Coventry Parks and Recreation Department (RI)
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Seasonal Beach Manager & Lifeguard Employment Opportunities

Coventry Department of Parks & Recreation

Pay: Depends on Qualifications
The Beach Manager is responsible for the planning, organization, staffing of beach personnel
and overall operations of the beach facility.   Overall beach operation includes, but is not limited to:  scheduling, in service training, swim lessons, and cleaning.  Maintains positive and effective communications between staff, patrons, and parents/legal guardians of swim lesson participants.  

Develop and lead staff trainings and in-services to maintain quality.
Identifies staffing requirements and conducts evaluations and performance appraisals to maintain excellence.  Required to meet all safety rules, policies and procedures and meet all standards of aquatic facility operations specified by guidelines established accreditation standards, American Red Cross and RI State.  Conducts evaluations and surveys to gauge patron satisfaction and service.
He/she is a full-time employee and is hired on a seasonal basis. The beach manager is responsible for perfo1ming the duties as outlined in this analysis.
Work is performed at a self-controlled pace, but may vary depending on the demands of the job required.
Beach Manager must remain constantly alert while on duty.
  • Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation and have no evidence of misuse or use of illegal substances or drugs.
  • Must have a high school diploma or E.D. with 2 years’ experience as a lifeguard.
  • Must have knowledge of running a beach operations and swim lessons (non-surf).
  • Possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, and AED Essentials (or willing to obtain).
  • The Beach Manager must also have the ability to enforce regulations in a courteous and polite manner and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Maintain good public relations with all the children and adult patrons of the beach through a friendly and helpful attitude and neat appearance
  • Oversee the operations of the beach program and staff to ensure quality, efficiency and
  • Prevent accidents through enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances governing the conduct of persons at the
  • Enforces order and
  • Supervise and check all payroll activities related to beach
  • Assigns maintenance duties to lifeguard and concession
  • Keeps attentive lookout for accidents while on Fills out appropriate reports.
  • Daily inspections of beach, park, and equipment.
  • Organize and supervise in-services, swim lessons, and public swim
  • Must be available to work all special events, weekends and holidays unless other arrangements have been made in
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • Create, implement and submit lesson plans for swim lessons.
  • Evaluate and report on swim lesson participants at the end of each
  • Order all equipment and supplies utilized by the beach ever Monday to be purchased and picked up the following
  • Develop staff trainings, in-services, and professional development activities to enhance
  • Avoids unnecessary conversations with the public, other staff and other distracting
  • Ensure program activities are conducted safely and conducted according to all safety
  • Recommend changes in beach operation and status changes of
  • Evaluate staff mid-way through the season and at the end of the beach
  • Assist in the set up and break down of beach house at the beginning and closing of
  • Assist with any special
  • Organize and keep clean the bathrooms and back room
  • Evaluate, assess staff performance through schedules performance reviews and periodic

  • Employee must work closely with co-workers.
  • Employee must work efficiently under
  • Employee must maintain good public relations with all patrons of the beach through a friendly and helpful attitude and
  • Employee has responsibility for the safety of the general public in the water, on the beach and in the
  • Employee has responsibility of the safety of the swim lesson participants while they are at the swim lesson and the general public during open beach
  • Employee may have to work under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.
  • Employee has to be able to make decisions to assure the safety at the
  • Employee must be able to respond quickly and acc
  • Requires frequent sitting, reaching,
  • Requires occasional standing, running, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, handling, fingering, feeling,
  • Requires medium (40-50 lb) strength.
  • Beach Manager may be exposed to weather conditions that can include cold, rain and extreme
  • Beach Manager may be exposed to a variety of communicable disease, to include exposure to potential blood borne
  • Beach Manager's general work environment includes the beach and park.

  • The Beach Manager must be able to give clear directions to the lifeguard and gate
  • The Beach Manager must use good safety awareness and
  • The Beach Manager must be able to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in
  • Beach Manager must be able to read and understand materials printed in Eng
  • Must possess time management and organization skills to effectively organize the beach
  • Employee must have the ability to make judgment with respect to confidentiality of information and problem solving.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and efforts of working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Submit cover letter and resume electronically to:
Resumes we be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Pay: $15/HR

Briar Point Beach, June - August, OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 10am - 6pm.

The following certifications must be completed and in possession of by employment:
Valid cards in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and AED
RI DEM Department of Parks & Recreation Non-Surf or Surf Certification
Submit cover letter and resume electronically to:
Resumes we be evaluated on a rolling basis.