Sandy Beach Employment

Summer Employment Opportunities


Please note: Applications for Lifeguard and Facility Staff are Due by March 1, 2017


LIFEGUARD JOB DESCRIPTION

Characteristics of job

This is a Waterfront Lifeguard Position at Sandy Beach in Cohasset. The job environment involves an outdoor beach site with rocks and changing water depths due to high and low tides. This job requires weekday and weekend shifts and may also require consecutive days of responsibility and work. 

Essential functions

Assists in the daily activities and responsibilities of the beach under the direct supervision and leadership of the head lifeguard including the following essential functions: Patrol of the Beach and swimming area: monitors swimmers, and directs nearby boaters, windsurfers, kayakers, paddle boarders, etc. out of swim area. Performs rescue maneuvers, CPR, and First Aid as necessary. Transmits requests for police, ambulance, fire, or harbormaster assistance when needed. Ensures that maximum safety precautions are practiced and rules and regulations are followed by all beach patrons. Assumes responsibility for care of all equipment and supplies used in daily operations. Oversees that storage area is regularly kept clean, stocked, and organized. Reports to head lifeguard when supplies are low or equipment is damaged. Performs related duties and on-the-job-training as specified by the Head lifeguard, and the Board of Trustees of the Sandy Beach Association, or as the situation dictates. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age and have current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Lifeguarding certifications must be from the American Red Cross, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America or comparable certifying organization. Previous lifeguard experience at an oceanfront beach site is desirable. Certifications in Open Water Required.

Pre-Employment Lifeguard Testing

All lifeguard candidates must demonstrate competency during the Sandy Beach Association’s pre-employment evaluation to be considered for employment. Pre-employment testing consists of the following:

  • Timed 500 yd swim (20 lengths in a 25 yd pool) which must be completed in less than 10  minutes.
  • Recover 10lb object in 9'-12' of water
  • Passive victim recovery
  • Active victim recovery
  • Submerged victim recovery
  • Front & Rear Hold Escapes
  • 25 Yard Spring in less than 20 seconds

 *The Lifeguard test will be conducted at an indoor swimming and will be held in late April or Early May. Sandy Beach Association offers the opportunity for lifeguards to take the Open Water Certification class at Sandy Beach in June.

Employment Time Frame

Sandy Beach opens annually on Memorial Day for weekends and seven days a week in mid-June. Lifeguards must be available for weekend shifts and holidays. Staff is expected to be available on part time shifts two weeks prior to prepare the beach for opening. During the summer season (Mid-June through Labor Day), the beach will be open 7 days per week. Full time staff will work 30 - 40 hours per week and Part Time staff will work approximately 16 hours per week.

Application Procedure:

All lifeguard candidates should complete the Sandy Beach Association Lifeguard Employment Application.

Job Contact Information

Completed applications should be submitted with your letters of reference and a copy of all of your certification cards. Completed applications should be mailed to: 

Kari O'Donnell
11 Beach Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
kariod@comcast.net

Once your completed application is received, you will be contacted to setup an interview. During the interview you will be given the list of lifeguard candidate testing dates.

For more information, contact Catherine O’Callaghan, Board Member of Sandy Beach Association at cathocal@aol.com


BMW*/GATE GUARD DESCRIPTION

*Beach Maintenance Worker


Characteristics of Position

Ever wonder why Sandy Beach appears so pristine every morning? Our staff of BMW/Gate Guards patrol the area each morning, eliminating any trash and debris that has accumulated or washed ashore during the night – recycling whenever possible.

On weekdays, this team is also responsible for restroom maintenance, making sure that the facilities are clean and appropriately outfitted for the onslaught of happy beach-goers. Should someone need help with a cumbersome cooler or a station wagon load of beach paraphernalia, a BMW is also responsible for offering a helping hand.

Because the Sandy Beach parking lot requires a beach pass, on weekends it is the BMW/Gate Guard's job to make sure that each vehicle entering has met this qualification.

What could be better than spending your summer on the beach – and getting paid for it! Beyond this, it is a tremendous opportunity to make connections with the friendly people of Cohasset. 

Employment Time Frame

Sandy Beach opens annually on Memorial Day weekend. Staff is expected to be available on part time shifts two weeks prior to prepare the beach for opening. During the summer season (Mid-June through Labor Day), the beach will be open 7 days per week. Full time staff will work 30 - 40 hours per week and Part Time staff will work approximately 16 hours per week. Staff members must be available for weekend shifts and holidays.

Application Procedure:

All candidates, 14-16 years of age, should complete the Sandy Beach Association BMW/Gate Guard Employment Application.

Job Contact Information

Completed applications should be submitted with your letter of reference. Completed applications should be mailed to: 

Kari O'Donnell
11 Beach Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
kariod@comcast.net

Once your completed application is received, you will be contacted to setup an interview.

For more information, contact Catherine O’Callaghan, Board Member of Sandy Beach Association at cathocal@aol.com