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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. For sports officials, submitting an application is not necessary; attend the officials clinic.
161 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
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
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 hourly rate: $9.00
FLOOR SUPERVISOR Positions filled
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 hourly rate: $9.00
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Accepting applications 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, TRX, Cardio Sport® 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 hourly rate: $10.50 Application
LIFEGUARD Positions filled
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 hourly rate: $10.00 Application
MEMBER SERVICES ASSISTANT Positions filled
The Member Services Assistant serves as the front line resource for the Department of
Campus Recreation acting as the focal point for all guest inquiries. They serve as the
face of the department. All Member Services Assistants must provide excellent
customer service to promote a positive first impression of the department. A successful
Member Services Assistant must be an excellent communicator, strong administrator
and confident individual who must remain professional and courteous in all interactions
with persons of all professional levels. Starting hourly rate: $9.00
NUTRITION ADVISOR Positions filled
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 hourly rate: $9.00
PERSONAL TRAINER Accepting applications 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 hourly rate: $11.00 Application
SWIM INSTRUCTOR Accepting applications 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 hourly rate: $11.00 Download Application
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YOGA INSTRUCTOR Accepting applications 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 hourly rate: $10.50 Application
Intramural Sports Page
INJURY CARE PROVIDER Positions filled
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 hourly rate: $10.00
INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFICIAL See Clinic Dates for Hiring Periods
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 the Hiring Process Outline for answers to 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 game rate: $9.50
CONTACT: Assistant Director Joshua Dietrich at email@example.com.
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 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.