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Lifeguard - Temp

Apply now Job no: 498827
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Essential Functions

  • Maintain constant surveillance of aquatic center and pool.
  • Enforce all pool policies and procedures while creating a welcoming environment.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies in accordance with the emergency action plan.
  • Administer CPR/AED and First Aid in an emergency.
  • Prevent injuries by eliminating hazardous situations and behaviors.
  • Supervise all patrons in the aquatic center.
  • Maintain pool cleanliness through organization of exercise equipment and deck/record water temperature and patron statistics daily.
  • Maintain current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification.
  • Create a welcome, safe, and inclusive environment for all individuals.
  • Attend bi-annual All Staff Training and in-service trainings each term.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work a minimum of four hours per week.
  • If serving as a substitute lifeguard, must be able to work at least three shifts per term.
  • Ability to work early morning, evening, and/or weekend hours, including some breaks and holidays.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, stoop.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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