Summer Jobs

2019 Job Posting: Rowing Coach

General Overview:

The North Star Rowing Club is located on Lake Banook in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and offers rowing programs for learn to row, youth (age 13-19), seniors (age 20-27), para (all ages) and masters (age 21+) rowers. Our athletes compete in local, provincial, national and international level regattas, and some of our members have achieved medals in both World and Olympic competition.

The club is currently seeking up to three (3) coaches to work under the direction of the club Head Coach. The coaches will help develop and manage day to day rowing programs for our spring/summer Junior, Masters and Para recreational and competitive programs, and all Learn to Row programs. He/She must ensure that athletes adhere to all safety guidelines on and off the water and also adhere to the Coaching Code of Ethics.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and instruct daily summer Junior Rowing Programs
  • Develop day to day workout plans and implement training programs for Masters and Para rowers
  • Assist club competitive coaches with junior and senior high-performance training (excellent coach mentoring opportunity)
  • Assist in the coordination of all aspects of the club operation, which includes program registration and planning, regattas registration and planning, boat cleaning and repair, and general club maintenance
  • Provide leadership to youth and offer a friendly welcoming face to all members of the club


  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year.
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
  • NCCP Learn to Row or RCA Coach Trained or Certified preferred.
  • Valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card required.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Course.
  • Excellent swimming ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with athletes with disabilities.
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Person Check required.

Work Schedule:

  • 30-40 hours/week (additional hours possible)May-September and possibly into October
  • Attendance at all coaching sessions and summer regattas


Salary TBA (based on funding grant)

If interested, please send a complete resume and cover letter before March 17, 2019 to:

Head Coach Peter Webster

Note: The position is contingent on receiving funding for hiring summer students and a requirement of the grants is that the applicants must be full time students who are returning to studies in September.