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City of Cambridge
in Cambridge
invites applications for the position of
Head Instructor / Guard (Casual, Part-time)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Job Description

People, Place, Prosperity
Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.


Job Profile
The City of Cambridge is looking for qualified Head Instructor / Guard for our Fall programming starting September.


What you will be doing
Is directly accountable for the activities and programs at the assigned pool and ensures all staff are performing the duties as outlined in their job description.

Provides ongoing staff development including continuous support and feedback of job performance and personal and professional goal-setting, as well as administering formal and informal performance appraisals.

Is actively involved in programming taking place in the facility, including but not limited to lessons and recreational swims.

Follows safety supervision basics and ensures safety of program participants. Practices a preventative approach to safety and makes rescues and administers first aid when necessary, including completing proper documentation.

Reports accidents and incidents to management.

Interacts with parents/guardians on the activities and development of students swim skills.  Acts as a City of Cambridge "Ambassador" to ensure parental satisfaction.

Participates in training/in-service as required, occasionally outside of regular working hours.

Checks facility, equipment, and supplies on a daily basis, performs required pool testing, performs morning and evening maintenance checks and completes log sheets accordingly.

Accountable for opening and closing procedures at the assigned facility.

Required Qualifications

Experience and Knowledge
Two years' experience in aquatics and supervisor of staff and/or facilities.

We are looking for these certificates

  • National Lifeguard - Pool
  • Lifesaving and Swim Instructor
  • Standard First Aid, CPR C, AED
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training
  • Pool Operator Level 1
  • High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development

Contact Information

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Please apply for this position by August 1, 2019. Be sure to attach your aquatic certifications in your candidate profile. Note: If you are a current City of Cambridge employee, be sure to apply through your personal email.