Student Employment

Campus Recreation is the largest employer of students on campus! We wouldn’t be the department that we are without our student employees. Below is a list of all positions and their job description. Each program area hires in the Spring and Fall Semesters; you can find all currently open positions in Handshake. If you have any questions about positions, please email recreation@unca.edu or the appropriate professional staff supervisor.

Informal Recreation and Aquatics

Frontline Staff

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
  • No previous work experience necessary
  • Flexible hours
  • Submit your application to Shelby Stovall at sstovall@unca.edu

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
  • Flexible hours
  • Submit your application to Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu

Swim Lesson Instructor

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 and certification required (WSI, YMCA, StarFish)
  • Flexible hours
  • Ability to work with both youth/adult in private or group setting
  • Submit your application to Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu

Aquatics Supervisor

It is the responsibility of the aquatics supervisor to uphold the mission, vision and values of the department while working on aquatic programs.  During your time with us, we will commit ourselves to each other as professionals, educators, and service providers to provide the highest quality experience for employees and patrons of the aquatics program.  Specific duties may include, but are not limited to: maintaining and creating the lifeguard schedule, co-lead in-service trainings, assist in managing the swim lesson program, creation and marketing of aquatic programs to the campus.  Other duties as assigned.

  • Wage: $9.25
  • Promotional position
  • Submit your application to Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu

Facility Supervisor

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: $9.25 per hour
  • Promotional position
  • Submit your application to Shelby Stovall at sstovall@unca.edu

Intramural Sports

Sport Official

Officials are hired for year long commitments for officiating seasonal sport leagues and tournaments within the intramural sports program. Officials are responsible for enforcing playing rules and intramural sports policies with participants and spectators; Seasonal officiated Fall 2019 leagues include volleyball, flag football, & indoor soccer. Officials may be required to attend bi-weekly official meetings for content review. Training for all sports is provided before each season begins.

  • No experience necessary but a basic rules knowledge of the offered sports are required
  • Paid training with flexible hours
  • Attend weekly officiating staff meetings
  • Additional hours may also be available for marketing and special events within Campus Recreation
  • Participants are encouraged to participate in intramural sports as well as officiate
  • $8.50 per hour
  • Submit your application and questions to Lindsey Englehart in SRC 203 or send to lengleha@unca.edu

Scorekeeper

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

  • No experience necessary
  • Paid training
  • Additional hours may be available for marketing and special events within Campus Recreation
  • $8.00 per hour
  • Submit your application to Lindsey Englehart in SRC 203 or send to lengleha@unca.edu

Supervisor

Directly supervise intramural activities and personnel including players, officials and staff members. On any given circumstance, supervisors may be in charge of event opening and closing in our facilities, emergency responder situations, evaluation of officials, participant conflict resolution and more.

  • Promotional position, although new applicants are still encouraged to apply
  • $9.25 per hour
  • Submit your application to Lindsey Englehart in SRC 203 or send to lengleha@unca.edu

Outdoor Programs

Trip Leader

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 rstuart1@unca.edu for more details.

Bike Shop Mechanic Training Program

Bike shop mechanics assist in bike rentals and teach customers in maintaining and repairing their bikes. Any student interested in working in the bike shop is invited to begin the mechanic training program. Applications are accepted at the beginning and middle of the semester. A training checklist must be completed before a new mechanic is hired and included on the work schedule.

  • Department base pay $8.00 per hour
  • Level 1 $8.50 per hour
  • Level 2 $8.75 per hour
  • Level 3 and bike shop supervisor $9.25.
  • Contact Rowan Stuart in SRC 203 or at rstuart1@unca.edu for more details.

Team Building Facilitator

Team Building Facilitators are responsible 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. Facilitator positions and training is periodically offered. Leadership experience desired.

  • Department base pay $8.00 per hour
  • Level 1 $8.50 per hour
  • Level 2 $10.50 per hour
  • Submit your application to Leah Belt at lbelt@unca.edu or in SRC 202.

Team Building Supervisor

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 as well as equipment inventory and maintenance of the Diamond Brand Challenge Course.

  • Team building supervisor $9.25 per hour
  • Submit your application and any questions to Leah Belt in SRC 202 (lbelt@unca.edu).

Fitness

Personal Trainer

This position is part of our Built Like a Bulldog personal training program. Work with varied populations (students, faculty, staff, College for Seniors) to develop individualized exercise programs based on their goals and needs. All sessions and clients are booked by the trainer so that they can tailor their schedule around classes. No training experience is required but it is preferred.

  • Pay $15.50 per hour
  • Personal Training certification is required prior to employment
  • Submit your application to Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu

Group Exercise Instructor

Instruct classes on your specialty content area- yoga, strength training, dance, you name it. The schedule is determined based on your availability and what classes you prefer to teach. Teaching experience and certifications are not required but you must have experience in your chosen area.

  • Pay rate for those with no certification $10.50 per hour
  • Pay rate for those with a certification $12.50 per hour
  • Submit your application to Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu