Lava Hot Springs Foundation Job Openings

 Please click on the position title of the job you are interested in to view more details and to get application instructions.


Part-time pool walker positions - at Hot Pools facility



PAY RATE $9.00 PER HOUR - Instructions on how to apply below

Lifeguard - Job Description

We will be hiring lifeguards for summer 2018!  Watch for details in February

Lava Hot Springs’ Olympic Swimming Complex plans to hire 20-30 new lifeguards, in addition to our returning guards, for summer.  This job is also a resume builder for your career in the medical field offering employees a chance to practice hands-on emergency response.  Plus, the wages are good, and the schedule is relatively flexible!  Please  call  (208) 776-5221 ext. 100 or email us.  Click the links below for more information about our April or May American Red Cross lifeguard courses or to download an application.

Department: Swimming Complex
Full/Part Time: PT/FT
Closing Date: Until Filled
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2017


General Job Application Instructions:

ATTENTION: PDF must be downloaded and opened with the latest version of Adobe Reader on all devices. Just clicking on the Employment Application link may open it within your browser and you may not be able to submit it. We recommend using a computer for the best experience and results.

  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader for ComputerAndroid,  iPhone & iPad.
  2. Computer: Right click on this link Employment Application and choose "Save Link As" from the drop down menu.
  3. If you MUST use an iPhone or iPad: Tap the application link above. When it opens tap the document and tap "Open in". Tap "Open in Adobe Acrobat".
  4. Android/Galaxy phones: Tap the application link above. Adobe Reader should open if it is installed.
  5. Fill out the application.
  6. Click the "Submit by Email" at the bottom of the form. Attach any relative or current certifications to the email. OR
  7. Print it and sign it and mail it with copies of any relative or current certifications to:

    The Lava Hot Springs Foundation

    Attn:  Employment Applications

    PO Box 669

    Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

  8. Or drop the completed application by our main office at the World Famous Hot Pools at 430 E. Main Street in Lava Hot Springs.
  9. You may also pick up an application at our office.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Courses Offered at the Indoor Aquatic Center

Download the Lifeguard Course Schedule and Requirements (PDF)

Contact instructor with questions.  Pre-registration preferred.  (208) 776-5221 x 105 / Email us

Lifeguard Recertification Course - as required 

Total of 13 hours 

Cost & Location

  • $75 per person for non-LHSF employees—includes pool time and certification fees.
  • 195 N. Center Street, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho  83246

*Prerequisite Skills

  • Candidates demonstrate comfort in deep water and are able to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke (no time limit).
  • Within a time limit of 1 minute 40 seconds and without goggles, candidates can swim 20 yards to retrieve a 10 pound brick from deep water, swim 20 yards on his or her back to the starting point (while holding the brick with both hands and with face above the surface of the water for breathing), and exit the pool at the edge without using a ladder or stairs
  • Candidates are able to tread water for two minutes using only legs (head is kept above water and hands are in armpits).

Other Information

  • Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be certified in CPR, AED use, first aid, oxygen administration, and lifeguarding.  Certificates are valid for 2 years.

Contact instructor with questions.  Pre-registration preferred.  (208) 776-5221 x 105 / Email us

Returning Staff

If you worked for the Foundation in previous years, left in good standing, and are interested in working for the Foundation this summer, you must…

  • Return the Returning Staff Aquatic Agreement by April 13, 2018.  If we do not receive the contract by this date, we will assume you do not want to work at the Foundation this summer.

  • Be available to work at least two (or more) of the following holidays or holiday weekends:  Memorial Day, July 4th, Pioneer Day, and Labor Day. 

  • LGs:  Attend ONE of the Returning LG meetings:  
         1. Saturday, April 28, 9am-Noon  - OR -
         2. Sunday, May 6, 4-7pm
  • Clerks:  your meeting is TBD.

  • Be up-to-date in your CPR and/or LG certifications.  

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