Jobs & Internships

Center Activities is non-discriminitory in employment and is an equal opportunity service provider. Applicants MUST complete Employment Application.  

Outdoor and Aquatic Program Assistant - Center Activities/ Humboldt State University
Position Summary: The Outdoor and Aquatic Program Assistant works in the Center Activities office and assists the Program Supervisor prepare for our outdoor and aquatic excursions. They also collect and analyze post trip information and assist on outdoor programs as needed.  More information

Rock Wall Coordinator - Student Recreation Center/ Humboldt State University
Position Summary: Rock Wall Coordinator responsibilities include overseeing two rock walls and assisting rock wall staff in maintaining participant and facility safety and enforcing all rock wall policies and procedures. More information

Rock Wall Attendant - Student Recreation Center/ Humboldt State University
Position Summary: Rock Wall Attendant responsibilities include overseeing and assisting rock wall users in order to maintain participant and facility safety. Rock wall staff work under the supervision of the rock wall coordinator and the Student Recreation Center supervisors. More information

Head Route Setter- Student Recreation Center/ Humboldt State University
Position Summary: The Head Route Setter develops, organizes, and oversees route setting for the Climbing Wall. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the routes set on the climbing wall, this includes, but is not limited to: developing route setting staff, maintaining equipment, ensuring route quality, and making sure setting equipment is organized. Equal time needs to be devoted to setting new routes on the main climbing wall as well as new problems on the bouldering walls. The head setter should be able to organize the gym so all abilities will enjoy their climbing experience. This person should also be able to manage the routes needed for whatever event the facility hosts. This is a part-time position that reports and works with the Rock Wall Coordinator. 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)
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 Bre Clark at 826-6013 or

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



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