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To apply for any of the jobs you see below, please send a resume to or call 902-863-1141 for more information.


We are ALWAYS looking for swim instructors.

If you currently hold a Red Cross Swim Instructor certification and wish to join our team, contact us for an employment application. If you wish to become a Swim Instructor and are 15 years of age or older, please call us at 902-863-1141 or email to find out more about taking the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Couse.

The Water Safety Instructor Course focuses on preparing candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim Programs.  Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills in all of the Red Cross Swim Programs.

Prerequisites include:

  • Candidates must be 15 years of age or older
  • Have completed Swim Kids Level 10 or equivalent
  • Have one of the following certifications:  Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or Bronze Cross

Course Outline includes:

  • Skills evaluation (able to meet Red Cross Swim Kids Performance Criteria – Swim Kids Level 10)
  • On-line component (12-14 hours of on-line training)
  • Teaching experience (8 hours of practice teaching)
  • Classroom/Pool Component

Free training is available for Antigonish Town & County residents who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish or the Town of Antigonish;
  • Agree to work a minimum of one year as a swim instructor for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish
  • 15 years of age;
  • Have successfully completed all levels of the Red Cross Swim Program or equivalent.

2019 Summer Employment

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Season.  Information on available positions and the employment application can be found by clicking here.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 22, 2019.



PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COORDINATOR (Term Position, April 2019 – April 2020)

The Physical Activity Coordinator is a full time position with a one year term reporting directly to the Recreation Director. The successful applicant, as part of a team will be responsible for achieving the goals set out in the recreation and physical activity plan by implementing the diverse actions detailed within the plan.  The plan aligns with the following five goal areas: Active Living; Inclusion and Access; Connecting People and Nature; Supportive Environments; Recreation Capacity.

The successful applicant must hold a University degree in Recreation or related field; ensure a minimum of two years related experience; ensure experience in creating and managing budgets; have superior communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Please click here for a full job advertisement and click here for a full job description.





Antigonish County Recreation is seeking a responsible enthusiastic and organized individual to provide leadership for the Before and After School Pre-Primary Program at East Antigonish Education Centre.  This is a part-time position starting January, 2019 to June, 2019.  Please click here for the job ad.  For a full job description, click here.


We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to lead our After School Programs.  Programs include:  Outdoor Recreation, Girls on the Move, Making Tracks Cycling, Paddling, Curling, Mountain Biiking, FunSkills and more!!  All training is provided free of charge.  If you are interested in joining our team please email us at or phone us at 902-863-1141.



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