The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Now Hiring: Tot/Preschool Swim Instructor (Pool)

CLOSING DATE: Open until position(s) are filled

STARTING RATE: $15.00/hour or D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK: Part Time/Seasonal, but may be scheduled for up to 25 hours per week, including nights and weekends.

The Village of Algonquin is seeking Tot/Preschool Swim Instructors for the upcoming pool season. This part-time, seasonal position is responsible for a high-level of customer service and development of swim skills in the 6-month to 5 years age range by using the Starfish Swim Program Objectives and Benchmarks.  The person in this position will be responsible for teaching group, individual, and parent/child swimming lessons to those ages 5 and younger, administering first aid when needed, and assisting in Guest Services as needed.  The season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day; training begins mid-May.


Education: High School Degree (or in process).  Starfish Swim Instructor Training/Certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED), or equivalent certifications is required (prior to start of pool season).  Minimum 16 years of age to apply. 

Skills: Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate instructions to the early childhood age and parents in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Must have strong interpersonal skills and work well with the public and other staff. Ability to establish a positive rapport with participants, parents, and staff.  Must display a high degree of emotional maturity while dealing with a variety of ages and abilities in our Swim Lesson program.  Experience working with the early childhood age and any equivalent combination of training including behavior management is a plus.

Swim Instructor training will be provided on specific dates and must be attended in order to work.  Successful completion of the Starfish Swim Instructor certification is mandatory for the position.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Algonquin employment application.  Completed applications can be mailed/dropped off to: Village of Algonquin, Attn: Human Resources, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL  60102 or emailed to  Please, no phone calls.

The Village is an EOE employer.