Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Closing date: 
December 31, 2019
Job Description: 

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 


Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.


The Recreation department of the Corporate and Community Services division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at Meadow Park Sports Centre. Reporting to the Aquatics Recreation Programmer, this position offers a variable schedule of approximately 0-60 hours bi-weekly during the sport centre operational hours of 6am to 10pm, including weekends.


The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor’s main responsibilities include safety supervision of the pool area; swim instruction for all ages; administration of first aid for the sports centre; completion of basic maintenance tasks in the pool area; and the delivery of positive sports centre guest service. Lifeguard/Swim Instructors will also assist with opening and closing of the pool facilities.


Candidates should be a fully certified and qualified Lifeguard/Swim Instructor with current NL (pool), WSI, First Aid and CPR-C certifications. NLI, WSIT and LSIT qualifications are considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who possess Canadian lifeguard and swim instructor certifications. For more information visit and  Individuals with international certifications are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on operational need. 


Candidates must have knowledge of aquatic-related policy and procedures; water safety and first aid; demonstrate strong skills in communication, instruction and lifeguarding; and be available to work a variety of shifts between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The successful candidate is a positive and outgoing individual who enjoys working with people of all ages; demonstrates excellent communication skill; possesses training and teaching skills; and proves to have sound judgment for quick decision making. As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must provide a satisfactory police information check prior to beginning employment.


Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at 


This posting is open for applications on an ongoing basis to December 31, 2019


We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.


Contact Info
Information Phone: 
8625 Highway 99
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V8E 1K1