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    Employment Opportunities

    Every year, the Recreational Sports Department employs over 250 students who have the opportunity to work with one of the most popular programs on campus!  Service staff members are involved in every aspect of the department as they plan and implement programs, manage facilities, supervise participants, provide climbing and strength training instruction, and lead trips (just a few of the many responsibilities).  Activity staff members teach group fitness classes, officiate intramural activities, and guard in the Mitchell Hall pool.  All of our team members provide positive recreation experiences for students, faculty, staff and community members while developing skills such as teamwork, communication, time management, organization, and conflict resolution.

    Hiring Timelines

    Activity Staff:  hired at the start of fall semester; positions include lifeguards, intramural officials and group fitness instructors.

    Service Staff Members:  typically hired during spring semester for the following academic year; positions listed below; applications available in February and due March 1. 

    Service Staff Job Descriptions
    Building Manager
    Climbing Wall Staff
    Customer Service Representative
    Intramural Supervisor
    Outdoor Connection Representative
    Personal Trainer
    Promotions Specialist

    Strength Center Supervisor

    For additional information, contact Mo McAlpine at 785-8698 or

    UW-L Rec Sports is an AA/EOE Employer