Austin Rowing Club is a non-profit located in the heart of downtown Austin on beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The boathouse serves more than 500 community members and provides programming to children, veterans, low-income residents and those with health complications. In addition, it is home to masters, junior and youth rowing programs from introductory clinics to high level competitive teams. For those wanting to enjoy the lake through other recreation, Austin Rowing Club offers kayak and stand up paddle board rentals.

Austin Rowing Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture for our Community. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us about your application at for Rowing positions or for Rental positions.


Dock Assistant
Primarily helps with dock operations, including but not limited to:
● Assisting guests launch and return on the dock
● Providing paddling and safety instruction
● Informing guests of lake rules, water hazards, and weather conditions
● Ensuring guests are launched with properly fitting life vests
● Enforcing rules and safety protocol
● Communicating with coworkers and helping with group tasks
● Caring for, maintaining, and organizing ARC equipment
Pay rate: $15/hour + Tips
Rental Assistant
Primarily handles both desk and dock operations, including but not limited to:
● Point of sale system
● Checking guests in/out, assisting guests for launches and returns, providing safety and
paddling instruction, answering guest inquiries in person and via phone
● Preparing the dock with kayaks and paddleboards
● Caring for, maintaining, and organizing ARC equipment
● Monitoring weather conditions
● Managing shift tasks and staff communications
● Assisting in opening and closing procedures
● General communications, creative problem solving and troubleshooting
Pay rate: $16/hour + Tips
Tour Guide
Guides are responsible for leading fun and informative tours, while also keeping guests safe and comfortable. Other responsibilities include:
● Preparing boats for tours and helping guests into and out of boats
● Providing in depth paddling and safety instruction
● Monitoring weather conditions and adjusting tours as needed
● Performing rescues of persons and equipment and facilitating evacuation when needed
Pay rate: $17-$25 + Tips

Rowing Coaching

Juniors Competitive Assistant Coaches

Austin Rowing Club’s Jr Competitive Program is looking for Assistant Coaches to join our team for Spring and Summer 2024.

Duties include:
  • Implement a safe, enjoyable, competitive learning environment for athletes, in a professional manner.
  • Lead and assists with practices following lesson plans in standard curriculum
  • Provide technical rowing instruction and feedback to athletes in addition to athletic guidance. 
  • Communicates with, and delegates effectively to other assistant coaches
  • Works with Head Coach to address rower/parent concerns promptly
  • Attends coaches training and meetings
  • Monitors boathouse, equipment, and dryland activities are in accordance with all ARC policies
  • Executing standard curriculums and lesson plans
  • Providing instruction through individual attention, specific feedback 
  • Breaking down complex actions and ideas into small steps that people of variety of abilities and development can follow
  • Experience communicating in plain language to variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in negotiation or conflict resolution
  • Group facilitation of 5-20 people
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups of 5-50
  • Able to show patience and composure in frenzied chaotic situations or when faced with defensiveness, silence, or inattention from others
  • Sharing ideas with and gaining buy-in from variety of audiences
  • Must be a strong swimmer that can pass a swim test in Austin’s Lady Bird Lake consisting of 50 yards continuous freestyle or breaststroke swim, 2 minutes legs only treading water, and surface dive.
  • Must have experience or be willing to be trained in driving a launch.
  • Must have experience or be willing to be trained in righting a capsized boat.
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire First Aid/CPR training
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire SafeSport certification
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire U.S. Rowing membership
  • Requirement for employment is a criminal background check.

Email a copy of your resume to to apply.


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