Head Lifeguard/Instructor (TFT)

Department: Recreation & Culture

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 22-26

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Head Lifeguard/Instructor. Under the supervision of the Manager, Aquatics in conjunction with the Recreation Coordinators - Aquatics, the incumbent provides shift supervision of Lifeguard/Instructors, training, and performs basic administrative functions relating to the Aquatics Team. This is a leadership position providing on deck direction and support to lifeguard and instructional staff by monitoring work and ensuring established standards are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

See attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have completed Grade 12, a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Lifeguard/Instructor, and possess Lifeguard/Instructor Level II certification which includes:  National Lifeguard Certification (Pool Option), Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, CPR “C”, Pool Operators I and Lifesaving Instructor.

One advanced aquatics training course such as Water Safety Instructor Trainer, National Lifesaving Instructor, First Aid Instructor is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicants must also possess a valid Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certificate and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $29.42 - $30.97 per hour (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.  It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to one year in duration.  Set hours will be determined which may be rotated through the full-time team including evenings and weekend shifts.


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 22-26 by the application deadline.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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