Lifeguard - YMCA of Austin

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Association-wide

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (High School)

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause through our service and engagement principles. Every day we:

  • Welcome – Smile greet members by name, introduce yourself.
  • Connect – Ask questions, share a story, introduce them to other staff and members.
  • Support – Affirm and encourage them, wish them well.
  • Invite – Share opportunities to get involved and give back to the community

Join us and help transform lives.

The YMCA of Austin is seeking lifeguards to join our team. We have locations throughout Austin, Bastrop, and Buda, TX. YMCA hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 5:30am-10:00pm; Saturdays, 8:00am-7:00pm; Sundays 12:00pm-7:00pm.

Pay Rate: 
$8.50-$10.50 per hour, depending on experience

General Function:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguard is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool and surrounding areas. This includes creating a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  • Minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Reliable transportation to attend work.
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude.
  • Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA.


  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer 
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Oxygen preferred

Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value); 
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account


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