Job Opportunities
Aquatic Staff

Aquatic staff are responsible for supervising the pool area and providing a safe, enjoyable experience for pool users.

Lifeguard Tryouts for Summer 2024/Fall 2024 are coming up in early March! Please find tryout information here.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values. We promote these principles and are committed to providing a safe environment – A Positive Space – by treating all people with dignity and respect.


Job Details


Summer 2024 & September 2024-April 2025 Positions Available



  • Directly supervise pool patrons while in the pool and on the deck to ensure patron safety
  • Prevent injuries by identifying, minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviours
  • Enforcing facility rules and regulations and educating patrons about them.
  • Recognizing and responding quickly and effectively to all emergencies
  • Administer first aid as needed
  •  Open and close pool area
  •  Inspect the pool and deck prior to opening and report any unsafe conditions
  • Monitor pool chemistry through regular pool tests and complete records
  • Participate in regular in-service training

  • Current National Lifeguard Certification
  • Current Standard First Aid
  • Successful completion of pre-employment lifeguard skills test
  • Additional qualifications will be considered an asset. 
  • Maintain fitness level (swimming skills, strength and endurance).
  • Maintain university provided training (post hiring – AED, Health and Safety courses)
  • If instructing, LSS Instructors/Trainer/Examiner certification also required

Please send your cover letter & resume, along with proof of NLS and CPR certifications to Aquatics Coordinator: Grey Fairley,

  • McMaster Pool, Ivor Wynne Centre
  • Physical Abilities & Lifeguard Training will be assessed. 

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.