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

Why work for UREC?

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 where they will 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 6 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 USCIS website.

How to Apply

University Recreation posts open jobs as they become available on the UA Student Jobsite. Due to the number of positions we hire and the volume of applications received, we typically recruit during the semester prior to available job opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. The priority deadline is Friday, October 11 at 5 p.m.

Climbing Wall Support Staff

Facility Operations Associate 

Intramural Official 


Membership Desk Assistant


Questions? For more information or to follow up on an application, please email: