Summer and Seasonal Jobs with SYLS

Our Open House is back! ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED

We will be hosting an Open House this year to interview summer job candidates:

Summer Job Open House, orange and teal text


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Livingston Senior/Community Center, Lower Level

204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

View flyer (PDF)

No appointment is needed for the Open House -- just walk in during either session! Supervisors will be conducting on-site interviews for the following positions:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Lead Counselors
  • Counselors in Training (volunteer positions for rising 9th graders)
  • Camp Maintenance Workers
  • Snack Bar Attendants
  • Lifeguards

Application Process

To apply for one of the positions listed above, bring the required documents to the Open House event and be prepared for a short interview.

What to Bring

All applicants should bring a completed Employment Application (PDF) and a copy of their school ID and/or photo ID and should be prepared to interview at the Open House. Note: To complete the application electronically, download and save the PDF first. Then open it, fill it out, save your changes, and print.

Lifeguard candidates should also bring a copy of their Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED Certifications.

Lifeguard Certification

Individuals seeking employment as lifeguards at Livingston Community Pools must be certified prior to applying for a summer job.

For information about New Jersey locations for American Red Cross classes, new and re-certification students, visit

Students and others looking for a fun and rewarding summer job are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, call SYLS at 973-535-7925.

Forms and Flyers

More Information

Age Requirements

Pool employees (lifeguards and snack bar attendants) must be at least 15 years old by May 1, 2022.

Camp employees must be entering 10th grade. Counselors in Training must be entering 9th grade.

All minors under the age of 18 who work in New Jersey must have an employment certificate – also called “working papers.” We will provide the form to employees under 18 who are offered a position and accept, along with other new hire documents. Please note that returning employees under 18 will need to complete working papers each year (even if they were completed previously). More information: Employment Certificates (State of New Jersey)

Availability Requirements

All camp staff will be required to work the full SIX weeks! Vacation days will not be granted. Excused absences may be granted such as: college orientation and/or doctor’s appointment. Proper paperwork is required for these requests with approval from Camp Director.

Snack Bar: Availability during most weekends throughout the summer is required.

Lifeguards must be available to work every weekend during the pool season. Adherence to the attendance policy in the lifeguard handbook is required, including giving required notice for absences.