Lifeguards & Pool Managers

Summer Employment that Makes a Difference!
Part-time and full-time positions available!

Are You Up for the Challenge?

We provide lifeguards and pool managers as an integral part of our Aquatic Facility Management services. Part-time to full-time positions are available at beautiful homes associations from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.


Every season, our Lifeguards make rescues and save lives! We believe lifeguarding is the most important job available to high school and college students. No other employment opportunity places young people in the role of “First Responder”. Lifeguards are trained to save lives and must remain prepared to do so at any moment. Nothing is more important than protecting and saving lives. We are seeking young people who: are 15 years of age (by May 23) and older, desire to make a difference in the lives of others; pursue opportunities to demonstrate excellence; strive to remain physically fit; challenge themselves; consider hard work a personal standard; explore opportunities to sharpen their communication and problem solving skills; desire to work among like-minded paraprofessionals; and demonstrate an interest in maintaining the level of vigilance necessary to become a superior Lifeguard. Join us to protect and save lives!

To secure a position as a lifeguard, you must be at least 15 years of age (by May 23); and you must obtain a lifeguard certification from a nationally recognized certification organization. Links to area lifeguard certification courses can be found at the bottom of this page.

Time Commitment
You can work as few as 10 hours per week or as many as 40 hours per week, and we can accommodate most schedules. A typical shift lasts 4-6 hours and pool hours are from 10:00 or 11:00am to 9:00pm. So morning sports practices are easy to work around. You can choose which days/times of day you are available. For example, if you would like to work approximately 20 hours per week, that can be accomplished with only 4 shifts per week. One possible schedule would be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am-3:30pm and Saturday 1:00-6:00pm, for a total of 19 hours.

Compensation & Bonuses:
See chart below.

Compensation for Lifeguards

Hourly Wage per ExperienceBase WageWith *Bonuses
New certified lifeguard$8.75$9.50
1 full season as certified lifeguard$9.00$9.75
1 full season: If selected as Lead Lifeguard$9.25$10.00
2 seasons as certified lifeguard$9.25$10.00
2 seasons: If selected as Lead Lifeguard$9.50$10.25
3+ seasons as certified lifeguard$9.50$10.25
3+ seasons: If selected as Lead Lifeguard$9.75$10.50

*Performance Bonus:
$0.50\HOUR for Every Hour Worked!

$100 Bonus: Lifeguard Certification Tuition Reimbursement
$100 Bonus for Currently Certified Lifeguards

* Per statistics from the past five years, the $100 bonuses result in an average of an additional 25 cents per hour.

Pool Manager\Lifeguard Leader

We provide lifeguards as an integral part of our Aquatic Facility Management services. We are seeking professional educators to mentor and manage our lifeguards. This role with our company provides an excellent opportunity to hone one’s leadership skills without the expectation of being the sole manager from Memorial Day through Labor Day; and without the expectation of being “on call”. When your shift is done for the day, you are done for the day! You will not have to solve staffing or pool-related problems before or after your shift as is the case with most pool manager positions with the public pools, country clubs and other pool management companies. Furthermore, you will determine your commitment level (20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 hours per week) as well as your specific availability. Do you have one or more hard-earn trips planned? Take the time off and enjoy! Have a regular weekly social night planned with your friends? Enjoy it. Via our online scheduling software, you will input your “time-off requests” (the term used in the software) but these are really “time-off notifications” because we will approve them and the software will then show you as unavailable for those dates and times. We will hire accordingly, to ensure that we have enough Leaders \ Managers to cover all of the hours; so that no one member of the leadership team is over-burdened with the responsibilities. This will also allow members of the leadership team to trade shifts as needed. This level of flexibility will further lessen the burden for each leader, thereby allowing you to enjoy your summer vacation!

In summary, the benefits of a leadership position with Jeff Kelly inc. are:

  1. You will earn supplemental income utilizing your experience as a professional educator and mentor.
  2. You can accomplish benefit #1 without the “before and after hours” expectations usually associated with the role of a pool manager.
  3. You get to determine your commitment level and availability!
  4. You can trade shifts with other members of the leadership team and thus have flexibility that allows for spontaneity, as you enjoy your hard-earned summer vacation from the school district.

No previous lifeguard experience is necessary. To secure a position as a Pool Manager\Lifeguard Leader, you must obtain a lifeguard certification from a nationally recognized certification organization. Links to area lifeguard certification courses can be found at the bottom of this page.

Compensation & Bonuses:
Compensation ranges from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour; and will be determined based on a combination of experience, interview, availability and degree\level of commitment. 

Lifeguard Certification Course
with Jeff Kelly inc.

Employment with Jeff Kelly inc. is a requirement to enroll in our Lifeguard Certification Course.

Lifeguard Certification Courses in the Kansas City metropolitan area

Follow the links below to view the available course dates provided by these agencies:

American Red Cross

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City