Job Postings

Position: Coach—Sprint Flatwater Program

Location: Pemberton, BC

Status: part time May 2 to late September, 2022

  • hours may vary throughout season
  • opportunity to increase hours
  • potential for extension in fall for additional sessions and/or dryland training

Salary: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience

About Us:

The Pemberton Canoe Association (PCA) is a volunteer-based organisation situated in beautiful Pemberton, BC, just north of Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway. The club has approximately 150 members and runs training programs for adults and youth in dragon boat, flatwater, and outrigger canoe, as well as various camps during the summer, and corporate paddling opportunities for the public. The club runs most of its programs on One Mile Lake, near the edge of the village. The flatwater program currently has about ten youth paddlers.

 Job Summary:

Are you a dynamic individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a love for youth and sport in the outdoors? The PCA is looking for a coach for our sprint flatwater program. This position will entail running training sessions for canoe and kayak paddlers. You would be supported in this endeavour by our other coaching staff.  Finally, this person will need to respect the club’s policies regarding fair play and equity and they are expected to help promote fun, supportive, and well-organized programs in a safe environment.


  • Create and oversee multiple weekly training sessions for the sprint program for development and advanced paddlers
  • Prepare athletes for regattas
  • Report regularly to the flatwater head coach on the progress of the sprint program


  • Experience coaching and/or competing in either sprint canoe or kayak disciplines or past experience coaching  youth sport
  • Competent swimming skill
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational, and communication skill
  • Ability to work with paddlers of all ages and abilities
  • Cleared Criminal Records check



    • Sprint Canoe/Kayak ELCC Certificate
    • Past experience with recreational programs
    • Standard first aid with CPR Level C
    • Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, or NLS lifeguard training 
    • Knowledge of dragon boat, war canoe, and/or outrigger canoe paddling
    • Community Coaching (Canoe Kids) Instructor course certification
    • Pleasure craft operators permit

      Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, with a cover letter to:    

      Position open until filled


      Position: Summer Camp Coach

      Status: part-time and full-time positions available 

      Salary: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience 

      The Pemberton Canoe Association is looking for individuals to develop and implement “Canoe Kids” paddling day camp  programs for Pemberton and area youth aged 7-12. The programs will be located at One Mile Lake in Pemberton. The  club is interested in hiring motivated individuals keen to develop our canoe and kayak program. The jobs will generally  be five days a week (Monday – Friday), however they may include occasional weekend work. 


      • design and implement programs based around the Canoe Kayak Canada’s “Canoe Kids” programs teach dragon boat, outrigger, and canoe and kayak flatwater and whitewater paddling skills, steering skills, and  safety practices  
      • ensure that all the proper registration and forms have been completed by camp registrants Qualifications: 
      • These job positions have been made available through the Canada Summer Jobs grant program so interested  applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age 
      • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada 
      • Paddling experience in dragon boat, outrigger, flat-water, and/or white-water boats 
      • Canoe Kids Instructor course  


      • Ability to utilize social media platforms 
      • Past experience with coaching youth sport 
      • Past experience with recreational program design 
      • Knowledge of flatwater, dragon boat, and outrigger canoe paddling 
      • Strong swimmer and paddler with ability to rescue paddlers if required 
      • First aid training 
      • Lifeguard training 

      Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, with a cover letter, and reference letter by email, no later than April 24, 2022 to: