Job description Arts And Crafts Leader - Sports And Recreation in Canada

Find out what work is like for an arts and crafts leader - sports and recreation in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (NOC 54100).

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness


Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs. Fitness appraisers conduct fitness tests and assessments and design, develop and deliver fitness programs. They are employed by community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health care facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions, government departments, private businesses, tourism associations and similar establishments.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation and sport
  • Plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
  • Assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
  • Demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
  • Instruct groups and individuals in arts, crafts and similar activities and lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
  • Attend to clients with special needs
  • Provide lifestyle awareness information
  • Conduct therapeutic recreational or athletic activities
  • Monitor recreational, sports or fitness activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with coordination of special events
  • Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • May train and supervise staff
  • May maintain and repair sports equipment.
  • Fitness appraisers
  • Assess individual’s physical fitness through fitness tests and assessments and design fitness programs based on results
  • Provide information to the public and individuals on lifestyle and methods to improve and maintain physical fitness and weight
  • Measure and record individuals' bodily proportions, weight and body mass index
  • Handle equipment to conduct fitness tests and assessments and deliver exercise programs.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 54100), and a list of similar occupations:

  • aerobics instructor
  • camp counsellor
  • certified personal trainer
  • day camp leader
  • fitness appraiser
  • fitness instructor
  • gymnastics teacher
  • personal trainer
  • playground worker
  • recreation program leader
  • recreation technician
  • riding instructor
  • ski instructor
  • swimming instructor - sports

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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