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Health + Safety Instructor

Position Description

Health + safety instructors provide the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. These instructors work under the direct supervision of the Aquatics professional staff and Aquatics Graduate assistant.  We are looking for individuals who can contribute to an effective learning environment.  An ideal candidate would have an Instructor certification. Opportunities for advancement within the program are available.

Must have the ability to adopt pro-active strategies to help advance the department's safety and risk management initiatives in order to create a positive and safe environment. In addition, Rec Sports consistently strives to create inclusive and welcoming environments, and to promote the importance of well-being and physical activity to all patrons.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  •    American Red Cross Lifeguard
  •    American Red Cross Lay Responder 

Preferred Qualifications (if applicable):

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor

Pay Rates:

Working Rate - $13

Training Rate - $8

Hiring Timeline:

We hire staff twice per year (May and December commonly) and operate year-round.

How to Apply: