The Department of Recreation & Wellness encourages students to apply for employment at the Rec Center. Approximately 300 students are employed during the academic year. The Rec Center is a convenient place to work for on-campus students, and affords all students a valuable experience. Below is a list of positions individuals may apply for. To apply, please complete the on-line employment application located at the bottom of this page.
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As Needed Positions – Positions with an “As Needed” application deadline may not currently have any openings at the time of your application. Applications will be kept on file for the remainder of the school year in the event an opening becomes available.
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Description: Lifeguards are responsible for supervising activities at the Kaplan Center Natatorium. Lifeguards must be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguards are expected to attend monthly in-services and stay up to date on their skills.
Description: As a swim instructor, you will be responsible for planning and teaching swim lessons to children and/or adults through quality and appropriate instruction. You will be communicating regularly to participants and their parents, if applicable, about their progress. Thorough knowledge of swimming and experience teaching lessons are preferred.
Description: Group Fitness Instructors with the Department of Recreation & Wellness will be responsible for teaching safe and effective workouts to students and SRC members. Instructors will educate participants and promote fitness through quality instruction and teaching accurate information. Group Fitness Instructors must be professional and exhibit good communication and time management skills.
Qualifications: Group Fitness Instructors must possess a nationally accredited certification from one of the recognized organization such as, AFAA, ACE, or IFTA. In addition, they may have specialized certifications such as Zumba, YogaFit, TurboKick, etc. Instructors must acquire CPR and First Aid certifications before teaching classes.
Description: Personal Trainers with the Department of Recreation & Wellness will perform one-on-one comprehensive educational fitness programs, which incorporates fitness assessments, assessing client’s current level of fitness, realistic goal setting, motivation, client progress tracking, and health education specific to the client’s needs. Personal trainers will be responsible for instructing clients on proper lifting techniques, contraindications of exercise, and designing programs based on the client’s goals. The personal trainer must be professional and pay close attention during client’s sessions and monitor progress via fitness assessments and program tracking.
Qualifications: Trainers must possess a nationally accredited certification from one of the most recognized organization such as, ACE, ASCM, or NSCA. Trainers must acquire CPR and First Aid certifications before working with clients.
Description: Climbing Wall: These staff members are responsible for the daily operations of the indoor rock climbing facility. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring the overall safety of participants; issuing climbing equipment; monitoring participant check-in and check-out; instructing participants how to properly use equipment; belaying participants; and instructing participants belaying and climbing skills.
Rental & Trip Center: these staff members are responsible for the daily operations of the Outdoor Adventures Rental & Trip Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing equipment rental reservations and trip registrations; cleaning, inventory, and maintaining rental and trip equipment; and assisting trip leaders with the preparations of upcoming adventure trips.
Click here to view the Outdoor Adventures Hiring Information sheet.
Description: Intramural Sports Officials are primarily responsible for the accurate and impartial enforcement of sport rules and department policies. Officials must assist with field/court set-up and teardown, communicate with all staff, participants, and spectators professionally, maintain game control and sportsmanship, and represent the Intramural Sports Program appropriately at all times.Intramural Sports Officials are not required to have previous officiating experience however a strong understanding of the sport is recommended.
Description: Intramural Assistants are primarily responsible for checking participant identification prior to play and keeping score during events. These staff members are required to assist other intramural staff with emergency and non-emergency situations, enforce all departmental policies/procedures, and communicate with the on-duty supervisor. Additionally, Intramural Assistant are responsible for equipment checkout at the Rec Support Building.
Description: EMT for Club Sports Events are responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency injuries and illnesses during home Club events. This includes assessing the nature and extent of injuries, providing appropriate medical care, communicating with on-site supervisor and professional medical personnel regarding situation, & completing all required documentation.Qualifications: EMTs must have and maintain a Emergency Medical Technician Certification issued by the State of North Carolina.
Description: Graphic Designers are responsible for working with Recreation & Wellness Professional Staff and Club Sports Officers to develop a variety of print, electronic, and apparel designs. These staff members must be self-directed, receptive to feedback, able to multi-task and meet deadlines. A proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites and basic photography skills are required.
Description: The Photographer / Social Media staff member is responsible for providing on-site photographic and social media coverage of selected department programs and special events. This individual will also work cooperatively with the graphic designer to provide images for marketing materials and web site use.
Qualifications: Applicants must be knowledgeable about various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and Instagram. Experience using a DLSR camera and photo editing software including Photoshop, Bridge, and Camera Raw is required.
Description:Team QUEST hires facilitators to provide experiential education programs for group and team development. Team QUEST facilitators utilize experiential education philosophy to design and deliver meaningful programs for groups based on their intended goals and learning outcomes. Team QUEST facilitators may also become challenge course instructors.