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City of Iqaluit
in Iqaluit, Nunavut
invites applications for the position of
Head Lifeguard - Swim Instructor

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Job Description

Title:                Head Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

Department:      Recreation

Status:              Full Time, Permanent

Salary:              $57,102.68 per annum, 35 hour/week

Allowance:         $20,907.43 per annum

Union Status:     Unionized

Closing Date:     Open until filled

Reporting to the Aquatics Program Supervisor, the Head Lifeguard / Swim Instructor is responsible for supervising an effective and safe operation of the aquatic areas.  The Head Lifeguard / Swim Instructor is responsible for the lifeguards and instructors while on shift.  The Head lifeguard / Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching a wide variety of swim program and preforms rescues and first aid as required.  They will perform cleaning duties and assist with maintenance activities.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years as an instructor and lifeguard (National Lifeguard Level)
  • Experience planning courses (Bronze Medallion, etc.)
  • National Lifeguard Award
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Trainer
  • First Aid and CPR – C
  • Vision Requirement: Candidates will, at the discretion of the City of Iqaluit, confirm vision standard of minimum 20/25 corrected
Preferred Education, Skills and Knowledge:
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in written and orally;
  • Must be able to perform skills to the NLS standard.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts including daytime, evenings, weekends and split shifts.
  • Must be able to maintain required certification.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • First Aid and CPR Instructor;
  • WHMIS Certification;
  • Pool Operations Level 1;
  • First Aid and CPR Instructor;
  • High Five (PCD);
  • Aquafit Certification (CALA, Canfit, Waterart);
  • NCCP Coaching Level 1;
  • Experience working with a Recreation Management System;
  • The ability to speak and write in English and Inuktitut.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must provide a clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector as well as a satisfactory TB Screening.

Contact Information

Please visit our website to apply. 

Special Instructions

We will only contact those who are invited for an interview.

As per Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries who meet the criteria.