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Aquatic Jobs – Lifeguards and Instructors

NOTICE!
The lifeguard certification training fee will be WAIVED for those who are or will be employed by Columbia Parks and Recreation. Save the certification fee by applying to be a lifeguard today!

 

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is looking for qualified individuals to become a part of our award winning Aquatic Team!

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Questions?

Contact: ARC @ 573-874-7700

New Employee Packet

Review policies and download forms to be completed by new employees.

Lifeguards

  • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age
  • Applicants must have current nationally recognized lifeguard certification (Starfish, American Red Cross, or Ellis & Associates) or obtain certification prior to employment start date.

Swim Instructors

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age
  • Applicants must be currently certified in first aid and CPR or willing to get certified

Water Fitness Instructors

  • Experienced preferred, but not required

Starfish Lifeguard Training

Lifeguarding classAge: Must be 15 by first day of course. Registration deadline is ten days prior to start of class; late fee of $10 assessed.

Learn first aid, CPR, oxygen administration, and how to handle incidents in a professional manner. Pre-requisites: tread water for one minute using legs only, swim 50 yards w/tube, 50 yards w/o tube continuously (front crawl or breast stroke), retrieve 10-pound object from 12 feet, access Internet (class requires online course). Test must be submitted first day of class.

NOTE: Please pick up your book at the ARC front desk, 1701 W. Ash St. PRIOR to class start date. You must also complete the online portion of the class BEFORE the first day of class. An online key code is included in your book.

Register online or call 573-874-7700. Payment at the time of registration with a Visa, Master Card, or Discover.

Lifeguard training class schedules are updated in March and August with the publishing of each new edition of the “Leisure Times” program guide.

CLASS #
DAY/DATE
TIME
PLACE
AGE PRICE
301301-01 Fri-Sun: Apr 6-Apr 8, 2018 Fri: 5-9pm
Sat/Sun: 8am-5pm
Hickman Pool 15+ $130*
301301-02 Fri-Sun: Apr 27-Apr 29, 2018 Fri: 5-9pm
Sat/Sun: 8am-5pm
Hickman Pool 15+ $130*
301301-03 Mon-Thurs: May 7-17, 2018 5-7:30pm Hickman Pool 15+ $130*
301301-04 Wed-Fri: May 30-Jun 1, 2018 8am-5pm Hickman Pool 15+ $130*
301301-05 Tues-Fri: Jun 5-7, 2018 8am-5pm Hickman Pool 15+ $130*

* All participants pay $30 for their book up front. The $100 class fee is WAIVED for lifeguards who are or will be employed by Columbia Parks and Recreation. The $30 paid for the book will be reimbursed for those who successfully complete the training and are employed by Columbia Parks and Recreation. The class fee for lifeguards not employed by Columbia Parks and Recreation is $130.


Lifeguard Re-License

Lifeguarding classThe recertification course is offered to those currently certified in lifeguard training and CPR who need to be recertified. The training and CPR certification is good for one year. Training will consist of a review of the class materials, a final skills test, and a final written test. Enrollment in class does not guarantee a passing grade.

Contact: 874-7700 to register

Note: The day of the class you will need to bring your current certification card.

Lifeguard training class schedules are updated in March and August with the publishing of each new edition of the “Leisure Times” program guide.

CLASS #
DAY
DATE
TIME
PLACE
AGE PRICE
301302-01 Sunday April 15, 2018 8am-5:30pm ARC 15+ $100*

* Save $100 off the training class fee for guards employed by Columbia Parks and Rec.


For more information regarding the training required to become a lifeguard or swim instructor, please contact the ARC at 573-874-7700.

Apply online
or contact
Human Resources Department
600 E. Broadway
(573) 874-7235