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Head Lifeguard - Part-Time


Olive-Harvey College is seeking a Head Lifeguard to support the Manager of Aquatics on a part-time basis. The Head Lifeguard supervises lifeguards on duty and provides water surveillance and swimming rule enforcement, ensuring the safety of swimming patrons.

  • Supervises lifeguards on duty and schedules lifeguard hours.
  • Communicates staff and equipment needs to facility management.
  • Assists the Aquatic Director with hiring of new lifeguards.
  • Provides water surveillance and swimming rule enforcement ensuring the safety of patrons participating in recreational swimming activities, learn-to-swim classes, or competitive swim training, swim meets, or other aquatic facility activities.
  • Watches for unusual activities on the part of swimmers and is able to recognize struggling swimmers, drowning swimmers, distressed swimmers, and swimmers with sudden medical conditions such as stroke, heart attack, asthma, diabetes, or seizures along with the ability to recognize potential emergency conditions or situations.
  • Provides rapid response lifesaving swim rescue and basic first-aid treatment and CPR administration, if required.
  • Fills out incident report forms after accidents or injuries proactively collecting witness names and numbers.
  • Maintains safe and clean aquatic facilities along with proper maintenance of life saving equipment and related materials and supplies.
  • Participates in in-service training to maintain life guarding skills.
  • Exhibits public respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out in all work environments.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid Certification or adequate certification required
  • Lifeguard must be in good physical and mental condition to provide life saving services.
  • Prior experience as junior lifeguard, certified lifeguard, or swimming instructor.
  • Prior experience with and proficient use of lifesaving equipment; basic first aid kit, CPR mask, rescue buoy or rescue tube.
  • Delivery of effective verbal and written communications and takes responsibility for understanding others, multilingual skills a plus.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal college business hours, weekends, or holidays as needed for scheduled college events.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and respond calmly to high-pressure emergency situations.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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