Employment Opportunities


Discover career opportunities at City of Hobart and the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

The Centre employs over 105 staff in a variety of roles.


Permanent Part-Time 27.5hrs per week


This position forms part of the dynamic team at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.  Working 27.5 hours per week, with program delivery requirements within school terms and school times (between 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday).  We are looking for individuals who have the ability to deliver safe, fun and challenging aquatic education programs,  and contribute to the further development of the aquatic team.

The successful candidate will be an active member of the team delivering the school swimming programs, provide information and support to Learn to Swim instructors, be the primary contact for all participating schools, be able to lock in events and ensure no conflicts in bookings, and roster the appropriate number of instructors for each program.

A track record in roles showing the ability to engage, motivate and supervise others, drive continuous improvement and having a strong customer focus will be viewed favourably.

The successful candidate will have current units of competency for skill set SISSS00112 – Swimming and Water Safety Teacher along with demonstrated experience in the administration and coordination of programs.

Specific information about this position is available via the link above, or by emailing Matt Richter, Program Officer - Aquatic Programs at richterm@hobartcity.com.au.

Applications for this position close:  Monday 12 April 2021 at 5.00 p.m.

Want to be a Learn to Swim Instructor?

The Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre Swim and Aquatic Program welcomes interest from swim teachers who want to join our friendly and experienced team.


Our classes include:

  • Infants classes for children between 6 months and 4 years old

  • After-school classes on Monday to Friday afternoons / Saturday mornings

  • Schools program from Monday to Friday during school hours

  • Adults classes

  • NDIS Special Needs classes throughout the week

To be part of our dynamic Learn to Swim teaching team we require the following qualifications:

  • Current teacher of swimming qualifications
    • SISCAQU002       Perform basic water rescues
    • SISCAQU008       Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
    • SISCAQU009       Instruct water safety and survival skills
    • SISCAQU010       Instruct swimming strokes
  • Current CPR qualification (renewed within the last 12 months)

  • National Police Check

  • Registration to Work with Vulnerable People

For more information, email dkhac@hobartcity.com.au OR phone the Aquatics Team on 03 6222 6977.

Want to be a Lifeguard?

The Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre Lifeguards are an integral part of ensuring safety in the Centre for all.  The primary role of our Lifeguards is to undertake life guarding duties of all pools but also includes:

  • Supervising the public in use of the aquatic facilities to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for members, guests and user groups and to respond to customer queries re the use of the aquatic facilities.

  • Pool rescue and/or provision of first aid attention when required.

  • Investigating and responding to any customer complaints to identify and address problems or potential problems which may affect the efficient operation of the Centre.

  • Performing water testing and maintaining accurate records in order to monitor correct levels of chemical dosing, water purification and temperature controls.

  • Setting up/packing up equipment for programs or events within the Centre.

  • General cleaning and maintenance of the aquatic facilities.

  • Assisting in the implementation of the Centre’s emergency management plan in the event of any accidents, incident or other situation that require enactment of the plan.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy, you do need the following qualifications:

  1. Current Pool Lifeguard Certificate (Issues by Royal Life Saving Society) coupled with specialist knowledge in Life Saving and First Aid, Basic Work Health and Safety principles.

  2. Understanding of, or ability to acquire, water purification standards in accordance with the legislative requirement.

  3. A standard of health, fitness and physical capability sufficient to meet the requirements of the role.

  4. Ability to demonstrate time management skills to manage own workload in a customer-focused environment.

  5. Ability to work within established procedures, techniques and/or practices, take instruction and work with a minimum of supervision.

  6. Well-developed communication and customer service skills and an ability to provide guidance to team members.

  7. Current Drivers Licence, Working With Children and Police Check.

If you have the right qualifications and want to be a lifeguard, send us your resume, an application letter and a copy of your qualifications by email dkhac@hobartcity.com.au 

For more information, phone the Operations Coordinator on 03 6222 6988.

To view more positions vacant at the City of Hobart please see Careers at the City of Hobart.