Jobs & Internships

Center Activities is non-discriminitory in employment and is an equal opportunity service provider. Applicants MUST complete Employment Application. Hiring for positions is based on availability, scheduling needs, and experience.  Applications will be held for one semester.  Generally, hiring for the fall semester occurs at the end of spring semester after students enroll in courses.  Hiring for the spring semester generally occurs at the end of the fall semester after students enroll in courses.  If positions open up during the semester, applicants with the needed availability will potentially be contacted for interviews.
Operations SupervisorHumboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: $13.78 - $19.30 /hour. This is a full-time, benefitted, 11 months per year position in the Center Activities program.
Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Center Activities Manager, the HBAC Operations Supervisor oversees the daily operation of the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Responsibilities include facility rental and maintenance; event coordination; staff scheduling and supervision; office operations; and aquatic equipment rental program oversight. Click here for full information about this position and application process.
Rock Wall Attendants Student Recreation Center (HSU Campus, Arcata)
Wage: $11/hour. This is a 8-20 hours a week, non-benefited position.
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. Please click here for more information. To apply, download and fill out an SRC Application Packet AND an Employment Application for Students or Non Students.

Reception Staff Student Recreation Center (HSU Campus, Arcata)
Wage: $11/hour. This is a 8-20 hours a week, non-benefitted position.
Position Summary: Reception staff responsibilities include overseeing all transactions involving membership pass registration, membership pass sales, daily check-in of members, facility rentals and equipment rentals, maintaining a clean workspace and a clean facility. Additional services may include referrals and dispersal of information regarding both on and off campus events and facilities.  Please click here for more information. To apply, download and fill out an SRC Application Packet AND an Employment Application for Students or Non Students.

Facilities Assistant - Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: $11.00 - $12.00 /hour. This is a 10-20 hours a week, non-benefitted position.
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. Schedule is flexible: Mon - Sun, 7am - 11pm. Position is part-time at 10 -20 hours per week. Please download the packet here for more information. 
Aquatic/Outdoor Instructor - Center Activities & Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Wage: $11 - $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, Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing, Rafting, Backpacking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. 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. Download 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. You don't need to be a Recreation student to apply. Students are invited to apply for paid guide positions with Center Activities once they have gained enough experience. Click here for 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. Click here for 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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