Assistant Swim Instructor – Summer Position

Township of North Kawartha, Corporation of the
Job Description

Job Summary:

Note: This position is a seasonal part-time summer position with a 35 to 40 hour work week (Monday to Friday).

Reporting to the Director of Parks and Recreation, this position assists the Swim Instructor with the organization, implementation and delivery of the Annual Swim Program Lessons at Chandos Beach, Quarry Bay Beach and Jack Lake Landing. There will be public contact which would include teaching participants, communication with Parents and greeting customers or visitors with professionalism, diplomacy and integrity consistent with the public status and image of the Township.

This position is an integral part of our recreation programming and provides support to the Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work daytime shifts Monday to Friday. Work Schedule will be determined by program schedule.
2. Work at three different beach front locations in varying summer weather.
3. Report and/or repair deficiencies with the swim rafts and buoy lines for public safety.
4. Collect and assist customers with the completion of swim program registration forms.
5. Submit registration fees and track fees outstanding to ensure collection.
6. Determine Red Cross class level of swim participants.
7. Assist with the organization and creation of a swim program schedule that meets the needs of our customers. 
8. Assist with the teaching of all Red Cross Swim levels.
9. Assist with the teaching of LifeSaving Society Swim levels. 
10. Evaluation of participants and marking of report cards.
11. Regular communication with Parents/Participants.
12. Any other duties as assigned.

Supervision: Work with Swim Instructor, but may be required to work alone periodically. 


Internal: With Program Coordinator for the purpose of obtaining and sharing information to complete assigned duties and tasks.

External: There will be daily contact with program participants for the purpose of teaching swim lessons. In addition, there will be contact with the general public to respond to inquiries and provide information where possible; ensuring accessible, prompt, professional and diplomatic service to the customer.

Key Performance Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deal with distractions and interruptions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with children.

  • Physical ability to deliver swim lessons outdoors in a beach front setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to work outdoors and in the water, in varying summer weather.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in cooperation with others in a team environment;

  • Demonstrated awareness of the importance of accessible, professional customer service in representing the Township; (organizational awareness).

  • Demonstrate ability to follow direction from municipal staff.

Working Conditions:

Exposure to outdoor summer weather and lake water. Exposure to sun, rain and varying temperatures of lake water. Some manual labor required in relation to swim supplies/equipment and minor maintenance of swim rafts and buoy lines. Work as part of a team.

Job Knowledge: Assistant Swim Instructor certification or greater with the Red Cross and LifeSaving Society Programs. NLS certification. 

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Application (Position)” by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, March 30, 2018 addressed to Alana Solman, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of North Kawartha, P.O. Box 550, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley, Ontario K0L 1A0. Resumes will also be accepted by email at

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Are between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age

  • Were registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year

  • Intend to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year

  • Are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program

  • Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and

  • Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

The Township of North Kawartha is an employment equity employer and invite candidacies from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. While the municipality appreciates all applications, please note that only applications from candidates considered for an interview will be acknowledged.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at (705)656-4445 or 1-800-755-6931 (ext. 236). Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact Alana Solman, Chief Administrative Officer (Human Resources).

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered will be used for the purpose of job selection.

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