• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Mar 20, 2019
Part Time Museum and Arts Parks and Recreation Project Management
  • Salary: $12.34 - $14.75 Hourly

Job Description


Calling all Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and Aquatics Camp Counselors! Come join the City of Long Beach! Our Community Recreation Services Bureau, in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, is seeking amazing Aquatics Recreation Program Leaders to assist with a wide range of programs at our many beautiful pools. These positions can be filled at the following levels, depending on qualifications:


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part time staff and a budget of $58 million. The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas.

The Department provides free and fee-based recreational programs and leisure opportunities, both self-directed and organized, for people of all ages and cultures. Youth programs include free youth sports for ages 5 to 14 serving nearly 10,000 participants annually, summer and vacation day camps, 2,100 recreational and educational classes, sailing and aquatics instruction, teen center activities, skateboarding opportunities, and supervised afterschool and weekend activities at parks and schools. In addition, approximately 12,000 youth participate in non-Department sports leagues that utilize park facilities. Below are some of the aquatics programs offered:

BELMONT POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
Belmont Plaza Pool is a year-round, outdoor facility. The pool is 50m x 25m in sizewith water temperature maintained between 80 - 82 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a seven day per week public operating schedule.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK COMMUNITY POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
King Park Pool is a year-round, indoor facility. The site consists of a 25-yard pool and a secondary wading pool with water temperature maintained between 83-86 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a five day per week public operating schedule.

SILVERADO PARK COMMUNITY POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
The Silverado Pool is a year-round, indoor facility. The pool is a L-shaped 25-meter pool with a shallow water wading area. Water temperature is maintained between 83-84 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a five day per week public operating schedule.

LEEWAY SAILING CENTER - Lifeguard/Sailing Instructor needed!
The Leeway Sailing Center was founded in 1929 to teach local youth the basics of sailing, and is regarded as one of the premier municipal instructional sailing programs in the country. The Center's mission is to provide a fun, safe aquatic experience and to teach good sportsmanship and water safety. In addition to the quality sailing instruction, kayaking, and canoeing are also taught.

AQUATICS DAY CAMPS - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor and Camp Counselor needed!
Aquatics Day Camps consist of Belmont Junior Beach Camp, Bayshore Beach Camp, Bay Club Teen Camp and the Model Boat Shop which offer various aquatic activities to kids ages 5 to 16. Camps vary in their offered activities and may specialize in age range or aquatic activity. Chaperoned field trips are offered each summer. All camps are fee-based and ensure an 8:1 ratio of campers to staff. (SUMMER ONLY)


  • Design, plan,and implement various program activities;
  • Participate with children of various ages during all activities;
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and in-service and training sessions;
  • Ensure the health, safety and well being of the children in your care at all times;
  • Adhere to the department dress code by maintaining a neat and clean personal appearance;
  • Implement the department and site administrative and record keeping policies and procedures;
  • Perform all other assigned duties as requested by the lead staff and/or supervisor.


This position is open to all candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Must have certification or be enrolled in certification course for American Red Cross Lifeguard for all programs;
  • Must have certification or be enrolled in certification course for Water Safety Instructor for all programs EXCEPT Leeway Sailing Center;
  • Must be at least 16 years of age (if under 18, must have valid permit to work);
  • Musthave access toreliable transportation to and from work;
  • Experience inaquatics, recreation,and/orother relatedareasis desirable.
Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule and assist various programs at variouspool locations;
  • Be able to relate well to children, parents and staff (school and agency);
  • Be able and willing to adapt to a changing environment.

This position is temporary and scheduled hours may vary by week on an as-needed basis. From June through August, the successful candidate may work up to 40 hours per week. Non-career employees are not typically eligible for health/dental/vision benefits; however, they may be eligible for sick leave benefits.


All candidates must submit a complete application, including a letter of interest and resume, no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019. The most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process.
The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-3181. In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.

For technical issues with your application, please call (877) 204-4442.Closing Date/Time: 6/7/2019 11:59 PM Pacific