Ocean Lifeguard in Myrtle Beach area – SC

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  • Employer: Beach Service
  • State: South Carolina (SC), Myrtle Beach
  • Start Date: late May, early June, mid June, late June, early July
  • End Date: early September
  • Gender: Male, Female, Both
  • English Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Housing: Employer provides
  • Hiring Via: Skype Interview
  • Hourly Wage: $530/6 days working, $620/7 days working (optional)
  • Specials: Couples accepted, Groups accepted
  • Location's Specifics: Beach
  • In Stock: 0


This employer is the largest beach service in Myrtle Beach, SC, covering approximately 10 miles of beaches at Grand Strand.  In operation since 1974, Lack’s Beach Service maintains a high standard of service for the community. Lifeguards not only provide exceptional lifeguard skills, but also rent out beach equipment (beach chairs and umbrellas) to tourists. Having a dual role job as a lifeguard makes these employer unique.


All lifeguards must attend weekly in- service training called a surf school – Tuesday (SSBS, CBS), Wednesday (LBS), Thursday (NBS, MARRIOTT and potential Gene’s Beach Service at 77th Ave N). Lifeguards will practice all kind of different scenarios of ocean rescue techniques.


All rookie guards also must attend Rookie school which is going to be after working hours at the beginning of summer (June), rookie school will last 3-4 days approximately 3 hours/day (5.30pm-8.30pm) after working hours and lifeguards are not going to be paid for in-service training.


Years of cooperation with Czech-us: 10


Start date:    from May and no later than June 11, 2018                     

End date:      September 3rd or later (till Sep 30th the latest), 2018



Number of employees: 130

Office is open: Monday-Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm



Locations: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Lifeguard season is March through October. Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each spring/summer/fall.


Wage: Hourly wage will be $10.47 as a base rate. Some guards will qualify for commision, but this is a great starting point.

Overtime: No

Pay frequency: weekly

# of days per week: 6-7

Average # of hours: 56 before Memorial day (May 25) and after Labour day (September 2), From Memorial day through Labour Day you can expect 60

# of hours per week in 2018: 68

All training is paid – Rookie School/Surf School

The average pay is $550 – $650 a week. Guards who rent beach equipment can expect tips.

Generally, lifeguards are assigned to a certain location on the beach, and will work there throughout the season.  On duty hours, required by the City of Myrtle Beach are 8am- 5pm, seven days a week.  We have a few lifeguards whom work just as Relief Guards. Relief Guards work when days off are needed. These guards move locations as needed. Lifeguards receive days off approximately every 10 days.

Bonus of $30/week also available if stay Memorial Day through Labor Day!!!


Uniform: We give free one uniform- shirt, shorts, whistle and fanny pack. But all the extras are low priced and we have tons of fun clothes to choose from!!!


Housing: Provided

Employer offers temporary and permanent housing for lifeguards. Typically the price of the housing will be $125 dollars per week. A $200 USD security deposit is required at the time of arrival and will be given back to you as long as housing contracts have not been violated. The number of residents in each house varies from 8 to 12 people with 2 to 4 people per room.


How to get to work? Beach Service Vans

Housing is located within 3-5 miles to job site, usually 10-20 min ride.


Pick-up at the airport: Provided

Participants should try to arrive to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in the morning and provide emploer detailed info about arrival flight. We are available to pick up Monday – Saturday within the hours of 7:30 AM to 6 PM.


Typical Day as a Ocean Lifeguard

7-7:30 am  Morning Check in. Arrive at our warehouse to recieve 2-way radio, rental books and an overview of weather and ocean conditions.

7:30-9 am  Set up.  Setting up of rental equipment including beach chairs and umbrellas as well as lifeguard stations with all appropriate attire. Not all lifeguard stands require a 2 hour set up, but all stands must be ready for customers at 9am.

9am-4pm  Maintain beach safety by enforcing Myrtle Beach city and county ordinances, rent equipment, handle lost and found children and do any rescues and first aid if necessary.

Of course with a 45 minute lunch break.

4-5 pm  Break down. This is when lifeguards are allowed to put beach rental equipment away for the day. Lifeguards are on duty until 5 pm regardless if rental equipment is out.

5pm  Blow down. At exactly 5pm ‘blow down’ is called.  All lifeguards must leave the beach.  Lifeguard are then required to check out to the warehouse.  Check out is a quick and organized daily procedure.


Program fee: $699 (including health insurance)



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