Apply for a job in recreation in the Northwest Territories from the list below.

City of Yellowknife - Part-Time Casual Lifeguards, Pool Assistants, Cashiers, and Instructors

The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking qualified individuals to work part-time casual hours as Lifeguards, Pool Assistants, and Instructors with the Community Services Department.

Under the direction of the Pool Supervisor, Pool Staff provide constant safety supervision, assist with special events, and complete necessary administrative work associated with programs, accidents, incidents, and cleaning.

The successful incumbent must possess some of the following:

  • National Lifeguard Service
  • Current First Aid Award/ CPR Basic Rescuer
  • Bronze Cross/Bronze Medallion
  • Water Safety Instructor

Town of Hay River - Recreation Program Aide – Casual

Reporting to the Recreation Programmer, the Customer Service Clerk/Recreation Programmer Aide will assist in providing a strong positive image for the Recreation & Community Services Department. The primary role encompasses reception, cashier, programmer aide and clerical duties at the Recreation Centre.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma;
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel;
  • Ability to respond to inquiries from the public and provide superior customer service;
  • Cash handling and cashier experience;
  • Assist Recreation Programmer with correspondence, reports, and other duties assigned; and
  • Willingness to attend training and learn new skills.

Compensation – $20.08 per hour

Successful applicants will require a Criminal Records Check

Applicants must include a detailed resume and cover letter, which can be submitted in person or through email to [email protected]

Competition will remain open until filled.

Town of Hay River - Senior Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Hay River is accepting applications for the position of Senior Lifeguard/Instructor on a permanent full-time basis.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a culture of safety and enjoyment at the Aquatic Center by:
    • Informing the public of potential hazards near/around water and in the pool area through proper supervision & appropriate information sharing;
    • Monitoring and enforcing safe actions and behavior near and around the pool by patrons;
    • Promoting safety – in and out of the water – and at the pool as well as in the great outdoors;
    • Performing rescues as required; and
    • Examining injured persons & administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training methods, medical supplies and equipment.
  • Instructing all programs including aqua fit (preference to Aqua Fitness Certification) and swimming skills to clients of all ages and skill levels;
  • Maintaining facility to ensure swimming pool is safe and clean; and
  • Other tasks as required.

Desired Qualifications: (equivalencies will be considered)

  • High school Diploma;
  • Aquatic Emergency Care (SFA) & CPRC;
  • National Lifeguard – Pool;
  • Swim Instructor / Examiner;
  • First Aid Instructor, WHMIS training, emergency procedures training;
  • Life Saving Instructor / Examiner;
  • Life Saving CPR Instructor / Examiner; and
  • Fitness Certification/Aqua-fitness Certification.


  • $24.93 to 32.60 per hour based upon a 40 hour week;
  • Plus an annual housing allowance of $500.00 per month.
  • The Town of Hay River offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted by email to [email protected] 

Competition will remain open until filled.

Town of Inuvik - Head Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Inuvik is accepting applications for the position of Head Lifeguard/Instructor on a January 2019 to December 2019 Term.

Please refer to the position description by clicking the View Full Job Description button below for more details regarding expectations and responsibilities.  A job description is also available at the Town Office upon request.

For more information, contact Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and dependable;
  • Be understanding of the northern cultural, rural and political environment;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Have at least three (3) years’ experience developing, planning, executing, and evaluating pool related activities for all levels of swimmers;
  • Possess the following current Certifications: NLS, Swim Instructor, Life Saving Instructor, and Standard First Aid and CPR “C”; and
  • The preferred candidate will also possess one or more of the following Certifications: NLS Instructor, Swim Instructor Trainer, Lifesaving Instructor Trainer, and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor.

Equivalencies recognizing related education and experience may be considered.

The successful applicant must pass a current RCMP issued Enhanced Reliability Screening


  • The current starting salary is $27.87 per hour (approx. $57,970 per annum) with a Northern Allowance of $6.69 per hour (approx. $13,924 per annum).

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted to Paul Watters by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 777-8601. 

Competition will remain open until filled.

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