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Lifeguard

Company: Chautauqua Institution
Location: Wattsburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

About Your Work DayThe -Club Lifeguards/Progressive Swim Instructors -are responsible for ensuring the safety of campers and staff members for all waterfront activities at -Chautauqua Institution's Boys' and Girls' Club. -The Club Lifeguards/Progressive Swim Instructors -report to the -Club Waterfront Director. - -Essential Functions:

  • Create a safe, welcoming environment in which all program participants, staff members, and families can fully -participate -
  • Maintain constant surveillance of program participants, staff members, and other guests in/around the -waterfront -
  • Understand and enforce all waterfront rules and -regulations -
  • Responds immediately and appropriately in case of an -emergency -
  • Administers -proper -first aid -when needed at Waterfront -activities -
  • Attends weekly in-service training to maintain rescue -skills - -
  • Provides swim lesson instruction as a Progressive Swim Instructor
  • Provides instruction for operation of canoes and -kayaks -
  • Understand and comply with policies and procedures set forth by Chautauqua Institution and regulations determined by New York State legislation as related to operating a licensed children's -camp -
  • May be asked to provide supervision with a camper group during times when staff are limited -in order to -maintain ratios set by NYS -regulations -
  • When waterfront is adequately maintained in ratio, support facilitation of land-based activities for camper who do not wish to participate in aquatic -activities - -Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent communication skills to give direct, assertive, and clear -instructions - -
    • Willingness to learn and grow -professionally -
    • Adaptability
    • Ability to work as a member of a -team - -
    • Decision-making skills that mitigate risk for harm to campers, staff, and -property -Formal -Experience: -Required:
      • Must be 16 years of age or older per regulations set by New York State for licensed children's -camps - -
      • Must pass review by the Department of Social Services Central Register of Abuse and Maltreatment and be acceptable to the local permit-issuing -official -
      • Currently possess or be willing to obtain prior to season Lifeguard Certification (including first aid, CPR, AED, and waterfront skills) through the American Red Cross or another officially recognized provider by New York -State -
      • Currently possess or be willing to obtain prior to season Water Safety Instructor certification through the American Red Cross or another officially recognized provider by New York -State -
      • As of 2022, anyone born in 1988 or after will be required to obtain proper certification to operate a boat with a motor in New York -State - -Preferred:
        • Experience working with children of diverse -ages -A waterfront lifeguard certification course will be offered at Chautauqua Health & Fitness during the month of May. - Space is limited and advanced registration is required. - For more info go to -or call 716.357.6430. Course fees will be waived for those who pass the course and are hired to work this season as Chautauqua Institution lifeguards. -About Your ScheduleChautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Hotel Company offer flexible schedules, full and part-time, for seasonal employment during summer operations starting annually each June and concluding in August. - Seasonal employment may be available earlier (pre-season) and beyond season (post-season) based on business needs and candidate availability. - Schedules typically include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as a requirement. -While you will confirm your final schedule with management at the time of an interview and offer of employment, you should generally anticipate the following schedule options for this position:
          • The hiring team must prioritize those who can commit to the full season but it is more important to set realistic expectations with your manager about your availability during the interview process.
          • Up to -30 -hours will be required per week to complete the required -tasks - -
          • 3 days of in-person staff training -are required at the beginning of the -season and virtual trainings may be held prior to the season
          • Work duties are primarily completed Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pmAbout Your CompensationCompensation for this position starts at $14.00/Hour and, with demonstrated experience and qualifications, candidates may earn up to $17.00/Hour.About the $250 Referral Bonus ProgramChautauqua Institution's is a talent solution to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce that encompasses all the skills and experience necessary to deliver on our goals and objectives. -Chautauqua Institution will provide a $250 referral bonus (less taxes) for active employees referring a new candidate who is hired and remains employed for at least 90-days from the first physical date of work. In the case of seasonal positions working less than 6-months the new candidate must remain actively employed for at least 30-days from the first physical date of work and until the closing date of the season. The closing date of the season is the last Sunday in August.About Living on the GroundsChautauqua Institution may provide limited housing options on our grounds or assist you with locating nearby housing arrangements for select opportunities based on business needs. - Housing is not an option for many positions and may be of a cost to you. - If the section below is incomplete, candidates should assume that this is no housing associated with this position. - - -
            • Housing may -be available -About Chautauqua InstitutionChautauqua Institution---is a not-for-profit global convener of dialogue on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of the arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in---southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities. - Chautauqua Institution owns and operates Chautauqua Hotel Company, a comprehensive hotel, food & beverage, conferencing, and events organization. - The Institution's office in Washington, DC---is located---strategically for an---ongoing role in the cultural conversations of the nation. -Discovering Your Chautauqua ExperienceThere are countless ways that our talent will engage with our mission, vision, and diverse communities, and you are invited to immerse yourself in our programming as a gateway to this experience.Employees will receive a traditional Chautauqua gate pass, free of cost, which provides access to programming at the Amphitheater. In addition to a traditional gate pass, employees and their families will receive full access to our current and historical programs online at .Commitment to Values of IDEAChautauqua Institution values Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) as a priority in our strategic plan, . - One of our five core values is "The dignity and contributions of all people." - We are committed to creating conditions in which everyone feels that they can engage as full and valued participants in the Chautauqua experience. - The Institution is an equal opportunity employer committed to equitable and inclusive hiring practices and applicants will not be discriminated against based on any status protected under federal, state, or local law. We especially welcome applications from those who can demonstrate past experience, engagement, and professional expertise in IDEA. - -Vaccination for COVID-19Chautauqua Institution has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees, patrons, and our shared community from COVID-19. - By applying for employment, candidates acknowledge that they will comply with Chautauqua Institution's Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring all employees to provide proof of full vaccination immediately upon hire or be approved for a medical or religious accommodation and before physically starting work. - - -Joining Our Talent CommunityJoin our talent community online at . - You are encouraged to learn more about Chautauqua Institution at and view the 150 Forward Strategic Plan at .CHQFOH2022ExperienceRequired
              • Currently possess or be willing to obtain prior to season Water Safety Instructor certification through the American Red Cross or another officially recognized provider by New York -State -
              • Currently possess or be willing to obtain prior to season Lifeguard Certification (including first aid, CPR, AED, and waterfront skills) through the American Red Cross or another officially recognized provider by New York -State -
              • Must pass review by the Department of Social Services Central Register of Abuse and Maltreatment and be acceptable to the local permit-issuing -official -
              • Must be 16 years of age or older per regulations set by New York State for licensed children's -camps - -

                Preferred
                • Experience working with children of diverse -ages -
                • As of 2022, anyone born in 1988 or after will be required to obtain proper certification to operate a boat with a motor in New York -State - -SkillsPreferred
                  • Inclusion
                  • Working with Children
                  • First Aid/CPR
                  • Lifeguarding

Keywords: Chautauqua Institution, Erie , Lifeguard, Other , Wattsburg, Pennsylvania

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