Lifeguard Instructor 1 or 2

Closing date: 
January 14, 2020
Job Description: 

Experience the wonder of living in the vibrant seaside community of Prince Rupert, on BC’s rugged north coast.  This growing port City of over 14,000 residents (with an annual influx of over 250,000 visitors) abounds with natural beauty and year round outdoor recreation at your fingertips. Prince Rupert includes a bustling waterfront, a wide variety of restaurants and shops, and plenty of local and historical culture.  Affordable housing, ocean views and all the amenities for quality living are at hand, creating a unique living experience you don’t want to miss.

The Lifeguard Instructor I or II, under the direction of the Aquatic Leaders, works independently, assumes responsibility and takes initiative to complete duties related to pool filtration, chemistry, lifeguarding, instructing, administration and special events. The incumbent maintains a positive, professional, customer service approach. Preference will be put into hiring a Lifeguard Instructor II.


  • Aptitude in customer service – Successful candidate will focus on improving client experience and manage complaints in a respectful and professional manner;
  • Time management – Successful candidate can establish priorities to meet deadlines in order to carry out multiple tasks or projects at the same time
  • Decision Making - Ability to prioritize decisions and make on spot decisions with minimal direction


  • Supervise the activities of all participants and guests, providing direction regarding appropriate conduct
  • Perform lifeguarding, first aid and maintenance duties in accordance with associated governing bodies
  • Organize, instruct and review aquatic lessons, programs and special events
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the chemistry and filtration of all aquatic facilities
  • Prepare and submit reports, evaluations and statistical information
  • Complete administrative duties
  • Perform other duties as required


Lifeguard/Instructor 1 ($25.82):

  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • BCRPA Pool Operator Level 1
  • Occupational First Aid and CPR-C with AED
  • RCMP criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector check
  • 750 hours of Lifeguarding and 500 hours of instruction experience (Based on 1 year of Lifeguard and instructing experience and experience assisting in special events)

Lifeguard/Instructor 2 ($30.93), in addition to the above:

  •  Lifesaving Society Instructor Certification
  • Aqua Fitness Instructor Certification (CALA preferred)


  • Experience in planning, supervising and evaluating programs and events
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, internal and external agencies, and address varied audiences on topics related to aquatic facilities and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and adapt within a dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer software programs, Microsoft Office, etc.


  • The successful applicant will be required to meet all physical standards of the Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard Service Award every two months.



Contact Info
David Geronazzo
Information Phone: 
(250) 627-2817
1000 McBride St.
Prince Rupert
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: