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​ As a member of the Ray Team, you will benefit from the following: flexible scheduling, development of career skills (time management, conflict resolution, communication, customer service, leadership, and delegation), opportunities for advancement, a professional and supportive work environment, and opportunities to attend local to national professional development conferences—all in a social and exciting atmosphere. You get PAID too!  

We are hiring Intramural Sports Officials, a Social Media Specialist & Content Creator, and a Graphic Designer.


How to Apply

Applications are available on the Office of Student Employment job board. Available positions will be listed under Campus Recreation.  For more information about the various positions, check out our job descriptions below, or attend a Ray Employment Information Session the quarter before you hope to start working.

Employment Information Sessions

Employment Information Sessions are not mandatory but highly encouraged for those applying to entry-level student positions with Campus Recreation. If you attend an Employment Information Session, your resume and cover letter will be pulled for all of the positions you applied for. The 45-minute meeting will detail Campus Recreation's hiring procedures, available positions, and provide you with insider hints and advice for your application.

The department holds about 3 main hiring sessions a year:

  • Late July/Early August for Fall Quarter
  • October for Winter Break/Quarter
  • April/May for Spring/Summer

Upcoming Employment Information Sessions

  • Monday, April 29 from 10 am - 11 am in Room 135 at The Ray
  • Wednesday, May 1 from 5 pm - 6 pm in Room 135 at The Ray
  • Friday, May 3 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in Room 135 at The Ray

Employment Positions

Entry-level positions, swim instructors, and lifeguards are typically hired every quarter. Mid and Upper-Level Student positions are typically internal hires and promotional level opportunities. Experience/Certification Required Positions are hired on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in a position and want to know when it will be available, email the hiring manager directly.

Entry-Level Student Positions

  • Check IDs and enforce entrance policies
  • Provide accurate information about programs, services and facility usage
  • Coordinate laundry management procedures
  • Sell retail items
  • Manage racquetball court reservation system
  • Issue lockers, towels and sports equipment
  • Respond to all accidents and execute proper emergency procedures 
  • Educate and enforce all policies and procedures 
  • Ensure safe and proper use of all strength and conditioning equipment
  • Provide patrons with general orientation of strength and conditioning equipment 
  • Provide accurate information to patrons or direct them to Fitness and Wellness Services
  • Execute routine inspections and troubleshooting of equipment 
  • Clean and organize equipment on the fitness floor and studios
  • Officiate and keep score for various intramural sports 
  • General understanding of the intramural sports rules 
  • Participate in meetings/clinics, on-going training and evaluation process 
  • Assist with event set-up and take-down 
  • Complete game sheets and reports as necessary 
  • Assist with repairs of fitness equipment
  • Re-Key lockers as necessary
  • Assemble facility equipment when required
  • Help to maintain records of all fitness-related maintenance and repairs.
  • Inventory equipment and tools
  • Maintain and lubricate all fitness related equipment
  • Assist with preventative maintenance programs
  • Assist with the set-up of programming space
  • Supervise participants and facilities during open recreation, club sport practices, contests, tournaments and rental/special events
  • Serve as liaison between participants, club sport officers, building managers and the club sport office
  • Coordinate activities with facility and program staff
  • Assist with event management including set-up and take-down of equipment
  • Ensure safe playing environment
  • Respond to emergencies and accidents
  • Lead diverse groups through a series of planned initiatives
  • Lead diverse groups through discussion points analyzing the performance and group interactions
  • Set up and clean up activities for Team Challenge
  • Attend periodic training sessions each quarter
  • Supervise the daily operation of the building
  • Manage and coordinate student employees
  • Execute emergency procedures
  • Enforce building policies
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Respond to accidents and treat for care
  • Sell facility memberships, locker rentals, and programs and services
  • Provide patrons and prospective members with accurate information about Campus Recreation and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Maintain fiscal accountability for sales during shift

Experience/Certification Required Positions

  • Design promotional materials for all Campus Recreation departments and additional projects as needed. Materials may include, but are not limited to: multi-page booklets, flyers, posters, schedules, t-shirts, event logos, etc.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to develop a consistent design and branding image
  • Work with professional printers to produce 2-color output for brochures and t-shirts
  • Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Preference given to Graphic Design majors and proficent with MAC
  • Teach group fitness classes in a safe and effective manner
  • Must hold an active Group Fitness, Personal Training or specialty format certification from a nationally accredited organization (ex: American Council on Exercise)
  • This position is open to both student and non-student candidates. 
  • Design and implement safe and effective exercise programs with appropriate progressions
  • Help clients manage behavior change through goal setting, planning, and follow-up
  • Must have a health-related degree OR certification from one of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • This position is open to both student and non-student candidates.
  • Swim instructors teach private, semi-private and group lessons 
  • Must be able to teach all levels, from parent-tot to level 4 
  • Must have previous teaching experience 
  • Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification preferred
  • Lifeguard certification required
  • Insure the safety of patrons using the pool and pool area
  • Provide first aid in emergency situations
  • Maintain current certifications
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service training
  • Enforce all rules and regulations
  • Clean pool areas
  • Maintain positive relations and rapport with members of the facility