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11 Jul 2022

Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor

Municipality of Bethel Park – Posted by BethelPark Bethel Park, PA 15102

Job Description


The Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of aquatic programs, water exercise and swim lesson instruction. This position will be expected to perform all lifeguard and aquatic instructor job functions as needed. The individual is a team player who demonstrates excellent organizational, verbal, interpersonal, customer service, decision-making, problem solving and leadership skills. The Aquatics Supervisor works under the supervision of the Recreation Director.

Bethel Park Recreation provides our guests with a comprehensive range of recreation services including fitness programs, swim programs, summer camps, youth programs, older adult programs, and more.


  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and teach aquatics programs, water exercise, swim lessons, and lifeguarding instruction within the aquatics department. Maintain and monitor program rosters of all aquatic programs.
  • Maintain and monitor inventory of aquatic program supplies.
  • Create revenue enhancement strategies through recreational programming to assist the quality of life for the community.
  • Work cooperatively with visitors and Municipal employees of all age levels and socio-economic backgrounds. Resolve complaints, disciplinary problems, and violations of facility rules.
  • Perform lifeguard and aquatic instructor job functions as needed.
  • Lead quarterly lifeguard in-service trainings.
  • Maintain a neat, clean, pleasant and safe environment in Aquatic facilities.
  • Directs life guards and swim instructors on cleanings responsibilities.
  • Other duties may be assigned by Recreation Director.



  • Sound knowledge of proper swimming techniques and water safety rules.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; problem solving skills, as the employee must be able to resolve discrepancies and answer questions from residents and employees.
  • Ability to deal with the public tactfully and courteously; ability to speak fluent and clear English. Ability to create new program ideas.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks/programs,
  • Ability to supervise, lead, and motivate program staff.
  • Ability to workdays, evenings, weekends.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Sport Management, or related field is preferred.
  • Extensive experience as a swim lesson instructor with aquatics programs through a Parks and Recreation Department, YMCA, or community-based agency is required,
  • Secure FBI Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, and Criminal Clearance upon hire.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to swim, sit and talk or hear. The employee ls occasionally required to walk; use hands to feel objects, equipment, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this Job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this Job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment) drug screen.

How to Apply

Apply in person at the Bethel Park Community Center.

Job Categories: Aquatics Program Supervisor. Job Types: Seasonal. Salaries: $30,000 - $50,000.

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