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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Work the Water!

Work the Water this summerOver 700 positions, including lifeguards, swim instructors,

and water fitness instructors are available

this summer at Portland Parks & Recreation

swim facilities located throughout the city. 

Portland Parks Aquatics Department offers competitive wages, a positive working environment, flexible hours, opportunity for advancement and an employee recognition program.  With 6 indoor and 7 outdoor pools throughout the city, our staff has the opportunity to provide service to their community while earning wages ranging from $9.25 - $13.00 per hour.

Training courses for those interested in becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor are available through Portland Parks & Recreation.  Lifeguard and swim instructor training courses are offered during Spring Break (March 25-28).

For more information regarding potential employment, or to request an application, call Portland Parks Aquatics at 503-823-5130.

Work the Water - Swim Instructors and Lifeguards

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