Employment Opportunities

To apply for any of the jobs you see below, please send a resume to recreation@antigonishcounty.ns.ca or call 902-863-1141 for more information.

Summer 2022 Employment Opportunities

We are still accepting applications for Recreation Leaders for the 2022 Summer Season.  To view the Information on these positions, please click here.  The deadline for applications is Thursday June 16th 2022 at 4:00pm.


We are ALWAYS looking for swim instructors. Please contact recreation@antigonishcounty.ns.ca for more information if you are interested in becoming a Swim Instructor!

If you currently hold a Red Cross Swim Instructor/ Lifesaving Swim for Life certification and wish to join our team, contact us for an employment application. If you wish to become a Swim Instructor and are 15 years of age or older, please call us at 902-863-1141 or email recreation@antigonishcounty.ns.ca to find out more about becoming a swim instructor. 

The Swim Instructor Course focuses on preparing candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim/ Lifesaving Swim gor Life Programs.  Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills.

Prerequisites include:

  • Candidates must be 15 years of age or older
  • Have completed Swim Kids Level 10 or equivalent
  • Have one of the following certifications:  Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or Bronze Cross

Course Outline includes:

  • Skills evaluation (able to meet Red Cross Swim Kids Performance Criteria – Swim Kids Level 10)
  • On-line component (12-14 hours of on-line training)
  • Teaching experience (8 hours of practice teaching)
  • Classroom/Pool Component

Free training is available for Antigonish Town & County residents who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish or the Town of Antigonish;
  • Agree to work a minimum of one year as a swim instructor for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish
  • 15 years of age;
  • Have successfully completed all levels of the Red Cross Swim Program or equivalent.
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