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Need a Summer Job? Be a lifeguard.

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is hiring 400 lifeguards to staff its 70 outdoor and four indoor pools.  The job pays between $12.33 and $14.60 an hour and opportunities are available in every Philadelphia neighborhood. PPR staff can even assist interested candidates that may not be the strong swimmers, if they start the process early.

The first step for interested candidates is to attend a screening at one of PPR’s three indoor training facilities during the following screening days and times from now until June:

  • Sayre Morris Swimming Pool, 5825 Spruce Street: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Pickett Swimming Pool, 5700 Wayne Avenue: Monday through Thursday between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Lincoln Pool, 7437 Rowland Avenue: Monday through Thursday between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

More information and a detailed list of requirements can be found at