TAC Volunteer / Employment

The Triangle Aquatic Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. TAC was built by Triangle citizens, for Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations.


Current Positions Available

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


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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Contact List:

Lifeguard Positions: Chandler Musson

Swim Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Certifications Instructor: Mariana Pulgarin

Water Aerobics and Dryland Fitness Instructor Positions: Erin Sayre

Customer Service Positions: Elisa Bowie

Event Staff Positions: Mark Frank

Facility Maintenance Positions: Mark Eubanks

Minimum Age: 18

Certifications: Aqua Fitness Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, Dryland Fitness, Silver Sneakers or any
equivalent specialty/ certification preferred.

Pay: TBD upon hire

Shifts Available:

  • Must be able to teach at least twice per week, Monday through Friday / preferably mornings and/or early

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

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 Certifications Coordinator for review and submission to American Red Cross.

Shifts Available: Varies, depending on seasonal course schedules.

Hiring Range: $11.00 – $14.00/hour, based on experience.

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: $10.00-$12.00/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: $10.00-$12.00/hour

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 opportunity to provide private swim lessons to swimmers is available and coordinated by the Programs Manager.

Shifts Available: Weekday afternoons and evenings and weekends

Hiring Range: $11.00-15.00/hour based on experience

Skill Set: Staff needed to be Timing Operators and Admission/Heat Sheet Sales.  No previous experience necessary.  These are perfect jobs for college/high school students.

Job Duties: Timing Operators will work timing console for events.  Full training is provided.  Admission/Heat Sheet Sales will work events to collect admission fees for all designated TAC events.  Cash handling experience preferred.  BOTH POSITIONS MUST BE ABLE TO WORK NIGHTS AND/OR WEEKENDS

Shifts Available: Weekday evenings and weekends

Hiring Range: $10.00/hour

Skill Set: General knowledge of facility repair and maintenance

Job Duties: Complete assigned tasks as instructed by Facility Director.  Work independently and complete tasks within time parameters

Shifts Available: All Shifts available, including shifts when facility is closed

Hiring Range: $12.00-15.00/hour based on experience

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