Summer Jobs

Seasonal Summer Employment

How do I become a member of the Magic Waters/Aquatics team?

We begin our hiring in December at our Summer Job Splash, at that time 90% of our open positions are filled with those applicants.

Online application deadline has passed for 2014-15.

Job opportunities at Magic Waters Waterpark, Alpine Park Pool, Harkins Aquatic Center, and Sand Park Family Aquatic Center include: lifeguards, guest relations, Shelbert's Swim Academy instructors, and positions in customer service. Applicants must be age 16 or older. Training will be provided for all positions.

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Magic Waters Customer Service Associates
  • Greet guests at the gate
  • Responsible for tube rental/lifejackets
  • Help keep the park looking great!
Magic Waters Guest Relations
  • Ticket Booths
  • Guest Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Slide dispatching
  • Tiki Time (Mascots)
  • Cabana attendant

Lifeguard Qualifications & Training

The Rockford Park District employs nearly 250 lifeguards each summer at its four aquatic facilities: Alpine Park Pool, Harkins Aquatic Center, Magic Waters Waterpark, and Sand Park Family Aquatic Center.

Lifeguard Qualifications & Training
  • Age 16 or older
  • Able to swim 200 yards without stopping
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without using hands
  • Retrieve 10-lb brick from bottom of 12-ft pool
  • Able to work 32 hours minimum per week
  • Able to work evenings, holidays, and weekends
  • Complete a lifeguard certification course (there are 5 weekend courses offered March through May)

Your Lifeguard License
You will be trained through the International Lifeguard Training Program created by Jeff Ellis & Associates. This program is internationally recognized as an industry leader in lifeguard training.


For more information contact Terri Ekberg at 815-969-4093 or by e-mail at: terriekberg@rockfordparkdistrict.org