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Lifeguard $210/wk plus room and board *

Come work at Snow Mountain Ranch!  

You will have the opportunity to serve guests in a resort setting which makes this a dynamic lifeguarding position. Enjoy the luxury of a 20:1 guests to guard ratio. We are looking for people that are wanting to expand their lifeguarding skills (we will certify you if you are not already a lifeguard but have extensive swimming experience) in an indoor and outdoor setting.

Lifeguard applicants must be either currently certified or able to pass an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class before beginning work. Through the approx. 25 hour training course, including videos, reading, group discussion and hands-on practice, youíll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED, and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Your certification will be good for two years.

If you aren't certified, you must able to perform the following PRIOR to taking the lifeguard certification course:

About our facilities:

  1. We have a reservoir with canoeing and fishing so you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine
  2. Experience our newly renovated pool that is 25 yards long and 5 lanes wide with a deep end
  3. Learn from the weekly in-service trainings to stay current on your skills and practice new techniques
  4. Meet new people as we have different guests all the time 
  5. Work with people from around the United States and all around the world
  6. Room and board is included so there is no need to worry about housing!

When off the clock, our staff loves to utilize the facilities that the YMCA offers to all, such as the basketball court, volleyball court, roller skating rink, tennis courts, climbing wall, canoeing in the Reservoir, and in the winter, skiing, snow shoeing, and ice skating. There are even times where staff will travel off property to the beautiful Winter Park area for a day out shopping, roaming the streets of the resort, taking their bikes down the Resort's many bike trails, and ski/snowboard the slopes. Trips to the cities of Denver, Boulder, Silverton, and Vail happen fairly often as well, as life in the mountains leaves a longing for an afternoon in the midst of city events such as NFL and NHL games, concerts at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater, holiday specials at various local restaurants, or even the shopping centers placed throughout the area. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy time spent in the mountains, whether indoors or outdoors!

In accordance with our healthy spirit/mind/body mission and federal law, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty. We practice random testing for all staff and volunteers. We also test if thereís reasonable suspicion someone is using drugs or alcohol. If you want to use marijuana, donít apply to work for us.

You must be at least 18 to live and work at YMCA of the Rockies.

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