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Join Our Aquatics Team

Read more about each position and  if you find one that interests you, use the link to apply today!

Interested, but need more information before you apply? Use the Tell Me More link and one of our Hiring Managers will contact you.

Understanding Our Job Categories

Want to stick around awhile and work with us year-round? Year-round part-time positions can work up to 28 hours per week.

Regular Part-Time positions follow the year round hours guidelines (up to 28 hours per week). Regular Part-Time position listings can be found on the City of Kettering’s Job Page.

Interested in working with us up to 40 hours per week for a specific time period or season? The fixed length of a season is 6 months or less. Employees who work in a seasonal classification must have a 6 month break in service before working in another classification within the City of Kettering.

The Aquatics Team is responsible for the oversight and daily operations of the Kettering Recreation Complex indoor pool and the Adventure Reef Water Park. The Aquatics Team also supports a wide variety of aquatic programming such as swim lessons and water workout classes.

Not currently American Red Cross certified? No problem! We conduct several in-house lifeguard trainings throughout the year. If you are interested in working for the Aquatics Team but are not currently certified as the position requires, be sure to check out our American Red Cross Aquatics programs or contact us at 937-296-2587 to see what certification courses are coming up.

We are currently hiring seasonal and year-round positions, including Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Water Park Attendants, Concession Attendants and Concessions Management. Check out the links below to see which opportunity could be right for you!

Current Aquatic Team Opportunities

Lifeguards may work at the Kettering Recreation Complex indoor pool or the Adventure Reef Water Park and they are responsible for prevention of accidents and incidents in the water and the surrounding area. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Candidate must be 15 years of age and hold current Lifeguard Training certification that includes CPR/AED and First Aid. Don’t have your certification yet? No problem! Give us a call at 937-296-2587 and ask about our Lifeguarding classes.

This seasonal part-time position (up to 40 hours/week) assists with the overall operations of the Kettering Recreation Complex indoor pool, Spa Area and Adventure Reef Water Park during the summer season. Pool Managers must be enthusiastic, water-loving leaders who are ready to serve the aquatics needs of our community. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Must be certified in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid and have at least 1-year of lifeguard experience.

Swim Instructor positions are available for both seasonal part-time (up to 40 hours/week) and year-round part-time (up to 28 hours/week). Swim instructors must be water-enthusiasts who love teaching participants of all ages to swim according to the American Red Cross program guidelines. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Candidates be 15 years of age must hold current Water Safety Instructor Certification. Don’t have your certification yet? No problem! Give us a call at 937-296-2587 and ask about our Swim Instructor classes.

This position is responsible for assisting the Concessions Coordinator in the operation of summer concessions. Qualifications include knowledge and experience in the food preparation business, including methods, materials and equipment used. Competitive pay.

This seasonal part-time position (up to 40 hours/week) is responsible for collecting fees, dispensing goods or services, and accounting for all fees at the Adventure Reef Waterpark Snack Bar. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

Cashier positions are available for both seasonal part-time (up to 40 hours/week) and year-round part-time (up to 28 hours/week). Seasonal cashiers may only work in the Adventure Reef Water Park, while year-round cashiers also work in the Kettering Ice Arena. Cashiers collect entry fees, dispense goods or services, and account for all fees during entry. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

This seasonal part-time position (up to 40 hours/week) is responsible for providing a safe, clean and enjoyable atmosphere for the Adventure Reef Water Park attractions and water features. Waterpark attendants must be team players who are looking for an enjoyable summer job. Competitive pay. Entry rate is contingent upon candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age.

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