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3 Sep 2019

Part Time PT Lifeguard

Harvard University – Posted by HarvardEmployment Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

This position is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of people using and visiting Harvard University’s Aquatics facilities, including the Malkin Athletic Center and Blodgett Pool.  This lifeguard will work with a team; assisting with maintenance projects; performing customer service; and helping to create an effective team environment while on duty.  The main function of the lifeguard will to be in rotation with the other part time lifeguards including students and non-students.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain constant and active surveillance of pool users and visitors, with emphasis on the prevention of accidents and injuries.
  • Must be alert to all activities occurring in the pool area.
  • Help to maintain order in the pool and enforce all facility rules and policies.
  • Act immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of pool users and visitors in the event of an accident, injury or other emergency.
  • Gives aid to those in distress and administers CPR and/or first aid as needed. Perform any required emergency response and direct staff.
  • Maintain lifeguarding skills, swim fitness, and keep certifications current. Attend in-service trainings each month.
  • Perform opening and/or closing duties at the facilities to ensure pools are clean and secure.
  • Perform all required tasks of lifeguards, including secondary duties.
  • Provide high level of customer service to all visitors to the pools.
  • Ensure that the pools, Aquatics locker rooms and related facilities are clean and safe.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as assigned, including, but not limited to, maintaining pool equipment, the bulkhead, cleaning the pool and decks, diving equipment, and testing of pool water.
  • Assists with all aspects of swim meets, water polo games, competitions and other events.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as completing reports, tracking pool attendance, receiving and returning lost and found items, inspecting emergency response materials (rescue equipment, first aid supplies, and signage).
  • Informing the management team of any issues with the facilities, staff or patrons.


  • 1+ years’ experience preferred, but not required.


  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR-AED for the Professional Rescuer

Free gym membership and access to Harvard Recreation Facilities. $14 – $15 an hour – Part-time

Job Categories: Pool Lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time. Salaries: Hourly.

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