LIFEGUARD Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in the Town of Nantucket Beach Lifeguard Program. Nantucket Lifeguards work as team to protect nine of Nantucket’s busiest beaches. Nantucket Lifeguards pride themselves on being a team first and foremost, and for being physically and mentally trained and prepared for any situation. In 2015, the Nantucket Lifeguards successfully guarded over 135,000 beach patrons. The Nantucket Lifeguards strive for excellence both on and off duty. They participate in many community events and fundraisers. Last year they participated in the Rock Run, which is a 50 mile relay race around Nantucket; competed in the OZONE Surf Classic, the Nantucket Triathlon and the Swim for Cancer. This year the season will be starting with beach week on for the Head Guards on 13 June 2016 and for the rest of the team on 20 June 2016.. The season will continue until Labor Day which is September 5, 2016. We encourage and give preference to guards that can be here for the entire season. We understand that academic pursuits are a priority and will work with school schedules as much as possible. The deadline for applications is 20 Februaary 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Individuals will be notified of the receipt of the application. Positions will not be offered until the application deadline has passed. To apply you need to complete this lifeguard specific information as well as the attached standard Town of Nantucket application for employment. . The following requirements are necessary to apply for this position: 1. Must be at least 16 years old 2. Should possess either a valid drivers license or passport 3. A current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate that is valid through September 2013. 4. A current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate that is valid through September 2014. If your certifications are expired you are responsible to get them renewed.
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All selected applicants will be required to attend surf school and pass some basic physical performance tests during beach week. The physical test will include: 1. A 500 yard swim in 10 minutes or less using only front swimming strokes. 2. A 1.5 mile run in under 15 minutes 3. Run 100 yards on the beach, swim 100 yards in the surf and run 100 yards on the beach in under 5 minutes. All selected applicants will be required to pass a physical examination (at the applicant’s expense) that demonstrates the satisfactory ability to perform the essential functions of the position. All applicants must be able to satisfactorily complete drug screening. This is no joke. You must pass a drug screen the first week and will be tested throughout the season. Failure to successfully complete any of the tests or beach week will be cause for dismissal from the lifeguard program. We recommend training in advance and trying the tests prior to beach week to be sure you can pass. There are no part time or partial summer positions available. All applicants should be prepared to work from the first week until the end of summer or when you are required to return to school. If you cannot attend beach week you should not apply. Town owned housing is limited and has strict regulations. If you are requesting Town housing please let me know and I will send you the housing rules and requirements. We recommend that you secure your housing arrangements early. You must secure your vehicle reservations for arrival and departure early and inform us of the dates so we can schedule accordningly. This packet should include this letter and lifeguard application, a Town of Nantucket Application for Employment, and a Nantucket Lifeguard job description. Please feel free to distribute this application packet to anyone who you feel would make an excellent candidate. Sincerely, Sheila Lucey Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the Nantucket Beach Lifeguard Program