Swim Instructors/Lifeguards for Summer Camp (PR)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Want a summer job that can change your life?

Want a job that cultivates skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork skills which is highly prized by employers?

Want a job that lets you spend the summer outside in the sun and water?

Then this job is for you!


We are currently seeking enthusiastic and capable individuals with a love of swimming to join the HKC - Pearl River aquatics team made up of local and international staff as swim instructors/lifeguards for summer 2020.

Our aquatics team work together to guard our three swimming pools and ensure a safe environment at the pool complex, all-the-while ensuring that the more than 1200 campers and counselors who swim daily do so safely.

Half of the day, each member of the aquatics team serves as a swim instructor, teaching swim according to the American Red Cross curriculum.

  • Camp Dates: June 29 - August 21
  • Pay: $3150 for the season

Applicants do not need to have prior experience working as a lifeguard or swim instructor. HKC will provide the curriculum and train you in how to teach swim.


  • Supervise and guard all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
  • Teach swim to 4-5 groups of campers daily
  • Provide rescues as needed
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while at the pools
  • Daily set-up and close down of pools


  • Lifeguard certification*
  • AED/CPR certification
  • WSI certification a plus

*HKC runs a certification course and offers tuition reimbursement up to $300


  • Enjoyworking with children
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to critical incidents
  • Physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Ability to work on a team and work well with others
  • Ability to spend the entire day outdoors, under the sun
  • Experience working with children with special needs a plus
  • Must be at least 16 years old at the start of camp

HKC requires all applicants submit three references. At least two of them must be from an adult connected to work, school or volunteer work.


Home to 13 independently run JCC day camps, the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, is a small Jewish non-profit, that manages and operates three facilities located in Long Island, Rockland County and Staten Island. Our mission is to enhance the camp experience and provide a safe environment for the campers and counselors who call our grounds home. On any given summer day we welcome more than 5000 campers and camp staff through our gates. As a seasonal organization, HKC hires 200+ seasonal workers to provide lifeguarding, swim instruction, maintenance, housekeeping and security to ensure we can carry out mission and meet the needs of the day camps who camp at HKC.

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