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Lifeguard- Full Time, Walt Disney World

With 5 beaches, 10 marinas, more than 50 resort pools and two water parks, the Walt Disney World Resort has everything, from lazy rivers to wave pools, to make Guests dreams come true. Lifeguards may have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations throughout property and in different positions, including Pool Attendant, Slide Operations and Marina Operations. Certification training is provided and conducted over three consecutive days weekly. Walt Disney World Resort Lifeguards are eligible for paid training with Ellis and Associates, Inc.


Lifeguard Hosts and Hostesses receive a starting rate of $11.25/hour for shallow water, and $12.25/hour for deep water.
Lifeguard Hosts and Hostesses will be eligible for our new starting rate of $12.25/hour for shallow water, and $13.25/hour for deep water effective 03/03/2019



Responsibilities :
Lifeguard responsibilities include ensuring the well-being of our Guests, keeping pool areas clean, answering Guest questions, enforcing policies, rules and regulations of Recreation locations. Other Responsibilities include:
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergency situations
  • Enforce policies, rules and regulations of the Recreation locations
  • Participate in regular in-service training
  • Dispatch Guests at various Slide Locations
  • Clearing pool deck of used towels, lifejackets, and trash
  • Switching out used and clean towel bins
  • Meeting and Greeting Pool Guests
  • Proactively address guest needs by answering questions, giving directions and other information regarding the hotel/resort or surrounding areas
  • Ensure the safety of Guests, may be a first responder to emergency situations
  • Maintain overall upkeep of all cabanas



Basic Qualifications :
  • Full Time requires full availability for any shift, seven (7) days per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for this role.
  • Strong observational skills to proactively identify Guest needs and ensure safety guidelines are being followed
  • Strong verbal communication skills (able to positively engage with Guests, team members, and management)
  • Ability to detect and respond to noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility
  • Must be able to observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility
  • Ability to pass a vision screening with at least 20/25 vision, corrected or uncorrected
  • Ability to pass a hearing screening to validate lifeguards can hear the basic distress communication signals at the time of hire, as well as, in an active aquatic environment
  • Lifeguard training is provided and must be successfully completed
  • Perform work that may involve lifting Guests, in and out of the pool up to 100 lbs or more with assistance
  • Deep Water Swim Test: ability to swim 200 yards , tread water without using hands for 2 minutes, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 8 feet
  • Shallow Water Swim Test: ability to swim 50 yards, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 5 feet


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous Lifeguarding or Swimming Instructor experience preferred
  • Bilingual preferred


Additional Information :
SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.

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