Get Your Summer Job!


Make a Splash.
Earn Some Cash!

Being a lifeguard is the best summer job you will ever have! Don't wait... we are hiring!​

Best Job Ever!

  • Earn money

  • Learn lifesaving skills

  • Work in your neighborhood

  • Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids

  • Looks great on a college application - shows teamwork, responsibility and leadership

  • Meet other amazing people

  • Perfect for students, flexible summer shifts

What Will I Get Paid?

Application Process:

Get Lifeguard Certified:

Register for a Lifeguard Certification Class​
(For a limited time, certification classes are only $20. Discounted classes are made possible by the P​​hoenix Parks Foundation.)

​​The first step to being a lifeguard is getting certified. Classes are offered year-round. 

If you already have an active lifeguard certification from StarGuard Elite (SGE), you do not have to take our Lifeguard Certification course to join our team, just complete the application below.

Complete the Application:

Apply now and enroll in a lifeguard certification class. ​​​​​​​​​​

Other Positions A​va​ilable

We have other fun and rewarding jobs as part of the Aquatics team that don't require being a lifeguard.

Pool Cashier

Apply​ Now!
  • $15.69 per hour
  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Must be friendly and good with people
  • Job Tasks: P​rovide great customer service and use a point of sale computer to register guests for swim programs

Mascot "Buddy Bear"

Apply Now!
  • $15.69 per hour
  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Must be energetic and outgoing
  • Job Tasks: Perform in the "Buddy Bear" mascot suit at pools and special events citywide 

Assistant Pool Manager

Apply No​w!

  • $21.54 per hour
  • Must be able to lead and train a team in an aquatics environment
  • Job Tasks: Hands-on training and supervising a team of people to create a safe and fun pool environment

Pool Manager

Apply No​​​w!​​​

  • $23.74 or $26.18 per hour
  • Must have great leadership skills to supervise a team
  • Job Tasks: Supervise, train and schedule a team of people, while providing quality programming and guest services

Program Specialist

Apply Now!

  • $22.61​ per hour
  • Must be organized, and have computer and supervisor skills
  • Job Tasks: Plan, coordinate and supervise special programs and events at multiple pools citywide​​

Equipment Operator

Apply Now!

  • $18.60 per hour
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Job Tasks: Operate city pickup trucks, flatbeds and vans​​​; includes transporting youth from pools to special events​​​​​​​​
Lifeguard at Maryvale Pool 
Lifeguard and kids at University Pool  
Lifeguard teaching swimming skills  
Lifeguard in looking over the pool 
Three lifeguards performing a water safety drill  
Lifeguard teaching swimmer how to use kickboard  
Lifeguard teaching swimmer how to use kickboard

*** Completion of lifeguard certification or a job application does not guarantee employment with the City of Phoenix. ***


​Phone: 602-534-6587