Whether you are a team looking for a curler and/or coach to join your team or a curler looking to join a team, or a member club looking to fill a vacancy, this is the place to look. Clubs and curlers are also encouraged to post buy/sell equipment and/or supplies here. The following is posted on behalf of teams, curlers and member clubs; Curling Alberta has no direct affiliation with any of the listings.

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Curling Alberta is seeking a Director of Operations & Community Curling Centre Development.

The Director of Operations & Community Curling Centre Development will oversee programs, initiatives, communications, and public relations, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  There will be a significant focus on leading curling clubs through return to play and COVID recovery, by developing and implementing a range of support initiatives.  In conjunction with the Executive Director, this position will be relied upon to provide leadership in the organization and take over responsibilities of the Executive Director in his/her absence.

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Club Manager

Seeking Club Manager
Club Manager, Ellerslie Curling and Recreation Association (ECRA)

ECRA is a Curling Club with a season that normally runs from September to April each year. The Club Manager will report directly to the Board of Directors and is over all responsible for the financial accountability of the club, including event promotion and membership recruitment and retention, as well as the day to day operations of the facilities.
The ECRA Manager is an independent contractor working under a contract for service to provide for management of the club over a full yearly cycle.
A complete and detailed list of duties and responsibilities can be provided upon submission of a resume and cover letter if the individual is selected for further assessment.

Manager Responsibilities:
Administrative/Finance Responsibilities: The Club manager will prepare for and meet monthly with Board of Directors, including preparation of monthly reports and financial statements. Liaise with kitchen leasee, vendors, clients, and general club users.
Implement and administer Club/board approved policies and agreements.
Review and track daily financial revenue and expenses, daily bookkeeping requirements to meet audit standards, reconcile with treasurer reports.
General Responsibilities
Marketing and promotion of leagues, events and bonspiels
Organizing and implementing Club hosted events
Administering the curling season
Managing bar including inventory
Managing the maintenance of the facilities

Education and Experience:
An ideal candidate would have:
Post secondary education in business or recreation management,
Minimum 5 years experience in customer service industry plus supervisory and/or management experience,
Significant knowledge of curling operations, and, Skills in general computer software including social media and promotional platforms and websites.
Ability to follow and enforce organizational policies
Competencies/Assets
Inventory tracking
Customer service
Accounting/bookkeeping
Staff training and scheduling
Bar service, Smart serve certified (or ability to obtain)
Valid G licence
Use of personal vehicle

Note:
Job is located in Edmonton, AB
A GST Registration number will be required upon signing of the contract
Submissions of interest should be sent to the ECRA at ellerscc@shaw.ca no later than midnight on Sunday, August 23, 2020
Anticipated start date: 2020-09-01
Job Types: Independent Contractor
Remuneration: To be negotiated based upon experience of the successful candidate.

Benefits:
Casual Dress
Flexible Schedule
On-site Parking
Schedule: As an independent contractor, the successful candidate would be required to manage their time and join in person at the club in a manner that allows them to meet their contractual obligations.

COVID-19 considerations: A COVID health and safety plan and policies have been developed.

Ice Technician / Manager

The Hinton Curling Club is accepting applications for a Level 1 or 2 Ice Technician. We are a six sheet curling rink operating approximately 4 days a week and will include several weekends. Job duties include ice-making and maintenance, general facility maintenance and various other duties as required. The ice-maker will report directly to the Curling Club President. Wage based on knowledge, experience and qualifications.
Please contact duane.wright@tourmalineoil.com for more information

Education Coordinator

Job Title: Education Coordinator

Job Type: Permanent – 0.5 to 0.8 FTE

Job Purpose:

  •  To build leadership capacity and technical expertise in our sport by coordinating and/or providing training and education opportunities for coaches, ice techs, officials, staff, and volunteers.
  • To ensure all aspects of Curling Alberta courses, training, certification, and professional development opportunities are executed with excellence.
  • To act as a liaison to assist communication and cooperation between Curling Alberta and its partners, leaders, and member clubs

Job Focus:

  1. Courses and Clinics
  2. Rankings & Database Management
  3. Excel Program & Multisport Games Support
  4. Alberta Rocks Camps
  5. Coach Screening & the Respect in Sport Program
  6. Administration & General Duties

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Contract Ice Technician

Highwood Curling, located in the Town of High River, is currently seeking an experienced ice technician that thrives on interacting with people, is customer focused and self motivated.

We require an individual to prepare and maintain our 4-sheet curling ice facility as a seasonal contract position from September 15 to April 15 each year.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Contract Ice Technician plays an integral role in the customer service and professional image of our club. Qualified candidates will have experience performing and overseeing all ice-making and maintenance duties, managing volunteer and/or paid ice crew, keeping detailed maintenance logs, and be both personable and approachable in effort to maintain a positive working relationship with our members, visitors and community at large.

Main Responsibilities
– Installation of our 4 sheet ice surfaces including in ice advertising and logos as well as removal of ice at season’s end
– Ensure all ice maintenance equipment is operating efficiently, safely and serviced as required and are responsible for ordering necessary equipment and materials needed for the ice
– Prepare and maintain the ice surface to the highest possible standard
– Perform ice maintenance such as scrape, pebble and nip prior to each league, bonspiel, event, practice session and rental draw
– Perform/oversee major ice maintenance as needed throughout the curling season
– Assess and perform (or coordinate) all rock maintenance and repair as required
– Train and supervise any volunteer /or paid Ice Assistants in the operations of scraping, cleaning, pebble/nip and actively recruit and coordinating schedules of volunteer Ice Assistants
– Work with Board of Directors to establish the ice maintenance schedule
– Act as liaison between Highwood Curling and the Town of High River, Bob Snodgrass Recreation Facility maintenance staff on all ice plant and building maintenance issues.
– Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Other Duties
– Complete all tasks observing all safety rules and in a professional and courteous manner
– Perform detailed cleaning and disinfecting duties in playing surface, lobby, locker rooms and washroom areas to adhere to the guidelines set out by the Alberta Health Authority, Town of High River and Alberta Curling
– Maintain general cleanliness at the exterior entrance to the curling rink inclusive of snow removal
– Co-ordinate any necessary rock or ice maintenance/repair as required
– Be present at agreed times for all major bonspiels and league play to monitor ice and ensure best possible quality playing conditions
– Attend monthly board meetings to present Ice Technician report of maintenance concerns

Qualifications and Skills
– Previous experience as an Ice Technician
– Minimum Level 2 Ice Technician Certification (Preference given to applicants with higher certification)
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong work ethic
– Computer literate
– Possess up to date CPR and basic First Aid (or willingness to obtain in first 3 months of contract)
– Ability to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends and statutory holidays as necessary
– You are an active curler and plan to participate in some Highwood Curling league play (League and Membership fees covered by club)

This position offers a competitive compensation based on candidate’s experience.

While we appreciate and thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Ice Maker/Care Taker

The Slave Lake Curling Club is currently seeking a head ice technician for the 2020-21 season.

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Coordinates and provides leadership in the daily operation of ice making, maintenance and improvement of ice operations
  • All on-ice operations – ice installation, ice maintenance, water quality sealing, flooding, pebbling, painting, scraping, temperature control, frost heaving, curling stones, brine, refrigeration, humidity, energy conservation & safety

Skill and Attributes (asset, not required):

  • Ice Technician Certification
  • Previous ice technician experience
  • Self-motivated and works well with minimal direction
  • Ability to work with flexible hours depending on the task at hand

Salary: Competitive wage based on experience

Head Ice Technicial

The Coaldale Granite Club is currently seeking a head ice technician for the 2020-21 season.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position is seasonal from September to March. The Coaldale Granite Club is a 6 sheet curling club with roughly 200 members of all ages and ability and approximately 7-10 draws per week. In addition, the club also hosts 4-6 regular club bonspiels throughout the season in addition to weekly rentals, practice sessions and Alberta Curling Federation and Curling Canada sanctioned events. The club has a new ice plant which was installed and has been operating since 2014.

Responsibilities (not limited to):
– Coordinates and provides leadership in the daily operation of ice making, maintenance and improvement of ice operations
– All on-ice operations – ice installation, ice maintenance, water quality sealing, flooding, pebbling, painting, scraping, temperature control, frost heaving, curling stones, brine, refrigeration, humidity, energy conservation & safety
– Ensure regular flooding of ice surface
– Ensure plant and ice area is kept clean
– Ensure the ice is prepared and ready for use for each draw and event in a timely fashion
– Prepare and maintain ice for bonspiels and events. Work closely with the coordinating chair of the bonspiel to ensure all the needs are met
– Manage and train part time / casual ice staff and volunteers when required
– Identify and forecast needs for small and capital equipment replacement / maintenance

Skill and Attributes:
– Ice Technician Certification
– Previous ice technician experience
– Self-motivated and works well with minimal direction
– Ability to work with flexible hours depending on the task at hand

Curling Manager – Huntington Hills Community Association

We are seeking a Curling Manager for our Curling Club at the Huntington Hills Community Association.  We offer 8 sheets of curling ice. We have over 700 members and we are a vibrant and strong community based curling club.

