Careers

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 info@austinrowing.org for Rowing positions or paddle@austinrowing.org for Rental positions.

Rentals

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
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
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: $16/hour

Rowing Coaching

Junior Recreational Coaches

Austin Rowing Club’s Jr Recreational Program is looking for Coaches and Assistant Coaches to join our team for summer and fall 2022.  Programs include summer camps, City of Austin Parks and Recreational Day Camps, Junior Outreach programs and Fall Jr Recreational Rowing.

Duties include:
  • Implementing a safe, enjoyable, fun, recreational-minded learning environment for kids, in a professional manner.
  • Leads and assists with practices following lesson plans in standard curriculum
  • Communicates with, and delegates effectively to assistant coaches
  • Works with Head Coach to address rower/parent concerns promptly
  • Assists with rower/parent meetings and communications
  • Attends coaches training and meetings
  • Monitors boathouse, equipment, and dryland activities are in accordance with all ARC policies
Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years rowing experience
  • At least 2 years experience instructing kids
  • At least 2 years coaching in any sport
  • 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.
Junior Recreational Assistant Coaches

Austin Rowing Club’s Jr Recreational Program is looking for Coaches and Assistant Coaches to join our team for summer and fall 2022.  Programs include summer camps, City of Austin Parks and Recreational Day Camps, Junior Outreach programs and Fall Jr Recreational Rowing.

Duties include:
  • Implementing a safe, enjoyable, fun, recreational-minded learning environment for kids, in a professional manner.
  • Leads and assists with specific activities during practices, from lesson plans in standard curriculum.
  • Assists with rower/parent meetings and communications
  • Attends coaches training and meetings
  • Monitors boathouse, equipment, and dryland activities are in accordance with all ARC policies
Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years rowing experience
  • At least 1 years experience instructing kids
  • At least 1 years coaching in any sport
  • Familiarity with standard curriculums and lesson plans
  • Providing instruction through individual attention, specific feedback 
  • Experience communicating in plain language to variety of stakeholders
  • Comfortable speaking in front of small groups
  • Able to show patience and composure in frenzied chaotic situations or when faced with defensiveness, silence, or inattention from others
  • 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.
Masters Racing Team Assistant Coach

About The Masters Racing Team at ARC:

The Masters Racing Team at Austin Rowing Club is a competitive racing team composed of approximately 60 men and women ages 21 and up. Masters Racing Team athletes are experienced rowers (many with college racing experience) who strive to race competitively at national and international regattas. Athletes train together year-round and compete in open and master’s events at regattas in the summer and fall. The Masters Racing Team has is searching for two assistant coaches.

Position Summary:

These are assistant coaching positions in Austin, Texas. Current on-the-water practice times are M, T, W, TH from 5:45-7:30am and Saturday 6:15-9:00am. Each assistant coach will commit approximately 10-15 hrs. per week. The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. ARC is searching for committed coaches with a passion for growing a competitive masters racing team.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– On water coaching

– Leading on land workouts

– Setting boat lineups for practice

– Technical video review, weekly

– Facilitating successful team performance at competitions

– Collaborating with other ARC coaches on boat and launch availability

– Executing on a vision for the MRT that supports excellence in every aspect of sport and life

– Basic rigging and boatman duties (may include boat shell repair if experience allows)

Qualifications:

One-year previous coaching experience required; three years preferred.

– Previous collegiate or elite rowing experience as either a rower or coxswain

Excellent teaching, teamwork, and communication skills

– Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive team environment

– Ability to develop rowing technique and conditioning in athletes of varying ages, experience, and skills

– Ability to obtain Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid, SafeSport certification, and a Texas boating license

– USRowing Level 2 coaching certification, or willingness to obtain it, preferred

Prior to hiring, in accordance with USRowing policy, candidate must complete a nationwide criminal background check

Please submit a coaching resume and description of interest to the head coach, Taylor Brown, by emailing taylor.brown1089@gmail.com.  

 

Email a copy of your resume to info@austinrowingclub.org to apply.

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