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Summer Aquatics Supervisor

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator, this position will ensure efficient operation of the Aquatics environment, including programs and day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will supervise and coordinate the Swim Instructors, Slide Attendants and Lifeguards, ensure safety protocols are enforced, administrative duties, conduct staff evaluations, and oversee deck operations (personnel issues, emergency response and training).

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Supervise swimming lessons
  • Process and Track program registration
  • Ensure quality programs are delivered
  • Assist with instructor evaluations
  • Actively attends lesson sessions to supervise and answer participant questions through communicating with parents and guardians
  • Provide immediate instructor coverage, fill-in as required
  • Manage administrative duties of swim lessons


  • Team Lead
  • Assist with maintaining staff records; update and maintain iWork
  • Assist with lifeguard evaluations
  • Mentor staff through the practice of emergency procedures consistently
  • Provide immediate lifeguard coverage, fill-in as required
  • Enforce Employee and User Code of Conducts
  • Attend education and/or training sessions (in-services)

Safety Supervision

  • Maintain contact with public to be readily available to respond to questions or concerns, handle customer inquiries with tact and diplomacy and respect
  • Positive public image through work quality and interpersonal communication
  • Execute First Aid procedures as required
  • Take charge of emergency situations in absence of Aquatics Management and ensure event has detailed documentation


  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to enforce safety protocols with tact and consistency, familiarity with Canada Games Centre User Code of Conduct
  • Practical experience working in a noisy, past-faced environment
  • Requires quick response skill with calm, controlled manner during first aid and interpersonal situations
  • Capable of using independent judgment while maintaining a professional demeanour under pressure
  • Leadership skills that instill confidence and trust in fellow employees and the public
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and exert physical effort
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills to communicate effectively with patrons and staff
  • Comfortable working with diverse groups through a variety of situations
  • Foster a relationship with the Summer Camp Supervisor


Mandatory (to be maintained as a condition of employment)

  • National Lifeguard (NL) (Pool option)
  • Intermediate Workplace First Aid (or SFA) with CPR-C
  • Automated External Defibrillator Administration (AED)
  • Airway Management or Oxygen Administration
  • Swim-for-Life Instructor (SFL), Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or YMCA Instructor
  • Team Lead and/or APS experience/ Lesson Supervisor
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience as a Lifeguard and Instructor


  • Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) (with Bronze Examiners)
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training

Other Requirements

  • Attendance at in-services is mandatory
  • Lifesaving/ Swim for Life Instructor Trainer is considered an asset
  • Lifesaving NLS Instructor and Examiner is considered an asset
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a Supervisory role
  • Working environment includes physical, emotional, and mental demands on infrequent occasion
  • Safe lifting, carrying, and rescue techniques (use of a rescue aid in the water and coordination of rescue with a second rescuer, when possible, are required by the employer)
  • Safe use of all protective/barrier equipment is required by the employer
  • Able to deal with exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment
  • Computer competencies (Word, Excel & Legend)

    Work Schedule

    • This is a contract position beginning June 12th, 2023 and ending September 1st, 2023
    • 35-40 hours per week and will fall within building hours. Schedule will vary based on facility need


    • The compensation for this position is $16.00-$18.00 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


      • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

      What’s in it for you?

      • Free facility membership
      • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
      • Amazing team environment

      Application Instructions

      To apply, please combine a cover letter and resume into one document and label the file using only your first and last name (example: John Doe.pdf) and email your application to by Sunday, April 16th, 2023.

      Please include your full name and the position that you are applying for in your subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents may result in your application being omitted.

      We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

      This opportunity is now closed