The Curling Club Manager will report directly to the General Manager of the facility.  Additionally, the Curling Club Manager is required to maintain positive and productive relationships with all curling leagues and their representatives as well as all customers of Huntington Hills Community Association.

Role Over-View – Primary Duties

Oversee the day to day operations of the curling area which would include:

  1. Coordinate leagues, venue rentals, school classes and leagues, bonspiels, curling instruction, corporate league rentals
  2. Market, promote and provide Learn to Curl Clinics for all ages – as well as marketing for all curling activity
  3. Event Management for Corporate, School or League Bonspiels
  4. Promote the Club including seeking and maintaining sponsorships, member growth and facility rentals.
  5. Website and Social media management
  6. Junior Curling program management and training of volunteers
  7. Manage a Curling Budget – including maintaining all invoicing of curling customers

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in sport organization business
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good Computer skills
  • Curling Experience or a willingness to learn the game and become a qualified instructor
  • Adaptable work schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • A vulnerable Sector Check is required – Police Check
  • Desire to be part of a growing dynamic team as we are a multi use facility

Start date would be mid August

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Barb Dickson. Barb.d@huntingtonhillscalgary.com

Ice Technician/Club Manager

The Fort McMurray Oilsands Curling Club has been a cornerstone non-profit organization in our local community since 2004, providing fun activities for individuals of all ages, and attracting major national curling events to Fort McMurray. We are looking for an Ice Technician / Club Manager for the upcoming 2020/2021 curling season. Our eight sheet club is centrally located in the MacDonald Island Park Complex. If you thrive on interacting with people, are a self-motivated, customer focused and an experienced ice technician, we are interested in hearing from you.

Qualifications:
• Level 1 ice technician (preference given to level 2 and above)
• Current Criminal record check
• Vulnerable Sector Check required

Term:
• September to End of March (7-month term)

Hosted Events:
• 2021 Canadian Junior Championship (March 15 to March 23, 2021)
• 2020/2021 Men’s Qualifier (January 2020)
• Club Bonspiels (approx. 1 per month)

Duties: You will be responsible for general operational support of our curling club:
• Responsibility for all ice maintenance and ice preparation activities during season:
o Installation of ice at the beginning of the season, removal of ice at the end of the season
o Monitor and regularly inspect the ice equipment to ensure they are in safe and serviceable condition. Identify issues and report to board if expenditures are required, to receive approval prior to moving forward with repairs that are not covered by the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC), operators of the MacDonald Island Park Complex.
o Facilitate all ice activities, ensuring a safe, high quality playing surface for all leagues, rentals, bonspiels and other functions as required.
o Supervise and schedule volunteer assistants, if required.
• Registration of curlers and processing of payments as required including volunteer fees.
• Coordinating with league reps to ensure teams are accounted for and schedule can be developed/updated.
• Be first point of contact with club for members, the public, suppliers and contractors.
• Coordination of volunteers and curling participants for all club activities, and providing office hours if required.
• Coordinate ice booking, equipment rentals, and invoicing/payment, and providing curling on-ice instruction for bookings as required. Maintain an accurate calendar of events/bookings and required volunteers.
• Assist in running the Junior/Little Rocks program.
• Liaise with MacDonald Island staff and other community clubs.
• Support executive directors, league reps, bonspiel coordinators and special events as required.
• Work with club treasurer to keep financial transactions up to date as required.
• Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings and take direction from Board if required.
• Assist with Casino/other club fundraising activities such as raffles (including tracking sheets and ticket collection).
• Maintain inventory of curling supplies for sale at the club.
• Assist in finding new club sponsors/grants/funding and procuring sponsor signage as required, and complete club promotion activities as required.
• Any additional administrative duties required for smooth operation of the club (including but not limited to: collecting mail, completing bank deposits, answering phone/email, purchasing supplies if approved by the Board of Directors, updating club board/webpage, maintaining the office clean and organized).

Please email your resume and salary expectations to dnaconechny@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2020.

Curling Ice Technician Available

John Steel formerly of Highwood Curling Club and Level 3 curling Ice Technician looking for possible curling club in the Calgary and surrounding region for the upcoming season.

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