19-031 Swim Instructor

Dover, New Hampshire, United States · Recreation · 19-031


Part-time, hours vary. $11.61 per hour. Position is open until filled.

Seeking individual to perform professional work in the safety and use of swimming pool(s), involving teaching all levels of swimming skills to individuals ranging from infants to senior citizens, assists in coordinating various aquatics programs and facility maintenance as needed, greets general public, answers questions and collects fees and registrations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class):

1.Patrolling of the pool. Maintain and enforce safety rules and regulations. Organize and conduct safety and rescue drills.

2.Teach all levels of swimming skills to individuals ranging from infants to senior citizens.

3.Attend to many items simultaneously, and/or in sequence.

4.Greet public using the aquatic facilities.

5.Participate in the patrolling of the pool.

6.Receive user’s fees and handle cash drawer.

7.Collect fees for memberships, lockers, and facility use.

8.Maintain and enforce safety rules and regulations.

9.Respond to public inquiries about aquatics programs made by telephone, correspondence, or in person.

10.Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, selling tickets, collecting fees, and help set up for special events.

11.Supervise classes and activities for persons engaged in aquatics programs and co-sponsored programs.

12.Assist and attend various aquatics competitions throughout the year as needed.

13.Assist in regular and special aquatics programs, and register participants.

14.Assist in the maintenance of the swimming pool to include monitoring and maintaining pool filtration system.

15.Monitor pool water chemistry through testing of water samples. Adjust chemistry as needed to maintain standards.

16.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, other departments and agencies, and the general public.

17.Maintains familiarity with and executes safe work procedures associated with assigned work.

18.Perform related work as required


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of First Aid and water rescue operations. Ability to work under physically and emotionally stressful situations. Demonstrates oral and written communication skills. Ability to follow oral and written orders, directions and instructions, and abides by the rules and regulations of the department. Ability to work safely in changing work environments both inside and outside including exposure to chemicals. Ability to lead and instruct others in techniques and methods used in various work activities. Ability to write reports and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public. Thorough knowledge of swimming, water safety skills and techniques and related activities. Good physical condition and stamina.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and a minimum of two years experience in teaching aquatic programs. Certificates in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor (WSI) CPR and First Aid.


$11.61per hour.

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