Thank you for your interest in the Town of Nantucket Beach Lifeguard Program. Nantucket Lifeguards work as a team to protect nine of Nantucket’s busiest beaches. Nantucket Lifeguards pride themselves on being a team first and foremost, and for being physically and mentally trained and prepared for any situation. In 2020, the Nantucket Lifeguards successfully guarded over 130,000 beach patrons.
The Nantucket Lifeguards strive for excellence both on and off duty. They participate in many community events and fundraisers. In previous years they have participated in the Nantucket Triathlon, Iron Man, and the Swim Across America for Cancer.
This year the season will be starting with beach week on June 14th, 2021 for Head Guards and June 21nd, 2021 for all other lifeguards. The season will end on Labor Day, which is September 6th, 2021. We encourage and give preference to guards that can be here for the entire season. We understand that academic pursuits are a priority and will work with school schedules as much as possible. The deadline for applications is February 20th, 2021. The starting hourly rate for the lifeguards is $18.00 per hour.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Individuals will be notified of the receipt of the application and phone interviews will be conducted the week of March 8th. Positions will not be offered until the application deadline has passed. To finish applying, you need to complete this lifeguard specific application as well as the standard Town of Nantucket application for employment which will be emailed to you after this form has been submitted.
The following requirements are necessary to apply for this position:
1. Must be at least 16 years old
2. Should possess either a valid driver's license or passport
3. A current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate that is valid through September 2021.
4. A current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate that is valid through September 2021.
If your certifications are expired, you are responsible to get them renewed. Classes will not be scheduled by the Town of Nantucket prior to the start of the season.