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Barrie Rowing Club

Application Deadline: August 30, 2013   Starting Date: June 10, 2013

Position: Assistant to Club Manager

Job Description:
Club Coach & Assistant needed for a growing competitive program in Barrie

Two positions available (work period negotiable between April 15th and November 15th 2013):

1. Club Manager / Coach (preferred work period: May 6th 2013 – August 30th 2013)
2. Assistant to the Club Manager (preferred work period: June 10th 2013 – August 30th 2013)

Salary: $10.25 – $14 per hour depending on experience. Full Time (35 hours per week)
Hours of operation are: Monday – Friday 5:30am – 8:30am
Monday – Thursday 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 6:45am – 9:15am
(Additional time is to be made up outside club operation hours. Week-end duties are to be shared. Time sheets are to be submitted weekly.)

The two positions will share the following responsibilities.
• Work with the Board of Directors to continue growing the profile of the club
• Open the boathouse and facilitate member practices
• Drive a safety boat and provide basic coaching
• Keep the boathouse clean and monitor equipment usage and damage
• Ensure the safety standards are met
• Organize volunteers for Junior Scullers and Learn to Row programs
• Encourage safe and fun rowing experiences for all athletes

In addition, the Club Manager/Coach will have the following responsibilities:
• Participate in early season program planning
• Coach and travel with the spring high school program
• Coach and travel with the summer competitive program
• Assist in developing a coaching philosophy for the club

Applicant requirements:
• Current First Aid / CPR certificate or commitment to obtain one prior to start date
• Safe Boating License
• Experience driving motor boats near and around rowing shells
• Practical experience in sculling and sweep rowing
• Good communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to follow direction and to uphold rules in a respectful manner

Applicant assets:
• Experience coaching and/or coaching certification
• Ability to communicate and exercise authority with people of any age
• Enjoy being outside for several hours, and be able to lift equipment weighing up to 45lbs
• Knowledge of water safety and comfortable using motors and basic tools

Why take a job at the BRC?
The BRC is located in one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario. Our community still remains relatively untapped. We have had several years of strong acquisitions for new equipment and house it all in a secure location with change/restrooms, and training room on site. Our progressive board has made staffing and program development a highlight for the past 4 years. Our base of athletes is strong and growing, with a lot of potential for competitive programming.

The Barrie Rowing Club is located in Simcoe County, at the gateway to Ontario’s tourism country, in one of the region’s most dynamic growth communities. Our club is nestled on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, in the heart of downtown Barrie. We have a membership of 120 rowers, 20 kilometres of rowable water, and a large complement of club and privately owned boats.

Please send a résumé and cover letter to or call for more info 705-739-0874

For more information about the Barrie Rowing Club, visit our website at

Type of Position:
Full Time - Seasonal

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Contact Information:
Jill MacDonald
Barrie Rowing Club
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie , ON, Canada


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