Employment

Genesee Waterways Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Genesee Waterways 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 Genesee Waterways Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Genesee Waterways Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Genesee Waterways Center’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Summer Opportunities!
Spend your Summer on the water with the Genesee Waterways Center! We employr seasonal staff to work on the waterfront at the Genesee Waterways Center, providing rowing and kayak experiences to our guests. If you are mature, reliable, love being on or near the water, and enjoy helping people make great memories, one of our positions may be a great fit for you! Employment is April – October.

Genesee Waterways Center has various opportunities for employment. In addition to hiring coaches for rowing, we hire seasonal staffs for our Lock 32 Whitewater Park and the boathouse in Genesee Valley Park. Download our Employment Application Form if you are interested and mail to:

GWC
PO Box 18607
Rochester, NY 14618

Rowing Positions

Rowing Coach: Genesee Waterways Center is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated coaches to help us grow our programming quality in breadth and depth.
Requirements: Applicants can be volunteers looking to get into certification and future coaching, or experienced coaches with Level I, II or III certification from USRowing and First Aid Training.
Starting Pay: Volunteer to $20.00/hour


Rowing Coxswain: Genesee Waterways Center employs dedicated coxswains to work with our Master’s and Learn to Row programs.
Requirements: Previous experience is preferred but energy and enthusiasm are the only requirements. We can train you to be an outstanding coxswain.
Starting Pay: Volunteer to $10.00/hour

Livery/Outrigger Positions

Whitewater Instructor at Lock 32:
Provide instruction for whitewater and flat water customers at Lock 32. Guide flat water clients occasionally.
Requirements: Applicants must be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Employees must be able to swim. First aid certification is required. ACA certification is required. Part-time positions are available from June through September. Must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $12.00/hour


Site Host at Lock 32:
Providing concierge service for whitewater and flatwater customers at Lock 32. General other duties include cleaning equipment, painting, gardening, facilities maintenance, data entry, miscellaneous paperwork.
Requirements: Applicants must be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Employees must be able to swim. Prior first aid certification is preferred. Though certification is not required, good whitewater kayak skills are a requirement. Part-time positions are available from June through September. Must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $10.00/hour

Lock 32 Whitewater Park Positions

Kayak & Canoe Livery at 149 Elmwood Avenue:
Kayak/canoe rentals and providing concierge service for livery customers. General other duties include cleaning equipment, painting, gardening, facilities maintenance, data entry, miscellaneous paperwork.
Requirements: Applicants must be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Employees must be able to swim. Prior first aid certification is preferred. Good kayak/canoe skills are a plus. Part-time positions are available from April through October. Must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $10.00/hour


Canoe/Kayak Guide: Kayak/canoe guides lead group trips along the Genesee River and the Erie Canal, providing educational and entertaining information about local history, the natural environment, and kayaking/canoeing.
Requirements: Applicants must be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Teaching experience is required. ACA or BCU Instructor certifications are desirable but not required. First Aid certification is required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Current driver’s license and safe driving record are desirable but not required. Part-time positions are available April through
October. Must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $12/hour


Outrigger Canoe Steersperson/Pilot at 149 Elmwood Avenue:
Train and safely guide GWC guests on the Genesee River and Erie Canal as they paddle.
Requirements: Applicants must be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Employees must be able to swim. First aid certification is preferred. Excellent kayak/canoe skills are required.  Steers person training is available. Part-time positions are available from April through October. Must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $12.00/hour