You don't currently have your Lifeguarding certification including First Aid, CPR and AED? No problem! ESF will reimburse Lifeguards/Swim instructors up to $200 after a successful camp season for completing and passing a local or ESF-run lifeguard certification class. Join our mission-driven team at ESF Camps & Experiences for a fun and rewarding summer as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor!
You don't have prior experience teaching swim lessons? That's okay
ESF will teach you how to conduct swim lessons! Aquatics team members are trained on ESF's swimming levels and lesson protocols prior to the start of camp. In addition, Lifeguard/Swim Instructors have the opportunity to receive additional compensation for providing private and semi-private swim instruction between 3:45pm and 5:00pm; Monday
ESF Lifeguard/Swim Instructors are not required to have a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification to teach swim lessons. If you have your WSI certification, additional compensation is offered.
The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching swimming lessons, guarding the pool during open swimming, ensuring the safety of all people in the pool area and learning the procedures to maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the pool facility.
Make a positive impact on children while receiving comprehensive training, professional development, resume building and networking opportunities. ESF offers competitive compensation, accredited internships and field work hours for graduate and undergraduate students, discounted camp tuition for children of team members, CEU credits, flexible schedules and an employee referral program consisting of bonuses and ESF gear!
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for lifeguarding and ensuring safety of all people in and out of pool
Enforce all pool rules and regulations
Responsible for supervision of the pool facility
Know and understand each swimming skill level and the skills that are taught
Teach daily swim instruction to campers between the ages of 3 and 14 with different ability levels
Teach group swim instruction to Sports & Senior campers
Work effectively with other Lifeguard/Swim Instructors and take turns with various responsibilities
Complete weekly progress reports for all campers
Serve as a positive role model to campers
Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions
Non-Essential Job Responsibilities:
Opportunity to teach private/semi-private swim lessons after regular camp hours if interested
Learn and implement the proper procedures for maintaining proper pool water quality (testing, chlorine, etc.) as well as opening and closing the pool
Previous experience working with children
Previous camp experience preferred
Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age
Must be able to perform all skills required for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED certification(s)
Must have the physical capability to see (near and far), climb, bend, swim, float, kneel and carry individuals during rescue operations
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