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

City of Yellowknife – Lifeguards, Instructors, and Pool Assistants

The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking qualified individuals to work part-time casual hours as Lifeguards, Instructors, and Pool Assistants 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 the following:

  • All Positions requires current First Aid Award/CPR Basic Rescuer;
  • Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross (Pool Assistants Only);
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross (Instructors Only); and
  • National Lifeguard Service (Lifeguards Only).

Hamlet of Tulita – Pool Supervisor - Head Lifeguard

The Hamlet of Tulita is currently accepting applications to fill the seasonal position of Pool Supervisor – Head Lifeguard. Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer and the Recreation Manager, this posting is for work that will start in early June until the end of August. Opportunities for training and certifications may be provided by the Hamlet.

Duties include:

  • Opening and closing of pool and facilities;
  • Overseeing and managing all pool staff;
  • Providing enjoyable aquatic opportunities and programs to the community;
  • Developing and implementing the program schedule and staff schedules;
  • Maintaining all financial records, attendance records, and daily testing records; and
  • Maintaining and following all pool policies, procedures, and rules.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be 18 years or older;
  • Have the following:
    • Water Safety Instructor Certificate;
    • First Aid and CPR Certificate;
    • National Lifeguard Standard Instructor/Examiner Certificate;
    • Examiner to Bronze Cross Level (Preferred);
    • First Aid Instructor (Preferred);
    • Pool Operations Level I Certificate (Preferred);
  • Be able to maintain chlorine levels and sand filters manually;
  • Be in good physical condition with the abilities to perform the physical demands of the position;
  • Be punctual, responsible, energetic, and aware of their surroundings;
  • Have excellent work habits and ethics;
  • Enjoy interaction with both kids and adults; and
  • Be able to work evening and weekends.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, which can be dropped off at the Hamlet of Tulita offices or forwarded to the Senior Administrative Officer at [email protected]

Competition will remain open until filled.


Jean Marie River First Nation – Recreation Coordinator

Jean Marie River First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Recreation Coordinator. This is a part-time, term position.

For more information, please inquire with the SAO at 867-809-2000, ext. 223 or by e-mail to [email protected] Applications should include a cover letter and resume.

Competition will remain open until filled.

Town of Inuvik – Head Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Inuvik is looking to hire a Head Lifeguard/Instructor for a term position from July 2, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

The successful candidate will:

  • 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; and
  • Possess the following current Certifications: National Lifeguard, Swim Instructor (Lifesaving Society), Life Saving Instructor, and Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.

Equivalencies recognizing related education and experience may be considered.

The preferred candidate will also possess one or more of the following Certifications: National Lifeguard Instructor, Swim Instructor Trainer (Lifesaving Society), Lifesaving Instructor Trainer, and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor.

The current starting salary is $29.13 per hour (approx. $60,590 per annum) with a Northern Allowance of $6.90 per hour (approx. $14,356 per annum).

Successful applicants must pass an RCMP issued Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, which can be submitted to Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer, at [email protected]

Competition will remain open until filled.



Town of Inuvik – Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Inuvik is looking for qualified Lifeguards and Instructors to work varied hours at the swimming pool. The Town of Inuvik is flexible in accommodating the availability of the successful applicants. This is a casual position, and an on-going open competition.

If applicants are interested in becoming qualified to Lifeguard and Instruct at the pool, or have qualifications that have expired, contact Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer at [email protected]

The successful candidate will:

  • Be honest, trustworthy, and dependable;
  • Be understanding of the northern cultural, rural, and political environment;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and
  • Possess the following current Certifications: NLS, Swim Instructor, Life Saving Instructor, and Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.

Only local residents will be considered for this opportunity.

Successful applicants must pass an RCMP issued Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

The current starting salary is $22.46 per hour with a Northern Allowance of $4.35 per hour.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, which can be submitted to Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer, at [email protected]

This is an on-going open competition.


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