U.S. National Whitewater Center

Authentic, Outdoor Experiences

Since 2001, Whitewater has been creating opportunities to bring people together outdoors at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Whitewater Center is designed and operated as an outdoor center offering over 30 different recreational activities. Every element and activity is focused on supporting an all-encompassing experience around the outdoor lifestyle.

The USNWC is located in Charlotte, NC - centrally positioned with the Appalachian Mountains just a few hours to the west and the Atlantic Coast just a few hours to the east. Employees get the best of both worlds with convenient access to a major city and plenty of natural space for daily outdoor recreation.

About U.S. National Whitewater Center

The Whitewater Center recruits year-round for part-time, full-time, and seasonal positions. Whether you are interested in an active summer job, a gateway into the outdoor lifestyle, or taking your first step towards a career in the outdoor industry, there is an opportunity for you. 

Whitewater is rooted in the belief that the active, outdoor lifestyle is for everyone. We are a team whose culture and work environment are dedicated to providing real engagement through authentic experiences.

The Employee Experience

Located approximately fifteen minutes away from downtown Charlotte, NC, the Whitewater Center serves as the area's largest, outdoor playground. Situated on 1,300 acres of woodland terrain, Whitewater provides vast space and ample opportunity for employees to explore new areas and new activities outside of work. 

Employees of Whitewater are able to take advantage of a variety of industry discounts, free access to Whitewater center activities, and the camaraderie of a vast community of like-minded peers.

Ideal Candidate

A mission-driven organization, the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) relies on its staff to facilitate authentic experiences in an outdoor adventure environment and to propagate core values through positive and meaningful interactions. Promoting healthy and active lifestyles, developing environmental stewardship, and encouraging family and civic interaction, each employee is charged with comprehending the mission and practicing a congruent lifestyle.

Room and Board

The USNWC does not currently offer a housing program. 

Employee Perks

  • Access to the Whitewater Center's pass activities
  • Staff discount program and pro deals

How to Apply

A completed online application is required for employment. For a full list of available opportunities and to apply, please visit our Employment Page.


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