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.

Now hiring the following positions for Fall 2023:

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UREC Student Associate Positions

Graphic Design Associate

Graphic Design Associates will provide design, technical, and production support for a variety of promotional materials for University Recreation. Responsibilities for this position include assisting in the layout and design of social media graphics, flyers, posters, postcards, newsletters, and signage, preparation of all artwork for print and assisting with the planning and development of marketing campaigns for various UREC departments and programs.  

Group Exercise Instructor

Group exercise instructors deliver safe and effective group exercise classes to the campus community within the Fitness Program of University Recreation. As a UREC Group Exercise instructor, you are considered a fitness professional and therefore required to perform the duties listed in this agreement and accept all the responsibilities involved. 

Intramural Sports Official

Intramural Officials will provide officiating and score keeping support for a variety of intramural and club team sports during the 2023-24 academic year, including Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Dodgeball. No prior experience is required; free training will be provided for each sport.   


Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of members by surveilling pool activities and enforcing all University Recreation policies, rules, and regulations, and work to prevent and respond effectively to emergencies as needed. This position works at multiple facilities, including the Aquatic Center, Student Recreation Center, and Outdoor Pool Complex, and is a critical member of the facility Emergency Action Plan. 

Membership Associate

UREC Membership Staff provides excellent customer service to all members and guests by sharing accurate information about UREC services, membership programs, facility features, and hours of operation. This position registers and updates memberships, collects membership fees, as well as follows and applies all UREC policies relating to membership services.  

Operations Associate

UREC Facility Operations Associates provide administrative and customer service support for all University Recreation facilities as part of the Facility Operations team. Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service, monitoring and cleaning weight room and cardio areas, surveying program areas for member safety, member access, equipment checkout, and problem-solving.  

Outdoor Recreation Associate

Outdoor Recreation Associates operate all aspects of the rental center and are expected to provide excellent customer service for all users. Once proven in the rental center, this position has opportunities to work in the bike shop, the climbing wall, and lead outdoor recreation trips.  

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainers design safe and effective personal training programs for individual clients, adapting the strength training program to each member’s specific needs and abilities. They will also instruct members in the strength training principles, training procedures, and exercise techniques as well as instruct members of the proper and preferred use of all the strength training equipment. 

 Photography Associate

Photography associates will deliver a wide range of photos from multiple University Recreation events and programs. They will be responsible for producing an acceptable quantity and variety of photographs of assigned subject(s). 


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 USCIS website.