Free Lifeguard Training and Lifeguard Summer Jobs with Parks & Rec

Posted by City of Philadelphia on April 27, 2021

Each year Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires hundreds of lifeguards. One of the best-paying summer jobs around, Parks & Rec lifeguards earn up to $16.97 per hour, with starting pay set at $14.74 per hour.

We help candidates train and prepare for the required Red Cross lifeguard certification. Red Cross certification is:

  • Required for most lifeguarding jobs.
  • Valid for two years. Candidates must be recertified after two years.

Lifeguard certification is free for applicants ages 16-24 who commit to working at a City pool. The Red Cross lifeguard certification fee is $110 for all other candidates.

Become a lifeguard! Learn more and apply.

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