The Bell Aliant Centre, also known as the CARI Complex, is located on the University of PEI campus in Charlottetown. It houses two ice surfaces (the MacLauchlan Arena), a competitive swimming pool, a leisure pool, a toddler pool, waterslide and hot tub.
About 80 to 100 people work full-time, part-time, or seasonally on the aquatics side of the centre, with more employees working in facility services and maintenance.
In the spring and fall, the aquatics side of Bell Aliant Centre is busy hiring staff for its various programs for children, adults and seniors.
“We offer our children’s programing mostly in the summer, on professional development days, and March Break during the school year,” says
“Our day camp programing includes swimming lessons, arts and crafts, sports activities, nature walks, field trips, and more.”
Some job titles
- Instructors & Assistant Instructors
- Lesson Supervisors & Team Leads
- Slide Attendants
- Day Camp Counsellors
“Many positions require special training, especially in aquatics. We often hire Assistant Instructors or Slide Assistants who were previously students in our programs such as Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross.
“When we look for people, we often advertise on Facebook, the JobBank, and use word-of-mouth. Applicants can drop off their resumés at the front desk of Bell Aliant Centre. We keep them on file and look through them as positions open up.”
The centre looks for people who have First Aid/CPR and WHMIS training. In-house training is offered for all positions.