Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard

Try out now for a chance to become a lifeguard for summer 2020!


Help us keep New Yorkers safe!

For summer 2020, we are only recruiting returning lifeguards from the 2019 summer season. If you have worked with us as a lifeguard last season and are interested in joining us again in 2020, please call the Lifeguard School at 212-397-3157.

Help us keep millions of New Yorkers safe at NYC's beaches and outdoor pools this summer. As an NYC Parks Lifeguard, you will be part of an elite group that is committed to serving the public. 

One of the best jobs in New York City, lifeguarding gives people the opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging environment during the busy summer months. It requires split-second decision making that could mean the difference between life and death and helps develop valuable skills—a strong work ethic, teamwork, leadership, and communication—that will last a lifetime in any profession. 

Lifeguards work up to 48 hours each week and first-year lifeguards earn a minimum of $15 an hour, for a weekly salary of about $800. Parks’ beaches open on Memorial Day weekend, and pools open in late June; both close the Sunday after Labor Day. 

Become a lifeguard and help build on the exemplary safety record our lifeguards have set over the years!

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