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The position is under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director plans, administers, and directs aquatics programs for the Parks and Recreation Department by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff. These aquatics duties include but are not limited to supervising cleaning, balancing pool chemicals, maintaining proper water levels, training lifeguards, upholding safety standards in the aquatics area, and providing aquatic programs.


  • Studies and analyzes recreational needs and resources to produce a variety of programs for the aquatics area
  • Develop short- and long-term goals and objectives with the Parks and Recreation Director
  • Leads recreational programs to individuals and/or groups through personal participation, teaching, and staff assignments
  • Conducts or supervises daily cleaning of pools, deck, and locker rooms
  •     Backwashes the aquatic filter systems
  • Adds chemicals in prescribed amounts to balance water chemistry
  • Maintains daily records of chemical levels, water temperature, water levels, and safety protocols
  • Collaborates with the public health department concerning health codes
  • Develop program schedules and coordinate with other staff members and maintenance staff
  • Trains or provides training for lifeguards and water safety instructors
  • Develops work schedules for lifeguards and water safety instructors
  • Develop advertising media to promote aquatics events, programs, and operational hours
  • Recommends purchases of necessary equipment, services, and chemicals from outside vendors to the Parks and Recreation Director
  • Inputs aquatic programs in recreation software
  • Assist with budgeting, setup, implementation, cleanup, and evaluation of special events, programs, and activities.
  • Aid in securing sponsorships for special events, programs, and activities
  • Coordinates and/or attends meetings with organizations that utilize the aquatic facilities
  • Supervises recreation center and part-time staff when assigned
  • Drive van/bus for programs and special events
  • Works front desk when needed
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Supervises aquatic staff including but not limited to lifeguards and water safety instructors Act in building supervisor role as needed overseeing part-time staff.
Organization: Manchester Parks & Recreation
Location: Manchester,  TN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 6/13/2024
Date Posted: 6/13/2024

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     A bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, or a related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  A High School Diploma or GED from an accredited high school with two years' work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Must have good computer skills and ability to learn new software applications. Bilingual skills are a plus.
  • Customer service experience. Accuracy in accounting for transactions. Must be able to answer phones clearly and concisely.
  • Must be able to communicate to the public in a polite and reasoned manner.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents and emails such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must be able to communicate to the public in a polite and reasoned manner.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. The ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability

Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and other required training to be lifeguard certified is required or able to be obtained within six months of the hire date
  • Water Safety Instructor certification is preferred
  • Aquatic Facility Operator or Commercial Pool Operator is preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Obtain F Endorsement on driver's license within six months of hire date

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods
  • Must be able to reach and/or lift objects above head level
  • The employee will operate light-duty vehicles
  • Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Will have to work and/or communicate with the public in a polite, courteous, professional, and reasoned manner
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases and/or blood-borne pathogens
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, and walking is required  Must be able to tolerate aquatic facilities that are sanitized by chlorine
Status: This listing expires on: 7/17/2024
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Manchester Parks & Recreation

Manchester,  TN 
United States