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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 while having FUN!

    Hiring Timelines

    Activity Staff - positions filled

    Activity staff positions are typically hired at the start of fall semester.  Positions include lifeguards, group fitness instructors and intramural officials.

    Service Staff - positions filled

    Service staff positions are typically hired during spring semester for the following academic year.  Online applications and recommendation forms will be available in February and are due March 1.  Service staff position descriptions are listed below. 

    Service Staff Position Descriptions

    Service staff members are the programming and leadership corp of the department.  Select the appropriate link below to learn more about each position.

    Building Manager
    Climbing Wall Supervisor
    Customer Service Representative
    Event Supervisor
    Graphic Designer
    Intramural Supervisor
    Outdoor Connection Supervisor
    Personal Trainer
    Strength Center Supervisor

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

    UW-L Rec Sports is an AA/EOE Employer