30+ days ago


Ann Arbor, MI


Our lifeguards maintain swimmer safety, monitor water conditions and guest behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior. Lifeguards also work to give each guest an exceptional experience through excellent customer service, caring for the facility and being part of our hard-working team.  Lifeguards are supervised by the Recreation Supervisor and will participating in ongoing training and practice throughout the pool season. Lifeguards certified in 2021 will have their certification fees up to $200 reimbursed after completing 200 hours of work at Buhr Pool.

Starting hourly rate is $10.39.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise activities both indoors and outdoors, in heat and humidity.

The physical ability to swim, walk, stand, see, hear, run, carry, stoop, bend, crawl, climb, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and perform repetitive motions.

Move and lift light objects up to 50 lbs. including office supplies, chairs, garbage cans and bags of trash and pace clocks. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.


  • This work permit for minors under 16 years of age must be completed.
  • Minimum of 15 years of age. Must obtain CPR/AED and First Aid certification within 30 days of employment. The City offers CPR/AED and First Aid classes, which are free to Parks employees. Be a capable swimmer and competent in lifesaving methods. Must be able to remove a patron from the water and perform emergency care for them. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others. Ability to perform well in emergency situations.
  • Experience in babysitting, lawn care, or volunteering.
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