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Lifeguards wanted for Reston’s Water Mine ahead of summer rush

A lifeguard at The Water Mine in Reston (via Fairfax County Park Authority/YouTube)

Hiring is officially underway for The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax in Reston.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking to fill more than 200 seasonal positions, including lifeguards, park attendances and security staff.

Pay begins at $16.87 per hour for lifeguards, $13.50 per hour for park attendants, $18.87 per hour for security and $17.87 for leadership staff.

Lifegaurds must be 15 years or older to apply, although no prior experience or certifications are required to apply. FCPA offers lifegaurd training and uniforms.

The park authority will hold interview-only hiring events at the Water Mine (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 10, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, from noon-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, from 2-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28, from noon-3 p.m.

FCPA is also hosting events that will require a swim test and interviews:

  • Saturday, March 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the Spring Hill Rec Center in McLean
  • Saturday, March 23, from 1-4 p.m. at Cub Run Rec Center in Chantilly
  • Wednesday, March 27, from 4-7 p.m. at Oakmont Rec Center in Oakton

This year, the park authority is offering $500 signing bonuses and free use of its rec centers to summer employees. Applications are now being accepted through the Water Mine’s website.

The Water Mine will reopen for the 2024 summer season on May 25. Attractions include slides, an interactive playground, a lazy river and a log-walk obstacle course.

Screenshot via Fairfax County Park Authority/YouTube

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