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Aquafit Instructor

New Westminster, British Columbia

Number of Openings:  3
Hours per Week:  Other:
Employee Group:  CUPE, Local 387
Location:  təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre: 65 East Sixth Ave
Competition #:  547
Additional Details:
Aquafit Instructor
Employment Status: Auxiliary
Pay Range: $27.20 to $29.46 per hour + 12% in lieu of all benefits
Closing Date: 8/30/24

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The təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre is a 10,644 square metre facility opening Spring 2024. This state of the art dual natatorium facility will be the first in Canada designed to achieve the Canadian Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building standard, LEED Gold standards and the first aquatic centre in North America to use a new innovative InBlue drum filtration system. Find more information at the facility website

The New Westminster Fitness Department has an opportunity for energetic self-starters to join its dynamic team of aquatic and fitness leaders. This position will instruct aquatic fitness classes to meet the diverse needs of customers at our pools. Under the supervision of the Fitness Leadership team, the successful candidate will instruct classes based on program requirements. Applicants will enjoy working in a fast paced environment and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

If you have the following qualifications and attributes, we want to meet you: 

Completion of Grade 12 

BCRPA Fitness Theory and Group Fitness Certification - Aquafit Module, CALA Group Exercise Certification, Aqua Zumba, or other Aquafit certification equivalency

Current Standard First CPR Level C 

Strong teaching and communication skills 

Ability to motivate others

Experience both leading shallow and deep water aquatic fitness classes

Develop and adjust fitness for patrons to ensure appropriate level

Teach group fitness classes; improve techniques; supervise and ensure the safety of patrons enrolled in registered or drop-in group fitness in the facility

Promote and market fitness programs; have a working knowledge of available programs provided within the City of New Westminster

Act professionally and answer customer questions in an appropriate manner

Ensure the fitness facility/area is a safe and inclusive, report any equipment malfunctions or safety issues to the Fitness Leadership Team

Ensure equipment is properly maintained, stored, and locked

Able to provide a verbal PAR Q to all new participants at the beginning of classes 

Arrange for a substitute instructor from approved lists if unable to teach assigned class; notify the Fitness Leadership Team of absence, notify a front desk attendant if late

Able to fill out accident report forms when needed

Be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check

The successful candidate will work non-standard work hours, including mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Benefits of working for us:
  • Free staff membership to access Parks and Recreation
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Program with free access to counseling
  • Opportunity to create lifelong friendships
  • Be a part of an inclusive, diverse, and rewarding workplace
  • Work in the beautiful new təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.

We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted