Seasonal Lifeguard, Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Job description

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-04-30
Req: R0001585
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Job Description Summary

Provides personal safety for any individual using the indoor historic pool and surrounding areas through preventative guarding methods. Lifeguards must respond to any emergency situation that may occur in the pool or surrounding area using sound lifeguarding principles, and following the safety guidelines of the Museum.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with museum policies and procedures.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving and departing from each shift.
  • Wears proper lifeguard uniform
  • Never leaves the pool unattended; remains alert and focused on the pool area while on duty.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Minimum age of 16. Must acquire a work permit if under the age of 18. 1-2 years of lifeguard experience.
  • Current or ability to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification before position commencement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. 
  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities.
  • Ability to maintain effective customer relations.
  • Pre-Employment Testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills:
    • Individuals certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard are subject to skill demonstrations
    • Individuals seeking certification must demonstrate proficiency in all of the American Red Cross Lifeguard prerequisite skills
  • Prerequisites: swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes without hands, and complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to pass lifeguard water test; ability to remain alert; ability to sit or stand for extended periods; adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals; ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision; ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue; ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
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Time Type Requirement

Part timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2019
Application Due: 8/1/2019
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