FALL 2021 OPENINGS

Interested in working with Rec Sports this Fall? We are currently taking applications/interest forms for our Activity Staff that includes group fitness instructors, intramural sports officials, lifeguards, and personal trainers. For additional information, please see below. 

ACTIVITY STAFF

Activity Staff members are hired at the start of the Fall semester. These positions include group fitness instructors, intramural sports officials, lifeguards, and personal trainers. To learn more about applying for these positions, please see below.

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

For information regarding group fitness instructors, please complete this interest form. For questions, please contact:
Nick Berg, Fitness Coordinator
Recreational Eagle Center
nberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.6533

INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFICIALS

Intramural Sports Officials are provided a quality hands-on experience both on and off the court/field while developing conflict resolution skills, 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, trench ball, volleyball, and Wiffle ball.

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

Ali Tackett, Competitive Sports Coordinator
130D Recreational Eagle Center
atackett@uwlax.edu
608.785.5221

LIFEGUARD STUDENT COORDINATOR

The lifeguard student coordinator is responsible for assisting in the hiring, scheduling, and training of lifeguards on the Recreational Sports team (approximately 8-10 lifeguards). For additional information regarding the position, see this job description. To apply, please complete this online application and submit a semester plan (see application) by August 13, 2021. Virtual interviews will be conducted for finalists.

For additional information regarding lifeguards, please contact:

Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C Recreational Eagle Center
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
608.785.8698

LIFEGUARDS

Lifeguards are typically hired each Fall semester to cover adult lap swimming in the Mitchell Hall pool. All interested lifeguards must be currently certified before 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 8 pm in the Mitchell Hall pool; come prepared to swim

All applicants must 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
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
608.785.8698

PERSONAL TRAINERS

For information regarding personal trainers, please complete this interest form. For questions, please contact:
Nick Berg, Fitness Coordinator
Recreational Eagle Center
nberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.6533

SERVICE STAFF

Service Staff members include positions for our programming and leadership team. These positions have been filled for 2021-2022 as they are hired each spring. For a listing of these positions, see our job descriptions page.