Thank you for your interest in the Almaden Valley Athletic Club®! AVAC® hires staff year-round, and has a proven track record for staff development and internal promotion. People passionate about serving others, teaching, leading, and living healthy lifestyles will find rewarding experiences at AVAC®, whether it is to work through high school, college, or set up a career in sports, recreation, or hospitality.
We regularly hire for part-time and full-time staff in Member Services, Swim School, and Fitness. For those interested in summer-only jobs, we hire lifeguards and camp counselors.
What We Expect
At AVAC®, our service philosophy is to deliver VIP service and treat our members like family. We only hire folks who are passionate about serving others, who hustle to make others happy, who strive for constant improvement, who understand what it means to be “on stage,” and who know how to check their personal baggage at the door. In this industry, we work so that others may play. That means early mornings, late nights, weekends, and occasionally last minute schedule changes.
Serving others is demanding work. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of the local community through by providing the finest fitness services and programs. In order to meet our Mission, members of Team AVAC® must train constantly to improve service skills. This means initial 20+ hours of training, regular supervisor and peer feedback, coaching sessions, staff meetings, and trainings year-round. Team AVAC® never stops training.
A minimum of 8 hours per week is required to work here, as well as weekend availability, attendance at regularly scheduled meetings and trainings, and a perpetually up-to-date CPR/AED certificate. Specialized positions such as lifeguards, fitness coaches, swim/tennis teachers and child care require further certifications and background checks.
What You’ll Get
Team AVAC® enjoys an upbeat, constantly busy, and friendly work environment. We come to work every day knowing we’re going to be amongst friends and without cubicles. All staff receive an AVAC® Fitness Membership, significant discounts on all AVAC® services, paid sick time, discounted child care, team building and staff development. Full time staff are eligible for medical, dental, SIMPLE IRA with employer matching, and discounted AVAC® memberships for family.
But most of all…Team AVAC® prides itself on its culture. We are a work hard play hard group who are loyal to our team and our community. Together we have our kids meet up for play dates, we run races, we volunteer, we go hiking, we celebrate life events, and so much more. Our Management Team of 13 has an average of 13 years of service to AVAC® each!
Looking for an Internship? We have partnered with San Jose State, San Francisco State, West Valley College, and others to provide learning and growth opportunities for students and recent grads. Previous successful internships at AVAC® have been in the areas of Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations, Recreation, and Kinesiology. AVAC® has experience being a qualified provider of internships for accredited universities, offering a professional environment and setting up learning objectives, as well as transitioning internships into professions.