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Lifeguard - Minneapolis Community Education - AQUATICS

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Lifeguard - Minneapolis Community Education - AQUATICS  and Requisition ID number: 98268

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  After School & Summer School Temps (10000825) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE Varies - .10 to 1.0 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Misc(40) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

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Minneapolis Community Education- AQUATICS - TEMPORARY POSITION

Job Title:   Lifeguard


Aquatics Program Goal:

The goal of the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education Aquatics Program is to provide quality educational and recreational aquatic experiences for a wide range of ages, abilities, and interests. The Aquatics Program philosophy is to promote a safety conscious attitude and foster lifelong enjoyment of aquatic activities. 



Maintain a safe environment for all water activities while keeping a positive rapport with patrons.


 Required Qualification:

  •  Minimum age of 18 years
  • Must pass background check 
  •  Current or become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED within 40 days of employment (Cost will be covered) 
  • Pay rate: $20-25 per hour (depending on experience) 
  •  Ability to concentrate for long periods of time and maintain constant patron surveillance
  •  Ability to recognize and respond effectively in emergencies
  •  Ability to communicate professionally with people of all ages
  •  Ability to pass a pre-employment test of lifeguarding skills and knowledge
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites with transportation 


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Current certification in Lifeguarding /First Aid/ CPR/ AED/ Water Safety Instructor


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hours may vary from 4-8 hours per day
  • Travels to 3-4 sites during the weekdays, work some evening hours during the week and day weekend hours during swim sessions
  •  Facilitate swim programs; classes and building needs.

 Fulfill Lifeguard duties and responsibilities:

o   Maintain constant surveillance of pool and pool area

o   Know and understand emergency procedures and be able to immediately respond to emergency situations

o   Know and administer First Aid when necessary

o   Know, understand, and enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations

o   Complete records and reports

o   Report to duty and be ready to work 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift

o   Keep the facility clean, including pool, pool area,, and locker rooms

o   Participate in regular in-service training sessions

o   Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to hear noises and distress signals
  • Ability to observe all areas of the pool and pool area with clear vision
  • Ability to perform all needed rescues and survival skills ( including but not limited to swimming quickly, swimming while supporting adult body weight, exiting the pool without the use of a ladder or stairs, removing adult body weight from the pool, submerging to the greatest depth of the pool)
  •  Ability to communicate verbally and loudly across distances.


Locations we are seeking staff :

  • Franklin Middle School -   1501 N Aldrich Ave, Minneapolis,  55412
  • Olson Middle School -      1607 51st Ave N, Minneapolis, 55430
  • Northeast Middle School- 2955 Hayes St NE, Minneapolis, 55418



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | After School & Summer School Temps (10000825) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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