Lifeguard / Instructor

Competition Number: 24016

Job Title: Lifeguard / Instructor

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type: Temporary Exempt Position

Salary: $23.00 per hour

Posted Date: February 15, 2024, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 10, 2024, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: April 8, 2024, 2:08 pm

Posting: Closed



The City of Courtenay invites applications for the temporary exempt position of "Lifeguard / Instructor”.

Lifeguard/Instructors plays a crucial role in fostering a safe and enjoyable swimming experience by ensuring the safety of pool patrons, instructing quality swimming lessons, and maintaining a clean and functional pool facility.     

Minimum Requirements

  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Certification
  • Current National Lifeguard (Pool Option)
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR C & AED
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Leadership skills and abilities to provide and promote positive values and recreational benefits
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans, instruct and evaluate participants in a group setting.
  • Ability to accurately count money and reconcile cash totals
  • Ability to deal with public in a courteous and tactful manner and work effectively with other staff
  • Physical ability to perform rescues of pool patrons, apply chemicals, set up deck equipment, etc.
  • Ability to work days, mornings, evenings, weekdays and weekends


  • Aquafit Certification or BCRPA Fitness Instructor
  • LSI certification 

Wage is $23.00.00 per hour.  These positions are available mid-May until August 31, 2024.  Hours vary from part-time to full-time and include early morning, days, evenings and weekends.

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Temporary Lifeguard / Instructor”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.

Interviews may be initiated prior to closing date of posting.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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