The Capital Regional District (CRD) is a diverse organization united by a common purpose: to serve the public good and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region. The work we do has a lasting impact in our community and our employees are key to our success.

Panorama Recreation, a division of the Parks, Recreation & Environmental Services business unit of the CRD, works to promote individual and community wellness by providing recreation opportunities that reflect the needs of our communities in an effective and efficient manner. We serve residents and visitors of the Saanich Peninsula, which includes Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, District of Central Saanich, and BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) and W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) First Nations.

Why work for Panorama Recreation?

Our Culture and Work

Our Cultural Traits reflect what we value as an organization. They were developed through an employee-driven process, and are the behaviours and mindset we strive to demonstrate and apply throughout our work. 

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities and lived experiences.

What are we working on? Check out our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan! New strategic plans are developed every five years. They are informed by comprehensive community engagement, and help guide Peninsula Recreation Commission members and staff in making informed decisions; ensuring Panorama’s delivery of recreation programs, services and facilities is done effectively, efficiently and aligning with resident needs.

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    Discounts on recreation programs and businesses.
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Fair Compensation and Great Benefits

Collective bargaining and our own market research ensure that our wages remain competitive. In addition to industry-appropriate pay, Panorama Recreation staff receive: 

Free Drop-in Access

Free drop-in access to swimming, skating, weight room and *fitness classes, plus discounted court rentals and *registered programs.

Dependent on the status of your role (auxiliary, regular, temporary), complimentary drop-in access for your immediate family to swimming, skating, weight room and *fitness classes.

*Some exclusions apply

Discounted Court Rentals and Registered Programs

Discounts on court (squash, racquetball, wallyball, tennis) rentals and registered recreation programs*.

*Some exclusions apply

Free Parking

EV charging stations and a sheltered bike lock-up are available at Panorama Recreation Centre, and the centre is conveniently located on a bus route.

Workshops, Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Subsidy towards role-relevant workshops, training and professional development opportunities and fees.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee and Family Assistance Program provides employees and their families with free access to safe, confidential, and professional resources to help navigate personal matters such as finances, relationships, retirement, and health concerns, just to name a few. 

*Benefits packages vary based on employment status (regular or auxiliary) and labour representation (ie: the benefit plan for unionized employees differs from the plan for employees in positions excluded from union membership under the BC Labour Code). Click here for more information.

A Range of Career Opportunities 

Panorama Recreation employs over 250 auxiliary, part-time, and full time-staff at four locations on the Saanich Peninsula.

Types of Employment


Dependent on the role, department and time of year, hours and shifts may be consistent or irregular — on-call or following a scheduled shift.


Permanent full-time or part-time work. Usually for set hours every week.


Typically, these roles are backfill for a regular employee who is off work for an extended period of time, or term positions to support with special projects.

Program and Service Areas


Examples of roles within this department include Receptionist, Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Secretary and Reception Team Lead — some primarily front-line and others working behind the scenes.


A number of opportunities exist in the Aquatics department, including Assistant Lifeguard, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Team Leader, Aquafit Instructor and Recreation Programmer.

As a member of the Aquatics department staff, you would be part of a close-knit, professional team, responsible for ensuring the safety and enjoyment of aquatic facility users and supporting people of all ages and abilities in learning lifelong water safety skills.


Opportunities within the Arena department exist for those with and without skating experience. Roles include Skating Instructor, Skate Patrol/Attendant, Skate Sharpener, Arena Coordinator and Arena Programs Assistant. As an Arena department staff, you would be part of a close-knit, professional team; responsible for ensuring the safety and enjoyment of Arena facility users and supporting people of all ages and abilities in learning skating skills. 

Community Recreation - Youth and Adult

In the Youth Community Recreation department, you need to love kids! We do a lot of different things, including hosting birthday parties, leading day camps, after school care, art classes, drop-in sports, youth leadership and teen lounge. We also run a year-round preschool and group childcare, led by certified Early Childhood Educators and Assistants. Many of our staff use their experience at Panorama when working towards careers as teachers, councillors and more.

In the Adult Community Recreation department, you may either be the coordinator or a contract instructor (non-staff position). If you are interested in instructing a course as a contractor, please visit the Program Proposals section of our website for more information.

Communications and Special Events

Opportunities within this department include the Communication and Special Events Coordinator, Special Events and Marketing Assistant, and Special Events Monitor.

As a Special Events Monitor, you get paid to play! In this role, you would have the opportunity to connect with our community through fun and interactive activities. Whether it be supervising our 50-foot inflatable obstacle course, leading active games or painting glitter tattoos, you can always create a smile on someone’s face.

Racquet Sports

We are a team of skilled, enthusiastic, caring coaches, sharing our passion for racquet sports! As a Tennis Instructor, you may work with players of all ages and skill levels, independently or in a co-instructing capacity.

Other opportunities within this department include Racquet Sports Coordinator, Tennis Camp Leader and Tennis Camp Assistant.

Safe and Inclusive Work Environment 

We value a workplace that's safe, respectful and inclusive. As an organization, this means designing, implementing and managing our work to promote these working conditions and attitudes as integral to everything we do. 

Working at Panorama Recreation means you’ll have supportive and enthusiastic co-workers, access to universal washrooms and changerooms, and our commitment to providing a Respectful Workplace and adhering to Standards of Conduct, including requisite training for all employees.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture that celebrates the uniqueness of individuals - where differences are recognized, appreciated and responded to in ways that fully respect each person’s background, lived experiences, talents and strengths.

Through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors, workers and joint occupational health and safety committees, the CRD is proud to participate in the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program. Employers receive COR certification when they implement an occupational health and safety management system that has successfully passed an external audit and met WorkSafeBC's standards. As an employer, the CRD received COR certification in 2021 in recognition of our efforts to proactively improve workplace safety and our commitment to going above and beyond what is legally required. 

Current Postings

Click here for our current job postings.  
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Working for the Capital Regional District means living in a region known for its beauty, climate, recreational activities and lifestyle. Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands offer spectacular experiences from beachcombing at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, to walking among old growth rainforests, or taking part in a vibrant arts and culture scene. Our region is a great place to live, work, play and create year-round.

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