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Surf Rescue Lifeguards for the 2023 Summer season

Surf Rescue Lifeguards 2023 Summer Season


  • Competitive wages
  • Have your training paid for
  • Learn lifesaving skills for a surf environment
  • Protect and serve the beach going public
  • Work with a fun group of people and get paid to stay fit
  • Full and part time positions are available (all are seasonal)


  • Requirements
    • able to swim 200 yards in open water
    • sprint 200 yards on land
    • understand all the hazards potential and present on the beach
    • be able to spot a person in distress
    • be able to follow instructions from the head lifeguard
    • be able to distinguish dangerous actions from non-dangerous actions
    • be polite to and work with beach patrons, boaters, police beach patrol as well as businesses operating at the beach
    • help create a safe and pleasant environment
    • must wear a uniform provided by the City of New Buffalo
    • understand laws pertaining to the beach, obey them and operate within the laws
    • able to lift and carry 50 lbs. repeatedly
    • pass a pre-employment drug test


  • Desired
    • lifeguard certification from Red Cross, YMCA, or Star Guard
    • open water lifeguard certification
    • experience with surfboard or rescue board
    • CPR/ AED certification
    • swim 500 yards in less than 10 minutes
    • run one mile in less than 8 minutes
    • medical knowledge


  • The City of New Buffalo will pay for training/certifications, if needed.

To apply for this job email your details to afidler@cityofnewbuffalo.org

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