Skip to Main Content

Outdoor Activities Coordinator

U S National Whitewater Center
Charlotte, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Outdoor Activities Coordinator is tasked with consistently delivering premium guest experiences through activities, programs, and special events, while supporting the overall operations and helping lead teams throughout. The coordinator can be trained in a variety of areas to include land-based activities, paddle sports, and flatwater operations. This position is an on-site, full-time, hourly role that reports directly to the Activity Supervisors.


  • Responsible for the daily operations of the activity assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the team maintains high safety standards and provides excellent guest service.
  • Involved in basic maintenance / inspections for all equipment and structures.
  • Train, coach, supervise, evaluate, and advise on scheduling for all employees.
  • Primarily field-focused leadership to maintain efficiency and productivity.
  • Provide in-house professional development training programs.
  • Maintain up-to-date skill sets and abilities in activity policies and procedures and provide support as necessary.
  • Provide field leadership and support during Winter Programming with Ice Skating and other areas as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong leadership, public speaking, and collaboration skills.
  • Problem-solving mindset, with a desire to provide a positive guest experience.
  • Ability to think critically and make decisions independently.
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification is required or must have the ability to obtain one.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and during other Whitewater events as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in Commercial Recreation, Outdoor Education, another related field, or equivalent professional work experience.

Physical Demands

  • Applicants must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather and environmental conditions.
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, stand, lean, and kneel on a regular basis and for sustained periods of time.
  • Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain up to a mile or in a confined space.
  • Must be able to work in shared spaces with other employees and customers.
  • All positions as Whitewater require employees to report and work onsite at Whitewater locations.


  • Access to Whitewater Center's pass activities
  • Staff discount program and pro deals
  • Health, Dental, Vision, FSA
  • 401(k)

Overview of Department

The Outdoor Activities Department is responsible for leading and supporting experiences in a variety of water and land-based sports. The department also instructs guests through the Whitewater Center’s Outdoor School and Summer Camps. Outdoor Activities employees engage with guests through an assortment of pass activities and help create memorable outdoor experiences.

Working at Whitewater

Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.

Legal Disclosures

The Whitewater Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Whitewater Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Whitewater Center is an employer that participates in the E-Verify program.

U S National Whitewater Center


Charlotte, NC
28214 USA



View all jobs at U S National Whitewater Center

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.