1.1 (Grid Placement); initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first three steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Casual Student Worker
Salary $15 - $21.83 per hour
Closing Date December 16, 2018
Competition No. 18.11.246

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