Waterfront Director - Merrimack Parks & Recreation / Naticook Day Camp


Job Description

The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department is currently seeking an individual to serve as our Waterfront Director for the Naticook Day Camp Program during the Summer 2015 Season.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Waterfront Director coordinates the various aspects of the seasonal waterfront operations including: organizing and conducting on-the-job-training for lifeguards, supervising and scheduling Lifeguards & Water Safety Instructors, and reporting maintenance and other needs at the waterfront.
  • Performs rescue maneuvers, CPR, and First Aid as needed, and takes command during emergency situations. 
  • Ensures that maximum safety precautions are practiced and rules and regulations are followed by all waterfront patrons. Assumes responsibility for care of all equipment and supplies used in daily operations. 
  • Oversees that storage area is regularly kept clean, stocked and organized. 
  • Responsible for evaluating staff informally throughout the summer and formally at the end of the summer. 
  • The Waterfront Director works in conjunction with the Day Camp Director and reports to the Director of Parks & Recreation. 
  • HOURS: Waterfront Director works Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours per week) between June 22nd – August 14th with some additional preparation hours before the start of the season.

Apply by: June 26 2015


Camp/Organization: Merrimack Parks & Recreation / Naticook Day Camp (ACA Accredited)

Location: Merrimack, NH

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $14.50/hour


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age 
  • Current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid Certifications 
  • Current Lifeguard Certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA or similar organization
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience 
  • Ability to manage staff and handle discipline issues as they arise. 
  • Ability to effectively & diplomatically handle the general public Independent judgment & initiative required 
  • Additional Preferred Qualifications: Instructor Certification - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, American Red Cross Lifeguard Water Safety Instructor Small Craft Safety


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Set up waterfront area during staff training 
  • Teach staff their responsibilities in activity during staff training 
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment 
  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair 
  • Write and check all lesson plans to make sure they foster participant’s water skills 
  • Keep records on all swimming participants; help them progress from beginner to advanced levels
  • Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials 
  • Assist in packing materials and supplies at end of season 
  • Assist with hiring of waterfront personnel 
  • Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY: Interested individuals should complete a Town of Merrimack Job Application and submit it along with a copy of their Lifeguard certification cards to: Town of Merrimack, Human Resources, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. Application can be found online by going to www.merrimacknh.gov/positionopenings or by stopping by Merrimack Town Hall. For questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Director Matt Casparius at 603-882-1046 or by sending an email to: mcasparius@merrimacknh.gov


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Matthew Casparius

<p>116 Naticook Road <br />Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054</p>