PHILADELPHIA – City Councilmember 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.
One of the best-paying teen jobs around, City lifeguards earn between $16-$18 per hour. 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 Pool. Parks & Recreation is now offering free training for anyone interested in lifeguarding at a City pool this summer.
New this year, Parks & Recreation is also offering a first-ever cash bonus for new and returning lifeguards. A $1000 end-of-season bonus will be available to any City lifeguard who submits their completed employment application by April 15, 2023 and works throughout the 2023 summer season. Candidates who submit a completed application by May 15 will be eligible for a $500 end-of-season bonus.
For more information about the program, please call or visit one of Councilmember O’Neill’s five full-time offices: Rhawnhurst at 7522 Castor Avenue (215-685-0438); Fox Chase at 432 Rhawn Street (215-685-6431); FOP Lodge #5 Headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); Bustleton & Bowler above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); City Hall (215-686-3422).