Chapter 2: The Job Market

2.1 Job Titles

Below are examples of job titles associated with the 4 areas of the Recreation & Leisure Industry. These job titles come from a scan of current job postings on virtual job boards.

Active Listening

Active Living

exterior of building of YMCA Centre Branch in London Ontario
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario [Click to Enlarge]
  • Recreation programmer
  • Recreation aide
  • Recreation worker
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Recreation facilitator
  • Recreation therapist & Recreation therapist aide
  • Music Therapist
  • Art Therapist
  • Active Living manager
  • Activity aide
  • Life enrichment aide
  • Events coordinator
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Equipment operator
  • Facility manager
  • Camp counselor & Camp Leaders
  • Recreation leader
  • Recreation Attendant

Sports and Leisure

Sport and Leisure

BMO Centre indoor soccer pitch, London Ontario
BMO Centre London [Click to Enlarge]
  • Coach
  • Instructor
  • Community Arts programmer
  • General Manager
  • Sport Administrator
  • Sport Director
  • Sport Information Officer
  • Guide
  • Interpreter
  • Engagement Officer
  • Supervisor Visitor Experience
  • Events Planner
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation and Parks

man lifting a canoe
Algonquin Park, ON. [Click to Enlarge]
  • Information Officer
  • Park Communicator
  • Park Resource Officer
  • Parks Maintenance/Parks Crew
  • Conservation Area Technician
  • Forestry Technician
  • Park Interpreter
  • Program Leader
  • Park Administrative Supervisor
  • Wilderness Instructor
  • Campground Manager
  • Outdoor Programming Leader
  • Trails Supervisor, Trail Technician
  • Adventure Course Guide

Community Recreation

Community Recreation

pool at East Park in London Ontario
East Park Pool. [Click to Enlarge]
  • Recreation Programmer
  • Recreation Development specialist
  • Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
  • Operator – recreation/parks
  • Facility Manager
  • Facility Clerk
  • Recreation Attendant
  • Day Camp Director
  • Aquatic Supervisor
  • Lifeguard
  • Aquatic Staff


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