Jobs & Internships

Center Activities is non-discriminitory in employment and is an equal opportunity service provider. Applicants MUST complete Employment Application.
Facilities Assistant - Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: $10.50 - $11.50/hour depending on experience. 10-20 hours per week.
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Position Summary: The Facilities Assistant helps with the daily operations of general office procedures, customer service, facility rentals, event support, waterfront aquatic rentals, and outdoor recreation programming taking place at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC) under the supervision of the HBAC administrative staff. For more information click here.

Youth Aquatic and Adventure Camp Counselor
Do you have a love for the outdoors? Do you want to share this love with the youth of Humboldt County? Then Youth Aquatics and Adventure Camp is for you. Enjoy a summer of a lifetime exploring the waters of Humboldt County and getting paid to teach kids how to kayak, stand up paddleboard, canoe, surf and sail. Join our team of fun loving hard working individuals. Applications Due April 10. All experience levels are welcome to apply. Download the application packet here and get started today! Contact Center Activities with any questions (707) 826-3357.
Aquatic/Outdoor Instructor - Center Activities & Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: $10-$15/hour depending on experience. Hours will vary.
Position Summary: Center Activities and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center are hiring experienced Outdoor and Aquatic Guides! We are in need of experienced instructors in each activity we run programs, including but not limited to: Surfing, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing, Rafting, Whitewater Kayaking, Backpacking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Outrigger Canoeing. Applicants must be proficient in all aspects of the activity they are applying to instruct. Some professional experience is required. Once hired you have the opportunity to be trained in other activities we offer. Everyone is welcome to apply.  Aplications are accepted year round, and hiring is done on an as needed basis. A large hiring will take place in January/February. Please dowload the packet here for more information:

Outdoor Assistantship Program - Center Activities/ Humboldt State University Recreation Department
Position Summary:The Outdoor Assistantship is a training program and a HSU class that helps students gain more experience as outdoor leaders, be role models to peers, learn about outdoor professional standards and assist on Center Activities trips and class trips. Students are invited to apply for paid guide positions with Center Activities once they have gained enough experience. More information

Group Fitness Instructors - Student Recreation Center (HSU Campus, Arcata)
Wage: $15/hour starting. Flexible work schedule. May include nights and weekends. Position open until filled.      
Position Summary: Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for motivating, instructing and leading individuals in routine or specialized exercise programs, while monitoring and educating patrons on fitness and safety, and maintaining a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants. More information.          

Leisure Instructors - Center Activities
Center Activities is always looking for Leisure Instructors! Are you an expert at something? Do you offer training in a new skill? Are you looking to expand your business to offer classes in your field? Please review the Leisure Program's Proposal Information and Application Packet for more information. Contact Susan Hamblen at 826-4195 or



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April 28 - 29
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April 29
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April 29
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April 29