Lifeguard/ Swim Instructor - Fessenden Day Camp


Job Description

Fessenden Day Camp Aquatics Staff (Lifeguard/ Swim Instructor)
Job Description:


  • Using the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program, teach fun and meaningful swimming lessons. 
  • Evaluate campers in your swim lessons and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Uphold all policies and philosophies of the Fessenden Day Camp.
  • Communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
  • Be part of daily check of pool area and equipment for cleanliness and safety concerns.
  • Complete job assigned as needed (Chlorine/pH Testing, Equipment, Lane Lines, AED)
  • Supervise all swimming activities and enforce pool rules. 
  • Guide campers and CITs in participating successfully and appropriately in all aspects of swimming activities.
  • Set a good example for campers and coworkers in all areas, including but not limited to accountability, fairness, organization, cleanliness, punctuality, following the rules, and sportsmanship. 
  •  Assist in emergency procedures and complete any necessary related paperwork.
  • Available 8:45am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday for the entire camp season (all 8 weeks) and to attend all staff training sessions before and during camp season. 
  • Participate in and assist in running camp events and initiatives. 
  • Communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers. 
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Meet/communicate regularly with direct superior regarding concerns, updates, challenges, and successes.
  • Ability to communicate with parents about their child when necessary and appropriate.

Physical Demands:

  • High activity including swimming, jumping, diving, and may include dancing and running.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, and climbing stairs
  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting, and standing.

Apply by: May 26 2017


Camp/Organization: Fessenden Day Camp (ACA Accredited)

Location: West Newton, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


  • Current certifications in Lifeguarding and CPR/AED/First Aid by a nationally recognized organization.
  • Water Safety Instructor certification is strongly recommended.
  • Must be 17 years of age or older. 
  • Pass a MA State run background check including a CORI and SORI. 
  • Demonstrate lifeguard and swimming skills including proficiency in all strokes, swimming 500 yards, rescues, removals, CPR and first aid.
  • Must possess the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp and swimming activities.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience as a lifeguard at a pool or waterfront.
  • Experience working with children from a variety of age and skill levels.
  • Experience teaching swimming to a variety of age and skill levels. 
  • Desire and ability to supervise, lead, and positively manage campers and work with staff in a cooperative, team-oriented camp atmosphere. 
  • Possess excellent character, integrity, adaptability, patience, self-control, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.


Apply Here


Rusty Paine

<p>250 Waltham St <br />West Newton, Massachusetts 02465</p>