BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Courtenay
Career Opportunity
Team Leader Lifeguard/Instructor
(May to September)

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”
  • Water Safety 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
  • Strong 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 6 until August 31, 2019.  Hours vary from part-time to fulltime and include days, evenings and weekends.

The wage rate is $18.50 per hour. An additional 4 % of gross wages is paid in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays and benefits.

Interested persons with the above qualifications should submit a resume outlining how they meet the qualifications, along with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Head Lifeguard/Instructor” no later than March 29, 2019.

To submit your application click on the “Apply” button below.

To apply, submit your application online at

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

Location: Courtenay, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 12, 2019, 11:08 am
Expires: March 29, 2019, 4:30 pm