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4 Nov 2022

Temporary Camp Aquatics Specialist

ymcapkc – Posted by ymcapkc Gig Harbor, Washington, United States

Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting others to their ultimate potential. We focus on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

As the Aquatics Specialist you will actively supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate aquatic programs and events.  You will be responsible for supervising Swim Instructors and Lifeguards.  Providing progressive instruction in aquatics activities while working with leadership staff and the Program Director to organize & implement overall camp programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and facilitate all aquatic programming for Day Camp, Overnight Camp and visiting groups
  • Monitor pool equipment and supplies; repair and resupply as necessary
  • Work with leadership staff & all staff to coordinate and implement overall camp program
  • Serve as a cabin counselor when coverage is needed


  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • One season or more of camp experience and lifeguard experience required.
  • Preferred: Experience in teaching swim lessons and/or two years of personal organized swim experience.
  • Positive attitude and previous experience with diverse populations
  • Knowledge and skills in program activities and related equipment set-up, and the ability to instruct participants in age appropriate techniques.
  • Required: Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or Red Cross Lifeguard certification (with the ability to obtain the YMCA Lifeguard certification during staff training).
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online and in-person training as required.


Starting Wage: $390+ per week, depending on qualifications

*This is a Residential position that includes room and board*

Date of Employment:  June 13th – August 25, 2023 (dates are approximate)

Everyone is Welcome

The Y stands for nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, gender expression, race, or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

How to Apply

Please apply directly via the hyperlink to our application page!

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 66 days.

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