Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Built in 1982, the Dartmouth Sportsplex is a large, family-focused health, fitness, and recreation complex serving all regions of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Currently undergoing a twenty-five million revitalization project, the facility includes a running track, racquetball and squash courts, full fitness centre, an arena, and two swimming pools—with a brand new double gymnasium, welcoming community spaces, and much more to come. In addition to the physical renovations, the Dartmouth Sportsplex is launching a large-scale community outreach and accessibility program to reduce barriers, ensuring that everyone in our community can play. The Dartmouth Sportsplex is community-focused and values diversity. We are an equitable employer, recognizing and embracing each person’s talents, skills, and individual perspectives. We strive to create the most comfortable experience for our vibrant community and staff.

The Dartmouth Sportsplex is seeking an energetic recreation professional to lead and instruct Aquatic Fitness programs. The successful candidate will be a great communicator who’s passionate about the impact recreation has on the health of our community. We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Have and maintain a valid, nationally recognized Aqua Fitness Instructor certification, or related experience/education.
  • Hold or are willing to obtain a valid, current CPR certification (obtained from a live class, recertified within past 12 months).
  • Are self-motivated, organized, and comfortable collaborating with other staff.
  • Can instruct several levels of exercise intensity, offering a safe, effective, and fun fitness experience that is suitable for most levels.
  • Can work flexible hours, including regular early morning, night, and weekend shifts.
  • Are competent using email, social media platforms, and text.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience instructing aquatic fitness, additional facility-relevant certifications (such as land-based fitness instruction, small group training, myofascial release, Personal Training certification, etc.), and willingness and ability to fill other roles (such as Personal and Small Group Trainer, Welcome Desk personnel, Weight Room Attendant, Fitness Instructor (land-based), Workshop Host, etc.).

This is a part-time, temporary position with the Dartmouth Sportsplex, with potential for full-time with the addition of hours in other roles.

A detailed employer profile and job description are available by contacting Andréa Morrison; Health, Fitness and Recreation Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply by e-mail (preferred) with a resume and cover letter to before Friday, Jan. 25, 2019or until the positions is filled. If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed to:

Andréa Morrison - Health, Fitness and Recreation Coordinator
Dartmouth Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 1M2

Any questions can be directed to Andréa Morrison at(902) 464-2600 (ext. 315) or