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Cascade Bay is the area's best "fun in the sun" summer job.


Work at Cascade Bay

Create safe summer fun for everyone. Have fun while serving the community, gain leadership and guest services skills, work with friends and make new ones, all within a welcoming, fun work environment. Enjoy flexible hours and competitive wages as well.


Returning Cascade Bay staff re-apply each year. If applying for the same position, you can use the Return Staff Application (returning staff only). If applying for a new position, you must apply for that position using the links below.

  • Lifeguard
  • Pool Attendant
  • Guest Relations Crewmember
  • Deck Coordinator
  • Guest Relations Coordinator (must be 18+) - Apply Now
  • Facilities Assistant (must be 18+) - Apply Now
  • Waterpark Operations Assistant
  • Water Fitness Instructor

Employment FAQ

  • Q: What is the minimum age to work at Cascade Bay?
  • 15: Age is based on position
  • Q: What certifications do I need to have to work at Cascade Bay?
  • Lifeguards must be American Red Cross Lifeguard certified. Cascade Bay offers lifeguard classes prior to the start of the season and/or mid-summer. Coordinators are required to be First Aid/CPR certified. Training is provided prior to the start of the season. Deck Coordinators and Head Guards must also be American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certified (LGI).
  • Q: How many hours a week can I work?
  • Guest Relations Crewmembers, Pool Attendants, Lifeguards and Facilities Assistants work 15 – 25 hours per week and varies by individual. The average employee works about 20 hours per week, while some employees choose to work more or less, depending on their schedule.
  • Q: What are the shifts?
  • Shifts for Guest Relations Crewmembers, Lifeguards and Pool Attendants vary in start and end time, but are about 4.5 - 5 hours per shift (10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; with some shifts starting earlier or ending later due to special events). Lifeguards are expected to work at least 5 Cardio Bay shifts per summer (1 - 2 per month). Cardio Bay shifts are early morning or evening hours. All staff hired to work at Cascade Bay are expected to work daytime, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. All staff are expected to attend trainings, in-services, and all-staff meetings. Coordinator shifts vary from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and include weekends and holidays. Facilities Assistants generally start between 6:00 – 8:00 a.m., finish between 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., and they alternate weekends. Water Fitness Instructors work mid-morning and/or evenings.
  • Q: Can I work with my friends?
  • Because our staff is so large, employees are divided into teams and work with the same team throughout the summer. Friend requests are considered for new employees. Ride sharing/siblings are priority, and scheduling conflicts don’t always allow for friends to be placed on the same team. There are also sub spots and open shifts and any team member can pick up those spots. Cascade Bay is a great place to meet new people and make new friends, so don’t worry too much about "who" is on your team.
  • Q: What happens if I have a conflict and need time off?
  • Shifts are scheduled out at least a month in advance. We use an app that can be downloaded to a smart device and makes requesting a sub and swapping shifts easy. We will work with you to help get your shifts covered, but ultimately you are responsible to fill your shift. The more notice we have, the easier it is to get your shift(s) covered.
  • Q: When does the season start and how long is the season?
  • Cascade Bay is open early June through late August. Staff training begins in mid to late May and staff training dates are offered evenings and weekends so staff can choose training times that work best with their schedule. Staff go through three different types of training as well as "practice days" at Cascade Bay to make sure you know your duties. You are partnered with another staff person to make the learning easier and fun. Cascade Bay closes at the end of August.


Throughout the year, Cascade Bay offers American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses at different indoor pools across the Twin Cities Metro. Employment with Cascade Bay is not required to participate in a Cascade Bay American Red Cross course, but tuition reimbursements are only applicable to Cascade Bay employees who meet the employment requirements.

Interested? Learn more about our Lifeguard Pipeline Program.

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