Des Plaines Park District

Lifeguard Training Course

Be part of the Award-Winning Lifeguard Team
at the Des Plaines Park District!


Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard in-service training session, at Mystic Waters


We’re Hiring Summer Staff Now!

1.
Apply online now
dpparks.org/jobs
Review more than 3 dozen jobs listed on Applitrac.

2.
Call or email to set up a virtual interview
When we receive your application, we will send you a link
to set up a virtual interview. Pick the day and time you prefer,
and our staff will contact you through Applitrac.
847-391-5711, Monday–Friday, 9a–5p
Matt.Hartnett@DPParks.org
JBoys@DPParks.org
Joe.Weber@DPparks.org

3.
A Hiring Packet will be emailed to you
You have the option of picking up your packet,
curbside and contact-free, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Simply drive up to the front door, honk (or call 847-391-5097),
and one of our staff will bring a packet to you.
Monday–Friday, 9a–5p.
Map and directions to Prairie Lakes

4.
Complete and return your Hiring Packet
Your supervisor will explain how to email the completed packet to us.
You have the option of dropping off your packet,
curbside and contact-free, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Simply drive up to the front door, honk (or call 847-391-5097),
and one of our staff will take your packet from you.
Monday–Friday, 9a–5p.

–  QUESTIONS?  –

Please call our staff at Prairie Lakes,
847-391-5097, Monday–Friday, 9a–5p
or email:
Matt.Hartnett@DPParks.org
JBoys@DPParks.org
Joe.Weber@DPParks.org

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We’re hiring seasonal staff

Mystic Waters
Lifeguards: $11.50
Cashiers: $11.00
Pool Attendants: $10.00
Concession Staff: $10.00

Chippewa Pool
Lifeguards: $11.50
Cashiers: $11.00
Swim Lesson Instructors: $11.00

Iroquois Pool
Lifeguards: $11.50
Cashiers: $11.00
Swim Lesson Instructors: $11.00


Job information and requirements for lifeguards
  • Minimum age 15 years old by June 1, 2020
  • Starting wage: $11.50/hour
  • Average 30–40 hours/week, 6–10 hours/day
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including evenings, weekends, from May 23–September 7, 2020
  • Certified Lifeguard Training, including CPR, AED, Oxygen Support, First Aid and an online class
  • Recognize and rectify potential aquatic emergencies, and decrease the occurrence of emergency situations
  • Participate in weekly in-service training
Lifeguard Training Course Prerequisites
  • 15 years of age or older by June 1, 2020
  • Tread water for 1 minute using legs only.
  • Swim 100 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke.
  • Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of 12 feet, and swim to the side.
Lifeguard Classes for Summer 2020 Jobs

Class registration is required
Fee: $50 for new staff • $25  for returning staff

Friday, March 20, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes Community Center
Saturday, March 21, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, March 22, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
New: #467109-1                Returning: #467109-2

Friday, April 24, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes Community Center
Saturday, April 25, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, April 26, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
New: #567109-1                Returning: #567109-2

Friday, May 15, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes Community Center
Saturday, May 16, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, May 17, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
New: #567109-3                Returning: #567109-4

Monday, June 1, 10:00a–5:00p, Leisure Center
Tuesday, June 2, 9:00a–5:00p, Iroquois Pool
Wednesday, June 3, 10:00a–3:00p, Iroquois Pool
New: #167109-1                Returning: #167109-2

Monday, June 22, 10:00a–5:00p, Leisure Center
Tuesday, June 23, 9:00a–5:00p, Iroquois Pool
Wednesday, June 24, 10:00a–3:00p, Iroquois Pool
New: #167109-3                Returning: #167109-4

For more information about becoming a lifeguard, call Aquatic Manager Matt Hartnett: 847-391-5711, or email Matt.Hartnett@DPParks.org