Lifeguard Jobs

Now Hiring!

*Pay is $12 per hour.


  • Must have the following current certifications: Shallow Water Lifeguard or Lifeguard Certification, CPR/AED and First Aid. If you are not certified but are willing to get certified, you must be able to attend the Shallow Water Lifeguarding Class on July 31 and August 1, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Must be able to work some weekends and attend Lifeguard in-service training once a month on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Must have a positive and helpful attitude 

Lifeguard Duties:

  • Supervise the pool facilities
  • Clear and secure the pool at closing
  • Curtail any misuse of the facility or inappropriate actions
  • Check for proper identification
  • Ensure safety equipment is in correct place and good working order
  • Inspect the pool and equipment
  • Secure off any discrepancies and make a written report
  • Enforce special participant rules (lap swim/recreation swim)
  • Use phone for emergencies only
  • Accident care and reporting
  • Cover shifts
  • Check equipment and supplies before every shift
  • Check for proper identification
  • Maintain a helpful and pleasant relationship with regular patrons
  • Keep a positive and friendly attitude when dealing with all patrons

Other Important Items:

  • All lifeguards MUST be on time (at his/her lifeguard station 15 minutes prior to opening the pool)
  • Proper attire must be worn at all times (lifeguard swimsuit and whistle)
  • In the interest of training - all guards must swim a minimum of 500 yards per week. 

For information, email Ashley Chism at amchism1@memphis.edu.