Canton Township
  • CLS - Community Center
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • $13.00 / hour
  • Hourly
  • Variable Hour

No Benefits

The following at-will job posting will remain open indefinitely until all positions are filled:



Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour


This is an open posting. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  




The Swim Instructor: WSI position is responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all members and participants enrolled in swim class. Each instructor will teach the latest accepted methods by introducing skills in a logical progression, demonstrating correct techniques, and using positive corrective feedback.  Instructors are responsible for displaying a friendly, professional appearance and keeping their classes safe and fun.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:  (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed)

  • Teaches the latest accepted swim methods by introducing skills in a logical progression, demonstrating correct techniques, and using positive corrective feedback. 
  • Instructs group swim lessons and private swim lessons swim lessons as assigned.
  • Instructs swim lessons for a wide variety of ages, including but not limited to, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, youth, and adults.
  • Maintains a safe environment by utilizing safe swimming practices and keeping all participants in the line of vision.
  • Prepares written lesson plans for each class.
  • Prepares and distributes progress reports for each participant.
  • Provides positive and constructive feedback to participants and their parents.
  • Responds to participants and parent inquiries and neutralizes concerns.
  • Displays a friendly, professional appearance while keeping classes safe and fun.
  • Maintains swim lesson equipment.
  • Participates in monthly swim instructor in-service training and other required departmental training.
  • Based on business need and availability may be assigned to teach private classes (group and/or adapted swim lessons) at a premium rate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Current swim instructor certification through a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Jeff Ellis Swimming, or YMCA Swimming.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification through a nationally recognized organization.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to chemicals commonly used in swimming pool environments.
  • Must be willing to conform to department uniform policy.
  • Must be able to take initiative, complete tasks, and work without close supervision.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to clearly communicate procedures, problems, and policies with fellow employees and the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays and substitute when needed.
  • This is an "At-Will" position. Work assignments and hours are scheduled based on availability, division requirements and within the confines of the budget. Schedules and work hours are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time due to division needs, budgeting constraints and staff availability.


  • Stand - Constantly
  • Walk - Frequently
  • Sit - Occasionally
  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Constantly
  • Reach - Frequently
  • Climb - Occasionally
  • Crawl - Rarely
  • Squat/Kneel - Frequently
  • Bend - Frequently


  • Less than 10 lbs- -Constantly
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely


  • Less than 10 lbs- Constantly
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Occasionally

Reports To: Specialist - Aquatics and Health & Wellness

Job Description Updated: December 21, 2015

Posting information: Swim Instructor: WSI (Variable Hour)

  • This is a variable hour job opportunity.  Hours will fluctuate week to week.  An employee in this position will primarily work during a defined season and may be scheduled to work intermittently during the remainder of the year.
  • This is an at-will position. Hours are limited and will vary based on the operational needs of the department. Employees in this position are not full-time and will be classified as part-time employees.
  • All candidates will be notified VIA EMAIL of the disposition of the employment application.
  • Being hired to fill a vacant position will require reference checking, background information, working history verification, physical exam, drug screen, and new hire orientation.
  • Schedule: Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the position to be considered.
  • This is an external posting open to all applicants. This position will remain open until filled. A completed application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
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