Aquatics Employment

Join our Aquatics team!

Join our Aquatics team!

Join the best Aquatics team in town!

Are you an enthusiastic person looking for a flexible job to help build valuable career skills and have fun at the same time? We are looking for responsible people to join our team as lifeguards, instructors and more! Whether you are a student, stay-at-home parent or an adult looking for part-time hours, we have a schedule that works for you.

All Town of Oakville Aquatic programs are HIGH FIVE® accredited.

HIGH FIVE logo

HIGH FIVE logo

Why join our team?

  • Great pay! Starting at $17.58 for swimming instructors.
  • Develop leadership and customer service skills.
  • Opportunity for advancement and growth.
  • Flexible schedules – work at any one or combination of our pools.
  • Paid training.
  • Discounts on recertification.
  • Team environment.

What do you bring?

  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to react calmly to changing environments.
  • You thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Capability to coordinate tasks and complete administration duties as needed.
  • Enthusiasm for working with people of all ages and abilities.

What is required?

  • Certifications based on the position. Click on the Positions tab for a list of job descriptions and the training required.
  • Demonstrated skill in application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
  • Able to work a minimum of two shifts a week.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

The town hires various staff such as aquatic instructors and lifeguards for summer programs, part-time day, evening and weekend hours. Please click on the following links for detailed job descriptions and requirements.

Aquatic Fitness Instructor (PDF) – starting rate is $27.72
Aquatic Therapeutic Instructor (PDF) – starting rate is $27.72
Cashier – Aquatics (PDF) – starting rate is $14
Deck Supervisor (PDF) – starting rate is $19.15
Lifeguard (PDF) – starting rate is $15.62
Maintenance Handyperson – Aquatics (PDF) – starting rate is $17.82
Maintenance Labourer – Aquatics (PDF) – starting rate is $14
Master Instructor – Aquatics (PDF) – starting rate is $27.72
Master Instructor – Leadership (PDF) – starting rate is $27.72
Seasonal Pool Supervisor (PDF) – starting rate is $22.15
Slide Attendant (PDF) – starting rate is $14
Specialized Instructor – Personal Best, Water Polo and Synchro (PDF) – starting rate is $18.62
Swim Instructor (PDF) – starting rate is $17.58

For more information about current opportunities, application deadlines, etc. please visit the Employment page.

Check out our Employment page to learn more about the positions available right now.

Create a Job Alert to be notified by email about new opportunities that match your job search criteria!

When to apply for Aquatics positions:

  • Fall positions – apply June to July
  • Winter positions – apply September to October
  • Spring positions – apply February to April
  • Summer positions – apply December to January

The current Aquatic Leadership Ladder overview of the training required to become an instructor or lifeguard is provided in the most recent Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide. This guide also provides program details, information about recertifications, etc.

Click on the Positions tab for a list of job descriptions and the training required.

Town-funded support

Need some financial assistance to become certified? The Town of Oakville is pleased to offer the Aquatic Leadership Assistance Program to qualified applicants.

Please contact Daniel Ridsdale at 905-845-6601, ext. 3630 for more information on how you might qualify.

Not qualified but still want to join our team?

Oakville Aquatics is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team as Pool Pals! As a volunteer, you provide support to swimming instructors on deck and in the water. Volunteers must be 13 years old and hold a Bronze Medallion Lifesaving Award and successfully complete a Pool Pal workshop.

To learn more about becoming an official Pool Pal, visit the Volunteer Opportunities page.

"I enjoy working in Aquatics for the Town of Oakville because it is a job that is very rewarding. You get to see the kids who you are teaching improve each week and, to me, that is very fulfilling."

Alyssa C.

Image of Alyssa C., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.

Image of Alyssa C., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.

"I enjoy working in Aquatics at the Town of Oakville because it has given me the opportunity to meet amazing new people and learn how to contribute to a team working environment."

Liam S.

Image of Liam S., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.

Image of Liam S., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.

"I love my Town of Oakville Aquatics job because everyone is always welcome and supported by coworkers. Individuals are constantly encouraged to challenge themselves and perform to their full potential."

Monica S.

Image of Monica S., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.

Image of Monica S., a Town of Oakville Aquatics employee.