Summer Jobs with SYLS

Find the information and forms you'll need to apply for a summer job at Livingston's camps or pools with Senior, Youth & Leisure Services!

Forms and Flyers

Summer Job Open House

Our first Summer Job Open House for prospective Summer 2020 camp and pool employees will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Livingston Senior/Community Center (204 Hillside Avenue). View event on Calendar

Our second Open House will be in March (date TBA).

Livingston Senior, Youth, & Leisure Services program supervisors will be conducting on-site interviews for the following positions:

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

Age Requirements

Pool employees (lifeguards and snack bar attendants) must be at least 15 years old by May 1, 2020.

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.” The required form will be available at the Open House. More information: Employment Certificates (State of New Jersey)

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.

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: Some weekend availability 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.

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.

View Summer Job Open House flyer (PDF)