2020 Staff

We’ll begin accepting applications February 15th, 2020!  Please read below for directions and information.


We’ll again be hosting a lifeguard certification class over three evenings at our pool in mid-May – check back for additional details as they become available.  The class is open to anyone (not just our future employed guards).


EARC prides itself on providing a welcoming atmosphere for our members,  their guests, and our guards.  If you are interested in joining the 2020 EARC staff team, please first email the board of directors [email protected] so we might know to expect your application, telling us a bit about yourself and why you feel you should be considered (cover letter type material).

We balance our compensation rates based upon a combination of “the going rate in the area” as well as the knowledge that our private, limited membership/capacity makes for a more ‘tranquil’ work experience versus other pools where a busload of camp kids (half of which can’t swim) literally could be dropped off at any moment.  Please take this into account when determining where you might wish to guard for the summer!


For the 2020 season, the pay rate for guards will start at $11.25 and range up to $14.65 per hour depending upon level of experience and responsibility (guards with greater experience should expect to start at $13.25/hour).  

If you wish to be considered for a head guard/co-manager position ($14.65/hr) please add a statement to your application speaking to your leadership skills and ability to think on your feet and act independently in a variety of circumstances both with the pool, it’s equipment, and the public.

One last note: The minimum age for lifeguard employment in NC is 15 years old – please be of this age on or before May 22nd 2020.  Parents please do not contact on behalf of your child.  We take into account your child’s ability to advocate for themselves and complete the application process in our determination for potential employment.

Please also fill out the application form (link below) and mail to Mrs. Harris – yes she does want a piece of paper.  If you are indeed hired, the other tax forms can be filled out at a later date before employment commences:

M. Harris
Attn:Lifeguard Application
20 Old Camby Rd
Asheville, NC 28805

Thank You
EARC Board

2018 Staff Certification Training

2020-EARC-Employment-Application

2020 W-4 Form

2020 NC-4 Form

2020 NC YEC

I-9 Form (Feds say to use until updated for 2020)