Recreation Coordinator

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #188
Monday, April 22, 2024

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit 

 The Recreation Coordinator develops and implements effective recreation programs that addresses Musqueam community needs. The Coordinator interacts with outside governments and their agencies on recreational initiatives, and develops and maintains sources of outside program funding.  The Coordinator works toward ensuring a strong community bond is maintained and a healthier community is developed through the recreational and sports program.  The Coordinator’s work has a life-long impact on the fitness habits of the Musqueam community, and thereby a life-long impact on the wellness of the community. This position is required on a full time termed basis for two years based on funding. This position is required to work Monday to Friday between 1pm and 9pm.


The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Recreation Manager and is responsible for administrative and specialist consultative work involving the planning, coordination, promotion, and implementation of the indoor/outdoor programming schedule. The Coordinator is responsible for planning and delivery of the majority of sports/courses/programs/events that are delivered throughout the year to ensure they are designed to be accessible by/to a broad range of age groups/capabilities. The Coordinator negotiates agreements to deliver a wide variety of sports/programming and is responsible for task assignment, overseeing the conduct of staff/volunteers during the running of courses/programming, and ensuring that all activities run according to regulations/safety rules. Successful operations of the position includes at minimum 2 community events per month, however this is subject to change. The Coordinator will collaborate with staff outside and inside the department to ensure operations of events run smoothly. This position may act as a lead to large band events.  This position works collaboratively with the various staff teams, stakeholders, and the public to identify needs and develop strategies to increase participation and maximize facility utilization.




Roles & Responsibilities

  • Plans coordinates, organizes, develops recreational, athletic, fitness or sports activities, often in collaboration with other departments
  • Coordinates at least 2 monthly community events
  • Meets and liaises with external stakeholders in the interest of Musqueam Recreation
  • Provides lifestyle awareness information
  • Leads groups and individuals in recreational or leisure activities.  Assists with cultural activities held at the Musqueam Community Center
  • Assembles supplies and sports or game equipment.  Instructs users in the proper use of various fitness or sports equipment
  • Monitors recreational or sports activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Prepares and distribute flyers and brochures for recreational activities
  • Schedule leagues and tournaments and enforce rules and policies of recreation programs
  • Other related duties as required.




  • Skill and knowledge usually attained by Secondary School, with a college certificate in Recreation or Physical Education; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • A minimum of two years’ coordinating experience and/or a combination of Recreation program design and delivery
  • Knowledge of fitness equipment and how it works
  • Knowledge and experience of similar program delivery in the context of Musqueam or First Nations culture and history
  • Certificate in First Aid and CPR (sports specific first aid, including taping is preferred)
  • Sound knowledge of recreational and fitness programming, use of sports and fitness equipment, and the rules and coaching of various team and individual sports. 
  • Ability to understand and prepare basic program budgets
  • Skill in locating sources of outside funding, preparation of funding proposals, and acquiring the funds. 
  • Skill and knowledge in development and presentation of program progress reports.
  • Skill, knowledge and ability to oversee and guide staff, directly or indirectly through other staff. 
  • Ability to prepare and administer budgets, maintain records and prepare reports
  • Ability to work well with all age groups
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to use tact and good judgement. 
  • Willingness to take training
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and the provision of a licensed vehicle for work purposes
  • Criminal Records Check


Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment as well as outdoors
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Participation in recreation activities


Why work for Musqueam?

Our success as a leader as a First Nations Government is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band.  Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.

  • Competitive salary
  • Training and career development
  • Business casual environment
  • Community fitness and gym access
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan and pension plan
  • Centrally located with free parking; free onsite gym and class access; close to nature trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada