Seasonal Camp Waterfront Lifeguard

Are you a great swimmer and do you enjoy working in the great out of doors, on the lake, and working with children?  
Job Description

If you are chosen as our candidate, you will be expected to teach YMCA swimming lessons, guard free swimming, and lead boating (canoeing); The position requires pre-camp training held in June and the position runs for the duration of camp from late June to late August. 

Job Type: Summer Seasonal

Shifts: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, June 20, 2023-August 18, 2023

Weekend shift availability also. 

Pay: $17.00/hour, Free Individual Membership to all YMCA employees, Employee Assistance Program, and Sick Leave. 

If this sounds like something you are eager and qualified to do and want to apply, please submit your resume/cover letter with availability today to our HR Department at [email protected] and please let us know how you heard of the position.

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Current Lifeguard Certification preferred but not required, trainings will be provided to interested applicants.

Experience teaching swimming lessons and working in dark water (ponds/lakes) is a plus.'


Essential Functions

The Waterfront Staff will be responsible to the Waterfront Director and Camp Director and will:

  • At all times, display: Enthusiasm, acceptance, sensitivity, patience, and self-control.
  • Plan and implement daily lessons and free swims. Complete lesson plans by the required time.
  • Instructors must be in the water for every swim lesson.
  • Help plan camp-wide activities.
  • Assist other camping staff when needed.
  • Attend all staff trainings, meetings, and Family Nights.
  • Insure the safety of campers and staff while in the waterfront areas.
  • Prepare, maintain, and breakdown the beach/swim areas daily.
  • Maintain equipment and property.
  • Develop progressive swim programs for all abilities.
  • Supervise boating programs.
  • Alert Waterfront Director or Camp Director of any dangerous situations.
  • Abide by all rules, policies, and procedures established by the Montachusett YMCA in the Staff Handbook, and elsewhere as directed by YMCA Administration – including internet / cell phone policy.
  • Represent the YMCA and the community both on and off the clock.
  • Set My-Space and Face-Book accounts etc., to Private and refrain from having any internet communication with program participants / staff under the age of 18.
  • Lifeguards are required to complete 10 LAPS between the time they arrive at camp and the time they leave.
  • Always be on time and in complete uniform.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Waterfront Director or Camp Director.
  • This job description may be amended as needed. In addition, no alcoholic beverages or drugs (nor anyone under the influence of the aforementioned items) are allowed on Camp property at any time. Failure to comply will result in immediate termination of employment.


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.