Tulsa Parks hiring for summer lifeguards, camp counselors

Children take swimming lessons at the YMCA swimming pool.

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Students looking for summer jobs may want to take notes. Tulsa Parks is hiring for summer 2017.

Tulsa Parks has openings for lifeguards, pool managers and day camp counselors.

Four pools are opening for summer 2017, including Berry, Lacy, Reed and Whiteside. McClure pool is under construction and will not open this year.

Day camps are being held at Hicks, Lacy, Reed and Whiteside parks. An art camp is being held at WaterWorks Art Center but the counselors have already been selected.

Lifeguards will receive pre-season training and training throughout the season. Pools open in early June and close during the second week of August.

Lifeguard pay ranges from $8.32 to $8.65 per hour. Pool managers make between $9.45 and $9.92 an hour. The schedule is 40 hours a week, six days a week. Part-time positions are available.

Lifeguard applicants must be at least 16 years old and obtain current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR for Pro-Rescuer and First Aid. YMCA Lifeguarding certification is accepted.

Lifeguards who would like to teach American Red Cross swim lessons must have Water Safety Instructor certification.

Camp counselors will lead and supervise the day camp program, accredited by the American Camping Association. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, special events, swimming, field trips and more.

Orientation for camp counselors is May 30 through June 2. Camps run from June 5 through Aug. 11. Counselors are paid $8 an hour with a 40-hour work week. Counselors are paid for orientation.

Counselor applicants must be high school graduates with one year of college preferred.

Apply online at or request an application by calling (918) 596-PARK. Submit the application to Tulsa Parks, 175 E. 2nd St. Suite 570, Tulsa, OK 74103.

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