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About this job

Pool lifeguards ensure the safety of our guests at the Hershey Country Club while providing courteous, friendly, and professional assistance.

This summer position is responsible for providing our guests with exceptional customer service, following proper uniform standards, maintaining cleanliness of work environment, and gaining knowledge of specific job duties.

Applicants do not need to be previously certified lifeguards to apply; training for the position will be conducted by the Hershey Resort Properties through the International Pool and Lifeguard Training Program (Jeff Ellis & Associates). Applicants that are currently certified through American Red Cross or other Certification programs, are eligible to apply.

This positionmay provide care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or may have regular, ongoing contact with children thatis integral to the responsibilities of the position. As a result, in accordance with Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law,newly hired candidatesare requiredto obtain the following clearances: a report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse), and Fingerprint-based federal criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent (FBI). Completed clearances are required to be submitted prior to starting employment.

This position is considered Safety Sensitive, as defined in the HE&R Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Job Functions:

  • Overseeing and enforcing swimming pool and attraction rules and safety regulations.
  • Anticipating, recognizing, and responding to aquatic emergencies.
  • Monitoring equipment and supplies.
  • Maintaining work area and surrounding environment.
  • Lifeguards must maintain lifeguard and first aid skills at "test ready" level at all times.
  • Participate in weekly lifeguard in-service training.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older on the date of applying.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Applicants must attend and complete the Ellis & Assoc. International Pool and Lifeguard Training Program provided and paid for by the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts properties.
  • Must be able to swim 100 yards using crawl or breaststroke without resting.
  • Must be able to feet first surface dive and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from a minimum depth of 8 ft. (or deepest depth of the facility) and bring it to the surface.
  • Must be able to tread water without using arms for 1 minute.
  • Must be able to safely exit pool without use of stairs, ladders, or zero depth.
  • Ability to handle stressful working conditions, emergencies, and to accept a high degree of accountability.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must have normal vision (20/25 or 20/25 corrected).
  • Prior lifeguarding experience a plus, but not required.
  • Must be friendly, upbeat, and work well with other employees and be able to interact with our guests.
  • Must have reliable, steady transportation to and from work.
  • Must be able to speak, write, and understand English.
  • Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and professional image in compliance with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
  • Must have the ability to safeguard confidential information.
Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to work in combination of indoor and outdoor weather conditions.
  • Schedule varies according to operational needs, but includes evenings, weekends, and holidays. Early shift may begin at 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM and the closing shift may end at 9:00 PM to10:30 PM.
  • Shifts for this position may begin as early as April and will run into September with the possibility of continued employment throughout the year for indoor pool shifts through Fall/Winter.
  • Physical requirements include standing, bending, sitting, walking, and communicating.
  • Additional physical requirements include complete mobility and good physical conditioning, good hearing and vision, and ability to tolerate heat and sunlight.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 75 lbs.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Required qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred qualifications:

  • 16 years or older