Summer Camp Lifeguard - W. Alton Jones


Job Description

Description: URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking a qualified individual to assist the waterfront manager in conducting an eight-week free swim waterfront program on a 75-acre freshwater lake. Provides direct supervision to campers ages 5-17. Assists waterfront manager in providing water safety training and supervision to over 30 camp staff members when engaged in water activities. Must abide by and enforce all waterfront rules and regulations and must participate in on-going training, enrichment, and practice sessions. Responsible for canoe/small craft instruction, leading waterfront festivals and other special events and assisting with other camp activities when requested. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

The Site: The URI Environmental Education Center is situated on 2,300 acres of forests, wetlands, and old farmland–the W. Alton Jones Campus. Dedicated to environmental education, the Center has been offering quality day and residential programs for over 30 years. The residential camp facilities include a knotty pine dining lodge with field stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and five meeting rooms. The six cabins have electricity and are complete with bunkbeds, hot showers, and lavatory facilities. Each cabin sleeps between sixteen and twenty campers. Teen expeditions for ages 12-17 include backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, and rockclimbing/rappelling in nearby conservation areas. Farm and Forest Day Camp for ages 5 to 9 includes animal and garden care. All camps utilize a private waterfront.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a current Rhode Island Non-surf Lifeguard Certification (includes a minimum of Standard First Aid, adult/infant/child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding and passing the Rhode Island Non-surf test) and a valid driver’s license. (Note: we offer a Lifeguarding course in June generally Monday-Friday the week before staff training begins at a cost of $225 plus $20 for Rhode Island certification.) Previous lifeguarding, canoe, or swim instruction experience preferred. All certifications must be current for entire summer. Must be 18 years or older by July 1. All final applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check.

Salary: Compensation includes $8.00 to $10.00 per hour depending on experience. Approximately 25 to 35 hours per week, depending on the waterfront schedule, 30 minute lunch. Six-hour workday (estimated); generally a shorter day on Friday (3-6 hours).

Dates of Employment: June 15 to August 14, 2015. Closing Date: May 30 or when filled.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to Alton Jones Camp Jobs, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817, (401) 874-8200. FAX: (401) 397-3293. E-mail:

Apply by: June 6 2015


Camp/Organization: W. Alton Jones (ACA Accredited)

Location: Rhode Island

Type of Position: General Staff

Time Frame: Seasonal


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