New Job Summer Emera Oval Supervisor In Nova Scotia

Summer Emera Oval Supervisor
Summer Emera Oval Supervisor

Summer Emera Oval Supervisor

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $19.50 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the casual summer position of Summer Emera Oval Supervisor in Parks & Recreation. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The Emera Oval Supervisor will assist the Community Recreation Coordinator, and Senior Special Events Coordinator with daily supervision of programs and events held at the Oval and summer festival site. The Supervisor will be managing staff; program staff and volunteers for the delivery of daily inline and roller skating programs and events held at the Oval. The Supervisor will ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable experience during the wide variety of activities and events held at the Oval.


  • Assists with the implementation of programs, public skating sessions, major and weekly special events and summer festival events held at the Oval;
  • Assists in the management and supervision of front line staff including skating instructors and program staff working at the Oval;
  • Manages the assessment of work priorities and actions during daily program activities;
  • Provides assistance with training, direction, supervision and monitoring;
  • Conducts on-site meetings and team building sessions with team members;
  • Liaises with Oval maintenance staff to ensure the safe operation and delivery of programs and participants;
  • Ensures the proper and safe use of equipment and skating aids to be used for skating programs and events at the Oval and event site;
  • Maintains inventory of assets at the Oval;
  • Provides excellent customer service and support to participants, on-site staff, volunteers, community organizations and events;
  • Completes daily reports, statistics and documentation of daily activities, accidents and incidents.


Education and Experience:

  • Good knowledge and experience of inclusive recreation programming, human resource management principles, program supervision (outdoor), special event delivery and occupational health and safety regulations;
  • Two (2) years' supervisory experience and managing staff in Recreation/Special Events.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of outdoor recreation programs and special event delivery
  • Demonstrated understanding of facility management
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, management and support to a large complement of staff
  • Ability to supervise and manage multiple activities and events
  • Ability to provide risk management for outdoor recreation programming
  • Has stamina to skate and work in various weather conditions
  • Applicant must have current certification in First Aid, CPR Level B (CSA Basic)
  • Applicants must complete screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a Police Records Check
  • Applicants must be willing to obtain WHMIS training
  • Applicants must be willing to attend all orientations/training sessions

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Developing Others, Conflict Management, Organization and Planning, Risk Management, Communication, Team Leadership, Valuing Diversity, Initiative, Decision Making, Customer Service

WORK STATUS: Seasonal, June 1st 2023 - September 5th 2023

HOURS OF WORK: Number of weeks and hours per week will depend on the Oval operational schedule and participant levels. The Oval may be closed or staff hours reduced due to weather or poor conditions, constructions delays, site damage, low participation levels and/or special events. Supervisor will not be paid if attendance at work is not required due to the above noted conditions.

SALARY: Non Union, $19.50 per/hour (plus 4% vacation)

WORK LOCATION: Emera Oval, 5775 Cogswell Street, Halifax.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.