Lifeguard/Aquatic Jobs

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Want A Job Where You Can Learn & Apply Life-Saving Skills?

A Job That Is Fulfilling & Fun?

Be A Lifeguard!

The Parks & Recreation Department will be taking applications for over 85 seasonal aquatic positions including cashiers, lifeguards, assistant pool managers, and pool managers starting in DECEMBER OF 2018. Applications can be downloaded from the current job openings page! Must be 15 years of age, American Red Cross certified, live in Iowa, and live within 10 miles of the Sioux City city limits.

 Position  Pay 
 Cashier  $   8.25/ hour 
 Lifeguard I  $   9.50/ hour 
 Lifeguard II  $10.00 / hour 
 Assistant Manager  $11.50 / hour 
 Manager  $13.50/ hour 

Not an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?

The City of Sioux City in partnership with the Sioux City School District is offering a Red Cross Lifeguarding Class for FREE to any student 15 years or older if they work the 2018 aquatic season. Individuals looking for an aquatic job through the Parks and Recreation Department can sign up for one of the lifeguarding classes we offer. This class includes CPR/AED for a Professional Rescuer and Lifeguarding. Please contact Eric Griffith, Recreation Supervisor, at 712-279-6162 for more information or to sign up for a class. To qualify, individuals must live in Iowa and live within ten miles of the Sioux City, Iowa city limits.

In order to take this class, participants must commit to working at least 24 hours per week including nights, weekends, and holidays (Memorial Day weekend and 4th of July). A typical work day is 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The morning and night hours are reserved for swimming lessons.

Once passing the class along with a City of Sioux City mandatory drug test, the participants will be placed at one of the three swimming pools based on the need of the Parks & Recreation Department. Participants are not guaranteed a specific work location.

Class Location

West High School Pool
2001 Casselman Street
Sioux City IA 51103





 Class 1  TBD - April  2019  6 pm - 9 pm   West High
 Class 2  TBD - April  2019  Friday:        4 pm - 9 pm  West High
     Saturday:  9 am - 8 pm  
     Sunday:     12 pm - 6 pm  
 Class 3  TBD - May 2019  Friday:        4 pm - 9 pm  West High
     Saturday:  9 am - 8 pm  
     Sunday:     12 pm - 6 pm  

Note: All class dates & times are subject to change.

Not looking to work for the Sioux City Parks & Recreation Department this summer, but would like to become American Red Cross Certified? No problem - the cost for the class is only $150!

Please contact Eric Griffith, Recreation Supervisor, 712-279-6162, for more information or to sign up for a class. To qualify, participants must live in Iowa and live within ten miles of the Sioux City, IA city limits.