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Open Position | Aquatics Manager

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Aquatics Manager Job Description.pdf

         South Park Recreation Center is seeking a highly motivated Aquatics Manager to oversee all aspects of our aquatics program. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, exceptional organizational abilities, and a passion for promoting water safety and aquatic fitness. As the Aquatics Manager, you will be responsible for managing and effectively communicating with staff, coordinating programming, ensuring facility safety, and providing exceptional customer service.


Key Responsibilities:

1. Safety Oversight: Performs all duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard including monitoring the pool area and enforcing rules to ensure safety of patrons; performs water rescues, administers proper first aid and/or CPR, if needed. Develop and implement emergency procedures and ensure staff are trained to respond effectively to incidents.


2. Staff Management: Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a team of lifeguards, swim instructors, and other aquatics personnel. Conduct regular staff meetings and training sessions to ensure adherence to safety protocols and program standards. 


3. Facility Oversight: Maintains a safe and clean aquatic facility by enforcing all safety guidelines, conducting regular inspections, and addressing any maintenance issues promptly. Performs regular maintenance tasks to ensure mechanical efficiency. Maintains a detailed record system by assembling and analyzing data, and preparing reports as required, including, but not limited to a preventative maintenance plan for the pool facilities and equipment, and daily records of pool chemistry and sanitation.  


4. Programming Coordination: Works closely with the Programs department to develop and implement a diverse range of aquatic programs and classes, including swim lessons, water aerobics, and special events. Collaborate with other departments to integrate aquatics programming with overall recreation center offerings.


5. Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service to all patrons by addressing inquiries, resolving concerns, and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. Solicit feedback from participants to continuously improve programs and services.


6. Budget Management: Develop and manage the aquatics department budget, including revenue generation, expense monitoring, and cost-effective resource allocation. Seek out opportunities for revenue growth through program expansion and partnerships.


7. Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards, including health codes, safety guidelines, and certifications. Maintain accurate records of attendance, incident reports, and program evaluations.


8. Professional Development: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and advancements in aquatics programming and safety. Pursue opportunities for professional development and encourage staff to enhance their skills and certifications.


9. Other miscellaneous job related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Compensation & Benefits:

- Starting salary: $40,000-$47,000 depending on experience

- Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vision and dental coverage.

- 80 hours of Paid Time Off, plus Federally Observed Holidays

- Opportunities for professional development.

- SPRC Membership for employee and immediate family member(s) living in the same household. 


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of professional references to Carrie Fabel, Executive Director at Please include "Aquatics Manager Application" in the subject line.