Job fair looks to fill numerous positions at new-look community centre in Mississauga
Published November 14, 2023 at 12:41 pm
Now reopened with a fresh look and numerous upgrades, one of Mississauga’s oldest community centres is searching for a small army of new faces to help run the facility.
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, which opened its doors once again on Nov. 5 after being shut down for more than two years for some $40 million in massive renovations, is hosting a one-day job fair this Saturday in an effort to fill numerous positions.
The Nov. 18 event, which will accept walk-in applications from noon until 3 p.m., looks to attract those interested in various positions including:
- fitness, martial arts and sports instructors
- personal trainers
- music and dance instructors
- drop-in youth leaders
- preschool instructors
- aquatics workers
- specialized community recreational workers
Applicants are asked to bring a copy of their resume, certifications and references. Live interviews will be conducted.
From 10 a.m. until noon, scheduled interviews for candidates who previously applied for positions and have been pre-screened will take place.
City of Mississauga officials say they’re seeking passionate people to work at “our latest redesigned, state-of-the-art recreation facility” and serve the community with a specialization and qualifications in building operations, fitness, sports, aquatics, arts, dance and martial arts.
Registration is required upon entry to the job fair.
Built in 1974, Burnhamthorpe Community Centre was due a major overhaul “to meet the needs of the community” when it shut down to the public in early 2021 for renovations, city officials said earlier.
The facility is “near completion” and reopened two Sundays ago “in a staggered approach for residents to enjoy” until Dec. 31.
During that period, free drop-in programs and opportunities to try out new amenities will be available in the hockey/skating arena (which reopened in late September), gymnasium and multi-purpose spaces, officials say.
Access will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so officials caution residents there will likely be lineups and waiting periods.
Major renovations/upgrades to the facility include a new aquatics centre and a new equipment-based fitness centre, among other upgrades and additions.
Rendering of what the new swimming pool area looks like. (Image: City of Mississauga)insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising