Current Openings


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Effective Date: TBD


Oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the Asheville School's aquatic facility. Oversees the hiring, training, testing, and certification of staff and student employees of the facility. Develops and implements various aquatic programs. Ensures that all appropriate water health and safety standards are maintained. This position reports to the School's Athletic Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, training, scheduling, certification, and performance of student employees of the facility; supervises the day-to-day activities of staff and maintenance employees.
  2. Oversees and coordinates the administration of the facility, to include scheduling of facility operations and contract management.
  3. Oversees the maintenance of the pools, to include chemistry, climate control, cleanliness, and related maintenance.
  4. Ensures that all appropriate water, environmental, health and safety standards are maintained; ensures pools are compliant with all local, state and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation.
  5. Handles the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems with the assistance of the Building Maintenance Worker. Maintains proper pool chemical balance.
  6. Performs regular safety inspections of pools and equipment to reduce hazards and to provide maximum safety to the patrons.
  7. Develops, implements, and oversees a variety of aquatics programs for students, faculty, staff, and/or members of the general public. School activities are top priority.
  8. Develops and schedules aquatic programming for the center to include, classes, swim meets, tournaments, swim lessons, lap swimming, youth swim club and other aquatic programs as developed and assigned.
  9. Support the School's swim team.
  10. Hires, trains and schedules qualified lifeguards, instructors and all other pool staff; directly supervises lifeguards, instructors, and other aquatic staff.
  11. Conducts training of staff in water safety, first aid, and CPR; ensures that all certifications of staff are maintained. Ensures high program standards are followed; provides regular in-service training to staff as needed.
  12. Surveys patrons and evaluates programs to determine public needs and how to increase program efficiency and effectiveness; receives patron complaints and suggestions and responds appropriately.
  13. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit. There will be a net-income goal established for the aquatics program.
  14. Develops and maintains records of operational facility usage; monitors and maintains inventories of pool equipment and supplies.
  15. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  16. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Certification/Licensure American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor; Certification American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Instructor; Certification National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator Certification; Certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operation (CPO).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications including the MS office suite of tools.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of optimal swimming pool water chemistry, temperature, and cleanliness standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools and public baths.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and certify student lifeguards and others.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of operating a large aquatic facility.
  • Skills in program planning, development, revenue generation and producing positive net income to achieve budget commitments.
  • Knowledge of certification standards in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment physical examination and medical history check and background check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

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 the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.


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 the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, pool mechanical systems. The employee constantly is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the facility.


Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant's skills and experience.

Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to This position is open until filled.

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.