Lifeguard AmeriCorps-Camp Whitcomb Mason (Hartland, WI)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-598490
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: January 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

To further the mission of the camp by providing supervision and ensuring a safe environment at the Camp’s waterfront activities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the

waterfront facilities and equipment.

AmeriCorps Summary:

AmeriCorps members agree to complete a term of National Service; as they support Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee programming and receive a set living allowance.  Upon successful completion of this term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for a Swgal AmeriCorps Education Award.


Deliver program, supervise and lifeguard aquatic activities at the swimming pool and waterfront.

Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries.

Provide rescues utilizing first aid and CPR and other emergency management services as needed.

Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the waterfront or swimming pool.

Evaluate aquatic abilities of campers, volunteers and staff.

Assist waterfront instructional staff in program areas such as swimming and boating.

Ensure staff and campers follow safety procedures while at the waterfront or swimming pool.

Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area and swimming pool.

Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Clean waterfront area and swimming pool daily keeping it free of litter, lost & found hazards and debris.

Participate enthusiastically in all Camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.

Participate as a member of the Program Team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and all-camp activities and Camp functions.

Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront and swimming pool.

Assist with supervision and guidance of a cabin as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a AmeriCorps member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environment and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
  • Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.


The environment characteristics described here are representative of those an AmeriCorps member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Experience and Skills


Ability to pass the lifeguard certification physical requirements and maintain those skills throughout the summer.

Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.


Some experience lifeguarding at a pool or lake preferred.

ARC Waterfront Lifeguard Certification within 2 weeks of employment start.

First Aid and CPR Certification.


Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water.

Knowledge and prior use of a powerboat as used for water rescues.

At least 17 years of age. 


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