Head Lifeguard

Wallingford, CT

The Head Lifeguard is responsible for lifeguarding at the Choate Larry Hart Pool and at other (occasional) water related school activities. Assists the Aquatic Director with maintaining safety equipment and pool safety. This is a part-time, hourly position and is not-benefits eligible. The schedule is approximately 20 hours per week for 44 weeks per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lifeguarding during assigned hours
  • Hold current and maintain Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (includes CPR and first aid)
  • Perform required protocol for rescue/injury as needed; this may include lifting person out of pool for first aid/CPR and lifting/moving/using safety equipment
  • Enforce pool use rules
  • Communicate with Aquatic Director on needed repairs or equipment, including first aid supplies
  • May direct or oversee other lifeguards/pool support employees in Director’s absence
  • Prepare or assist in pool/deck set-up as needed
  • Track pool usage when requested.



  • Three years of prior active lifeguarding experience within the last five year period
  • Current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Experience teaching formal swim lesson classes or private lessons



Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.


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