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Aquatics Instructor

Breckenridge, CO | Part Time

Job Description


The Town of Breckenridge Recreation Department is seeking a dedicated and customer service oriented individual for the position of Aquatics Instructor (Water Safety Instructor).  Aquatics instructors are responsible for design, instruction, leadership and oversight of aquatic programs and services. Aquatics instructors teach both private lessons and group classes for a variety of aquatic programs, with beginner to advanced students. This involves maintaining knowledge of specific methodologies or practices for appropriate participant/employee education and utilizing appropriate techniques and progressions in order to ensure a quality product. Instructors develop class and progression curriculums and lesson plans, and monitor that swimming skills and techniques are being performed properly and safely. Aquatics instructors are responsible for monitoring the safety of students and responding to questions and inquiries from parents regarding child’s progress and/or Aquatic programs and activities.For additional information regarding this position including important roles, essential job functions & duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, materials and equipment used, working environment, and physical activity required, please view the full  position description.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • To qualify for this position the candidate or employee must pass a criminal background check as described in the Recreation Department Criminal History Background Check & Confidentiality Policy.


  • Basic CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications are required.
  • Current American Red Cross WSI Cert. (or equivalent) or expired less than 1 yr.


  • One (1) or more years of aquatics instructional experience preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of customer service experience preferred.
  • American Red Cross WSI Instructor Trainer or equivalent.

Because the Town's Recreation Department positions may involve direct contact with children, the Town requires that the incumbent in this position must have a clear criminal history that bears on his or her fitness to have responsibility for the safety and well-being of children.
Primary shifts for this position include varying evening shifts beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings.  Individuals in this position must be flexible in terms of availability; and may on occasion be required to work other shifts as needed, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays.

Qualified candidates must attached their current (or expired less than 1 year ago) American Red Cross WSI Certification (or equivalent) along with their online application.

This position is 'Open Until Filled'. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are selected.

Potential Housing Available

The Town of Breckenridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are selected for hire, the Town will provide a conditional job offer and check your references and conduct a background review before confirming your job offer and scheduling your orientation. If pre-employment drug-testing; medical testing; credit check; Motor Vehicle Record; Colorado Bureau of Investigation background review; or, other background reviews are required, the Town generally makes a conditional offer of hire based on successful completion of these additional steps.