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The Triangle Aquatic Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. TAC was built by Triangle citizens, for Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations. Only 75% of the revenue needed to operate the TAC facility is generated from user fees and operations, the other 25% comes for Sponsorships, fundraisers and donations. Volunteers are an important way we try to keep costs down and support the health, safety, recreation and competition aquatic programming offered to Triangle citizens. We welcome and appreciate all kinds of community giving and volunteer support including the following opportunities:

  • In-Kind services and expertise to help maintain the TAC facility
  • Communications and marketing expertise
  • Front desk staffing tailored around the time you have to offer
  • Event support

Volunteer your time, your skills or services and become part of something special in our community. Share the mission to bring public aquatic facilities and programming throughout the Triangle so children and adults have access to the health, safety, recreation and competition benefits of aquatic programs.

Please note that all volunteer hours can be credited towards high school or other community service hours.


The Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to build public aquatic facilities throughout Wake County, North Carolina. Cary has been consistently rated by Money Magazine as one of the country’s top ten places to live.

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To apply or inquire about employment the correct individual listed below:

Lifeguard Positions: Katy Davis 

Swim Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Aerobics Instructor Positions: Jenn Patetta.

Welcome Desk Receptionist Positions: Lori Kelly

Aqua Fitness/ Water Aerobics Instructor

Minimum Age: 18
Certifications: Aqua Fitness Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor or any equivalent water specialty/ certification preferred.
Pay: TBD upon hire

Shifts Available:

  • Must be able to teach at least twice per week, preferable on Tuesdays &
  • Thursdays from 7- 8:00pm (More days could be added biased on Instructor & pool space availability)

Job Duties:

  • Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises; identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.
  • Prepares appropriate equipment, music, and handouts for each class.
  • Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants.

Lifeguard Instructor

Minimum Age: 19

Experience: Has at least 1 year experience teaching American Red Cross Lifeguarding, LG Recertifications and CPR courses, and is comfortable managing a class independently.

Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Job Duties: Teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding to class participants; thoroughly test to meet the certification requirements; hold students accountable in meeting the ARC curriculum; complete required certification paperwork and submit to Aquatic Manager for review and submission to American Red Cross.

Shifts Available: Varies, depending on seasonal course schedules.

Hiring Range: $10.00 – $14.00/hour, based on experience.

Welcome Desk Receptionist

Job Duties: Greet patrons; manage patron entry, operate cash register; assist in emergencies, answer and direct phone calls, program registration, and any other assigned duties as needed; computer skills recommended; must be able to verbally communicate effectively with both public and staff.  All candidates must have high customer service skills as we are a customer and community focused organization.

Shifts Available: Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends and evenings up to 30 hr/wk.

Hiring Range: $9.00-$10.00/hour


Certifications: American Red Cross or YMCA certified Lifeguard, CPR for Professional Rescuer, First Aid.

Job Duties: Responsible for the safety of pool patrons by preventing accidents and responding quickly to emergency situations; must know and be able to perform all skills required for certifications; must follow and enforce all pool policies and rules at all times; perform routine maintenance to pool area, i.e., vacuum; pick up trash, etc.; must be able to verbally communicate effectively with both public and staff.

Shifts Available: Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends and evenings up to 30 hr/wk.

Hiring Range: $9.00-$10.00/hour

Swim Lesson Instructor

Skill Set: Able to work with children and adults. Friendly demeanor with great customer service skills. Passion for teaching learners how to swim!

Job Duties: Teach swim lessons for beginner to experienced youth and/or adults. Work along side our team of swim instructors to provide swimmers with a top notch program and instruction.  The oppurtunity to provide private swim lessons to swimmers is available and coordinated by the Aquatics Director.

Shifts Available: Weekday afternoons

Hiring Range: $9.00-10.00/hour