Swim Instructor Wake Forest

Swim Instructor

Part Time • Wake Forest
Are you looking for a great gig where the work is actually fun? Do you want to work somewhere you can get real job experience and make a difference in your community? Check out Goldfish Swim School! We’re a rapidly growing, award winning franchise that is not your typical company!  

We change lives. We help children reach their goals. We wear flip flops. We work in a 90-degree pool. We love our employees and reward hard work with shout-out awards, gift cards and fun social events! We offer paid training and consistent shifts with HOLIDAY'S OFF to spend time with family and friends!  This job is perfect for students or folks who want to grab extra hours without working late nights, and is also great for a parent who may want to make extra cash but still make it to the kids' school drop-off and pick-up times!  Even better? Due to the rapid growth of our school, advancement opportunities exist for the right candidate.  Join our Goldfish Swim School family and help us save lives in our community!  

Benefits:

  • Saving lives and making a difference in your community
  • Leadership roles
  • Flexible hours
  • Great pay - starts at $12-$14 per hour
  • Valuable work experience
  • Increased social opportunities
  • Future references/referrals

Requirements:

  • Ability to work with children
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Must pass background examinations (included with training)
Job Title: Swim Instructor

Reports to: Deck Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Instructs students on water safety and proper swim techniques based on thorough knowledge of the Goldfish Swim School curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides swim instruction based on the Goldfish Swim School curriculum.
  2. Enforces safety rules and regulations to prevent accidents. Makes rescues and administers first aid when necessary.
  3. Evaluates students’ progress, and completes required paperwork in a timely manner.
  4. Interacts with parents/guardians on the activities and development of students’ swim skills.
  5. Acts as a GSS “ambassador” to ensure parental satisfaction.
  6. Uses problem solving and creative thinking skills to identify and resolve challenges that students encounter.
  7. Inspects pool areas before and after each class for possible maintenance, cleanliness or damage issues. Reports issues to management as appropriate.
  8. Maintains and ensures proper storage of all pool equipment. Places and removes lane lines.
  9. Reports accidents and incidents to management. Completes required documentation and paperwork.
  10. Performs Deck Teacher duties as needed.
  11. Performs light cleaning duties such as window washing, deck mopping, trash removal etc. on occasion.
  12. Attend required/mandatory workshops and in-service training outside of regular working hours.
  13. Fulfills other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Employer.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Experience as a youth sports instructor/coach, camp counselor and/or childcare provider is desired.  We will train as a swim instructor and lifeguarding.  

Work Environment: While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to heat and humidity. Noise level is usually moderate.
Compensation: $12.00 - $16.00 per hour

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





Each Goldfish Swim School is an independently owned and operated franchise. The respective Franchisee is the employer at each Goldfish Swim School location. Each franchisee can set their own wages, benefit programs and terms and conditions of employment, which may vary at each Goldfish Swim School location.

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Why Dive In With Goldfish?

Paid Training
We set you up for Extraordinary Results! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never learned to swim yourself or if you’re a seasoned swimmer, we are proud to provide our team with paid training, certifications and ongoing support.
Flexible Schedules
Work life balance is essential to any team! At Goldfish, we understand you have commitments outside of work - family, school, sports, whatever it may be - and we celebrate that! We offer convenient schedules to accommodate YOU!
All Are Welcome
At Goldfish, we value Diversity & Inclusion! We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all by treating everyone with Integrity, Compassion and Trust as we work together to make waves for water safety.
Make Waves...In Your Community
Our team members are literal life-savers. Superheroes. Wavemakers. At Goldfish, you’re helping keep the children of your community safer in and around water - and that’s something to CELEBRATE!
Make Waves...In Your Career
Dip your toe into a pool of possibilities at Goldfish! You’ll learn life lessons through leadership, mentorship and ongoing training. From customer service to education, healthcare to business, you’ll gain impactful work experience that is sure to make a splash in your future, no matter what your career path!
High Fives & Tropical Vibes!
We believe in making a big deal about life’s accomplishments by remembering to CELEBRATE! We give high fives, dance and have some serious fun while doing some serious work. And with tiki huts, palm trees and surfboards, every work day will make you feel like you’re on vacay!
Going for Gold!
We align with partners who not only share our passion for water safety, but also share our core values. Helping us make a splash are World Record Holders and Olympic Gold Medalists Ryan Murphy and Cullen Jones! We are also committed to making waves, giving back and saving lives through our partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation.
Grow with Goldfish
There’s no limit to where you can go with Goldfish! We’ve seen part time team members #GrowUpGoldfish - becoming managers, joining the Franchise Support Team, and even going on to own and operate their own Goldfish Swim School! Dip a toe or dive all the way into the pool of possibilities and endless opportunities!