Need a summer job? Don't mind getting wet?

Need a summer job? Don't mind getting wet?
Wilson Pool (photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation).

PORTLAND, Ore. - The city is looking to hire 700 people for summer positions as lifeguards, swim instructors and water fitness instructors.

Summer is a busy time for Portland Parks and Recreation and they'll be hiring for their indoor and outdoor swim facilities throughout the city.

So what do these jobs have to offer? Here's a look:

  • Pay ranging from $9 to $13 per hour
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Employee recognition program

And what if you don't know how to be a lifeguard or instructor? No problem - they'll train you.

Courses for lifeguard and swim instructor positions will be offered during spring break (March 26 to March 29) and again in April. Training for water fitness instructors will be in May.

If you're interested and want to apply, call Portland Parks Aquatics at (503) 823-5130 to request an employment application.