Head Lifeguard

Job #AQ-HL13 Category: AquaticsLocation: Shapiro Rec. Park


Head Lifeguard


The Aquatics department at the JCC of Greater Baltimore is seeking a Head Lifeguard for the Shapiro Recreation Park at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directly supervise a staff of 60-70 lifeguards and certified instructors
  • Administer in-service training for lifeguards and instructors
  • Assist in communication of rules and policies to both staff and customers
  • Defuse or manage problems with unruly or argumentative customers
  • Enforce the employment policies of the JCC, including dress codes, timesheet and timeclock policies; behavior and harassment policies
  • Maintain a level head at all times


Expected schedule:

  • This is a seasonal position; weeks of at least 40 hours are expected.  If hired in a seasonal salaried (full-time) position, weeks of substantially longer than 40 hours will be required;
  • Must be available to close the facility (through 10pm or later) at least two nights a week (days will rotate with other Head Lifeguards)
  • Will regularly be assigned a "full-day" schedule for at least one day of every weekend.  (Shomer Shabbos candidates should expect to work every Sunday.)
  • Must be reasonably available "on demand" to respond to emergencies and unexpected circumstances



Qualifications include:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Lifeguards/ Professional Rescuer, and First Aid and Oxygen Administration (Advanced First Aid, such as American Red Cross Emergency Response or Wilderness and Remote First Aid strongly preferred)
  • Current certification by the State of Maryland as a Certified Pool Operator
  • Ability to perform rescue procedures/administer first aid on demand
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification strongly preferred
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred; and required to supervise instructors
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Management certification strongly preferred
  • AT LEAST one year (or two program seasons) of previous lifeguard experience
  • Schedule flexibility and availability
  • Good customer service skills
  • Able to work under a high level of stress
  • Able to work outdoors in adverse conditions for periods of 8-10 hours

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