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.

Apply online between November 11, 2014 and December 15, 2014.

Magic Waters staff will review all applicants and will contact the top candidates for in-person interviews. All interviews will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014.

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