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Highgate Hotels, LP Seasonal Life Guard in New York, New York

Seasonal Life Guard

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US-NY-New York


The James New York - SoHo

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle.


Located at 27 Grand Street on the corner of Thompson Street, The James New York - SoHo has been named one of "The Best Hotels in New York City" by Travel + Leisure. The 18-story, 75,800-square-foot boutique property features 114 guest rooms and three F&B outlets including David Burke Kitchen. The property also features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool with views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River.

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The Seasonal Lifeguard is responsible for providing pool and waterpark guests with superior guest safety and outstanding services.


Ensure the safety and security of hotel guests and employees while in the pool area by monitoring pool usage and ensuring that all guests are abiding by published safety rules and guidelines.
Ensure that only registered guests and their guests utilize the pool/exercise room facilities.
As directed by the Property Engineer, maintain proper chemical and temperature levels in the pool, whirlpool, sauna, etc., to ensure guest comfort and adherence to state and local regulations.
Ensure the safety of all exercise equipment by checking daily or as directed by the Property Engineer, if applicable.
Ensure the upkeep, cleanliness and housekeeping of the pool area; utilize a pool area checklist to monitor quality on a regular basis.
Ensure the cleanliness of pool restrooms/locker rooms and maintain a sufficient inventory of supplies.
Ensure the upkeep of the pool by performing general cleaning including pool furniture.
Assist as needed with the processing of pool area linen to ensure that a supply of towels is maintained at all times.
Ensure the maintenance, housekeeping and upkeep of the spa/whirlpool (if applicable).
Sweep pool area, empty ash urns and trash containers.
Complete daily reports and logs as required.
Complete special projects as assigned by management.


High School diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
Successful completion of Red Cross or equivalent Water/Life Safety course.
Successful completion of Red Cross or equivalent First Aid course.
Successful completion of accredited CPR course.
Compliance with all state and local requirements.
Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Proficient in water life safety techniques.
Ability to stand during entire shift.
Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.
Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations
Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
Must be able to cross-train in other hotel related areas.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs.
Perform other duties as requested by management.

Highgate Hotels and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other legally protected classification. Highgate Hotels will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.