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Lifeguard Age 15

Hershey Lodge

Hershey Lodge

Hershey, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Lifeguard Age 15

Job Category: Amusement Park Operations
Requisition Number: LIFEG001366

Posting Details

    • Posted: December 5, 2023
  • Part-Time
  • Rate: per hour

Job Details


Hersheypark amusement park spans 121-acres, and welcomes guests to experience Hersheypark Happy all year long! As the largest amusement park in Pennsylvania, Hersheypark is home to more than 70 rides including 15 coasters and 20+ kiddie rides, as well as a zoo, and an entire water park.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) is an award-winning entertainment & hospitality organization with properties including: Hersheypark, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Giant Center, Restaurants, and more. Our team members share a common goal of upholding the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, while striving to live by our company's Core Values: Devoted to the Legacy, Selfless Spirit of Service, Team Focused, and Respectful of Others. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is committed to cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce, marketplace, and community, and is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder by providing value to Milton Hershey School.

As a Part-Time Team Member, you will enjoy sweet perks like FREE admission and parking to Hersheypark, discounts on food & shopping, and more as soon as you receive your Employee ID!

Shallow Water Lifeguards ensure the safety of our guests at The BoardwalkSM at Hersheypark while providing courteous, friendly, and professional assistance.

Job Duties (Duties marked with an asterisk are essential functions of this job):

  • Overseeing and enforcing The Boardwalk at Hersheypark attraction rules and safety regulations *

  • Anticipating, recognizing, and responding to aquatic emergencies *

  • Monitoring equipment and supplies*

  • Maintaining work area and surrounding environment*

  • Maintaining lifeguard and first aid skills at a “test ready” level at all times*

  • Participating in daily lifeguard in-service training*

  • Providing excellent customer service to the guests of Hersheypark by greeting guests and answering questions related to the attraction*

  • Adhere to attraction standard operating procedures, operate attractions in a safe and efficient manner, and enforce attraction safety guidelines*

  • Directing and assisting guests to and from ride areas*

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Must be 15 years of age on the date of applying

  • Required to complete pre-employment drug testing

  • Post Employment - Applicants must attend and complete the Ellis & Assoc. International Lifeguard Training Program provided and paid for by the Hershey Entertainment Complex

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle stressful working conditions, emergencies, and accept a high degree of accountability

  • Prior lifeguarding experience a plus, but not required

  • Must be friendly, upbeat, work well with other employees, and be able to interact with guests in a fast-paced environment

  • Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and professional image in compliance with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

  • Must have the ability to safeguard confidential information

  • Must have the ability to comprehend instructions (verbal, demonstrated, and/or written) and retain information

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to work three (3) days per week throughout our peak summer season (June-August)

  • Employees are subject to a variety of weather conditions, including but not limited to: extreme heat, sun exposure, cold, and inclement weather. Work is almost exclusively outdoors.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to stand (for up to five hours at a time), walk, bend at the waist and knees and have repeated manual dexterity, reach above shoulder level and the ability to push, pull, and lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds without assistance

  • Must have normal vision (20/25 or 20/25 corrected)

  • Must be able to swim under five feet of water and retrieve a 10 lb. brick to the surface

  • Must be able to swim 50 yards using crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting

  • Must be able to safely exit the pool without use of stairs, ladders, or zero-depth entry

  • Must be comfortable with potential exposure to bodily fluids and other spills

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer









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