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Student Employment

The Department of Campus Recreation is one of the largest student employers on campus and we highly value student success. We provide leadership opportunities and transferable skills that a student can apply to any job upon graduation. Every day we practice customer service, critical thinking, teamwork, communications, problem-solving skills, and more.

Application

A completed application can be turned into the Campus Recreation Administration Office located at the CRWC (2nd floor) or emailed to recreation@uh.edu.

Student Staff Job Application

Campus Recreation hires College Work Study students. Apply through Cougar Pathway.

Rec Job Fair

The Department of Campus Recreation depends on the University of Houston students to assist with many of the programs and services we offer. The opportunity to meet not only other students but faculty, staff, alumni, and campus visitors is very rewarding.

In order to meet the needs of our participants and our student employees, Campus Recreation has launched a completely VIRTUAL job fair! It has never been easier to join our team. Students who are hired then go through an in-service training and orientation program. Schedules are established based on availability and wages differ by position.

Next Job Fair: 
August 31, 2021, Click Here to Apply!
4:00 - 7:00pm 
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Apply to any position(s) you are interested in for the and Fall 2021 semesters.

Aquatics

Lifeguard
Certification Required
Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring safe and effective day-to-day operations of the swimming pool and deck areas, enforcing departmental policy rules and regulations, and preventing accidents. Red Cross certification is preferred.
Water Safety Instructor
Certification Required
Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching youth and adult swim lessons. Swim instructors must have a current WSI (Water Safety Instructor) and/or YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification.
Member Services
Member Services Attendant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, and filing. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.
Member Services Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing, and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Outdoor Adventure

Climbing Wall Attendant
Accepting Applications

Help belay patrons and oversee the rock wall

Rental Assistant
Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, renting out equipment to patrons, and general customer service. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Trip Leader
Accepting Applications

Fitness

Fitness Zone Attendant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring access to the Fitness Zone areas. Inspecting equipment for safety, cleaning equipment, providing a safe environment for active patrons. Assisting patrons with their workouts by providing spotting assistance and encouragement.

Fitness Instructor
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

(Aerobics, Cycling, Circuit…) Responsibilities include but are not limited to leading patrons in group fitness sessions, preparing choreography, and music. Excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic personality are necessary. A group fitness certification from a nationally recognized certifying body is required for employment.

Personal Trainer
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and implementing personalized fitness sessions focused on health, performance, and well-being. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Be able to work independently, and enjoy motivating others to achieve their goals. A personal training certification from a nationally recognized certifying body is required.

Rec Sports and Family Programs

Intramural Sports Official
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to set-up and take-down and officiating of various intramural sporting events. Reviewing rules and regulations, maintaining accurate records of the different sporting events, and assisting the IM Supervisor as needed.

Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing, and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Sports Club Supervisor
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Summer Camp Counselor (Summer Only)
Accepting Applications

Camp Counselor Applications 

Marketing

Marketing Assistant
Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring the department's website, creation of promotional materials, updating social media sites, and taking photographs and videos at department functions.

Graphic Designer
Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the creation of promotional materials, such as flyers/banners/brochures/etc.

Street Team/Student Ambassador and Promotions/Social Media Specialists
Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to distributing promotional material and posting fliers around the UH campus.

Marketing Graduate Assistant
Start date: July 10, 2023 - May 31, 2025
Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript for Graduate Students Only

This professionally minded individual will help the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications in the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive campus recreation Marketing program. Direct responsibility will be determined by an individual’s skill set, as well as the needs of the Department. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

Operations

Maintenance/Mechanical Staff
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with preventative maintenance and cleaning throughout the facility

Administrative Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing, and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Welcome Desk Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing customer service regarding general inquiries and programming information, selling memberships, checking equipment in and out, inventory control, assisting with laundry, and verifying the authenticity of patrons authorized to use the facility.

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Houston Graduate Assistantships available positions.

  • Member Services 2021-2023
  • Facilities and Operations 2023- 2025
  • Marketing 2023-2025
  • Outdoor Adventure 2022-2024
  • RecSports and Family Programs 2022 - 2024

These positions are security sensitive and require a criminal history investigation of the final candidates.

Please see the attached combined position announcement. If you have questions feel free to reach out to the staff member listed as the contact for the position.

Please submit all materials electronically (email):

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