Instructor Guards

The City of Pembroke
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: July 9th 2024
Salary: $18.05 per hour
Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant city of 16,200 that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley.” Pembroke is the key commercial sector of the area with a mix of small and large businesses, a vibrant downtown core and a quality of life that combines culture, sport and nature.


We are currently recruiting for Instructor Guards. These are part-time positions. Due to the nature of the aquatic operations, no designated hours of work shall apply. You must be available for a verity of shifts including evenings and weekends.


Under direction of the Aquatics Supervisor, you will efficiently provide quality swimming instruction and lifeguarding services at the Kinsmen Pool and/or Riverside Park Beach. You will conduct a program of swimming that is both safe and satisfying for the participants involved according to the standards set by the City of Pembroke. Additionally, you will act as a tourism ambassador, welcoming visitors and the general public in a friendly and courteous manner and providing tourist information when requested.



  • Lifeguard
  • Instruct, complete instructor worksheets and prepare lesson plans and parent report forms
  • Act as a cashier when required, accepting appropriate fees and issuing receipts
  • Answer the telephone promptly and politely provide information
  • Participate in scheduled in-service training sessions
  • Perform maintenance duties as required
  • Check the pool deck to ensure the equipment is in place and ready for use before any patrons enter the pool area
  • Tidy the deck and guard room at the end of each swim period
  • Perform and record readings of chlorine and PH every two hours
  • Administer First Aid as necessary, complete accident and incident report forms
  • Adhere to all regulations
  • Performs any other duties as requested
  • Current National Lifeguard Pool Option certification
  • Current Standard First Aid – Level C CPR
  • Current Red Cross Swim Instructor status
  • Current Lifesaving Swim Instructor is an asset
Additional Information
4% vacation pay is in addition to the hourly rate.


Applicants are invited to submit a details resume.


The City of Pembroke is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries, please.


Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition. It is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, RSO 2001, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for employment purposes.

Contact Information
Arin Crinnion, Human Resources Coordinator
The City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East,
Pembroke, Ontario

Email: hr@pembroke.ca
Website: www.pembroke.ca

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