(Seasonal) Lifeguard

Huron-Clinton Metroparks
 New Boston, MI

PAY RATE: $13.85 per hour (up to 600 hours per year).

Eligible part-time employees will receive up to a $3.00 per hour retention bonus for all hours worked from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For details click here.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Work activities in this position primarily involve first aid, water and public safety, and beach, pool and bathhouse maintenance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The list below is intended to describe the general nature of duties only. Employee shall perform other duties as assigned.

  • Provides water safety.
  • Enforces all beach or pool rules and regulations.
  • Maintains all beach or pool safety equipment.
  • Disseminates information to inquiring park visitors.
  • Performs basic first aid.
  • Cleans and maintains bathhouse and plaza area.


  • Candidates must be 16 years of age or older
  • Candidates must be Red Cross (Lifeguard/CPR) Certified
  • Ability to get along with co-workers, supervisors, and park visitors.
  • Ability to distinguish letters and symbols.
  • Ability to communicate using telephone, radio, public address system, etc.
  • Ability to traverse sandy, marshy, or wooded areas with even or uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work varied hours depending upon the demands of park demands.
  • May be required to work assigned Special Events, Weekends, Evenings and Holidays.
  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs.
  • Ability to perform essential duties.


  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.