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!


Activity staff positions include intramural sports officials, lifeguards and group fitness instructors. To learn more about applying for these positions, please see below.

Intramural Sports Officials are provided a quality hands-on experience both on and off the court/field while developing skills in conflict resolution, team building, time management, communication, and leadership in a fun and exciting atmosphere with flexible hours.  Officiated intramural sports include basketball, big base (kickball), flag football, floor hockey, futsal, goalball, softball, trenchball, volleyball, and Wiffle ball.

  • complete online interest as posted on "Become an Official" website
  • attend mandatory meeting dates as listed on "Become an Official" website
For additional information regarding intramural sports officials, please contact:

Ali Tackett, Competitive Sports Coordinator
142 Recreational Eagle Center


Applications are no longer being accepted as lifeguards have been hired for the 2019-2020 year. Guards are hired each Fall semester to cover adult lap swimming in the Mitchell Hall indoor pool. All interested lifeguards must be currently certified prior to employment. To apply, follow the steps during the application period (start of each fall semester):

  • complete one online application by noon on the first Thursday of the fall semester
  • submit verification of current certifications (lifeguard training, first aid, CPR Pro and AED) to the Rec Sports Office e-mail account at recoffice@uwlax.edu by noon on the first Thursday of the fall semester
  • attend hiring session on the first Thursday of the fall semester at 8pm in the Mitchell Hall pool; come prepared to swim

All applicants are required to attend the hiring night on the first Thursday of the fall semester in the Mitchell Hall pool. Come prepared to get into the water and perform the following tests/skills:

  • 250 yard swim
  • deep water, submerged, unconscious save
  • shallow water, spinal save
  • deep end, active drowning save
For additional information regarding lifeguards, please contact:

Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C Recreational Eagle Center


For information regarding group fitness instructors, please contact:
Nick Berg, Fitness Coordinator
Recreational Eagle Center


Service staff positions for 2019-2020 have been hired. Applications for 2020-2021 will be available Feb. 1, 2020.


Bike Mechanic
Building Manager
Climbing Wall Supervisor
Customer Service Representative
Fitness Center Supervisor
Graphic Designer
Intramural Sports Supervisor
Outdoor Connection Representative & Trip Leader
Personal Trainer
Sport Club and Event Supervisor