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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Position Summary

The University of Denver is seeking motivated and qualified lifeguards to start this summer season. Lifeguards play a crucial role in the safety and health of the DU community.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Prevent and respond to any and all emergencies quickly and appropriately.
  • Prevent emergencies from arising by enforcing all rules and regulations. 
  • Perform daily maintenance tasks to ensure the safety and heath of patrons and the facilities. 
  • Attend scheduled quarterly inservices to maintain proper training. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Willingness to learn and comply with our facility specific health and safety procedures. 
  • Ability to sit and stand while maintaining focus for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with other faculty, staff, and patrons. 

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 16 years of age. 
  • Current American Red Cross lifeguard certification, or willingness to obtain a Red Cross lifeguard certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous lifeguarding or aquatics experience. 

Work Schedule

Flexible shifts available from 7:45am to 8:30pm. This includes weekends and holidays. 

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $18.29 - $21.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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