Recreational Sports is one of the largest employers on campus. Every day we work as a team to practice customer service, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other skills that you can talk about in an interview with a future employer. Rec Sports employment provides opportunities to learn, make new friends, and get paid in an environment that is positive, supportive, and fun! Benefits of working for Rec Sports includes:

  • Skill development
  • Real-world work experiences
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities

Rec Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training. Students have the opportunity to develop their Eagle Advantage competencies:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Collaboration & Leadership
  3. Communication
  4. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  5. Digital Literacy & Technology
  6. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  7. Accountability
  8. Career & Self-Development

Learn about what it's like to work for Rec Sports...

Interested in working with Rec Sports? We are currently taking applications/interest forms for the following positions:


Contact: Neil Ostlund
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Must hold a current Lifeguard certification

Group Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers
Application/Interest Form
Contact: Nick Berg
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Specifically looking for yoga, Zumba and strength/HIIT style instructors

Student Custodial Assistant 
Contact: Leeann Dobson

Intramural Sports Officials
More Information
Contact: Ali Tackett


Applications are due on Wednesday, March 1st. Applicants may complete up to two applications for different positions. Learn more about each position by reviewing the job description
Fitness Center Supervisor
Contact: Nick Berg
Competitive Sports Supervisor 
Contact: Ali Tackett
Esports Representative 
Contact: Jeff Keenan
Building Manager
Contact: Neil Ostlund
Customer Service Representative 
Contact: Neil Ostlund
Outdoor Connection
Climbing Wall Supervisor 
Bike Mechanic 
Graphic Designer 
Climbing Wall Supervisor 
Marketing & Events Supervisor
Contact: Hannah Grabow


Search Timeline

Applications Open January 23 - March 1
Application Review March 2 - 19
Interviews  March 20 - April 5
Notification  April 6 - 13
New Staff CPR & Meet Up April 28


The Rec Sports internship program is a 16-week experience. 30 unpaid hours per week will meet the UWL REC 450 undergraduate internship requirement.  In addition, Rec Sports interns must also work 10 paid hours per week as a student employee.  

For the paid work, interns will be able to work up to two positions within Rec Sports, working normal shifts.  

 Unpaid Internship Hours Job Duties 

  • Serve as the day Building Manager  
  • Assist with marketing and engagement initiatives 
  • Assist with planning special events, including but not limited to, the UWL Student Affairs Golf Outing and the Rec Sports Turkey Trot 
  • Assist in managing the Sport Club budgets  
  • Assist with Rec Sports Giving Day initiatives (fall only)  
  • Attend and participate in various Rec Sports committees 
  • Assist with the Rec Sports student employee hiring process 
  • Data collection/analysis & benchmarking projects as assigned    

Applications due Wednesday, August 2nd. Position starts Monday, August 21st.

Most service staff members must:

  • Complete and pass a criminal background check per UWL requirements. 
  • Be certified in Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED prior to their first scheduled shift.
    • The certification will be made available to Rec Sports student employees at a discounted rate of $25.