Temporary Lifeguard

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7254327 (Ref.No. BSU43340)
Posted: June 12, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Maintain safe and effective use of Ball State University pools.

Ball State University Recreation Services is looking to add additional members to its staff, a temporary lifeguard position for the summer. Recreation Services, a department within Business and Auxiliary Services, has a reputation of managing facilities and programs in a safe, customer service oriented, and professional way. Recreation Services is looking for someone with the appropriate qualifications, certifications, and demeanor to be a temporary lifeguard for the summer.

Job Function:

Maintain safe and effective use of Ball State University pools.

Minimum Education:

At least a 10th grade education and 16 years of age and older.

Minimum Experience:

Current certification in Lifeguard, First-aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer from a nationally recognized organization (American Red Cross, StarGuard, YMCA, Ellis, etc.)

Preferred Experience:

Additional experience lifeguarding in public pool setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor all safety and customer service aspects of Lewellen Aquatic Center and Ball Pool during hours of operation.
  • Enforce Recreation Services policies and procedures.
  • Test and monitor pool water chemistry and temperature.
  • Maintain accurate pool participation procedures and counts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.