The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Now Hiring: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

CLOSING DATE: Open until position(s) are filled

STARTING RATE: $15.00/hour or D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK: Part Time/Seasonal, but may be scheduled for up to 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends.

The Village of Algonquin is seeking Lifeguards for the upcoming summer pool season. This part-time seasonal position is responsible for a high-level of customer service and customer supervision by using preventative lifeguarding techniques to assist in the promotion of a safe, family facility.  This position will be responsible for lifeguarding, teaching group and individual swimming lessons, administering first aid, and assisting in guest services as needed.  The season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day; training begins mid-May.


Education: High School Degree (or in process). StarGuard Lifeguard Training/Certification, as well as StarGuard Swim Instructor Training/Certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED), or equivalent certifications is required (prior to start of pool season).  Minimum 15 years of age to apply.

Skills: Strong swimming skills along with the ability to communicate instructions in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Must have strong interpersonal skills and work well with the public and other staff either in-person, over the telephone, or via email. Ability to establish a positive rapport by using tact and discretion with participants, parents, and staff.  Must display a high degree of emotional maturity while keeping difficult situations in proper perspective.  Experience performing lifeguard duties and any equivalent combination of training is a plus.

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor training will be provided on specific dates and must be attended in order to work.  Successful completion of both the Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certification is mandatory for the position.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Algonquin employment application.  Completed applications can be mailed/dropped off to: Village of Algonquin, Attn: Human Resources, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL  60102 or emailed to  Please, no phone calls.

The Village is an EOE employer.