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Part-Time Swim Instructor

Part-Time Swim Instructor

Germantown Academy  

We inspire students to be: Independent in Thought • Confident in Expression •  

Compassionate in Spirit • Collaborative in Action • Honorable in Deed 

Germantown Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 126-acre campus in the Fort Washington suburbs near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school serves more than 1,200 students in grades PK-12. Founded in 1759, GA is America’s oldest non-sectarian day school with rich traditions and a strong commitment to ongoing innovation of curricular and pedagogical practices. 

Germantown Academy is committed to the work of equity and inclusion and believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.  

Position Purpose: The part-time swim instructor (SI) will oversee swimming classes at the pool.  The SI is responsible for creating, organizing, and instructing all the lower school and middle school swimming classes.  We are seeking candidates for a part-time position (up to 29 hours per week) to join our community beginning September 2023. This is a 9-month position with a competitive salary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 plus years of swimming/coaching/teaching experience
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • Physical ability to continuously stand, walk, and/ or swim depending on the instructional needs of the class


  • Meets daily with the AD to discuss the progress of the swim classes
  • Notifies the AD of any significant problems in the swim classes
  • Maintains effective relations with business leaders, community groups, media representatives, and facilities personnel
  • Promotes GA in a positive manner
  • Maintains a close affiliation with swimming organizations such as Red Cross
  • Maintains close contact with the AD through daily communications
  • Collaborate with the lower school and middle school physical education teachers to develop and execute the swim schedule for the school year

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Prepares and distributes lower school and middle school swim class schedule to the AD and lower school and middle school physical education teachers.

Performance of Duties

  • Maintains professional integrity
  • Maintains physical ability to teach with high energy in and out of the pool
  • Complies with all Red Cross Swim Safety protocols
  • Exudes the GA Mission at all times
  • Positive role model for students
  • Maintains a professional appearance at all times while representing GA
  • Ensures that the pool is safe and properly set up for swim classes

Professional Development Responsibilities

  • Seeks and attends professional, educational opportunities

Other Duties

  • The AD may assign other responsibilities and duties as needed