Come work for the best department on campus! University Recreation is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and hard-working UA students to help us fulfill our mission – fostering opportunities that support the health and well-being of our campus community.

Employment Opportunities

As fall approaches, many of our student positions will be opening up, so be sure to regularly check this page and follow us on social media @uarecreation for updates on job listings, application information, and more. Questions? For more information or to follow up on an application, please email

Current employment opportunities:
Group Exercise Instructor
Non-student Group Exercise Instructor

Why work for UREC?

University Recreation employs over 400 students each semester in customer service, programming, and operational support positions across all UREC facilities. Jobs include intramural officials, lifeguards, facility operations staff, membership support assistants, marketing support staff, group ex instructors, personal trainers, climbing wall support staff, outdoor trip leaders, and more.

In addition to flexible scheduling and convenient on-campus work locations, UREC offers students the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fun, and rewarding environment to gain valuable training, leadership experience, and certification skills that will serve them well in future employment opportunities.

Requirements for Employment

To work on-campus, students must be enrolled at least part-time in a UA degree program during the academic year (fall and spring semesters). For undergraduates, that is a minimum of six credit hours. All of our positions require an excellent attitude and willingness to learn, the ability to obtain required certifications, and the availability to work a flexible schedule – to include some early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holiday hours as needed, approximately 10 hours per week.

All students selected for hire must complete USCIS Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. This form requires new employees to provide documentation to their employers to show their identity and authorization to work. All identification documents must be unexpired and presented in their original format – copies, photos, or scans cannot be accepted. Additional information on acceptable documents for Form I-9 can be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.