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Aquatics Fitness/Wellness
Lifeguard (Filled) Group Fitness Instructor (Filled)
Swim Instructor (Filled) Nutrition Advisor (Filled)
  Personal Trainer (Filled)
Member Services Yoga Instructor (Filled)
Member Services Assistant (Filled)  
  Intramural Sports
Recreation Injury Care Provider (Filled)
Counter/Equipment Assistant (Filled) Sports Official
Floor Supervisor (Filled) Sport Supervisor (Filled)
  Program Assistant (Filled)

Thank you for your interest in employment with Campus Recreation. To be considered for employment for all positions except sports official, you must complete the employment application in its entirety. Submit your application and required paperwork in person to Member Services in the Recreation Center. Application materials may also be mailed or faxed to Campus Recreation or emailed to the staff contact person for the position. For sports officials, submitting an application is not necessary; attend the officials clinic.

Campus Recreation
112 Recreation Center
161 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003 
413.545.0022
413.577.3871 FAX

Applications are typically kept on file for one semester. Positions are only available to UMass students who are eligible for student employment. To be eligible for student employment during the academic year you must be enrolled for 6 or more credits.

With your application, you must provide:

1. copy of your SPIRE class schedule
2. copy of your workstudy award amount if you have workstudy
3. copy of your certification(s) if applicable

To be hired, you will need to show ORIGINAL documentation (copies not accepted):
(1) an unexpired passport or passport card OR
(2) photo identification AND a birth certificate or social security card

To expedite the payroll process if you are hired, please have the required documentation with you on campus.

Direct deposit is mandatory for student employees. Please make sure you have set up a checking or savings account at a bank prior to seeking employment with Campus Recreation. If hired, you will be required to complete the direct deposit form and attach a voided check or deposit slip.

Employment - Job Descriptions

COUNTER/EQUIPMENT ASSISTANT Positions filled for fall
Issue, collect and maintain recreation & intramural sports equipment. Manage locker assignments and rentals. Manage towels operations. Collect and document lost-n-found items. Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures. Perform light janitorial work and laundry services. Serve as a liaison between recreation participants and Campus Recreation staff. Other duties as assigned. Weekday morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available. Qualifications: work study strongly preferred, good communication skills. Starting rate: $8.00/hr, 6-8 hours per week. No experience required.

FLOOR SUPERVISOR Positions filled for fall
Provide customer service and fitness education to participants to ensure a safe & enjoyable experience. Enforce Campus Recreation policies & procedures. Maintain cleanliness and safety of facilities and equipment. Set up and take down free-play equipment. Tend to accident and/or emergency situations. Serve as a liaison between recreation participants and Campus Recreation staff. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: work study strongly preferred, experience with fitness and weights and facility management preferred, good communication skills. Weekday morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours available. Starting rate: $8.00/hr, 6-8 hours per week.

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Positions filled for fall
Lead group fitness classes for the University community. Class formats include: boot camp, kickboxing, conditioning workouts, dance fusion classes, abdominal & lower back, strength training, HIIT training, Zumba®, hip-hop, Spinning®, Pilates and yoga. Assist with maintenance of equipment. Enforce facility and program policies. Qualifications: previous group fitness teaching experience, ability to conduct safe and effective classes, knowledge of strength training and cardiovascular exercise, good communication skills, national fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent), adult CPR/AED. Audition required. Starting rate: $10.50/hr, 2-6 hours per week.

LIFEGUARD Positions filled for fall
Provide customer service to pool users to ensure a safe & enjoyable experience. Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures. Ensure participant admission with proper ID and validation through Recreation Center member management system and the University's UCard database. Maintain cleanliness and safety of pools and equipment. Tend to accident and/or emergency situations. Serve as a liaison between recreation participants and Campus Recreation staff. Other duties as assigned. Weekday morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours available. Qualifications: current lifeguard, first aid, adult CPR/AED certification required, work study preferred, good communication skills,  Starting rate: $9.00/hr. CONTACT: Jeanne Orr, Senior Associate, at jorr@umass.edu. Download Application

MEMBER SERVICES ASSISTANT
Positions filled for fall
Provide customer service at the welcome desk in the Recreation Center. Sell memberships and collect guest and program fees. Ensure participant admission with proper ID and validation through Recreation Center member management system. Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures. Answer and direct phone calls. Serve as a liaison between recreation participants and Campus Recreation staff. Weekday morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours available. Qualifications: work study strongly preferred, good communications skills. Starting rate: $8.00/hr, 6-8 hours per week.

NUTRITION ADVISOR Positions filled for fall
Staff the Wellness Center for walk-in consultations and information, provide resources and references for additional information, educate others on healthy eating habits and the importance of establishing a well-balanced diet, offer advice to help others identify problems with food and the physical consequences of not eating well. Qualifications: Nutrition majors only, UMNA members preferred, good communication skills. Starting rate: $8.00/hr.

