PLEASE NOTEDue to the ongoing closure of the facility to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sportsplex is cancelling all Spring Programs

Aquatic Team Lead

The Zatzman Sportsplex, built in 1982, is a family-focused health, fitness, and recreation complex that serves Dartmouth’s communities and all regions of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The former Zatzman Sportsplex offered an arena, running track, racquetball and squash courts, full fitness centre, two swimming pools, and various meeting spaces. In February 2019, the facility completed a major $25 million revitalization project, re-opening with new features such as a double gymnasium, new fitness centres and equipment, new welcoming community spaces, and so much more. In addition to the physical renovations, the facility also launched a large-scale community outreach and accessibility program to reduce barriers and ensure that everyone in our community can play at the Sportsplex.

Diversity is a primary value of the Zatzman Sportsplex. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider individual talents, skills, and unique perspectives to provide the best service to our vibrant community.  Sportsplex is currently seeking an Aquatic Team Lead.  This position involves:

  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Quality assurance of programs and services; delivering customer service.
  • Lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons.

We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Are passionate about recreation and the impact it has on our community’s health.
  • Have experience working in recreation, particularly in aquatics.
  • Enjoy and thrive in leadership roles and are motivated to develop their leadership skills.
  • Understand the skill it takes to deliver stellar customer service.
  • Can work flexible hours, including regular night and weekend shifts.
  • Are certified lifeguards and swimming instructors.

Preference will be given to candidates who have leadership experience, hold advanced aquatic instructor courses, experience supervising aquatic staff, working with at-risk youth, and community involvement. This is a hands-on position and the successful candidate will work closely with the aquatics team to create diverse and engaging services and programming for youth.

This is a part time position with the Zatzman Sportsplex. We offer a supportive work environment including flexible hours. Schedules are released on a quarterly basis. This position will have a minimum of six hours per week and could have up to 42 hours per week if combined with lifeguard/instructor position.

A detailed employer profile and job description are available by contacting Ryan Kemp, Aquatic Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply by e-mail (preferred) with a resume to before Friday, December 27th 2019 or until the positions are filled. If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed (or dropped off by appointment) to:

Ryan Kemp – Aquatic Coordinator

Dartmouth Sportsplex

110 Wyse Road

Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 1M2

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Kemp at (902) 490-3018 or

Competition will remain open until all positions are filled, 1-2 positions available.