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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

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Join the Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics Team for the 2015 Summer!


Join the Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics Team for the 2015 Summer! 

More than 700 positions, including lifeguards, swim instructors and water fitness instructors are available this next summer at Portland Parks & Recreation swim facilities throughout the city.  Portland Parks & Recreation’s Aquatics division offers competitive wages, a positive working environment, flexible hours, opportunity for advancement and an employee recognition program.  With six indoor and seven outdoor pools throughout the city, our staff has the opportunity to provide a service to their community while earning wages ranging from $9.75-13.25 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 Winter Break – December 27-30, 2014.

Information on Aquatics training programs (and all pool and program info) can be found here:

For more information regarding training courses and employment opportunities or to request an employment application call Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics at 503-823-5130.