• Job Tracking ID: 512400-708266
    • Job Location: Hartland , WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: May 12, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: June 1, 2020
    • Average Weekly Hours: Seasonal
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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 Segal 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 aquatics abilities of campers, volunteers and staff.
  • Assist waterfront instructional staff in program areas such as swimming and boating.
  • Ensure campers and staff 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.
  • Must participate in required trainings by the Club, County, State, and/or funder.

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Must provide proof of citizenship, as required by AmeriCorps.
  • Must pass background check requirements, including a finger print screening
    • Some experience lifeguarding at a pool or lake preferred.
    • ARC Waterfront Lifeguard Certification within 2 weeks of employment start.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.


Experience Requirements:


  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water.
  • Knowledge and prior use of a powerboat as used for water rescues.





  • Ability to pass the lifeguard certification physical requirements and maintain those skills throughout the summer.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.
  • 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.


Service Environment:


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

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