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Head Lifeguard

Head Lifeguard

Job Immediate Start: Yes

Employment Type: Part-Time

Work Hours: Morning & Afternoon Shifts

Employer Overview

The mission of the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is to celebrate and strengthen our vibrant community by connecting people and organizations through activities that improve the quality of life for the greater Garrett area. Within this mission we focus on strengthening families, promoting wellness, and developing partnerships. The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is more than being about families…we are family! We are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. We do this inclusively…uniquely delivering hope, direction, empowerment, and support bundled in a healthy mix of wellness, education, and fun!

Job Benefits

401k + match
Competitive wages
Health Insurance
Paid time off
JAM membership benefits
The opportunity to grow professionally
Warm, collaborative, professional, inspiring work culture

Experience Requirements

At least 16 years of age
At least 1 year of lifeguard experience


Assist Director of Aquatics in scheduling.
Assist Director of Aquatics in schedules, coordinating, and leading in-service training.
Ensure that lifeguards are current on their training and certifications.
Ensure that lifeguards perform in accordance with JAM Center safety regulations & policies.
Conduct semi-annually pool equipment checks and inform management of pool maintenance as needed.
Check inventory and report to Director of Aquatics when supplies or equipment need to be ordered.
Conduct regular audits of department specific documentation and files.
Recognize emergencies and respond quickly and effectively.
Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations.
Inspect the facility on a daily basis and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
Complete records and reports.
Participate in regular in-service training sessions.
Maintain fitness level (swimming skills, strength, and endurance).
Complete additional duties as assigned by the Director of Aquatics.

Additional Lifeguard Responsibilities:

Participate in all required training, initiatives, and meetings.
Maintain cleanliness of the facility.
Report any maintenance concerns to the Director of Aquatics.
Keep all personal qualifications up to date.
Perform all other duties as assigned.


Ability to lift a person off the bottom of the pool and out of the water (average weight 150 lbs).
Perform all skills required for Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certifications and in-service training as directed by supervisor.
Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time in an indoor environmentally controlled air temperatures and conditions.
Comfortable in water.
While performing duties of this job, employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with arms and hands. Employee must be able to talk, hear, taste, smell and see (both near and far). Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch.

Preferred Qualifications:
LGI Certification
Swim Instructor Experience

JAM is searching for an individual who can work during the day, mainly 10 am - 1 pm.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.