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4 Lifeguard/Instructor (Spring/Summer 2020) 02 Jun

Lifeguard/Instructor (Spring/Summer 2020)

Campus Recreation

Posting Dates: Monday March 23, 2020 to Tuesday June 2, 2020

Number of Positions: 4

Hourly Rate: $16.30 to $18.89

Duration: Part-time work (up to 24 hours/week) available

Job Description:

Student Life, University of Ottawa
Location: Aquatic Centre, Montpetit Hall 020, 125 University PRV, Ottawa, ON, K1N6N5
Number of Positions: 4 or more based on operational need
Various shifts: days, evenings, and weekends
Affiliation: CUPE 2626-1 Lifeguards
Hourly Rate: $16.30 to $18.89 per hour, dependent on shift worked
Duration: Part-time work (up to 24 hours/week) available

Job Summary:

  • Performs the surveillance necessary to ensure the safety of all aquatic centre users.
  • Prevents accidents by enforcing health regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the aquatic centre.
  • Performs rescues and first aid necessary for the preservation of life in a team setting.
  • Teaches aquatic instructional programs outlined in the Sports Services curriculum.
  • Completes administrative and support tasks including pool tests, attendance, incident reports, instructor report cards, facility maintenance tasks and duties as assigned by supervisor
  • The position requires the flexibility to work morning, day, night and/or weekend shifts at the aquatic centre.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Age: Minimum 16 years of age
  • Current Aquatic Certifications:
    • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard: Pool Option
    • Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED from one of: Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol or St. John Ambulance
    • Lifesaving Society Airway Management or an equivalent oxygen therapy certification
    • Aquatic Instructor Certification (Lifesaving Instructor preferred (Swim or Lifesaving))
    • Advanced aquatic qualifications considered an asset
  • Working knowledge relative to an aquatic and sport environment
  • Past experience working in an aquatic setting
  • Ability to handle the stress of an emergency situation
  • Excellent public relations and customer service skills
  • Experience in using computer systems and software such as Windows, Word processing, spreadsheets/databases, e-mail and Internet
  • Responsible, organized and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken, read and written) considered an asset

Send resume to:


  • Resume and Certifications: Please send your resume and proof of aquatic certifications to aquatics@uottawa.ca ; Subject line: Lifeguard / Sauveteur
  • Skills Screening: The aquatic coordinator will communicate with the applicant to schedule an aquatic skills screening to evaluate their lifeguarding skills.
  • Interviews: Successfully screened candidates may be asked for interview.
  • Police Records Check: Selected candidates will need to provide proof of a vulnerable sector police records check.

We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration.