Lifeguards Needed Now

By  //  March 20, 2012

Melbourne is looking for staff to work at the city's three swimming pools for the summer. (Shutterstock image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Although the swimming season is still a couple of months away, the City of Melbourne is currently searching for lifeguards, swimming instructors and others who will help operate the city’s three municipal pools starting May 26.

Job applications are being accepted now and hiring is to continue until the pools open, said Melbourne recreation superintendent Patrick Love.

Positions with openings include pool supervisor, pool manager, lifeguard, swim instructor and head swim instructor.

“These are great seasonal jobs high school, and college students, “said Love, noting that he anticipates also hiring some parents and teachers who want summer work.

“These jobs provide a good work experience in a position of responsibility, and you get to be outdoors and around people who are enjoying their recreation time”

Love said the positions vary in job requirements and pay levels.

Lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age and must have Red Cross certification.

The pay for lifeguards starts at $8.36 per hour.

Instructors for swimming must be at least 16 and must have completed the Red Cross water safety instructor course.

Swim instructor pay starts at $8.50 per hour.

Students interested in applying for position are encouraged to call Pat Love at  321-757-7149 .