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University Recreation commits to foster a learning environment for our student employees that cultivate the skills of ethical reasoning, critical thinking, teamwork, initiative and professionalism. The goal is to help develop students’ transferable skills and create a supportive and challenging environment for students to succeed in and out of the classroom.

University Recreation employs more than 700 student employees in a variety of positions. Becoming a University Recreation Team Member allows students to gain valuable experience working within their area of interest and the possibility for advancement within the department. University Recreation Team Member positions offer flexible scheduling along with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fun work environment.

In order to be considered for an on-campus student position at University Recreation, applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program in at least a half-time basis (9 credits for undergraduate; 4.5 credits for graduate). Positions are available for both work-study and non work-study students.

Students wishing to join the University Recreation team are encouraged to attend a Student Employee Job Recruitment Fair. The Student Employee Job Recruitment Fair allows students to interact directly with professional staff and student employees, while learning about the job opportunities within University Recreation. Please review the specific information (responsibilities, required skills and qualifications) pertaining to the position you are interested in applying for. Please see the below for available student employment positions.

2015-16 Student Employee Job Recruitment Fair Dates

Student Employment Recruitment Fair Date Time Location Application Open
March Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 3-5 P.M. Carmichael Recreation Center Playzone Friday, February 29 8 A.M. – Thursday, February 31 12 A.M.


Current Availability

Lifeguard Closed
Swim Lesson Instructor Closed
Supervisor Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Challenge Course
Team Building Apprentice Closed
Team Building Facilitator Closed
Team Building Lead Facilitator Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Competitive Sports
Scorekeeper Closed
Official Apply Now
Evaluator Closed
Supervisor Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Facility Operations
Facility Operations Assistant Closed
Supervisor Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Fitness Assistant Closed
Strength & Conditioning Assistant Closed
Group Fitness Instructor Apply Now
Personal Trainer Apply Now
Program Assistant Closed
Marketing Assistant Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Member Services
Member Services Specialist Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Outdoor Adventures
Rental Assistant Closed
Bike Mechanic Closed
Climbing Wall Specialist Closed
Trip Leader Closed
Program Assistant Closed
Training & Development
Certification (CPR, First Aid, AED) Land Instructor Closed
Wellness Coach Closed
Program Assistant Closed

After the interview process, students selected for employment with University Recreation will attend orientation. All new employees will need to be prepared to bring documentation and identification to orientation. This orientation checklist will help you to prepare.

Throughout employment with University Recreation there will be opportunities for continuing training, development and recognition through the John F. Miller and Of the Year Employee Awards presented at the Wolfies, University Recreation End of Year Celebration. Visit our past award winners and strive to be recognized at the upcoming Wolfies.