Head Lifeguard


The Head Lifeguard, reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation, is a leader within the aquatics program who must show a high level of commitment for its success.  The head lifeguard is responsible for scheduling guard coverage, supervising lifeguards, and ensuring the safety of participants when using the pool.

Pay Rate

• Starts at $11.00/hour


• Approximately 6-8 hours per week
• Hours vary but typically include afternoons and evenings during the week


• Be on time and ready to work when scheduled and responsible as a key holder
• Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate lifeguards
• Coordinate pool availability and lifeguard coverage for athletic teams and student organizations who wish to use the pool for practice or an event
• Monitor the pool while on duty
• Check-in participants as they enter the pool area
• Ensure the safety of participants while in the pool area
• Keep the pool area neat and organized
• Notify the director of any equipment or repair needs
• Respond to emergency situations according to level of first responder training
• Attend regular Campus Recreation leadership staff meetings
• Conduct regular Lifeguard staff meetings
• Keep an accurate record of hours worked and submit timesheet when due


• Must be a currently enrolled student in good standing
• Demonstrate ability as an effective lifeguard
• Exceptional communication skills and proven leadership ability
• Current Lifeguarding certification
• Current First Aid and CPR/AED certification


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