City of Vancouver’s Board of Parks & Recreation department is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Lifeguard/Instructor. City of Vancouver’s Board of Parks & Recreation department is dedicated to enriching the community through vibrant parks and recreational spaces. It provides diverse recreational programs and maintains the city’s green infrastructure. As a cornerstone of community well-being, it enhances the quality of life for residents, fostering social connections and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in Vancouver. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Vancouver
Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Position: Lifeguard/Instructor
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Salary is not mentioned, $25.00-$30.00 hourly estimated salary
Pay Grade: GR-013a
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Location: 453 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4, Canada
Schedule: Varied
Shift: Weekends, Statutory holidays, Early mornings and Late evening shifts
Requisition ID: 40425


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have National Lifeguard Pool Option Certificate
Experience: Candidates should have considerable experience in the relevant field

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should undergo a Police Record Check
  • The candidates should obtain clearance, which requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have an LSS – Swim Instructor Certificate
  • The candidates should possess a CPR – “C” Certificate
  • The candidates should hold Standard First Aid or an equivalent certification
  • The candidates should be certified as a BCRPA Fitness Registered Instructor (Aquafit Module) and Lifesaving Instructor


  • The candidates should be able to provide swim instruction, pool supervision, maintenance, and emergency medical care
  • The candidates should be able to facilitate safe community recreation for everyone through integration, inclusion, and participation in aquatic recreation
  • The candidates should be able to provide every member and guest with support and excellence in customer service
  • The candidates should be able to teach and evaluate all age groups and all levels of swimming, including specialized areas of instruction
  • The candidates should be able to supervise all visitors and administer first aid when necessary
  • The candidates should be able to perform routine facility maintenance and other related duties as required

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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