Line up that summer job now

Line up that summer job now
Posted on 11/13/2023
three female lifeguards standing near pool

Looking to earn money and work for a quality organization but need a flexible schedule? Check out summer aquatics jobs with Lenexa Parks & Rec. 

The City of Lenexa will operate three outdoor pools this summer – Flat Rock, Ad Astra and the new Sar-Ko-Par Trails Aquatic Center. Our aquatics team also staffs the Lenexa Rec Center indoor pool.   
Lenexa pays for needed certifications to work in aquatics as well as uniforms. Depending on hours worked and responsibilities, some positions also qualify for a free Rec Center membership. 

Staffing the indoor pool at the Lenexa Rec Center also allows guards to earn money year-round or to fill in during breaks when school is not in session. Students can gain experience in the summer and then keep skills sharp in the off season and earn extra money by picking up at least two shifts a month.

Working for Lenexa also means you will work for managers and supervisors who have experience working with teens and young adults.

“I have had all four of my kids work for Lenexa as lifeguards and/or cashiers. It has been a great intro to working so they learn the value of making their own money, accountability and time management skills with a lot of opportunity for advancement which gives them a tremendous sense of pride.They have all made some of their very best friends as co-workers which makes it the perfect combination of great life lessons while having a lot of fun.” – Heather Clark, parent

Why work for Lenexa?

  • Gain valuable, real-world work experience.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Quality, positive work environment with clear expectations.
  • Work for trained and experienced staff.
  • No upfront costs. Needed certifications and uniforms arranged by the City.
  • Opportunities for advancement and raises.
  • Refer a friend and earn more.
  • Work with and make new friends.

Lifeguard recruitment party

Meet our staff, eat food, play games, win prizes and learn about our year-round job opportunities on Jan. 6, 2024, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Register to attend

Available aquatic positions

Swim and dive coaches and camp counselor positions will open in January 2024.

Lifeguard (year-round)

Lifeguards are responsible for the overall daily operation of the City’s swimming pools including the supervision of pool patrons, maintaining training standards, daily pool maintenance and operational activities and record keeping.

Starting pay rate: $14 per hour
Minimum age to apply: 15 years old 

Apply for lifeguard

Summer lifeguard (outdoor)

Lifeguards are responsible for the overall daily operation of the City’s swimming pools including the supervision of pool patrons, maintaining training standards, daily pool maintenance and operational activities and record keeping.

Starting pay rate: $14 per hour
Minimum age to apply: 15 years old

Apply for summer lifeguard

Head lifeguard

Head lifeguards are responsible for all aspects of the City’s outdoor swimming pools on a day-to-day basis, including preparation, daily operation, and annual closure. The head lifeguard is responsible for the supervision of all subordinate personnel, program supervision, maintenance recognition and communication, cleaning, and record keeping.

Starting pay rate: $15.50 per hour
Minimum age to apply: 17 years old

Apply for head lifeguard

Swim lessons instructor (year-round)

This position is responsible for day-to-day instruction and operation of aquatic lessons, including the swim lesson program at the Lenexa Rec Center. Responsibilities include instructing, coordinating activities, evaluating progress and handling delegated administrative duties. 

Starting pay rate: $15–$16.56 per hour, depending on qualifications and directly related experience
Minimum age to apply: 14 years old

Apply for swim lessons instructor

Pool manager (outdoor)

Outdoor pool managers are responsible for all aspects of the City’s swimming pools on a day-to-day basis, including preseason preparation, daily operation, and closure. The pool manager supervises all subordinate personnel, program supervision, maintenance recognition and communication, cleaning and record keeping.

Starting pay rate: $17 per hour
Minimum age to apply: 20 years old

Apply for pool manager



Published Nov. 13, 2023