Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture - City of Trail

City of Trail
Posted 12 days ago
Full Time

Job Description

The City of Trail, known as BC’s Number One Sports Town and a National Communities in Bloom Winner, is situated on the Columbia River in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. The Greater Trail area is a four-season destination, offering an abundance of recreational facilities – from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and hiking – as well as first-class recreational facilities. Along with affordable real estate, Trail offers outstanding opportunities for living life well and to the fullest.

The City of Trail is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for managing, directing and providing leadership to the Parks and Recreation Department, with an annual operating budget closing in on $5 million and an annual capital budget averaging $4 million. This position serves on the City’s Administration and Management Team and acts as an advisor to City Council on parks and recreation matters. This position ensures that parks and recreation programs and services are delivered/implemented in an effective and efficient manner and meet and departmental & organizational strategic objectives and initiatives.

This is a senior exempt position within the organization requiring graduation from a recognized university with a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field and five years related parks and recreation experience, including experience in a leadership/administrative capacity and supplemented by business administration and other related courses.

A detailed job description outlining the duties and qualifications more fully is available on the City’s website at

Applicants are invited to submit by email a letter of application accompanied by a detailed resume by Wednesday, June 28, 2023 to

The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview.

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Education: Bachelor's degree

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