PERSONAL TRAINER Positions filled for fall
Develop personalized, safe and effective exercise programs for patrons of various fitness levels. Conduct and assess health and fitness screenings. Provide safe and effective instruction in cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Conduct equipment orientations. Enforce facility and program policies. Qualifications: previous personal training experience, experience in developing comprehensive, customized exercise programs, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, knowledge of strength & aerobic training, flexibility, exercise selection & training intensity and duration, good communication skills, national fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent), first aid & adult CPR/AED. Starting rate: $11.00/hr.

SWIM INSTRUCTOR Positions filled for fall
Provide individual instruction for varying ages of the campus community. Educate participants on proper technique and promote swimmer safety. Design individualized programs to meet the participant's interests, abilities and goals. Provide lesson plans as appropriate. Conduct swim tests as required. Submit and maintain skill sheets, lesson logs and attendance information. Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures. Ensure participant admission with proper ID and validation through Recreation Center member management system. Maintain cleanliness and safety of pools and equipment. Tend to accident and/or emergency situations. Serve as a liaison between recreation participants and Campus Recreation staff. Weekday morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours available. Qualifications: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) preferred, current lifeguard, first aid, adult CPR/AED certification required, previous swim instruction experience required, proficient in swimming strokes, knowledge of and ability to demonstrate skills in lessons instruction and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, pull buoys, etc., ability to work independently, strong communication and customer service skills. Starting rate: $10.00/hr. CONTACT: Jeanne Orr, Senior Associate, at jorr@umass.edu Download Application
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YOGA INSTRUCTOR Positions filled for fall
Lead and conduct classes to the University community in a safe, organized format where attendees can receive individual attention. Assist with maintenance of equipment. Enforce facility and program policies. Qualifications: previous teaching experience, ability to conduct safe and effective classes, experience and knowledge of traditional yoga principles, good communication skills. Applicants must be certified through an accredited organization (preferred RYT with the Yoga Alliance or equivalent), adult CPR/AED. Starting rate: $10.50/hr.


Intramural Sports
Intramural Sports Page

INJURY CARE PROVIDER Positions filled for fall
Provide first aid to intramural and sport club participants, typically 4:00-11:30pm (early and late shift) Monday-Thursday and some Sundays. Qualifications: work study preferred, current first aid and adult CPR/AED certification required, current EMT certification preferred. Starting rate: $9.50/hr, 6-12 hours per week.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFICIAL Positions available
Intramural sports seasonally hires students to serve the University community as sports officials. Officials work with their peers to provide a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable environment for all intramural participants. Officials are encouraged to officiate multiple sports to gain knowledge and skills necessary for advancement.

Check out the Hiring Process Outline to answer frequently asked questions.

Qualifications: work study preferred, knowledge of playing rules and/or playing experience, good communication skills. Apply by attending the officials clinics for that activity. One can apply to be an official for multiple activities. Starting rate: $8.50/hr. CONTACT: Joshua Dietrich, Assistant Director, at jdietrich@umass.edu.

Fall Season Clinic Dates

Typical work week:
Field Hockey: Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm, 2-6 hours/week
Flag Football: Mondays-Thursdays 5:00-11:00pm, 6-12 hours/ week
Soccer: Mondays-Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm, 4-8 hours/week
Volleyball: Mondays-Thursdays 6:30-10:30pm, 4-12 hours/week


Winter/Spring Season Clinic Dates

Typical work week:
Basketball: Mondays-Thursdays 6:30-10:30pm, 4-8 hours/week
Co-Rec Soccer: Mondays-Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm, 4-8 hours/week
Floor Hockey: Mondays-Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm, 3-9 hours/week
Run N' Gun Football: Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-10:00pm, 4-8 hours/week
Softball: Mondays-Thursdays 5:00-9:00pm, 4-10 hours/week

*Job requirements include officiating Sunday makeups and attending mandatory Sunday in-season meetings. Seasons last 5-7 weeks.

SPORTS SUPERVISOR Advancement available to current sport officials
Sport supervisors are sports officials who have exhibited significant mastery of their craft, but also have shown the desire for self-improvement through experiential learning opportunities both on and off campus. These individuals exhibit a strong commitment to the Intramural Sports program and UMass Campus Recreation community. They are responsible for assisting in the training, evaluation, mentoring of sport officials and making sure everyone has a safe, fair and fun environment while participating.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT Advancement available to current sport supervisors
Program assistant is the highest student position within Intramural Sports. Program assistants train, schedule and manage sports officials in their assigned activities, coordinate and schedule some sport activities and serve as extensions of the full-time staff. Recently many of our of program assistants have gone on to pursue a career in the field of collegiate recreation.