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Lock Cameron Water Ski Training Center

Wakeboard Instructor

Wakeboard Instructor
Who We Are:

At Horseshoe Resort, we are a team that loves to serve people, priding ourselves on the service that our colleagues deliver to our guests. Horseshoe Resort is always looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of hospitality professionals and recreation enthusiasts. If you are outgoing, friendly and love adventure and the outdoors, you may be the person we are looking for!

Position Summary:

Wakeboard Instructors are responsible for providing wakeboard lessons and instruction to our guests. They ensure guest safety at all times and provide a positive guest experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide instruction to guests on how to properly ride the wakeboard
  • Complete daily inspection of equipment to ensure it is safe for use
  • Maintains and cleans/disinfects equipment between guest use
  • Provides professional, and friendly customer services to guests
  • Ensuring the customers are following the safety guidelines.
  • Must have Wake Park Foundations Instructor certificate
  • Previous wake park instructor experience an asset
  • Be able to be on their feet for a full shift, up to 8 hours, while standing outdoors in hot weather conditions.
  • Be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Be able to physically meet the demands of the role

Join our team today, and enjoy employee perks such as Resort staff pass for yourself and your dependents, retail, lodging, and restaurant discounts, along with additional perks and discounts at our other affiliated resort – Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka.

Watersports Instructors Wanted

July 1st - September 7th
Bush’s Watersports Park 3385 Muskoka Road 169, Bala, ON, P0C1A0
Position Type:
Part & Full Time Positions available; weekends & weekdays
Age Requirement:
16 years or older
Position Summary:

As a Watersports Instructor you will be required to assist guests in lessons/private clinics/wakeboarding, wake surfing, and water skiing. The majority of your time will be spent in Nautique ski boats, while the remainder of your time may be spent assisting dock staff and/or conducting private cottage clinics and supporting the activities in our Pro Shop. We are looking for experience, professionalism and enthusiasm for all members of our team.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • To be well presented with a professional attitude at all times
  • To maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Deliver watersports instruction and operate boats safely following the principles learned in WSWO's Foundations Course.
  • Assist in the preparation, organization, delivery and the running of activities for all guests both on and off the water
  • Actively plan and prepare suitable sessions based on experience and ability for children & adults participating in lessons & clinics
  • To ensure the highest standard of health and safety is adhered to and that guests are advised on the practical/safe use of all equipment
  • To take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of all Bush's equipment
  • To ensure that the appearance of the Pro Shop, the Equipment Storage Center and overall property always meets guest expectations
  • The ability to work well, both independently and as part of the team
  • To be flexible and agile in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties as requested by your manager
  • As the first point of guest contact, you’ll be confident to consistently deliver excellent, personable, informative and efficient airport transfers both to and from the resort
  • Ensuring all COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures are followed to the letter.
  • WSWO Instructors course certification
  • First Aid and CPR certification

Head Watersports Instructor / Watersports Instructor

Job Type:
Full-time/Part-time, Contract
$15.00 - $18.00 / hour
Position Summary:

As Watersports Instructor you will be required to assist guests in lessons/private clinics/runs for tubing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and water skiing. The majority of your time will be spent executing these runs in a brand new Mastercraft, while the remainder of your time may be spent assisting dock staff and/or conducting private charters for guests in our touring boats. We are looking for experience, professionalism and enthusiasm for all members of our team.

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort offers its guests an exquisite and authentic premier Muskoka environment. SOAR Management provides the resort with all of its waterfront management and program needs.

Terms of Employment:

Seasonal May - October 2020 (Core season is July - Labour Day, as such both university and high school students will be accommodated within this time frame). This position requires your ability to work on a varied schedule that will include evenings, nights and weekends. Full time and part time hours are available.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Experience and interest in waterfront programming in a resort setting.
  • PCO (Pleasure Craft Operator) Card
  • WSWO Instructors course
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Operate all company vessels with care and accordance with all laws
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Must be 18 years or older by the first date of contract.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends.
  • Ability to work in a changing and busy environment.
  • Must reside locally during operational season at applicant's expense.
To apply, send resume to: Subject line must state “Head Watersports Instructor / Watersports Instructor"

Camp Oochigeas

Camp Oochigeas is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides children with cancer and children affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences. Oochigeas is a volunteer based program and the following position is one of a team of paid staff. In addition to facilitating the designated program area, it is the responsibility of the summer staff to actively support and provide resources to over 400 volunteers throughout the summer. Chosen applicants will work with co-instructors and sessional volunteers to provide our campers with a valuable waterski experience.

Important Notes

All members of the summer staff team must be at least 19 years of age. This is a paid residential summer contract position at our site near Rosseau, Ontario. All hires will be contingent on positive references, a police check with vulnerable sector screening and a medical screening. If you have questions please contact Miriam Paas, Overnight Program Manager at 416-961-6624 x 256.

Positions Available

Additional information on all positions may be available at the camp website.

Position Summary

Applicants will work with co-instructors and sessional volunteers to provide campers with a valuable waterski, wakeboard and/or wake surf experience.

