Head Lifeguard - Peconic Dunes

WDR-00040412 Head Lifeguard - Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY

Job Description Summary:

The Head Lifeguard will assist the Aquatics Director with implementing and evaluating the snorkeling and swimming program; conducting swim tests; training lifeguards and CITs; setting up the waterfront during orientation and ensuring safe conditions throughout the summer. The Head Lifeguard will work with lifeguards and the Aquatics Director to promote overall safety on and off the water. He/she will provide leadership and guidance for ten campers and participate in the general planning of the camp program. Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned. Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled.

Required Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience working with children.
  • One or more years of experience as a lifeguard.
  • Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or other as approved by the local Department of Health
  • Valid American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification or other as approved by the local Department of Health.
  • Valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor or other approved by the local Department of Health.
  • Emotional maturity, good health, and vitality.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with campers and other staff members.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of college and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development, or a related field.
  • One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.
  • Lifeguard instructor certificate

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Salary: Starting at $5,500.00 to $7,150.00 full summer (depending on experience)

Schedule: EXEMPT – TEMP: June 9, 2024 – August 25, 2024

For More Information Please Contact:

Lisa Goldberg

Camp Operations Manager



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The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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Last updated October 17, 2023