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Chief Lifeguard


Hanging Rock State Park
Danbury, NC
Stokes County


Hanging Rock State Park
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

Jacob Fields

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Job description

The Chief Lifeguard is responsible for effectively working with other lifeguards to ensure duties are carried out and that the lakefront swimming area is operated in a safe manner for employees and patrons. Work involves observing of swimmers from positions on the swim beach and diving platform, performing proactive guarding and water rescues as needed, enforcing swim area regulations, coordinating in-service training with other guards, overseeing the daily cleaning schedule, managing lifeguard rotations, and, most importantly, being a leader, being willing and able to communicate, and working alongside and supervising lifeguard staff. The employee will be directly supervised by a park ranger.

This 40-hour position runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and requires weekday, weekend and holiday work with 8-hour days. The Chief Lifeguard must hold a current American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguarding certification, including CPR/AED. Applicant must not have any criminal convictions (beyond minor traffic violations). The pay rate is $16 per hour.



How to apply

Complete the NC State Government Paper Application for Employment (PD-107) and return it to Hanging Rock State Park. Applications may be emailed or emailed to:

Hanging Rock State Park
c/o Jacob Fields
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the park directly by email or phone at 336-593-8480.