The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Now Hiring: Lifeguard

CLOSING DATE: Open until position is filled

STARTING RATE: $11.00/hour or D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK: Seasonal, may be scheduled for up to 35 hours per week, including nights and weekends. The 2021 season runs from first weekend in June through Labor Day.

The Village of Algonquin is seeking applicants for the position of Lifeguard at the Lions Armstrong Memorial Pool. This 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 lifeguard, teach group and individual swimming lessons if season permits, administer first aid, and cashier in the concession stand.


Education: High School Degree (or in process). American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 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 (with a work permit).  Members of a high school or club swim team are welcome!

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 training will be provided on specific dates, but is highly encouraged to obtain prior to the start of the season.

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

The Village is an EOE employer.