Aquafitness Instructor (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8824 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services  
Employment Type: 1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $23.239   - $33.937 per hour (2024 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for teaching aquafitness programming to participants in a safe and enjoyable manner while following the guidelines of the certifying agency, and in accordance with corporate and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. 


Completion of Grade 11 and current Certifications from a recognized certifying organization (or equivalent as deemed acceptable by management)

Minimum of 6 months of experience or equivalent apprenticeship


Aquafitness Instructor certificate (CALA, YM-YWCA, WaterART or other recognized certification)
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training


  • Corporate and Departmental policies, guidelines and directives
  • City of Ottawa emergency response procedures 
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Able to handle the stress of an emergency situation
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Vibrant, energetic, motivating teaching style
  • Professional appearance and demeanour while on duty
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate using verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Report to work in ample time to be ready at the start of their shift
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Reliable
  • Possess the physical capability to perform the ongoing duties of the position, including ability to demonstrate all movement patterns and facilitate an active fitness class


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.