Come be a part of the Sacramento State team. The Aquatic Center hires for the following positions.  Please click on the position to learn more about, read qualifications and download applications and interview questions.  The Aquatic Center will be accepting applications in January for the 2014 season.   

Customer Service Staff
Youth Instructors/Summer Camp


Sailing/Windsurfing Instructors

Kayaking Instructors

Water Ski, Wakeboard  and PWC Instructors

Instructor Trainee's (Volunteer)


Full Time Positions

Rowing Coaches

Rowing Coach Position


Qualification include: CPR, First Aid, California Boating Safety Certificate and Lifeguard Training. Specialty Instructors also need (depending on position): Class B Drivers Licenses, AWSA Instructors Certification, US Rowing Instructor, Water Ski Trained Drivers certification, US Sailing Instructor, For Hire License for Boat Operators California Boating Safety Certificate to join our staff, you must have completed or be enrolled your first year of college (Sacramento State Students have priority). Summer season runs May 30th through August 26th. You may pick up an application at Associated Students Business Office (3rd Floor of the University Union) or download the application and written interview questions that will be posted soon. Résumé's along with a completed application can be sent to aquaticcenter@csus.edu  If you have any further questions about our programs or job opportunities please feel free to contact us via e-mail or at (916) 278-2842.

Student Positions

Front Office Assistants
Greet and assist customers, answer/direct phone calls, class/camp registrations, boat rentals, data entry, lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs., open/close center.

Dock Master/Outdoor Customer Service Representatives
Greet and assist customers with boating equipment, lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs., grounds maintenance, set-up for group reservations, open/close center.

Facility Maintenance Assistants
Outdoor/facility maintenance (painting, building, welding, fiberglass work, etc), lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs., set-up for group reservations, open/close center.

Boating Safety Instructors/Summer Camp Instructors
Includes all youth camp instructors and all adult classes depending on skill area and applicants teaching ability: Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, or rowing classes.

Sailing Instructor
Teach leisure classes, private lessons, youth groups, and administrative duties: scheduling, and boat maintenance, staff training.

Rowing Instructor-Youth Coach
Teach youth classes and training sessions

Program Assistants (For Aquatic Center Director and Operations Manager)
Clerical work, scheduling, phone, must have strong organizational skills.


Qualifications vary with each position. CPR, First Aid training, Lifeguard Training, and Class B Driver's License is helpful but not required.


All positions are part time. Hours fluctuate with the season and are flexible with school schedules.


Please call (916) 278-2842 for an application or download here.


The Sac State Aquatic Center is located on Lake Natoma in Gold River (Only 20 minutes from campus).

Internships Also Available

For more information, contact Cindi Dulgar @ cindi@csus.edu