Employment

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University Recreation is one of the biggest student employers on campus, offering a wide variety of jobs such as Group X instructors, Lifeguards, Intramural officials and Desk staff. University Recreation employees enhance the quality of life for the UWM community by providing opportunities to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, lifelong learning, leadership skills and personal success through comprehensive recreation and wellness programs in quality facilities. The positions offered provide flexible scheduling as well as the possibility for advancement within the department. We are thrilled that you are considering employment with us!

“My experience while working at University Recreation has been great! Everyone here is so welcoming and overall just great to work with! I would most definitely recommend this job to others because you can’t beat the location, the flexibility, and the environment is very positive to be in!”

“I would definitely recommend this job to others! If you love being around a fitness and sport-like atmosphere this is the perfect job! I work around a wonderful and outgoing staff, which makes the job that much more enjoying to come to! They are also very good here with making your work schedule around your class schedule so it’s a good balance!”

“Working for University Recreation is a unique on-campus opportunity. The faculty, staff, and patrons are incredibly friendly. Any position at UREC provides students with the ability to sharpen their efficiency and attention to detail. Qualities that will be forever helpful in their developing careers. Plus, there is just something about sport and exercise that fosters a healthy, positive environment! Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?!?!?”

All Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least a part time student
  • Must be available to work 8-12 hours per week including occasional weekends
  • Must demonstrate leadership, communication and customer service skills, as well as the ability to work with staff, students and members of a diverse background
  • Must attend all UREC training and orientation sessions. Hiring times and availability vary in each area, therefore checking the website frequently is necessary when looking for a job! All vacant positions are listed below:

All applicants interested in applying for one or more of the positions above can fill out an online job application on the UW-Milwaukee Student Campus Jobs website: https://uwm.edu/careerplan/new-version-of-pantherjobs-by-simplicity/.  Students are encouraged to submit a resume and any pertinent information in an attachment with the application. You will be contacted if chosen for an interview once your application has been submitted.

UREC Job Descriptions

Aquatics

Lifeguard :
Job Summary: The lifeguard(s) on duty is/are responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Required certifications to lifeguard are:

  • Lifeguard Training (American Red Cross LGT, r. 2000 or equivalent)
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross or equivalent)
  • Community First Aid (Included in LGT certifications or equivalent)
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE LIFEGUARD POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
WSI Swim Instructor: Accepting Applications
Job Summary: With limited supervision by the Associate Director and Operations Program Assistant this person is responsible for conducting instructional aquatic courses aimed at skills and knowledge pertaining to the specific area of instruction, as prescribed by the American Red Cross. An emphasis must be placed on maximizing safety while delivering positive customer service at all times.  Required Certifications: Water Safety Instructor certification and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, ARC or equivalent is required. Standard First Aid, ARC or equivalent as well as Lifeguard Certification or ARC equivalent are preferred. The instructor must have:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to be punctual and work variable hours as necessary
  • Ability to communicate with swim lesson participants and their parents to coordinate lessons times around the open swim pool times
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE WSI SWIM INSTRUCTOR POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor:
Job Summary: The lifeguard(s) on duty is/are responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Required certifications to CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor are::

  • CPR instructors are required (at a minimum) to hold a valid Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Instructor certificate, or preferably hold a Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certificate. The Lifeguarding Instructor certificate alone will fulfill both the required and preferred certificate requirements.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE CPR/AED/FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

