Westside Skateboarding Instructor Job

Westside Rec Centre is hiring skateboarding instructors for their summer programs at their skatepark. Click here for details or view below:

Position: Skateboard Day Camp Leaders – Summer 2014

Who is Westside:

Westside Recreation Centre is a world-class facility based on a lifestyle and wellness concept. Since 2000, we have been providing families with a fun, healthy and affordable environment with world class activities, including a hockey and skating facility, fitness centre, gymnasium and an aquatic park.

Benefits of Being at Westside:
-Competitive wages and benefits
-Use of recreation facilities
-Close proximity to bus routes
-Scholarship Opportunities

Position Description
-To supervise, lead and instruct children in skateboarding and sports in a daycamp setting
-To provide a safe, fun and quality program
-Leadership, program planning and evaluation of programs
-Supervision of Leaders in Training and volunteers
-Actively and enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program including swimming, skating, gym sports/games and arts & crafts.
-Set-up, take-down and general maintenance of equipment and facility

Employment Terms:
-Camp dates are Immediately – August 15, 2014
Hours of work are dependent on day camp scheduling and vary from 8:30 am – 12:15 pm or 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Qualifications / Skills Required:
-Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
-All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age for children’s programs
-Minimum of two (2) years skateboarding experience
-Ability to deal with customer questions and concerns, enthusiastic and organized
-Previous day camp/skateboarding planning experience
-Experience leading a group in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: skateboarding, sports, general summer day camp and recreational activities

Closing Date: Immediate opening, Open until a suitable candidate has been found

Salary: Westside provides competitive salaries

Apply by: Drop resume / visit Westside Recreation Centre (2000-69 Street SW)
Or email to work@westsiderec.com


Jeff Thorburn Appointed Editor of SBC

Congratulations to Jeff Thorburn, newly appointed editor of SBC Skateboard Magazine. Read the news release below:

Welcome Jeff Thorburn

November 21, 2012
For immediate release:

Vancouver, B.C. — SBC Media is proud to announce
the addition of lifelong skateboarder, photographer
and magazine junkie Jeff Thorburn as the new editor
of SBC Skateboard magazine.
Based in our Vancouver office, Jeff brings more
than a decade of industry experience to the team,
from photographing some of Canada’s top skaters, to
most recently working as the skate hardgoods buyer
at The Source in Calgary, AB, one of Canada’s most
successful and influential shops.
An avid collector of nearly every skate mag ever
printed—with a keen eye for detail and a solid sense
of what Canada’s national skate mag should bring
to the table—Jeff understands implicitly the components
of a great editorial package.
With his inspiring vision for the future of SBC
Skateboard and deep connections within the skate
world, Jeff will be leading the charge into our most
thrilling season to date.
We couldn’t be more excited. Please join us in
welcoming Jeff to the team.

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