Apply now for the perfect summer job

April 25, 2019

We’re hiring, and not just for any old summer job! As a lifeguard at Water Country USA, you’ll put on your swimsuit each day and oversee the clear blue waters of our attractions in the beautiful summer sunshine. Help us keep our park safe and in exchange get paid to spend your whole summer outdoors, working on your tan and forming friendships that might just last a lifetime.

Still not sure if a summer spent at Virginia’s largest water park is right for you? We have positions to fit all levels of swimming ability, and we’ll take care of getting you all the certifications you’ll need. Not only is the cost of training on us, we'll also pay you for that time!


We're hiring at Water Country USA!This could be your office view!

And that’s not all! As an employee, you’ll get free entry to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, plus discounted tickets for your friends. In your off hours, why not be among the first on our new ride (Cutback Water Coaster, opening in May!) or take a leisurely turn around the lazy river? When you’re hungry, grab a bite at one of our many dining locations—with your employee discount of 30% off, of course.

Sounds pretty amazing, right? Don’t take our word for it! Many of our lifeguards have been with us for years and have great things to say about working here.


“My first summer working as a lifeguard at Water Country USA was in 2012. After that, I left to work at other jobs, but I came back in 2016 because I missed the sense of responsibility that comes from lifeguarding. It was great to see a lot of the same faces when I returned. I have made a lot of friends here, and we’re all really close. A lot of people have actually met their significant others while working here!”

—Rebecca, 23


“This is my fifth year working at Water Country USA. I keep coming back because I love the sense of family and community that we have here. We all get along really well, and a lot of people hang out outside of work. In other jobs that I’ve had, I’ve felt a sense of disconnection and I’ve been bored. Working here, I feel like I’m challenging myself.”

—Deanna, 19


To join our team, head to our jobs portal and fill out an application. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


We're hiring at Water Country USA!