Lifeguard AmeriCorps-Camp Whitcomb

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-765532
    • Job Location: Hartland, WI
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 31, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • 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


  • 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.


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