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.

Check out these opportunities:

Youth Counselors


Get paid to have fun outdoors this summer 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 Buncombe County.


Buncombe County

ㅤㅤㅤLifeguards ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ


Born leaders are always on the lookout for others. Lifeguarding is 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+. Work through the summer and earn a $500 bonus. Apply now for positions in Downtown AshevilleSouth AshevilleBlack MountainMarionHendersonville, and at our overnight summer camp in Bryson City.

Downtown Asheville

South Asheville

Black Mountain



Bryson City

ㅤYouth Attendantsㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ


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.

Black Mountain

Downtown Asheville





Summer Overnight Camp Counselors


Working at a summer camp gives you more than just a paycheck and an awesome Chaco tan line. It's an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friends and prepare yourself for your future career. During your summer living at YMCA Camp Watia near Bryson City, you’ll serve as a role model for kids as you become an expert problem solver, negotiator, and communicator – plus you’ll have a blast living the camp life! Ages 18+. Apply now to work in Bryson City

Bryson City

Kitchen/Food Services Staff


Nothing makes campers happier than healthy, delicious meals when they’re away from home. YMCA Camp Watia’s Food Services team runs the kitchen and dining hall, plans fun menus, orders food and supplies, and cooks yummy food for hundreds of campers each week during the summer. Ages 18+. Camp and food service experience required. Apply today to join our team in Bryson City.


Bryson City Kitchen Assistant

More YMCA Job Opportunities


Local YMCA jobs include roles in fitness, group exercise, aquatics/swimming, community health, sports, childcare, administration, membership, and property management. Positions are available in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties. Jobs are often available at our corporate office for accounting, customer service, human resources, administrative, marketing, and fundraising professionals. Check out all of our current openings.

All job openings

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.