Summer Lifeguard/Instructor - Team Lead

Competition Number: 23011

Job Title: Summer Lifeguard/Instructor - Team Lead

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type: Temporary Union-Exempt Position

Salary: The wage rate is $20.00-$23.00 per hour

Posted Date: January 16, 2023, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 5, 2023, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: March 29, 2023, 9:26 am

Posting: Closed



Are you ready to dive into a new opportunity?  An amazing season could be yours at the Courtenay & District Memorial Outdoor Pool.  This popular Comox Valley attraction has been a staple in the summers of local children and families for generations.  Let us know if you want to make a splash by applying for this job opportunity.

Exciting opportunities exist for temporary Team Leader Lifeguard/Instructors to assist in the overall operation of the outdoor pool including mechanical, pool chemistry, janitorial, and pool opening and closing; the direction and provision of aquatic instruction and recreation programming; supervision and training of staff and volunteers.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Standard First Aid & CPR “C”
  • Swim for Life Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service
  • Pool Operator Level 1 an asset
  • Aquasize Certification or BCRPA Fitness Instructor an asset
  • Minimum 2 years lifeguarding/instructing experience
  • Staff supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of pool programming, pool chemistry and pool mechanics
  • Knowledge of Health Act, WHMIS and WorksafeBC regulations
  • Strong focus on teamwork, interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, conflict- resolution, and problem-solving 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 the public in a courteous and tactful manner and work effectively and efficiently with other staff
  • Physical ability to perform rescues of pool patrons, apply chemicals, set up deck equipment, etc.

These positions are available May until September, 2023.  Hours vary from part-time to full-time and include early mornings, days, evenings and weekends.

The wage rate is $20.00-$23.00 per hour. An additional 4% of gross wages is paid in lieu of vacation.

Interested persons with the above qualifications should submit a resume outlining how they meet the qualifications, along with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Team Lead Lifeguard/Instructor” no later than February 12th, 2023.

Submit your application through the “Apply” button below no later than February 12, 2023.

We sincerely thank all applicants – only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.



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