Careers at Hilton Brown

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Swimming Instructors FULL Training provided

Are you confident interacting with children? Do you love the water?
Do you recognise the value of teaching learn to swim?

Apply to become a Swimming Instructor with us today!

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Types of Roles Available:

We are always on the lookout for great instructors at all of our eight facilities – Albany, Chartwell, Havelock North, Hobsonville, Newmarket, One Tree Hill, Palmerston North and Te Rapa. We provide FULL training for all our instructors. You don’t need to be an amazing swimmer, but you do need to have a passion for ensuring that the next generation of New Zealanders grow up being capable and confident in the water. We are a water nation. It is an essential life skill that we are teaching. We have a mix of positions available including teaching babies, preschoolers, school age or coaching our more advanced swimmers. We have a great team of people at all our locations and it’s a positive environment with lots of fun and laughs to be had. We offer flexible part-time hours (including weekend work).  Often our instructors work across multiple programmes such as infants/preschool or preschool/schoolage or schoolage/stroke or other variants.

If any of these roles below sound like you, do please fill in the application form below.

Infant Instructors

Our Infant classes are for little ones between the ages of 3 months and 3 years. They attend with a caregiver in the water and our programmes are designed to encourage independent movement, self-esteem and physical development. Our aim is for every infant to be comfortable in, under, on and through the water. This is achieved by using sound teaching methods and a caring, gentle approach. We are looking for people that; love the water and have energy to burn, are passionate about teaching water confidence and safety and who are confident interacting with babies and toddlers.

Preschool and Schoolage Instructors

Our preschool classes are for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age and our schoolage classes are for those aged 5 and above. They range from complete beginners to competent breathers. Each class is 30mins in length. Again we are looking for people that; love the water and have energy to burn, understand the importance of learning to swim in NZ and have a positive can-do attitude.

Stroke Instructors

Our Stroke Programme is for children who can swim between 25metres and 400metres plus. We focus on all four strokes – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. We focus on teaching correct swimming technique, so that children feel confident in the water, can swim at least 400 meters without stopping and aren’t struggling for breath in the pool. Ideally, a stroke instructor will have a background in competitive swimming and a sound knowledge of the correct technique of all four strokes.

Front of House

Our Front of House staff play an integral role within the business. This is an out-of-water position. Key areas within this role are welcoming everyone into our facilities, assisting with phone enquiries and emails, knowing your customers and making their time with us enjoyable and general admin duties.

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About careers at Hilton Brown

We hire people with great communication skills and a positive can-do attitude who have a love of helping others succeed. Then we train them to become the best swimming instructors possible. You don’t need to be an experienced swim instructor – all training is provided free-of-charge.

If you enjoy helping children grow and develop – and are a fast learner yourself – working as a swimming instructor at Hilton Brown Swimming could be your next career move. We currently looking to train instructors for infant, pre-school, school-age and stroke swimming lessons.

Career Progression at Hilton Brown Swimming

Career Progression at Hilton Brown Swimming

The benefits of working for Hilton Brown Swimming are many:

  • Permanent part-time hours (daytime, evenings and weekend hours available)
  • A fun and friendly atmosphere
  • Discounted lessons for immediate family members
  • The good feeling that comes with helping others
  • Teaching skills you can take anywhere in the world
  • Possible job advancement through a leadership position
  • Community support
  • Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
  • We provide our customers with:
    • Empathy – putting people first
    • Effective communication – listen before you talk and think before you respond
    • Best quality – get it right and do it right

Careers application form:

Either fill in the form below or if writing a CV isn’t your thing you can also send us an email, video, or audio message letting us know why you would be a great swimming instructor. Email us at and include the facility you are interested in.


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