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Missoula Family YMCA LIFEGUARD SWIM INSTRUCTOR in Missoula, Montana


Missoula, MT (




YMCA JOBS: We Step Up.

Job Title: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Status: P/T, schedule varies, 5-25 hours/week Wage: depends on experience

Reports to: Director of Aquatics

Probation: Subject to a 6-month introductory (probationary) period

POSITION SUMMARY: The swim instructor/lifeguard is responsible for maintaining order in swimming classes and the pool area at all times. Primary responsibility is to plan, organize and safely lead participants through swimming classes, teaching swimming skills to participants of various ages and backgrounds, as well as performing the essential duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard. Assures safety of all pool participants, both members and non-members. Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization. Works with limited supervision.

BENEFITS: Part time employment benefits at the Y include a free individual membership with discounts to Y programs and classes, and retirement plan contributions after sufficient time worked.


At the Missoula Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening our community, every day. We arewelcoming: we are open to all, a place where you can belong and become. We aregenuine:we value you and embrace your individuality. We arehopeful:we believe in you and your potential to create change in the world. We arenurturing:we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We aredetermined: above all, we are on a quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.


  • Required – Certification in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding, can be obtained at the Y

  • Preferrred – Lifeguarding experience, and swim instruction experience or willingness to be trained

  • Preferred – Experience with children or willingness to be trained