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

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 Dartmouth 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 is also launching 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. Currently, the Zatzman Sportsplex is seeking energetic Swim Instructors and Lifeguards to help lead our aquatics department by complementing our Aquatic Coordinator. This position involves:

  • Ensuring the safety of Sportsplex patrons.
  • Lifeguarding and teaching high quality and consistent swimming lessons to patrons of all ages.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator who’s passionate about creating safety in and around water. We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Are strong swimmers and/or have experience working 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.
  • Are competent in filling out paper work such as statistic sheets, work sheets, and report cards.
  • Are certified lifeguards or swimming instructors, or are willing to complete the necessary training.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in leadership, working with children, teaching swimming, lifeguarding, first aid and water rescue. This is a hands-on position and the successful candidate will work closely with the patrons of the pool and the aquatic team to create a diverse and engaging atmosphere.

This is a part time position with the Zatzman Sportsplex. We offer a supportive work environment including flexible hours. Schedules are put out on a quarterly basis.

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 If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed (or dropped off by appointment) to:

Ryan Kemp – Aquatic Coordinator

Zatzman 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.