Reports to: 

Director of Aquatics

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Regular Part-time

Typical Hours Weekdays 3:15-8:30pm, Saturdays 6:30-1:00 pm


Head Lifeguards are scheduled for lifeguarding shifts but also ensures the aquatics programming is running appropriately.. Some management of the lifeguarding staff may be required in the absence of the Director of Aquatics. Successful candidates will have a passion for swimming and leading.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises swimmers and assures patron safety.

  • Take appropriate lifesaving action(s) when needed.

  • May assist in teaching swim lessons if staffing requires it.

  • May assist in coaching the swim team if staffing requires it and appropriate certifications are obtained.

  • Maintains proper conduct of patrons in all areas of the pool facility.

  • Maintains a safe pool environment including keeping the pool, deck, and surrounding areas clean and free of hazards.

  • Interacts with users to encourage maximum proper use of all facilities.

  • May assist with maintenance of water clarity and chemistry to meet or exceed industry standards.

  • Assists in supervising aquatic staff in the absence of the Aquatics Director.

  • All other duties assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of lifeguard experience or other related program area; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.

  • Desirable certification include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and/or Instructor Trainer or willing to obtain in the first year of employment. 

  • High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives

  • Familiarity and competence in technology skills

  • Superb communication skills

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered on the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. View our full DEI statement.

About Hathaway Brown

Hathaway Brown School has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college preparatory for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio – just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume to If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122


Learn More about Hathaway Brown

Signature Learn For Life Approach

HB is a top-ranked girls school because our signature approach, facilitated by extraordinary educators, empowers girls (and boys in Early Childhood) to take ownership of their education and achieve their utmost potential.

Professional Development

“We learn not for school," is more than the school’s motto. Every faculty and staff member is empowered to pursue professional development. Because of an investment in lifelong-learners, HB is a leader in girls’ education. Learn more about our robust PD opportunities, including international experiences to enhance the classroom.

Strategic Plan

HB is nationally regarded as a defining voice in girls’ education, setting the highest standards for distinguished academics and empowering girls. The strategic plan lists our goals for continued innovation and excellence in education. 


We hope to meet you in-person for an interview. Until then, take a virtual tour of our 16-acre Shaker Heights campus. Amenities include an aquatics center, on-site infant and toddler center where many faculty and staff children learn and grow together, and a dining hall where you can enjoy healthy and free lunch daily. 


HB is a celebrated community of faculty, staff, students, families, and more than 4,000 alumnae across the globe. We have varied life experiences, contribute diverse points of view, and enrich our learning environment. Learn more about our commitment to DEI.

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