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PHILADELPHIA – City Councilman Brian O’Neill (10th District) has announced that the Parks and Recreation Department is now hiring summer lifeguards. Interested applicants must be 16 years or older to work as a lifeguard for the City of Philadelphia. To be considered for a position, you must also pass a lifeguard screening given by a water safety instructor and complete a lifeguard certification course at Lincoln High School Pool.

Pay starts at $16 per hour and lifeguards can up to $18 per hour based on prior experience. Lifeguards typically work 35 hours per week from June through August. Parks and Rec is also offering free training for those who want to be a lifeguard at a City pool this summer. Apply by April 15, 2024 to receive a $1,000 end-of-season bonus!

Councilmember O’Neill has four Neighborhood Offices in the Northeast to serve you. If you have any questions about the program or for help applying to become a lifeguard, please feel free to call or visit:

  • Bustleton & Bowler above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432);
  • FOP Lodge #5 Headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167);
  • Rhawnhurst at 7522 Castor Avenue (215-685-0438);
  • Fox Chase at 432 Rhawn Street (215-685-6431); or City Hall (215-686-3422).
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