2022 Staff


Updated 03/09/2022:


We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2022 employment!

EARC is fortunate to have over 80% of our 2021 guards returning for another season so there were only a few open slots left to fill.  Thank you to all those who have applied and to those who will be undergoing interviews in the next couple of weeks.


We’ll begin accepting applications February 15th, 2022!  Please read below for directions and information.

EARC prides itself on providing a welcoming atmosphere for our members, their guests, and our guards.  If you are interested in joining the 2022 EARC staff team or have other questions, please email us at [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 2022 season, the pay rate for guards will start at $12.25 and range up to $16.25 per hour depending upon level of experience and responsibility (wages for more experienced guards will fall between this range and will be determined upon employment).  Pay rates were increased for the 2022 season by 10% thus outpacing inflation.

If you wish to be considered for a head guard/co-manager position ($16.25/hour) please add a statement to your emailed introduction 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.

We are hoping to do onboarding of employees and their tax documents electronically this year so just email only the application found below in your initial contact to [email protected]

One last note: The minimum age for lifeguard employment in NC is 15 years old – please be of this age on or before May 28th 2022.  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.

Thank You
EARC Board

2018 Staff Certification Training

EARC-Employment-Application (Fillable PDF)

2022 W-4 Form

2022 NC-4 Form

2022 NC YEC

2022 I-9 Form