Employment

 

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

 

Adult Aquatics Fitness Instructor
  • Pay Rate: $25-$32 per class (depends on certifications)
  • Age: Adults Only
  • Schedule: Immediate openings to teach on Mon, Wed, Fri mornings
  • Preferences: One year of previous instruction preferred, but not required | High Energy | Passionate | Dependable | Deep care for the health and fitness of others | Strong ability to coach people in a positive, safe, and professional manner
  • Requirements: Current group fitness certification | CPR/AED/FA Certification | Knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics 
  • Interested? Send resume to our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

 

Lifeguards

  • Apply here
  • Pay Rate: $10.51 – $11.82 p/hour (depending on experience)
  • Age: 16 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Must be able to work Saturdays | Schedule is flexible
  • Desired Candidates: Responsible | Enjoy working with people of all ages | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary
  • Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or equivalent) | Certifications are preferred, but we can help you attain your certification if not currently held 
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

 

Swimming Lessons Instructors (Water Safety Instructors)

  • Apply here
  • Pay Rate: $11.12 – $12.50 p/hour (depending on experience)
  • Age: 16 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Currently seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Must be able to work Saturdays | Schedule is flexible
  • Desired Candidates: Responsible | Enjoys working with people of all ages | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary
  • Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or equivalent) | Certifications are preferred, but we can help you attain your certification in not currently held
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616)-748-3229

 

Gymnastics Instructors

  • Pay Rate: $10 p/hour
  • Age: High Schoolers – Adults
  • Fall, Winter, Spring: Saturday morning 5-week sessions year-round, with scheduled break in between sessions
  • Summer: Mon-Thur mornings for 2-week sessions at a time (Mid June – Early August)
  • Desired Candidates: Energetic | Dependable | Previous experience as gymnast or coach | Previous experience working with youth | Ability to communicate well with parents and others
  • Interested? Contact our Leisure Coordinator, Corrie McKiernan, at cmckiern@zps.org or (616) 748-3240

 

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires
  • Pay Rate: $14 – $36 per game depending on age, level, certifications (certifications not required)
  • Age: 8th Graders – Adults (Retirees too!)
  • Game Dates: Apr 28 – July 13 | Typically 6pm games on Mon – Fri and 9am – 4pm games on Sat
  • Desired Candidates: Knowledge of the game of baseball/softball (training will be provided upon hiring) | Love for kids | Dependable
  • Interested? Contact our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or (616) 748-3232
  • Interested individuals should establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.
  • 13 – 17 yr olds:

    • Field Umpire (13-17 yr olds): $12 – $19 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (13-17 yr olds): $16 – $23 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
  • 18 yr olds +:
    • Field Umpire (MHSAA certified): $17 – $28 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (MHSAA certified): $27 – $36 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Field Umpire (not MHSAA certified): $14 – $20 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (not MHSAA certified): $20 – $30 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)

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Youth Soccer Officials
*Saturdays in Sept & Oct
  • Youth Non-Certified Officials (13-17 yrs old): $8-$10 p/game
  • Youth Certified Officials (13-17 yrs old): $10-$13 p/game
  • Adult Non-Certified Officials (18 yrs old +): $10-$13 p/game
  • Adult Certified Officials (18 yrs old +): $13-$15 p/game
  • Interested individuals should contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

 

Youth Football Game Crew
*Saturdays in Sept & Oct
  • Non-Certified Officials (13 yrs old +): $21 p/game
  • Certified Officials (13 yrs old +): $25 p/game
  • Chain Gang: $10 p/game
  • Scoreboard Controller: $10 p/game
  • Interested individuals should contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

 

Internships

  • Majors/Minors: Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Business
  • Email your resume and cover letter to our director, Brett Geertsma, at bgeertsm@zps.org.
  • Available internships: Fall | Winter/Spring | Summer
  • Learn more here: Internship Details

 

Substitute Adult Fitness Instructors
  • Zeeland Recreation is looking for experienced and energetic substitute fitness professionals to teach high-quality group fitness classes (e.g., aerobics, spinning, strength training, yoga, Zumba, aquatics) at all ability levels. Instructors must be able to work early mornings, evenings and Saturdays. Substitute pay rate is $25 per class. Interested individuals should send their resume to Kris Ferry at kferry@zps.org
  • Qualifications:
    • At least 1 year of group exercise teaching experience preferred
    • Current personal training, group fitness and/or specialization certification
    • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification