The Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) is a not-for-profit sports organization established in 1867 to provide rowing instruction for participants of all ages.  The ORC is comprised of a volunteer Executive Committee, volunteers and paid employees.  From April to November, the ORC operates from its boathouses on the Ottawa River.  In the off-season, the ORC membership trains at an indoor satellite location.

The ORC provides coaching to rowers in competitive or sport rowing programs, as well as introductions to the sport through Discover Rowing Youth Summer Camps, Adult Learn-to-Row, and the Adult Rowing League.  Local high schools and universities train and race out of the ORC.

Boat Maintenance Person

Reports to: Head Coach

Position designation:  Part-time, seasonal

Salary Range: $15 per hour

Hours:  Approximately 20-25 hours a week between May and November


The Boatman supports the Head Coach by maintaining and repairing the ORC’s fleet of boats, oars and other equipment, including but not limited to boat motors, docks and boat racks. 

Approximate start date is Monday, July 1, 2022 or earlier

Send Resume to Head Coach, Zak Lewis:

Facility Assistant

Reports to:  Executive Director

Position designation:  Part-time

Salary Range: $15/hour

Hours:  Approximately 22-25 hours per week;  varies weekly and seasonally


The Facility Assistant supports the Club Administrator and Head Coach by keeping the ORC boathouses and property in good, clean condition.  Success will be measured by maintaining the cleanliness of the ORC’s boathouses and property.

Approximate start date is Monday, July 1, 2022 or earlier

Send Resume to Head Coach, Zak Lewis:

Rowing Instructor (Youth Camp / Adult Learn to Row)

Reports to:  Head Coach

Position designation:  Full-time for 8 weeks, Non-managerial

Salary Range: Hourly, commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 hours per week


Instructors are responsible for the programming, balancing safety with the individual and group needs of the rowers.  Success is measured by improved rowing technique amongst participants, enjoyment and positive feedback from campers, increased enrolment, and the transition of campers into further ORC programs.

Send Resume to Head Coach, Zak Lewis: