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17 May 2024

Part-Time League Referee – JAM Sports Niagara

JAM – Posted by Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

JAM is your one-stop shop for all things PLAY! Whether you’re looking to find Sports Leagues across North America, or book a hilarious virtual event for your team, JAM has it all! We are looking for a new teammate to join us on our exciting adventure, as we connect more people through play than ever before!

Candidates must be a great fit with the JAM Core Values:

  • Chase the Vision
  • Deliver What You Promise
  • Take Pride in What You Do
  • Get Shit Done
  • Treat Everyone Like Your Best Friend
  • Find a Better Way


Our League Referees are an essential ingredient to the success of our leagues. We are currently looking for responsible, reliable and knowledgeable referees to officiate our sports leagues in Niagara. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating and officiating sports leagues. We are looking for referees to officiate Court Volleyball & Cornhole.

  • Engaging with players each and every shift to ensure they are having the best possible experience before, during, and after games
  • Establishing a relationship with vendors, facilities, and the community to support our growing brand
  • Arriving at the venue location prior to game times to meet with the facility caretaker and/or venue staff
  • Setting up equipment for the sport that will be played that evening
  • Managing the venue throughout the course of the night to ensure that our players enter & exit the building at the appropriate times and through the appropriate doors
  • Ensuring that all rules of the game are being followed by all players
  • Explaining the rules to all players as needed and ensuring that all participants understand game expectations
  • Maintaining standards of play and ensuring all players are conducting themselves appropriately during game play
  • Signaling participants to make them aware of infractions to otherwise regulate play or competition
  • Resolving claims of rule infractions on site and assess any necessary penalties according to game rules
  • Inspecting sporting equipment and/or examining participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations
  • Keeping track of game times and start/stop play when necessary


High Energy

Extremely upbeat and positive, with their own flair and personality!
Willingness to approach and chat with players and maintain this positive relationship over the course of the season.

Details, Details, Details

Taking care of the little details first makes putting on a big show easy!
Must have incredible attention to detail and be a quick learner!

Go Getter

Be confident and motivated to call on and/or meet/work/deal with players, head office staff, and facility staff.
Hardworking attitude. You are known for taking initiative.

Think Outside the Box Mentality

We’re not looking for mediocre and old-school here. We want someone who has fresh ideas, can work on their own without being micromanaged, and is good at developing and maintaining relationships.

Perfectly Seasoned

We are looking for someone who has past experience with planning events on every level. Someone who is able to clearly represent JAM to prospective businesses, while adopting our laid back yet professional attitude.

Well Spoken & Written

It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. You’ll need to have strong self-monitoring skills and strong public speaking skills.
You will need to be able to clearly articulate and summarize your shifts in writing through a shift report that is expected to be submitted online after each and every shift.
Knowledge of a wide variety of sports rules and formats is an asset!

Quick On Your Feet

Confidence in your ability to take control of a situation with a flair for being resourceful.
Strengths in planning, decision making, and creative problem solving.


  • Our leagues run Monday to Friday from roughly 5:30 pm until 11:00pm
  • Shift times are typically between 3 to 6 hours long depending on the venue.
  • Hours will vary depending on your availability, but preferences will be given to those who are committed to working consistent shifts on multiple evenings.
  • Responsibilities/times/locations all vary depending on your availability.


All of our League Referees earn $16.55CAD per hour

  • Base Rate = $16.55 CAD
  • After 50 Shifts = $17 CAD
  • 100 Shifts = $18 CAD
  • 200 Shifts = $19 CAD
  • 300 Shifts = $20 CAD

League Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in all of our tournaments at no charge (please note: that to be eligible to play in a tournament for free you must have a regular shift in the current season).

For more information about JAM, please visit

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for this role.

JAM Is For Everyone. 
We at JAM are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and are pleased to be an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be given equal consideration regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity/expression/orientation, age or disability. Our devotion to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment is reflected in our work culture as well as the services we offer. 

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