DFC Employment

Employment Opportunities

The Duke Faculty Club offers a variety of fun and dynamic full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment opportunities. Read through the descriptions below to learn more about what we have to offer.

 


Summer Employment


Aquatics (+)

Lifeguards - DFC Lifeguards are charged with monitoring activities in all swimming areas, recognizing and responding quickly and effectively to all emergencies, and providing excellent customer service. Must be a competent swimmer and have current Lifesaving & CPR/AED/First Aid certification.

  • Starting Pay: Lifeguard $10.00
  • Hours: 10-30 hours/week (2-4 shifts anywhere between 9:00am and 9:00pm during the pool season)

Head Lifeguards - DFC Head Guards are charged with being the on-site supervisors all hours that the Main/Wading Pools are open. Along with the responsibilities assigned to all lifeguards, Head Guards have additional responsibilities with water quality/physical safety of the pool, daily documentation, and effectively managing the lifeguard staff in conjunction with the Recreation Program Manager.

  • Starting Pay: Head Lifeguard $12.00
  • Hours: 30-40 hours/week (4-6 shifts anywhere between 9:00am and 9:00pm during the pool season)

Swim Instructors - DFC Swimming Instructors will spend the summer teaching patrons how to swim or to swim more efficiently. Instructors will be charged with providing fun, challenging, and creative experiences for the students in their lessons. No teaching experience necessary, but must be energetic, engaging, and a great communicator.

  • Starting Pay: $15.00-$20.00/hour
  • Hours: 4-16 hours/week. One hour group lessons are offered in the morning, early, and late afternoon for the first 9 weeks after public school lets out. Private lesson schedule varies according to availability of the instructor.

Swim Team (+)

Swim Team Coaches - DFC Swim Team Coaches (Head & Assistant Coaches) are charged with managing, planning, and implementing competent swim instruction and coaching for all groups and levels of the Duke Faculty Club Aqua Devil swim team. Must possess great communication skills and organizational abilities, as well as be competent swimmers and instructors.

  • Pay Range: $10.00 - 13.00/hour
  • Hours: 15-30 hours/week. The 9-week season begins with after-school practices in mid-May, moving to morning practices and weekend meets after school gets out in June, and finishing in early July.

Junior Assistant Swim Team Coaches - Junior Assistant Swim Coaches are an integral part of the Aqua Devil Coaching Staff. The goal of the Junior Swim Coach program is to further develop skills in organization, teaching, and leadership. Must be 14 years old by May 15, 2017.

  • Starting pay: Volunteer position
  • Hours: During 8 & under practices

Summer & Tennis Camps (+)

Summer Camp Counselors - DFC Camp Counselors are charged with providing fun, challenging, and creative experiences while actively participating in all camp activities. These staff members lead campers in activities including recreational games and sports, outdoor adventures, nature education, arts & crafts, and field trips. Counselors supervise campers, facilitate programs, and create and foster camp spirit.

  • Starting pay: $10.00/hour
  • Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday for the 8 weeks after public school gets out

Summer Camp Activities Coordinator - The DFC Camp Activities Coordinator is responsible for programming and planning large and small group activities for the DFC Summer Camp and KinderCamp programs, as well as overseeing the Extended Camp program. This staff member leads campers and counselors in creative, fun, and age-appropriate activities including outdoor and indoor games, arts & crafts, and field trips. Applicants should possess camp experience or experience working with children in a group setting.

  • Starting pay: $14.00/hour
  • Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday for the 8 weeks after public school gets out

Junior Summer Camp Counselors - Junior Camp Counselors are an integral part of the Summer Camp Staff. The goal of the Junior Counselor program is to further develop skills in organization, teaching, and leadership. Must be 15 years old by June 9, 2017. This position is only open to Duke Faculty Club members.

  • Starting pay: Volunteer position
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm, 1-3 camp sessions during the summer

Tennis Camp Counselors - DFC Tennis Camp Counselors are outgoing, high energy, and self-motivated staff that work with kids from ages 4-15 years old during our summer tennis camps. Must have competitive tennis experience.

  • Starting pay: $10.00/hour
  • Hours: 35-40 hours/week, Monday-Friday for the 8 weeks after public school gets out

Special Events (+)

Special Events Staff - DFC Special Events Staff are akin to summer camp staff (and are, in fact, often one and the same) in that they lead and supervise activities for a variety of youth and family events throughout the year.

  • Starting pay: $9.00/hour
  • Hours: Mainly evening/weekend events; mini-camps during school holidays

Snack Bar (+)

Snack Bar Attendants - DFC Snack Bar Attendants are friendly, energetic staff that oversee the daily operations of the Snack Bar and Summer Check-In Desk. Staff are expected to be able to provide excellent customer service, serve food and beverages, work a cash register, answer general questions, and provide a clean and welcoming environment for our members and guests.

  • Starting pay: $9.00/hour
  • Hours: 10-25 hours/week (2-4 shifts anywhere between 9:00am and 9:00pm during the pool season)

Facilities (+)

Summer Maintenance Assistants - The DFC maintenance assistants are an ambitious, friendly, dependable, and self-motivated staff charged with various daily facility maintenance and projects. Applicants should have some prior experience painting, cleaning, using ladders and hand tools.


  • Starting pay: $10.00/hour
  • Hours: 25-30 hours/week, Monday-Friday during the summer months

Fitness (+)

Personal Trainers - DFC Personal Trainers are responsible for empowering patrons to plan and adhere to specific exercise regimens that will help them achieve their fitness goals. The Duke Faculty Club's fitness education philosophy is that every patron should be able to pursue a healthy lifestyle, independent of our assistance. Personal Training certification from a credible organization and/or a degree in exercise science, physical education or related field (or actively pursuing) is required.


Group Fitness Instructors - DFC Fitness Instructors are charged with teaching group fitness classes and workshops. They are responsible for facilitating classes that are challenging, invigorating, and energizing. Group exercise certification from a credible organization and/or a degree in exercise science, physical education or related field (or actively pursuing) is required.

  • Starting pay: $25/hour
  • Hours: 1-3 hours/week

Administration (+)

Night/Weekend Office Staff - The Front Office Staff are often the first point of contact for all DFC patrons, thus they are charged with facilitating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. A qualified individual must be friendly, organized, reliable, possess proficient computer skills, and be capable of providing great customer service to DFC members and their guests.

  • Starting pay: $11.00/hour
  • Summer Position Hours: 15-20 hours/week, includes nights and weekends
  • Year-round Position Hours: 3-10 hours/week, exclusively nights and weekends
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