Website Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Job Description:
Shallow Water Lifeguards ensure the safety of our guests at The Boardwalk at HersheyparkⓇ while providing courteous, friendly, and professional assistance. Applicants do not need to be previously certified lifeguards to apply; training for the position will be conducted by the Hershey Entertainment Complex through Ellis and Associates’ International Lifeguard Training Program. Shallow Water Lifeguards have the opportunity to be promoted to a Special Facilities Lifeguard, who will then be trained to guard greater depths of water (greater than five feet) and receive a higher pay rate, in their second year. This part time position is responsible for providing our guests with exceptional customer service, following proper uniform standards, maintaining cleanliness of work environment, and gaining knowledge of specific job duties.

Job Functions:
Shallow Water Lifeguards are required to do one or all of the following tasks depending on the assigned job:
Overseeing and enforcing The Boardwalk at Hersheypark attraction rules and safety regulations
Anticipating, recognizing, and responding to aquatic emergencies
Monitoring equipment and supplies
Maintaining work area and surrounding environment
Lifeguards must maintain lifeguard and first aid skills at a “test ready” level at all times
Participating in daily lifeguard in-service training
Providing excellent customer service to the guests of Hersheypark by greeting guests and answering questions related to the attraction
Comprehending written and verbal instructions, retaining information, and consistently enforcing all ride safety, Park, and departmental policies. This includes, but is not limited to, enforcing the attraction height requirements and following all safety procedures.
Directing and assisting guests to and from ride areas
Other job related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
Must be at least 16 years of age on the day of applying for this position

Additional Qualifications:
Applicants must attend and complete the Ellis & Assoc. International Lifeguard Training Program provided and paid for by the Hershey Entertainment Complex
Must be able to swim 50 yards using crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting
Must be able to safely exit pool without use of stairs, ladders, or zero depth
Must be able to swim under five feet of water and retrieve a 10 lb. brick to the surface
Ability to handle stressful working conditions, emergencies, and accept a high degree of accountability
Must be in good physical condition
Must have normal vision (20/25 or 20/25 corrected) and be free of permanent abnormalities of either eye
Prior lifeguarding experience a plus, but not required
Must be friendly, upbeat, and work well with other employees and be able to interact with our guests
Must have reliable, steady transportation to and from work
Must be able to speak, write, and understand English
Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and professional image in compliance with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Must have the ability to safeguard confidential information

Working Conditions:
Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Must be able to work three (3) days per week throughout our peak summer season (June-August)
Typical shifts will be from 9:00am to 4:30pm, 12:00pm to 8:00pm, and 3:45pm to one hour after Park close (typically up to 11:00pm). Hours are subject to change.
Employees are subject to a variety of weather conditions, including but not limited to: extreme heat, sun exposure, cold, and inclement weather. Work is almost exclusively outdoors.
Additional hours may be available during April, May, September, October, November, and December
Physical requirements include standing, bending, sitting, walking, and communicating
Additional physical requirements include complete mobility and good physical conditioning, good hearing and vision, and ability to tolerate heat and sunlight
Must be able to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 75 lbs.

*Candidates offered Rides/Lifeguard positions will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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