Jobs & Internships

Center Activities is nondiscrminitory in employment and is an equal opportunity service provider. Applicants MUST complete Employment Application. Outdoor Assistantship Program - Center Activities/ Humboldt State University
Position Summary:The Outdoor Assistantship is a training program and a 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

YOUTH AQUATICS CAMP COUNSLER - Center Activities & Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: Pay scale depends on previous experience, certifications/degrees, time commitment and years working with Center Activities. Generally, summer camp staff start at $10.50 per hour.
Position Summary: Individuals who are part of the youth aquatic and adventure camp are responsible for instructing and leading outdoor aquatic activities for youth between the ages of ten and seventeen, while promoting water and boating safety. The staff facilitate team-building activities that help develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and individual skills development among camp participants. These individuals also provide consistent leadership including counseling, advising, and supervising camp participants. Staff will be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all the camp participants and facilitating groups and individuals in a manner that is consistent with Center Activities’ overall philosophy. We value teamwork, safety/risk management consciousness and hardworking individuals who have a fun attitude/approach toward working with youth. To Apply fill out the application packet.
** The first review date has past but we will still be accepting applications until this post is removed. Please get your completed packet in ASAP. Reference sheets do not need to be completed when you turn in our packet and should be returned by the reference directly to Bre Clark. Thank you.**

FACILITIES ASSISTANT - Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (Eureka)
Wage: $10.00/ Hour. Flexible (Mon – Sun, shifts between 7am-11pm)
Position Summary: The Facilities Assistant helps with the daily operations of facility rentals, waterfront aquatic rentals, and programming taking place at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC) under the supervision of the HBAC administrative staff. More information.   

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 now 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. Please dowload the packet here for more information:

If you do not feel like you have professional guiding experience we encourage you to apply for the Assistant Instructor Position through the Recreation Administration Department(all majors welcome). Contact Genevieve Marchand at for more information and to find out when to apply. 

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS - Student Recreation Center (HSU Campus, Arcata)
Position open until filled.
$15/hour starting. Flexible work schedule. May include nights and weekends.         
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.          

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 Bre Clark at 826-6013 or


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