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Lifeguard- Full Time / Part Time, Walt Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, Florida | Orlando, Florida

At Disney Parks & Resorts, dream jobs do exist. After all, a company built on imagination and wonder means the work will definitely be interesting. Lifeguard responsibilities include ensuring the safety of our Guests, keeping pool areas clean, answering Guest questions, providing information and assistance. Lifeguard training is provided and must be successfully completed.

  • Full-time and Part-time Opportunities
  • Paid Lifeguard Certification

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  • Helpful
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Problem-Solving
  • Responsible
  • Focused

My favorite part of working for Disney is making magic daily. There is truly no other place I can work and personally make someone's day better just by being here.

Brittany, Lifeguard

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Job ID 601043BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Oct. 12, 2018

Job Summary:

With 5 beaches, 10 marinas, more than 50 resort pools and two water parks, the Walt Disney World Resort has everything, from lazy rivers to wave pools, to make Guests’ dreams come true. Lifeguards may have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations throughout property and in different positions, including Pool Attendant, Slide Operations and Marina Operations. Certification training is provided and conducted over three consecutive days weekly. Walt Disney World Resort Lifeguards are eligible for paid training with Ellis and Associates, Inc.


Lifeguard Hosts and Hostesses receive a starting rate of $10.25/hour for shallow water, and $11.25/hour for deep water.
Lifeguard Hosts and Hostesses will be eligible for our new starting rate of $11.25/hour for shallow water, and $12.25/hour for deep water effective 12/2/2018



Responsibilities:

Lifeguard responsibilities include ensuring the well-being of our Guests, keeping pool areas clean, answering Guest questions, enforcing policies, rules and regulations of Recreation locations. Other Responsibilities include:
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergency situations
  • Enforce policies, rules and regulations of the Recreation locations
  • Participate in regular in-service training
  • Dispatch Guests at various Slide Locations
  • Clearing pool deck of used towels, lifejackets, and trash
  • Switching out used and clean towel bins
  • Meeting and Greeting Pool Guests
  • Proactively address guest needs by answering questions, giving directions and other information regarding the hotel/resort or surrounding areas
  • Ensure the safety of Guests, may be a first responder to emergency situations
  • Maintain overall upkeep of all cabanas

Basic Qualifications:

  • Full Time requires full availability for any shift, seven (7) days per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Part Time requires full availability for any shift, a MINIMUM of (3) THREE days per week, including nights and holidays.
  • Strong observational skills to proactively identify Guest needs and ensure safety guidelines are being followed
  • Strong verbal communication skills (able to positively engage with Guests, team members, and management)
  • Ability to detect and respond to noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility
  • Must be able to observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility
  • Ability to pass a vision screening with at least 20/25 vision, corrected or uncorrected
  • Ability to pass a hearing screening to validate lifeguards can hear the basic distress communication signals at the time of hire, as well as, in an active aquatic environment
  • Lifeguard training is provided and must be successfully completed
  • Perform work that may involve lifting Guests, in and out of the pool up to 100 lbs or more with assistance
  • Deep Water Swim Test: ability to swim 200 yards , tread water without using hands for 2 minutes, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 8 feet
  • Shallow Water Swim Test: ability to swim 50 yards, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 5 feet

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Lifeguarding or Swimming Instructor experience preferred
  • Bilingual preferred


Additional Information:

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.

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KEYWORD: WDW Casting, WDWCASTING

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Benefits

  • Weekly Pay

  • Healthcare Coverage

  • 401K/Retirement Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Continuing Education

  • Disney Theme Park Experiences

*Benefits subject to change at any time.

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