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Campus Recreation  

Job Opportunities

Read the brief job descriptions of positions avialable in Campus Recreation for the upcoming academic year and download an application. Please complete the application and drop it of at the Student Recreation Center customer service desk or with one of the Campus Recreation professional staff. Download the application (71KB)

Informal Recreation and Facilities

Facility Attendant Staff: (positions filled)

Work in several different capacities in the Student Recreation Center and Sherrill Center as either a customer service representative or fitness room attendant.

  • Great opportunity to meet new people
  • Wage: $7.25 per hour
  • No previous work experience necessary
  • Flexible hours

Lifeguard: 

Provide supervision, maintain an accurate count of users for the durations of the shift, enforce policies and administer lifesaving techniques when necessary to all patrons using the SRC pool.

  • Prior lifeguarding experience required
  • Proof of certification necessary
  • Wage: $7.85 per hour
  • Flexible hours

Swim Lesson Instructors: 

Provide instruction to youth or adults in group or individual sessions on swimming technique, water safety, and additional aquatic skills.  Instructors will facilitate sessions to show progression throughout.

  • Prior swim instructor experience necessary
  • Wage: $10.00 per hour
  • Flexible hours
  • Ability to work with both youth/adult in private or group setting

Facility Supervisors:

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the facility, monitor and record usage hourly, administer performance evaluations on facility and lifeguarding staff, act as a contact person in lieu of professional staff persons, schedule staff people for work shifts and special events, hold weekly office hours, provide correct information about all policies and programs offered by the Campus Recreation Department, enforce all policies, and provide emergency care when necessary. Attendance at weekly meetings with supervisor and weekend work is required. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to; the oversight of security related issues in the Student Recreation Center and surrounding buildings and entry points, peer supervision daily, ongoing training of facility and lifeguarding staff, ongoing communication with the professional staff of informal recreation, providing customer service to patrons and campus departments, and helping with the set up and break down of specific needs for special events and group rentals. Other duties as assigned.

  • Wage: $8.45 per hour
  • Promotional position

Team Building 

Facilitators: 

Team Building Facilitators are responsbile for one to three hours programs with small groups working on team work, fun, challenge by choice, and other focus areas determined by each group. Facilitators may work together or alone, on campus, on the Diamond Brand Challenge Course, indoors, or at off campus locations upon a groups request. Groups range in ages from elementary to adults throughout Asheville. Facilitator positions and training is periodically offered. Leadership experience desired. Level 1 facillitator pay is $8.50 per hour. Level 2 pay is $10. Submit your applicatoin to Leah McDowell at lmcdowel@unca.edu or in SRC 203.

Supervisor: (position filled)

The Team Building supervisor position requires adequate previous experience working on low ropes courses, facilitating all age groups, and outstanding organization and communication skills. This position works closely with the Outdoor Program Coordinator to market, organize, plan, train, maintain and implement indoor and outdoor team building activities for groups of all ages. Maintance includes equipment inventory and the Diamond Brand Challenge Course. Pay  for supervisor assignments is $8.45 per hour. Please direct question and submit your application to lmcdowel@unca.edu or Leah McDowell in SRC 203.

Instructional Recreation

iRec Instructors

We are always looking for new and fresh activities for our student body.  If you have a certification and would like to teach a six week class please contact adailey@unca.edu 

Intramural Sports

Sport Official:

Responsible for enforcing playing rules and intramural sports policies with participants and spectators; sports include volleyball, flag football, soccer and basketball.

  • No experience necessary but a basic rules knowledge of sport is required
  • Paid training
  • Flexible hours
  • Participants are encouraged to participate in intramural sports as well as referee
  • $7.85 per hour

Scorekeeper:

Records game statistics and/or keeps time for the intramural sports program

  • No experience necessary 
  • Paid training
  • $7.25 per hour

Supervisor:

Directly supervise intramural activities and personnel

  • Promotional position
  • $8.45 per hour

Bike Shop

Bike Shop Training Program: (positions filled)

Bike shop mechanics aid the campus community in bike rentals and teach and assist riders in maintaning and repairing their bikes. Any student interested in working in the bike shop is invited to begin the mechanic training program. We accept applicants into the Bike Shop Training Program at the beginning and middle of the semester. Once the training checklist has been completed the new mechanic may be included into the work schedule as soon as possible. Level 1 mechanics are paid $7.25 per hour. Level 2 mechanics are paid $7.85 per hour. Interest is always welcome, contact jhaas1@unca.edu for more details.

Outdoor Program

Trip Leaders:

Trip leaders are students interested in outdoor leadership, teaching their peers and sharing their love of the outdoors with others. Pay is based on experience and certifications. All trip leaders must first take part in the Outdoor Leadership Training Program. Interest is always welcome, contact jhaas1@unca.edu for more details.

Last edited by lmcdowel@unca.edu on April 9, 2014