Over the last two years, a lot of local governments and others got caught off guard by a lifeguard shortage since counties, cities and towns are having trouble finding good help these days just like everyone else.

However, this year, the High Point Parks and Recreation Department is attempting to combat the shortage of lifeguards and other park workers by holding a summer job hiring event in early March.

The Parks and Recreation Department will host the job fair on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Point City Lake Park’s Meeting and Event Center, which ironically has a Jamestown address. Set your GPS to 602 W. Main St. Jamestown if you want to save lives this summer or take on another outdoor job. The department is seeking to fill various seasonal positions needed each year at High Point’s parks, camps and pools.

The jobs up for grabs are for lifeguards and pool staff, summer camp staff and park attendants. Multiple positions are available at various locations throughout the city.

Even if you don’t know much about saving lives, you can still apply: Lifeguard training – usually a $275 value – will be provided free by High Point Parks & Recreation for qualified applicants ages 15 and up.

The other jobs are open to applicants ages 16 and up, though some do require the applicant be at least 18.

Interviews will be conducted onsite. Those who wish to apply are being encouraged to visit www.highpointnc.gov/prjobs in order to complete an online application ahead of time.

Those looking for more information on parks and recreation opportunities in High Point can visit www.highpointnc.gov/pr.