Job Posting

Head of Waterfront


Position: Head of Waterfront

Location: 2400 Limberlost Road, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2J6

Employment: Summer 2024

Reports to: Camp Coordinator

Overview of Olympia & Waterfront

Olympia Sports Camp is a world-class, up-beat, dynamic and safe environment, where campers learn to participate and share in a community that focuses on positive energy and peer encouragement. 



  • Ensures overall safety of waterfront, staff, and clients
  • Day-to-day operations of the waterfront
    • Scheduling supervisory rotation of Waterfront Senior Staff
    • Providing feedback to staff
    • Address concerns, queries, etc.
    • Analysis of camper and guard behaviour to adjust rotations and positioning for increased safety of all parties
    • Files and follows up on incident and near-miss forms
  • Ensure all swim check and buddy check documentation is filed and stored at the waterfront and copies are available at the Main/Administration Office
  • Coordinates Summer Waterfront set-up and takedown
  • Ensure all paperwork of staff certifications are on file and stored at the waterfront and copies are available at the Main/Administration Office
  • Coordinate staff appreciation events and manage budget
  • Oversee and directly supervise all emergency procedures at the Waterfront
  • Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and aid
  • Organize and implement training of waterfront staff
  • Models positive behaviour and upholds Olympia values
  • Ensure all staff adhere to policies and guidelines
  • Evaluate employee performance and identify training needs
  • Ensure all rescue, emergency, and first aid storage areas and equipment are clean and organized
  • Ensure all motor propelled craft are in working order, full of fuel, contain necessary equipment
  • Supervise Assistant Head of Waterfront, Head Guard, and Head of Small Crafts
  • Actively supervise and motivate staff to perform their best
  • Provide recognition and constructive feedback throughout shifts
  • Fills in roles of guards when shortages occur

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in a supervisory or management role 
  • Lifeguarding experience in an outdoor or lake setting 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to lift weight of all necessary water crafts 
  • National Lifeguard-Pool (minimum) or National Lifeguard- Waterfront(asset)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating Licence) or willingness to obtain
  • Minimum 1000 hours of on-job lifeguard experience (preferred) 
  • Clean Police Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Red Cross Swim Instructor (or equivalent) considered an asset
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor considered an asset
  • National Lifeguard Instructor or Examiner considered an asset
  • G2 or G licence (or international equivalent) preferred

Our commitment to you:

  • We fully support all Health and Dietary Concerns – we have 3 nurses, a doctor and 4 athletic therapists available to you throughout the summer as well as a supportive kitchen staff
  • Downtime from 10:30-1am every night, aside from occasional supervisory duty, to catch up with staff, relax or participate in programs. Gym, fitness center & counsellor lounge available.
  • You will share a room with one other senior staff member.
  • You will get a day off each week. Every Saturday, there will be a bus into town as well as incredibly fun counsellor programs.

If you are interested in the job, please apply to Our Team | Olympia Sports Camp


Waterfront / Swim Specialist


Olympia Sports Camp

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(905) 479-9388