May 23, 2023

Swim Instructor

  • JCC GREATER Boston
  • Newton, MA, USA
Full time Swim Instructor

Job Description

JCC Greater Boston is seeking a full-time Swim Instructor. This position is a great opportunity for someone who thrives on making a difference and has experience in teaching skills that enrich the lives of others. He/She/They will also assist with customer communications and administrative tasks. JCC Greater Boston is a vibrant, welcoming workplace with a strong feeling of teamwork and a shared sense of making a difference.


JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston’s core values — Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation — which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.


Swim instructors do not need to be experienced trainers. He/She/They must like children and be willing to guide them through a carefully designed program, boosting confidence and skills. The Aquatics Department teaches our swim instructors in the Lenny Krazelberg style and provides significant team support.

 This position will pay $25 - $35/hr. as a starting salary. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours the employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. Are you searching for a chance to put your swimming skills to use as part of a winning team? Apply today!


In addition to a rewarding position where you care for a community, the JCC Greater Boston provides excellent benefits including:

 ·Competitive salary

· Outstanding working environment including free parking

· Complimentary access to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton – offering indoor swimming, fitness classes, and workout facilities

 Responsibilities of Swim Instructor

· Ensure the safety of every pool patron through education and attentiveness

· Teach swimmers (children and adults) using predesigned lessons. Sessions may be with individuals or groups. Lessons may require hands on work in the pool with young children.

· Build swimmers’ confidence, skills, and love of swimming

· Track skill development through record keeping

· Set up and break down equipment

· Enforce the rules and regulations of the pools consistently

· Maintain good working relationships with staff members, maintenance personnel, and administrative personnel

· Resolve member concerns in a professional manner or escalate them, as appropriate

· Develop professional relationships with members

· Attend all mandatory trainings and in-services

· Support JCC goals and objectives

· Other activities, as required by the organization

 Qualifications of Swim Instructor

·Is 16 years of age or older at the time of hire

· Has good communications skills with children

· Models a strong team player approach

·Is committed to delivering quality customer service

·Is highly dependable

·Is personable and friendly

·Is able to build strong relationships with students

·Is able and willing to follow directions from supervisors and follow protocols

 Essential Functions Swim Instructor

 Is able to:


  • see, hear, and cognitively recognize situations requiring lifeguarding services
  • make safety-related decisions
  • communicate with community members and coworkers in person effectively, over email, and on the phone
  • read, write, understand, and speak English


  • work in a high temperature and high humidity environment for extended periods
  • stand, sit and lay on the pool deck while moving their body in a way similar to how the participants in the water should (demonstrating)
  • vision requirements include the ability to read routine and technical documents, use a computer, and answer a telephone
  • stand, walk, sit, stoop, and kneel frequently
  • be in the pool for 2+ hours
  • · maintain an appropriate level of fitness to competently perform all job-related tasks including the ability to 1) swim distances of 25 meters, 2) dive to pool depth of 6 feet or more, and 3) lift 50 pounds or more
  • hold a child in the water


Organization Information

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. 

Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  •  creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
  • nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
  • expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole


JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.


JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume to


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