City of Penticton
  • Recreation
  • $24.10
  • Hourly
  • Part-time Permanent
  • CUPE

Additional 14.75% in lieu of benefits, vacation and statutory holidays

The City of Penticton's Recreation Department is in search of highly motivated and energetic individuals for the part-time permanent position of Lifeguard/Instructor. The Recreation Department promotes and contributes to a healthy community and enhances the quality of life for Penticton residents and visitors through planning, management and delivery of recreation, sport events and active living opportunities. This department partners with volunteers, community members and private sector providers to support recreation opportunities in the City.

Reporting to the Recreation Operations Supervisor the Lifeguard/Instructor is primarily responsible for a variety of duties in the provision of aquatics and drowning prevention services at the Community Centre Pool. In addition to supervision, instruction and/or facilitation of aquatics programs, the Lifeguard/Instructor provides services including public safety, first aid, emergency response and ensures operational standards are maintained to required legislated and industry requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safety supervision of public swim participants, enforcement of facility and industry safety standards and related public relations.
  • First aid and emergency response, including appropriate documentation.
  • Instruction of all levels of the Red Cross Swim program, including lesson plans and progress reports, as scheduled.
  • Instruction of private and school boards lessons, including planning and administration.
  • Customer service and public education.
  • Light custodial and maintenance duties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid.
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Award.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Award (required but consideration may be made for candidates in process).
  • Police Information Check is required.
  • Lifesaving Instructor Award is an asset.
  • Aquatic Fitness certification is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent physical condition.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume.


The schedules available are from 22 to 25 hours per week and include evening and weekend shifts. Schedules are subject to change based on operational requirements.

Wage: $24.10 per hour plus $.68 per hour when instructing (CUPE)
Benefits: Additional 14.75% in lieu of benefits, vacation and statutory holidays

City of Penticton
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