Daytime Lifeguard Trainee

Location: Elmsdale, NS

The Daytime Lifeguard Trainees will join our Aquatics team and be provided all of the training necessary to begin your career as a Lifeguard with the Municipality of East Hants. If you are an active, community-minded person who enjoys swimming, water safety and serving your community, we want to hear from you! Shifts available Monday to Friday 5:30am to 4:00pm. Optional evenings and weekends available for flexible scheduling.

What you can offer:

  • Able to swim, and comfortable performing activities in water. The training program will include developing strength and fitness in water in order to perform the duties of a lifeguard
  • Comfortable working in a busy, customer service-oriented, team environment
  • Championing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all staff and visitors
  • Available for shift work in the daytime
  • These positions are subject to child abuse registry and vulnerable sector checks

What we can offer:

  • Compensation for training time, and course fees waived.
  • A culture of teamwork, and service excellence in a collaborative, solutions-based work environment offering a high degree of trust and autonomy
  • Working with a team that is passionate about serving a community
  • Ongoing leadership development and aquatics training
  • The excitement of being part of building the future in a fast-growing Municipality
  • Paid membership to the East Hants Aquatic Centre
  • Shifts available Monday to Friday 5:30am to 4:00pm, additional evening and weekend shifts available for flexible scheduling
  • Eligibility for enrollment in a defined contribution pension plan

Training Hourly Rate: $15.20, average 8-15 daytime hours/week for a total of 74 paid course hours.

Training Commitment: Beginning July 2024. Additional in-water swim training and homework will be required, average of an additional 3-6 hours/week depending on candidate’s experience and fitness level.

Daytime Lifeguard Rate: $20.00 p/hr plus signing bonus of $200.00 paid following completion of training and probationary period.


Deadline to apply: June 30, 2024

If you require an accommodation to assist in the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 902-883-6216.