2024 Lifeguard 16+
Ocean City, NJ Aquatics


Position Snapshot:

Lifeguarding is a fun, admirable, and memorable experience with tons of privileges and rewards. Lifeguards are among the few summer jobs where you can truly make a difference in someone else's life, as well as your own

As a Lifeguard you will be responsible for attendant responsibilities as well as Lifeguard responsibilities. This includes guest safety in pool and run out areas. You are expected to always maintain a proactive scanning pattern and always remain in a rescue ready position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have a flexible schedule including morning, evening, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must interact with guests enthusiastically to initiate a meaningful connection.
  • An outgoing, friendly, energetic person willing to interact with customers, providing a friendly greeting and exchange is required.

We are looking for:

  • A genuine interest in making people feel welcome using your smile and positive nature
  • Keen to be a part of something you believe in, providing fun while having fun at work
  • Openness to learn, grow and develop skills
  • Commitment to your team by being on time and working scheduled shifts
  • Desire to be outdoors for extended periods in all weather conditions

No Experience Necessary!

We offer FREE, PAID, training here on site through Starguard Elite. Certifications from other agencies (Red Cross/Ellis/YMCA) will not be honored here as lifeguarding certificates, however, if you have them, the classes will be mostly review and you will pass with no trouble.

We take our lifeguard's training very seriously. Our Lifeguards are trained at our facility, by our staff, so you will know exactly how to handle situations that could occur within our park. In addition to the initial training process, every lifeguard is REQUIRED to attend in-service training. This is additional training to keep your skills up to date and fresh. We also try to audit our guards every day while they are working to make sure they are scanning their water correctly and doing the best job they can!

A little about Starguard Elite Lifeguard Training.


Lifeguard Certification Requirements

  • Swim 50 yards continuously and in a comfortable fashion.
  • Swim 50 yards continuously and in a comfortable fashion with a rescue tube on your chest.
  • Tread water for 1 minute without the use of your hands
  • Swim down 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim it to the wall.
  • Pass the written and practical tests. Which includes Rescues, CPR and First Aid.
  • Attend 4 Hrs. of In-service per month.

A Seasonal job with us can lead to a successful future. That’s because in the process of working you will:

  • Develop resume-building skills to help achieve your career goals
  • Work in a welcoming and diverse environment
  • Gain knowledge through training programs and work experience
  • Build long-lasting relationships with fellow peers

You’ll Make a Difference:

  • Interact with our guests and make their day incredible through meaningful connections
  • Share your passion for creating a warm and welcoming environment with your team
  • Deliver safe, fun experiences
  • Contribute to an exceptional safety record


Physical Demands-

  • The Employee must have knowledge and understanding of policies and standard operating procedures.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly talk and hear.
  • This position is highly active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day.
  • The employee must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 50 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to push, pull, and carry 150 plus pounds in the water.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee will be working outdoors and are exposed to all types of weather and are exposed to loud noise throughout the day.
  • Ensure the correct and safe dispatch of guests, proper intervals on slides, provide crowd control for que lines, stacking and/or inflating tubes, and distribution of ride vehicles to guests.
  • Participate in Starguard audit process.
  • The employee must be able to use Personal Protective Equipment.

Expected hours of work-

  • Due to the nature of this business and training requirements, we require that employees be available to work at least two days a week. (8 shifts a month) varied schedule. We require that you be available to work weekends and holidays from May to September.


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