Fitness

Fitness Attendant:
Job Summary: The UREC Fitness Attendant will provide a high level of customer service while supervising the UREC Fitness Center, enforcing policies, cleaning equipment, and ensuring a safe environment. Fitness attendants will be attentive and continually observe/walk through the fitness center, while being available to provide assistance to users.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE FITNESS ATTENDANT POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
Personal Trainer: Accepting Applications
Job Summary: The UREC Personal Trainer will educate clients on proper exercise techniques, conduct fitness testing, and develop safe and effective exercise programs. The trainer will coach, inspire and motivate clients towards established goals. The trainer will also independently manage training appointments and maintain regular contact with clients. Qualified candidates will hold a Personal Trainer Certification from an accredited national organization. For more information please contact Sara Luelloff at Sj@uwm.edu.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE PERSONAL TRAINER POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
Group Exercise Instructor: Accepting Applications for Cycle, WERQ, ZUMBA, Yoga, Barre, Pilates, and Insanity
Job Summary: The UREC Group Exercise Instructor will design and teach safe and effective group exercise classes to a variety of fitness levels. Instructors will educate participants on proper form, anatomy, contraindications and modifications, while creating a fun and safe environment. Candidates must complete the UREC Group Exercise Instructor Training program and/or be certified with an accredited national organization.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT SARA LUELLOFF AT SJ@UWM.EDU, THEN VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

 

Intramural Sports

Intramural Official: Accepting Applications
Job Summary: To officiate intramural sports contests within the Department of University Recreation.  Must have a background knowledge of the sport through previous officiating experience or have played the sport or a fan of the sport.  Officials must know the rules of the sport and be able to manage many different situations during a game and a shift.  You have to work with several different types of people, and communicate in a prompt and courteous manner.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE INTRAMURAL OFFICIAL POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
Intramural Scorekeeper: Accepting Applications
Job Summary: The UREC Intramural Scorekeeper duties include enforcing all rules, policies, and procedures for each intramural event. Scorekeeper duties also include verifying the eligibility of participants and tracking participation at intramural contests as well keeping track of statistics during the game and recording the results.  As a part of the team Scorekeepers will also assist with the set up and take down of events and other duties as assigned.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE INTRAMURAL SCOREKEEPER POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

Operations

Operations Attendant:

Job Summary: The Operations Attendant position encompasses three different areas.

Information Center:

The Information Center staff serves patrons as a front-line representative of UREC. They control access to the Klotsche Center and Pavilion through use of the Membership Management System.They are responsible for monitoring the Klotsche Center and Pavilion for illegal entries and appropriate behavior of patrons.

Equipment Room:

The Equipment Room Worker must be able to use the Membership Management equipment check out system to check out and process rental fees as well as launder towels.

Facility Services Worker:

The Facility Services Worker serves our patrons by cleaning activity & other areas of the facility. The FSW assists with tasks and errands as needed.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE OPERATIONS ATTENDANT POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits Logistics and Event Staff:
Job Summary: Logistics and Event Staff oversee outdoor gear rentals and returns, assist participants with trip sign up and maintain a neat and inviting space. These staff are also responsible for facilitating frequent events and educational programs on campus.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE OUTDOOR PURSUITS LOGISTICS AND EVENT STAFF POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
Trip Staff:
Job Summary: Instructors and Trip Leaders provide safe, fun and developmental outdoor experiences for UWM students. They are groomed for paid work through an apprenticeship process tailored to each applicant’s depth of knowledge in a particular discipline. A Wilderness First Aid certification is required for all staff who wish to lead off campus trips. This 16 hour certification is provided by University Recreation. CPR and AED training is also required and provided by University Recreation.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE OUTDOOR PURSUITS TRIP STAFF POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/
Outdoor Pursuits Challenge Course Facilitator:
Job Summary: Challenge Course Facilitators provide 2 hour to half day team building experiences for on campus groups. CCFs are groomed for paid work through an apprenticeship process which focuses on local operating procedures, leadership, group dynamics and developing a program. First Aid, CPR and AED training are minimum requirements for CCFs.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE OUTDOOR PURSUITS CHALLENGE COURSE FACILITATOR POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/

Special Events

Special Event Worker: Accepting Applications
Job Summary: Set up, supervise and break down for all college/high school athletic and university events held in the Klotsche Center. Special Event staff should ensure a safe and clean environment, and be available to provide patrons and staff assistance during the event.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SPECIAL EVENT WORKER POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY: http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/on-off-campus-jobs/