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Join our aquatics team! We have a variety of positions available with room for growth.

If you have any questions regarding the positions, certifications, or hiring process please contact Amy or Scott at Albany Community pool, 541-967-4521.

Benefits of working for the Albany Parks & Recreation aquatics team:

  • Ability to work year-round or seasonally.
  • Ability to accommodate other jobs or school schedules.
  • Evening, weekend, or daytime work hours available.
  • Fun and supportive work environment.
  • Great experience for future jobs.
  • Positive way to contribute to our community.

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Swim Instructor:

A swim instructor’s primary role is to provide swimming instruction and guidance to students of various ages and skill levels. They teach essential swimming techniques, foster a positive and supportive environment, encourage students to overcome fears and build confidence in the water. By making every lesson a blend of education and entertainment, these instructors not only impart crucial swimming skills but also instill a lifelong love for swimming and water activities. This position is great for someone looking for part-time employment, looking to supplement their employment, or a student who wants job experience in the field of teaching.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 years old.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor preferred.

Typical Schedule:

  • Classes are held year-round on Tuesday/Thursday evenings between 5:45 and 8 p.m.
  • Classes are additionally held in the summertime Monday through Thursday 9-11 a.m.

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Water Awareness Instructor:

A swim instructor is a trained professional responsible for teaching individuals how to swim and improving their swimming skills. These instructors ensure that their students not only learn essential safety skills but also develop a keen awareness and respect for the water. They will be leading groups of 3rd and 4th graders in the water. This position would be perfect for a stay-at-home parent, or retired person looking to stay active and involved in their community.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 years old.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor preferred. Prior swimming instruction or a competitive swimming background is preferred, but willing to train on the job.

Typical Schedule:

  • This is a school-year position, from September to late May.
  • Classes are usually Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with an occasional Wednesday. 9:45-11:45am. No work on school holidays, school closure days, or weekends.

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Lifeguard:

Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of individuals in aquatic environments. Their primary duty is to monitor swimmers, enforce pool rules, and respond swiftly to emergencies. Lifeguards are trained to recognize distress signals, provide first aid, and perform water rescues when necessary. They maintain a vigilant presence around the water, continuously scanning for potential hazards and preventing accidents. This position is great for someone who is interested in serving their community and has a busy schedule but wants to make extra income. Schedule can be flexible around other jobs or school schedules. This a great first job and teaches skills that are applicable to any position you might acquire in the future. Lifeguarding is an entry-level position with opportunities for growth.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years old.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterpark Certification. We also offer Lifeguard Training Courses for those not certified.

Typical Schedule:

  • Schedules vary. We staff lifeguards from 5:15am to 9:30pm Monday-Friday, as well as varied weekend hours. These positions are year-round for our indoor pool and June until early September for our outdoor pool.

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Lead Lifeguard:

You will be responsible for guiding your team with proper lifeguarding skills, customer service, and maintaining chemicals to ensure a healthy balanced pool environment. Lead Guards are responsible for opening and closing shifts as well as nightly cash deposits.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or have at least 2 years of lifeguarding experience.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterpark Certification.

Typical Schedule:

  • Schedules vary. We staff lifeguards from 5:15am to 9:30pm Monday-Friday, as well as varied weekend hours. These positions are year-round for our indoor pool and June until early September for our outdoor pool

Training:

Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor courses are offered at Albany Community Pool – usually during Christmas Break and Spring Break. Please call 541-967-4521 with questions.

 

We promote healthy living through recreational experiences and serve as stewards of Albany's public parks and facilities.

Albany Parks & Recreation
Community Pool

 Contact us

 541-967-4521

 2150 36th Ave SE

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