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Lifeguard Various Locations

Job Details

Recreation Center of Highland Park - Highland Park, IL
Part Time
None / Still Enrolled in High School
$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly


Summary: The Lifeguard is responsible for performing a variety of duties to safely oversee activities at aquatic and lakefront facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guard the pool or waterfront, maintaining appropriate zone coverage and adequate scanning.
  • Enforce facility rules in order to prevent aquatic emergencies.
  • Effectively participate in regular training and in-service sessions, demonstrating proper knowledge and mastery of lifeguard skills.
  • Conduct or assist in swim testing procedures.
  • Perform daily opening and closing tasks and checklists.
  • Cleaning and organizing pool deck and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean facility and swimming area.
  • Perform rescues, and work as part of the rescue team in case of aquatic emergencies.
  • Initiate and follow emergency procedures as outlined in the facility Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Perform first aid and fill out appropriate paperwork.
  • Place and remove lane lines or swim area demarcations.
  • Conduct and properly document pool readings.
  • Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Districts safety program.
  • Assist in set up and organization of the pool or beach office, and first aid locations.
  • Field and answer patron questions to the best of their ability. Operate point-of-sale and check-in software when appropriate.
  • Greet patrons and provide professional and positive customer service.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Education and/or Experience: Less than high school education; or up to one-month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge of Email software, Internet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Red Cross First Aid Certificate
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • American Red Cross AED
  • American Red Cross Oxygen Administration
  • American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding


Schedule: Variety of Shifts Available. Mornings, Daytime, Evening and Weekend Available

Classification: Part- Time Class 3

Benefits: Enrolled in PT Ambassador Program

The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer