YMCA Job Opportunities

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children, adults, teens and seniors in western North Carolina?

Come work with the YMCA! We’re looking for talented, energetic individuals who are committed to excellence in serving our members and our community. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

Positions are available in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties.

Local YMCA jobs include roles in fitness, group exercise, aquatics/swimming, community health, sports, childcare, administration, membership, and property management. Jobs are often available at our corporate office for accounting, customer service, human resources, administrative, marketing, and fundraising professionals.

Check out the opportunities below, or click below to see all of our available jobs in one place!





Don't see your perfect job here? We hire for a variety of roles, so reach out and let us know what kind of role you'd like to work in.  

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Afterschool Counselors

Afterschool Youth Counselors

Get paid to have fun while helping kids learn, grow, and thrive. Work in a safe, healthy environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and values inclusion. Learn to manage groups, solve problems, and resolve conflict while planning enrichment activities. Apply now for jobs in Youth Development.

Day Camp Counselor
Buncombe | Afterschool Counselor
Buncombe | Horizons Program Director
McDowell | Horizon Afterschool Counselor
McDowell | Afterschool Program Coordinator
Buncombe | Horizons Counselor


Aquatics Department ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Hendersonville Lifeguards

Born leaders are always on the lookout for others. Our Aquatics team has the ultimate responsibility – you’ll keep people safe in the water in a fun environment. Not certified? No worries, we’ll train you on the job! Ages 15+.  Apply now for positions in South AshevilleMarion and all the locations listed below.

Private Swim Instructor | South Asheville

Swim Instructor | South Asheville
Lifeguard | Black Mountain
Lifeguard | South Asheville
Lifeguard | Downtown Asheville
Lifeguard | Hendersonville
Lifeguard | Marion
Aquatics Safety Manager | Downtown Asheville
Aquatics Program Manager | Downtown Asheville
Aquatics Director | Downtown Asheville
Aquatics Lead | Downtown Asheville
Aquatics Lead | Hendersonville
Aquatics Lead | Black Mountain




Summer campers

Summer camp, adventure camp, leadership camp, day camp, half-day camp - there are tons of ways to get involved in camp programs with the Y. Click the links below to apply today!

Overnight Counselor | Camp Watia
Day Camp Counselor
Staff Leader | Camp Watia

Maintenance Attendant | Camp Watia
Kitchen Director | Camp Watia


Kitchen Assistant | Camp Watia






Childcare Attendantsㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

emergency childcare

Have babysitting experience? Love to nurture kids? Our youth attendants take care of babies, toddlers, and small children while their parents are working out at the Y. It’s the perfect job for someone with a nurturing personality who wants to have a positive impact on kids. Ages 16+. Apply now to work in our Youth Development Centers.



South Asheville

Youth Development Attendant | Hendersonville


Welcome Desk

Are you eager to help others get stronger and build connections? Are you a responsible, reliable person who's experienced in customer service and problem-solving? Our Membership team has part-time and full-time openings with flexible hours at several convenient locations for ages 18+. Come grow your career, or start your second act at the Y!


Customer Service Specialist | Corporate Office
Membership Engagement Representative | Downtown Asheville
Membership Engagement Representative | Ferguson
Membership Engagement Representative | Hendersonville
Membership Engagement Representative | South Asheville
Lead Membership Engagement Representative | South Asheville











Sports Instructors

Playing soccer with the Y

Join the Y staff team and play a key role in working with youth to build basic skills, develop character, and learn sportsmanship. The Sports Instructor is responsible for implementing programs and organizing a recreational league or clinic for the upcoming season. Apply now to work in our Sports Programs.

Sports Instructor | Hendersonville
Sports Instructor | Downtown Asheville
Sports Lead | Downtown Asheville
Sports Lead | Hendersonville





The YMCA culture

The YMCA of Western North Carolina’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We interpret our Christian principles through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We bring our mission and core values to life through our culture. We are welcoming: by being open to all. We are genuine: by valuing you and embracing your individuality. We are hopeful: by believing in you and your potential. We are nurturing: by supporting you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Benefits for part-time staff include:

  • Free individual membership to all YMCA of WNC locations
  • Discounted membership for household members
  • Discounted program fees (swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp and more)
  • Start a 403(b) smart savings account on day one of employment (optional) and begin eligibility for YMCA retirement plan
  • Professional development opportunities through local and Y-USA trainings

Benefits for full-time staff include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Group life insurance and long-term disability paid by the Y; short-term disability, term life insurance and dependent life insurance available for purchase
  • Cancer care insurance
  • Accident, critical illness, and whole life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Start a 403(b) smart savings account on day one of employment (optional) and begin eligibility for YMCA retirement plan
  • Retirement plan with current employer contribution of 12% of salary (subject to minimum requirements)
  • Free household membership to all YMCA of WNC locations
  • Discounts on programs such as swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp and more
  • Professional development opportunities through local and Y-USA trainings

Equal Opportunity Employer

The YMCA of Western North Carolina does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.