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Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Northeastern University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

About the Opportunity


The Trefethen Aquatic Center is looking for new Lifeguards and Swim Instructors to add to their aquatic team. All staff members are expected to work as both a Lifeguard and a Swim Instructor.

  • Arrive to work on-time and properly attired to perform duties.
  • Enforce facility rules and follow policies and procedures.
  • Open and Close the pool according to guidelines set by the Trefethen Aquatics Center.
  • Teach swim lessons as needed.
  • Assist in day-to-day operations (including, but not limited to, staff scheduling, submitting timesheets, light cleaning, and checking water chemistry).
  • Addressing issues of concern with patrons.
  • Takes initiative to ensure safety in the facility.
  • Effectively scan their zone of protection and be able to respond to any emergency.
  • Limits conversation with members, guests, and other staff members in order to maintain effective scanning.
  • Anticipate, recognize, and react to all aquatic emergencies, and provide necessary reporting to direct supervisor.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time while maintaining optimum scanning vigilance of the pool.
  • Must follow all policies and procedures set forth in the Mills College Aquatic Center Staff Policy Handbook.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor during scheduled shift.
  • Uphold a standard of care in all aquatic emergencies.
  • Respond to all aquatic emergencies as described by the Emergency Action Plan.
  • If needed, finds an appropriate approved staff member to substitute for scheduled shift at least 24 hours prior to scheduled shift.
  • Be able and ready to sell swim passes and swim gear at the Front Desk.

  • Lifeguard certification

Documents to Submit:

Resume and Certifications
The expected hiring rate for this position is approximately USD $16.00/hr

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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