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Position: Skate Associate
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Since 1991, Evergreen, a not-for-profit, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces. We believe that connecting people, natural and built worlds create flourishing cities for the future. For more than 25 years Evergreen has connected, collaborated, and catalyzed Canadians to do amazing things positively affecting attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of a sustainable city. For more information visit


As Skate Associate you are an essential member of the Winter Active Living Team, responsible for skate instruction, program facilitation and skate desk responsibilities. You will deliver our skate programming including, leading our Learn to Skate Lessons, Skate School visits, Community Group visits and Public Skate hours, and assist with rink maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with a team to plan and lead effective and engaging skating lessons for children ages 4-15 and adults ages 16+
  • Facilitating school/community visits and public skate hours (including supervision of ice rink and fire pits)
  • Ensuring that risk is managed and safety is upheld for an excellent participant experience
  • Working closely with a team of volunteers and assisting the Project Manager, Active Living with volunteer management
  • Fulfilling Skate Desk responsibilities through:
    • Providing program information to interested participants
    • Assisting participants with skate sizing and sharpening
    • Handling skate rental transactions
    • Assisting with rink maintenance


Models Evergreen’s Core Values

  • Communication. Speak, listen and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external customers/donors to meet or exceed their expectations and receive positive feedback from internal and external customers/donors.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to get something done.
  • Calm under pressure. Demonstrate composure in stressful situations.


Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Project Manager, Active Living
  • Supervises: assists with supervision of Volunteer Team


  • Experienced skating instructor and/or strong skating skills (additional educator experience an asset)
  • Experience working with the public; comfort working with individuals of different ages, backgrounds and abilities
  • Able to work independently and contribute to a team environment
  • First Aid/CPR certification an asset

Working conditions:

  • Outdoors in cold weather
  • Working with children and adults
  • Standing/skating for extended periods of time

Terms of contract: part-time weekdays evenings and all-day weekends from November 26th to March 1st. Opportunities to work occasional weekday afternoons.

Starting Rate: $16.00

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to .
Please Reference “[Skate Associate]” in the subject line

By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Evergreen’s Accommodation policy. Applicants, please make your needs known in advance. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 2 2018    ID: 49008