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Requisition ID: 40425 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, reconciliation, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
With nine indoor and five outdoor pools, the Aquatics Program with Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation provides world class community programs in various state of the art facilities. Our prized recreation programs are a direct result of the dedicated team who strive to maintain the highest standards of service by giving back to the community in an impactful and rewarding way.

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Lifeguard/Instructor position to join our aquatics team! If you are interested in joining a dynamic team committed to connecting people to active living as well as making a difference in your community, we encourage you to apply to this opportunity!

Candidates must e-mail their certifications to in addition to this application in order to be considered.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Swim instruction, pool supervision, maintenance and emergency medical care
  • Facilitating safe community recreation for everyone through integration, inclusion, and participation in aquatic recreation
  • Providing every member and guest with support and excellence in customer service
  • Teaching and evaluating all age groups and all levels of swimming, including specialized areas of instruction
  • Supervision of all visitors, administration of first aid
  • Performing routine facility maintenance, and other related duties as required

The successful candidate must possess the following current and valid certificates:
  • National Lifeguard Pool Option Certificate
  • LSS - Swim Instructor Certificate 
  • CPR - “C” Certificate 
  • Standard First Aid or equivalent (as deemed by the City of Vancouver)

***Certification as a BCRPA Fitness Registered Instructor (Aquafit Module) and Lifesaving Instructor certifications are especially valuable. The City of Vancouver offers Aquafit and lifesaving programs to all members and guests.

A Police Record Check is a requirement of the position. A Clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

Candidates must have the ability to meet varied shift requirements, which may include, weekends statutory holidays, as well as early mornings and late evening shifts. 

A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position.  A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: February, 2024 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-013a: $27.39 to $32.20 per hour

Application Close: Open until filled

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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