City of Ypsilanti
  • 23-Mar-2018 to 22-May-2018 (EST)
  • Rutherford Pool
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • Seasonal

General Description:


Rutherford Pool is a city-owned pool located in Recreation Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In 2004, the Friends of the Rutherford Pool (FoRP), a newly formed 501(c) (3) nonprofit group, began operating the pool on behalf of the City.


The Water Exercise Instructor reports directly to the Pool Manager. This person is responsible for implementing the water aerobics program for the pool. Duties will include registering participants, providing water aerobics instruction and promoting a program of fitness and training that supports participants of all ability levels improving their fitness, skills and enjoyment of aquatic activities through water aerobics in alignment with the mission of Rutherford Pool. Success in this position will result in a safe and fun fitness experience for patrons.


Water Exercise Instructor Responsibilities-

  • Responsible to the Pool Manager
  • Oversee the water exercise & fitness program
  • Provide instruction, feed back on progress, recognition as necessary to assure a fun safe, quality, fitness experience for patrons
  • Scheduled instruction of 5 hours per week
  • Be a positive role model for all staff
  • Ambassador to Guests
  • Other duties as assigned by the Pool Manager



  • Minimum 18 years of age,
  • Experience in aquatic fitness instruction,
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma,
  • Demonstrated success in a position in pool supervision,
  • Knowledge of water aerobics and fitness development,
  • Demonstrated organizational skills,
  • Capacity to develop a culture of good relations with the public,
  • Certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED,
  • Aquatic Exercise Association certification or equivalent, preferred
  • Able to work flexible hours as required to meet the demands of the job including weekends
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