Want a summer job that is active, fun and builds leadership? The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is actively seeking certified lifeguards and swim instructors to fill vital roles at all three city pools, as well as several other temporary staff positions. These positions are a vital part of an enjoyable and safe summer at these busy aquatic facilities.
“Being fully staffed is crucial for us at this time of year. Every year, our pools break attendance records during the summer,” states Recreation Manager Shannon Keleher. “Between our daily open swim, lessons and special activities like the Junior Lifeguard Camp, we provide valuable amenities to our citizens, and we need qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to continue that level of service.”
Swim instructors are responsible for maintaining water safety at the city's three pools by observing swimmers and taking appropriate action as necessary. The position teaches American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim swimming courses, and are responsible for water safety under the supervision of a designated supervisor. To be considered for this position, candidates must be at least 16 years old at time of appointment, and possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or National Safety Council Learn-to-Swim certification. They also must have the physical capability to pass the pre-employment American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test.
Lifeguard candidates must be at least 15 years old, and possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification or equivalent. Additionally, they must possess an American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in adult, infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automatic external defibrillator (AED) and first aid. Prior lifeguarding experience is preferred. The physical capability to pass the pre-employment American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test is also required.
There are other opportunities for a temporary aquatic facilities assistant and aquatic facility manager. More information on these and all available positions are available at http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs
For more information about specific positions, please contact Recreation Manager Shannon Keleher, CPRE, MBA, AFO, at 352-393-8526 or firstname.lastname@example.org