Reports to:

Assistance Manager, Overnight Programs & Head of Water Ski

Contract Dates:
  • Water Ski training course mid-June
  • June 19 - Aug 30
Specific Accountabilities
  • Planning (5%)
    • Monitor and report on the achievement of Overnight Program plans and Waterski Program plans.
  • Programming and Facilitating (70%)
    • Plan and facilitate a safe and participant focused waterski and wakeboarding program for campers aged 6-18
    • Maintain equipment, track inventory, and report on needs for program growth
    • Build out program curriculum and prepare program plans for summer and for future program use.
    • Evaluate and improve program throughout the summer and at the end of summer to make suggestions for future program development.
    • Adapt and adjust curriculum and activities from session to session based on feedback and experiences
    • Ensure that camp programs incorporate Ooch values and traditions
  • Volunteer and Camper Support (20%)
    • Assist in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings
    • Coach and support volunteers in planning, prepping, and execution of camp wide programs, theme, and other activities
    • Support, coach, and lead volunteers in achieving safe, fun, and engaging waterski programs.
    • Assist volunteers in providing general support and supervision to campers
    • Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required
    • Participate in risk management and Overnight Camp emergency procedures
    • Support with summer bus programs and bus chaperoning as needed
  • Communication and Administration (5%)
    • Write end of summer report to evaluate activity area
    • Complete any necessary expense reporting and collection of receipts
Experience and Qualifications
  • Experience as a staff or volunteer in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Valid NLS Lifeguard or Bronze Cross certification for the duration of the contract
  • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License (can be reimbursed by Ooch)
  • Experience facilitating or participating in waterski and wake board activities
  • Experience towing someone behind a boat
  • WSWO Coaching Certification (can be reimbursed by Ooch)
  • A current driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under Camp Oochigeas’ Insurance Policy
Advantageous Criteria
  • An understanding of the power of camp
  • Experience in outdoor education or adventure education
  • NCCP Certification
  • Experience facilitating adaptive programming
  • Overnight camping experience (does not need to be canoe trips)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family
  • Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector
Particular Working Conditions
  • In consideration of the populations Ooch serves, the incumbent is a non-smoker
  • This position requires living at the Ooch Muskoka campsite for the duration of the contract – room and board is provide
Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions and supporting camp life require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is largely performed in an outdoor environment.

  • Able to help participants out of the water
  • Able to work outdoors in a waterfront environment for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions
  • Able to lift 20kg

Position Specific Responsibilities
  • Managing all risk and ensuring the operation of a safe program
  • Supervising, directing and overseeing the instruction and experience of all participants (campers and staff)
  • Facilitating and Instructing waterskiing, knee boarding, wakeboarding, and tubing
  • Supporting volunteer co-instructors
  • Oversee the care and use of the Camp’s ski boat
Volunteer Support Responsibilities Include
  • Assisting in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings
  • Assist in the planning, prepping, and execution of volunteer based programs (ie. evening programs)
  • Evening duties to support cabin counsellor teams
  • Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required
  • Holds a valid Pleasure Craft Operators License, and has experience with towing someone behind a boat
  • Hold a current Bronze Cross Lifeguarding Certification, NLS preferred (or equivalent)
  • Is an experienced and confident driver who holds a valid Driver’s License
  • Current CWSIC Instructors Course Certification (preferable). Training will be provided to right applicant
Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions and supporting camp life require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is largely performed in an outdoor lake environment. Minimum physical requirements are as follows:

  • Able to physically assist camper participants from the water
  • Able to run two to three waterski sessions daily each lasting up to 3 hours
  • Able to lift 20kg


To apply, send your resume with a cover letter through any of the following contact methods. Please ensure you indicate which position you are applying for and where you saw the job posting.

Human Resources
Camp Oochigeas
464 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
Email or
Equal Employment Opportunity

Camp Oochigeas invites applications from all qualified individuals. Camp Oochigeas is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Upon request, Camp Oochigeas will provide to applicants with disabilities, accommodations that take into account the applicants’ accessibility needs, in order to facilitate participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages.

Cable Park Operator

Job Title
Cable Park Operator - Deerhurst Resort
June – August (weekends if able in spring and fall)
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Position Type
Seasonal / contractual
Pay Structure
Weekly rate

Water skiing, wakeboarding, wake skating, surfing, flyboarding and hoverboarding, 22’ off, tantrum to blind, 40 mile an hour shower, 4 tier pyramids, Mastercraft boats, Kawasaki jet skis, Zapata racing…any of this sound familiar? If so, look no further for the best summer job with Canada’s largest water sports company “Summer Water Sports" We are currently searching for instructors and show skiers for our 2017 team. If you grew up spending summers on the lake or near the ocean, have experience teaching sports, driving boats, work well with others and excel at customer service continue reading and send us your resume and cover letter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach all forms of water sports to our clients adhering to company safety policies, proven techniques while providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Operate the system 2.0 cable system
  • Maintain features
  • Operate all company vessels / vehicles with care and in accordance with all laws
  • Interact and engage each customer in a friendly and timely manner
  • Come up with new creative ways to teach and entertain clients
  • Attend all staff training days, development sessions and SWS events
  • Show up for each shift clean, in uniform and ready to work.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • WSWO Instructors course certification or equivalent
  • Experience with cable systems
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Specific watersports skills
  • Experience driving tow boats with skiers
  • Must be available for interviews in Toronto or Muskoka. Special exceptions could be made.
Additional Information

More information about the role may be found here. To apply, send email to

Watersports Instructor

Job Title
Water Ski or Head of Water Ski
June 23 and runs until August 15 or Sept 1
Camp Wahanowins

Camp Wahanowin located on Lake Couchiching is looking for a dynamic individual with extensive background in water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing and driving for beginner/intermediate skiers ages 7 – 16. Live on site and be part of an incredible staff experience. Job starts June 23rd and runs until August 15th or Sept 1st. Successful applicants should have their Bronze Cross, Pleasure Craft Operator’s card and be at least 19 years old. Please send your resumes to Camp Director – Pete Thistlethwaite.

Wake Hui!

Please see the Wake Hui website ( for information on the the multitude of watersports positions this great company hires each ski season.