Swim Instructor and/or Lifeguard

The Dartmouth Sportsplex, built in 1982, is a family-focused health, fitness, and recreation complex that serves Dartmouth’s communities and all regions of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The former Dartmouth Sportsplex offered an arena, running track, racquetball and squash courts, full fitness centre, two swimming pools, and various meeting spaces. In November 2018, the facility will complete a major $25 million revitalization project, re-opening with new features such as a double gymnasium, new fitness centres and equipment, new welcoming community spaces, and so much more. In addition to the physical renovations, the facility is also launching a large-scale community outreach and accessibility program to reduce barriers and ensure that everyone in our community can play at the Sportsplex.

Diversity is a primary value of the Dartmouth Sportsplex. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider individual talents, skills, and unique perspectives to provide the best service to our vibrant community. Currently, the Dartmouth Sportsplex is seeking energetic Swim Instructors and Lifeguards to help lead our aquatics department by complementing our Aquatic Coordinator. This position involves:

  • Ensuring the safety of Sportsplex patrons.
  • Lifeguarding and teaching high quality and consistent swimming lessons to patrons of all ages.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator who’s passionate about creating safety in and around water. We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Are strong swimmers and/or have experience working in aquatics.
  • Enjoy and thrive in leadership roles and are motivated to develop their leadership skills.
  • Understand the skill it takes to deliver stellar customer service.
  • Can work flexible hours.
  • Are competent in filling out paper work such as statistic sheets, work sheets, and report cards.
  • Are certified lifeguards or swimming instructors, or are willing to complete the necessary training.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in leadership, working with children, teaching swimming, lifeguarding, first aid and water rescue. This is a hands-on position and the successful candidate will work closely with the patrons of the pool and the aquatic team to create a diverse and engaging atmosphere.

This is a part time position with the Dartmouth Sportsplex. We offer a supportive work environment including flexible hours. Schedules are put out on a quarterly basis.

A detailed employer profile and job description are available by contacting Ryan Kemp, Aquatic Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply by e-mail (preferred) with a resume to kempr@halifax.ca. If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed (or dropped off by appointment) to:

Ryan Kemp – Aquatic Coordinator
Dartmouth Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 1M2

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Kemp at (902) 464-2600 (ext. 319) or kempr@halifax.ca.

Competition will remain open until all positions are filled, 50-60 positions available.

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