I really enjoyed my time at the Town of Newmarket. The people there are always friendly and the other employees are great. This job is not super stressful but really demands that you know what you are doing (ex. you have significant experience in what you are teaching).
This position entailed public outreach, marketing and data analysis regarding the municipality's new by-law. I am responsible for creating an education platform to educate both internally and externally the changes to the by-law. I prepared and attended multiple town-run events, where I was required to create different content and information booths for the public. I helped create different social media engagements including slogans, social media platform posts, and websites. Prepared and presented the education campaign corporate wide, including to York Region Police's Sergeants.
Overall working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Town of Newmarket is one of the best jobs you can have. You develop many skills throughout your time working there such as customer service, team management, and problem-solving. Working with many different children and adults every day helps you learn new ways to interact with people and keep them motivated by doing their tasks. You learn new strategies and methods to make sure everyone is happy in your class and doing the best they can do. One of the best parts of working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Town of Newmarket is the new friends you meet. Almost everybody I worked with was easily approachable and brought a good environment to the workplace. This made me enjoy coming to work because I knew I would be with positive people. The hardest part of working with the Town of Newmarket was since it was a physical job it would get hard on your body at times. However, the supervisors were very understanding and give you breaks if you couldn't handle all the physical stress. Overall, an amazing place to work, would recommend 100%
This is a great place to learn, and experience different roles & to grow both personally and professionally. I was able to start with summer camps, work with preschool students, teens and young adults, and persons with disabilities. I have experienced and learned many things! Highly recommend becoming apart of the TON team.
- show up 15 min before the program starts - check wristbands and talk to the customers - the job has taught me how to be more assertive when needed - the workplace is very friendly, gained lots of friends - hardest part is when nobody else seems to know how to do their job os I end up being the one giving first aid and filling out incident reports whenever there is a problem - best part about the job is that it is pretty laid back, not a lot of injuries occur often.
a typical day was to dance with all the participants and ensure everyone was having fun. Gave all participants wristbands ensured all participants have paid. made sure all participants got on the proper bus and we had the correct head count.
I am very pleased with the work atmosphere in the Town of Newmarket. Good management, friendly environment with the professional staff. The only disadvantage is the salary which is too low for the experienced professional staff.
Many employees are teenagers, so the environment can be challenging if you're not used to it. Other than that, the management is superb, many HIGs are friendly and down to earth. Upper management is understanding and approachable.
Typical day at work could either be lifeguarding or teaching, depends on the shift. I learned how to be amazing with kids and manage my time wisely throughout the shift. Management was changed during my time there and it wasn't the greatest decision. Many diverse colleauges in the workplace, extremely friendly too. Hardest part of the job was dealing with unorganized management. Most enjoyable part of the job was teaching kids how to swim and seeing them succeed .
Personally i only have good things to say about my time with the Town of Newmarket Aquatic program. I've made lasting relationships with the community and the my superiors. For that I am extremely Thankful!
I got to work with young kids, teaching them safety and how to skateboard. I also got to connect with other counselors and have fun, playing the arcade games and using the skate park. the hardest part of the job for me was getting out of my comfort zone and being loud and energetic, while I controlled a lot of young children. The most enjoyable part was how much fun I had and being able to see what it would be like if I was a teacher.