Join the Hames Center Team-Now Hiring!

The Hames Center is seeking an energetic, passionate, health-minded individual to join our team! This position will oversee the daily operations of our beloved community recreation center with over 600 members and A LOT going on!  

Who should apply?

The successful candidate must be interested in fitness and health, enjoy working in a team setting and capable of working on his/her own with minimal supervision. He/she also has great communication skills, is organized and keeps busy. Candidate has great customer service skills. Position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to multi-task. 

Why should you apply?

We offer:

  • Vital role in the health and wellness of the community of Sitka
  • Supportive working environment
  • Sick and vacation leave
  • Hames Center Membership and free classes

What could duties include?

  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Program coordination 
  • Membership outreach and retention
  • Coordinating rentals and special events
  • Volunteer coordinating and training
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Front Desk sales



This position is full-time. Pay $15-$17/hour - DOE with potential for growth! 


1. Flexible schedule - available evenings and weekends

2. Enjoys working with people.

3. Proficiency with computers.

4. Team Player! Willing to jump in wherever help is needed. 

5. Able to lift 45 lbs.

6. Preference to past or present Hames Members and/or volunteers


For questions contact Hames Center Director, Dawn Johnson at




Hames Center

Hames Center originally opened as the Lloyd F. Hames Physical Education Center in 1987, as part of Sheldon Jackson College. Following the school's closure, the city of Sitka took over management of the Fitness Center, but was forced to shut down its operation at the end of 2010. The Hames Center gained new life and energy when Sitka Fine Arts Camp accepted ownership of the Sheldon Jackson Campus.

In 2011, Sitka Fine Arts Camp and a group of dedicated Sitkans launched a revitalization project that started the volunteer-run model of operation that is in place today. Fueled by volunteer hours, the Hames Center has been repaired and improved, and currently serves more than 800 members (and another thousand day users) in the community. Furthering the educational goals of the campus, the Hames Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops in dance, weight training, spinning, and health safety.

The mission of the Hames Center is to promote and support a community approach to personal community wellness through health promotion, indoor activity access, education programming, and service to the community of Sitka. We are committed to providing opportunities that expand access to wellness and health through physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental well being. The Hames Center is a program of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.