Careers

Join the Farber Swim School Team! 

 What We Offer

  • A fun working environment, great coworkers, cute kids, in a rapidly-growing family business!
  • Comfortable working conditions! Indoor, 90-degree saltwater pools
  • PRIVATE lesson format, allowing you to really bond and make a difference in your students’ lives.
  • Discounts on lessons/programs for yourself and immediate family members
  • Rewards and recognition for going above and beyond, and room for growth of your role within the business
  • Annual raises plus additional raises for gaining additional teaching qualifications and/or certifications
  • Guaranteed hours and flexible time off

 To Apply

  • Review the position qualifications and information below to determine if you qualify.
  • Click the button to submit a preliminary Employment Inquiry Form. 
  • Send your resume and cover letter to Kristin Farber at farberswimschool@yahoo.com.
  • Instructors/Coaches attend an interview which includes a brief paid in-water portion (paid after hire).
  • Office Assistants attend an interview and computer testing.

To learn more about FSS, be sure to check us out on:

SWIM INSTRUCTOR Information - (currently hiring)

Job Description:
Farber Swim School is currently hiring instructors to teach in their indoor, 90-degree, saltwater pools! We have one location in Beaverton and another in SW Portland, within a mile of each other. Once hired, instructors will go through our paid training program, before they teach on their own. Prior swim teaching is not required. We look for individuals that love swimming and are passionate about working with people!

About FSS Lessons:

  • We primarily teach Private (1 student) and Semi-private (2 students) lessons. The only group classes are Baby & Me Classes (4months–36 months) & Adult Classes (you choose whether to train for these).
  • Most of our private students are between the ages of 4 and 15 and are learning basic skills and/or strokes. If you choose to take special training to teach 3-years-and-under, Baby & Me groups, Adults, Team swimmers, or Additional Needs students, you will receive a pay raise with each extra specialty.
  • Lessons & Classes are catered to the individual, so you will truly get to know your students and see them progress under your instruction!
  • The FSS office handles scheduling and payments.
  • Instructors can work up to other positions such as: Senior Instructors and Coordinators.

About FSS Staff:

  • We typically have around 30 staff, 24 being instructors.
  • Instructor ages vary a lot! We have a few in high school, but the majority of instructors are out of college, including some who have retired from their career jobs.
  • Our swim parents love the diversity of our staff. 

Possible Hours:

  • Between 5–35 hours available
  • Weekday & Weekend hours available
  • If you work in the office as well, full time is possible. Benefits kick in at 35 hours/week (accident insurance, stipend, etc.)

Applicants Must:

  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Have a passion for swimming and being in the water
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 months working specific shift(s) agreed upon at hire

Compensation:
Is based on Experience. Range $16.00–$20.00 (or DOE)

Please send us a resume with your swimming background and experience with kids (personal & professional) and a cover letter explaining these experiences to farberswimschool@yahoo.com.

  • You must acquire a current CPR/First Aid certification within 60 days of your start day.
  • Having a lifeguard certification is a huge plus!
  • Pay is based on experience.
  • Your paid training will start ASAP.

To Apply:
Please fill out the Swim Instructor Inquiry! Someone will respond back to you within 2-3 days. The next step would be an interview that includes filling out a employment application and lesson/program observation time. 

 

Interested? Fill out our INSTRUCTOR INQUIRY!
(We are open 7 days of the week!)
(For example, your school schedule may change.)
(For example, if you can only work during the summer.)
(For example: CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, WSI, CPO, etc.)
(This is not a requirement. Our Baby & Me Classes are for ages 4months-35 months with a group of 6 baby/parent pairs.)
(For example, where did you grow up, what do you do for fun, what interests you about swim education, etc.)
(Please provide emails and phone numbers.)
OFFICE ASSISTANT Information - (currently hiring)

Job Description:

Farber Swim School is a growing family-owned business dedicated to providing a family feel in all their customer interactions. This year we celebrated 12 years in business and our swim programs are growing faster than ever! Because we’re keeping so busy we are looking to add a talented and enthusiastic person to our office staff. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greeting customers
  • Answering phones & emails
  • Scheduling swim lessons
  • Taking payments
  • Database entry & filing
  • General office and facility cleaning
  • Projects and other duties as assigned

Candidate should:

  • Be self-motivated
  • Have experience working with children
  • Type at least 50wpm
  • Have superior in-person and phone customer service experience
  • Be able to switch tasks quickly & stay calm in our fast-paced office
  • Be a quick learner
  • Be detail-oriented and have a drive to complete daily tasks with accuracy
  • Have at least 2+ years of previous office administrative experience
  • Supervisory experience is a plus

More Information:

  • Hours are at both of our locations in Beaverton & Portland (only 2 miles apart).
  • Benefits kick in at 35 hours/week (50% off lessons, $150 stipend, accident policy, phone reimbursement, etc.)

Shifts Available (updated 5/15/22):

  • TBA

More hours:

  • This could be part time or full time, depending on availability
  • More office hours may become available
  • Office subbing hours always available
  • Teaching hours are available if you want to work in both departments and want to reach full time AND receive an automatic pay raise!
  • Benefits kick in at 35 hrs/week (after 90 days)

Compensation:
Is based on Experience. Range $16.00$20.00 (or DOE)

To Apply:
Please fill out the Office Assistant Inquiry! Someone will respond back to you within 2-3 days. The next step would be an interview that includes filling out a job application and office/lesson observation time. 

Interested? Fill out our OFFICE INQUIRY!

For example, if your school schedule needs to change.
(For example, if you can only work during the summer.)
(For example: CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, WSI, etc.)
(This is not a requirement, but will be a huge plus.)
(At least 2 years of of office experience is desired.)
(For example, where did you grow up, what do you do for fun, what interests you about swim education, etc.)
(Please provide emails and phone numbers)

TEAM COORD. Information - (currently hiring)
  • Basic computer skills: Word/Excel and ability to learn new software quickly
  • Superior in-person and phone communication skills
  • Prior coaching experience
  • Prior swim meet coordination and coaching experience
  • Obtain/have current CPR/First Aid within 60 days of employment start date
  • Bonus: Lifeguard Certification
  • A personal love of the water, swimming, and working with young people
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 months working specific shift(s) agreed upon at hire

To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience to farberswimschool@yahoo.com.

TEAM COACH Information - (currently hiring)

The Penguin Pee Wees is a pre-swim team for ages 5-9 year olds. They practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm at our SW Portland location. The team does participate in swim meets and dive clinics throughout the season.

  • Prior coaching experience
  • Obtain/have current CPR/First Aid within 60 days of employment start date
  • Bonus: Lifeguard Certification
  • A personal love of the water, swimming, and working with young people
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 months working specific shift(s) agreed upon at hire

To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience to farberswimschool@yahoo.com.