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 Sport Officials and Supervisors, 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!

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:

 

Apply Link Found Below:

All applicants interested in applying for one or more of the positions below can fill out an online job application either on the UW-Milwaukee Student Campus Jobs website (Handshake) or at the link listed in the job description below. 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

Please click on the drop down tabs below for the links to the job applications.

Aquatics

Lifeguard:

Lifeguard starting pay: $12.00

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:
WSI Swim Instructor: Accepting Applications

Swim Lesson In Progress

Swim Instructor pay – $16.00 per 30 minute lesson

Job Summary: With limited supervision by the Associate Director and Operations Program Assistant (Learn To Swim Coordinator) this person is responsible for conducting instructional aquatic courses aimed at skills and knowledge pertaining to the specific area of instruction, Learn To Swim Levels 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: https://uwm.joinhandshake.com/emp/jobs/6668712/

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor – $15.00/hour

Job Summary:The CPR Instructor will teach UREC staff and the UWM community the life-saving skills to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.

  • 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: https://uwm.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2628480

Fitness

Fitness Attendant:

Fitness Attendant – $11.00/hour

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.

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.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the position, fill out this form
Group Exercise Instructor:

Group X Instructor – $13.00/hour

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 currently a certified group x instructor and are interested in working for UREC, please email Jamie Grenoble – grenoble@uwm.edu

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports Official:

Intramural Sports Official – $12.50/hour

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.

We are currently hiring officials for Volleyball, Soccer, and Basketball.

Fall 2022 Clinic Schedule

Basketball

9/12 Basketball Officials Clinic – Klotsche Center Room 124 7:00 – 8:30pm

9/13 Basketball Officials Clinic – Pavilion Court 1 7:00 – 8:30pm

9/20 Basketball Officials Scrimmage – Pavilion Court 1 7:00 – 8:30pm

 

Soccer

9/19 Soccer Officials Clinic – Klotsche Center Room 124 7:00 – 8:30pm

9/21 Soccer Officials Clinic/Scrimmage – Engelmann Gym (Indoor turf field) 7:00 – 9:00pm

 

Volleyball

9/14 Volleyball Official Clinic Classroom/On-Court – Klotsche Center Room 124 7:00 – 8:30pm

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO BECOME A IM SPORTS OFFICIAL, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM: Intramural Sports Employment Interest Form

 

Operations

Operations Attendant:

Operations Attendant – $11.00/hour

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:

Outdoor Pursuits:

Customer Service Representative/ Trip Leader

All Outdoor Pursuits student staff work as BOTH a Customer Service Representative and a Trip Leader with the option to be trained as a Bike Mechanic.

Customer Service Representative/ Trip Leader – $11/hour 

Customer Service Representatives are the face of Outdoor Pursuits! Job duties focus on providing excellent customer service for students that are renting or returning equipment, registering for programs, and asking general questions. They are also responsible for general maintenance and knowledge of over 1,500 pieces of outdoor equipment from longboards, stand up paddle boards, tents, sleeping bags, and more.

The trip leader position provides endless opportunities for students to acquire personal and professional skills that translate to any post college career. Trip leaders lead a wide variety of outdoor activities that span from half day, full day, weekend, and academic break trips. They are responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of activities that range from longboarding, kayaking, camping, and biking in Milwaukee County. Outdoor Pursuits plans and executes over 60 trips each semester!

To apply, please follow this link: https://uwm.edu/urec/outdoor-pursuits-application/ 

Marketing

Social Media Specialist:

Social Media Specialist – $11.50/hour

Job Summary: The UREC Social Media Specialist professionally and positively posts and engages on UREC social media platforms to tell the story of UREC and increase awareness. Independently generate ideas, collect content, and create engaging social media posts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter according to UREC’s Social Media Marketing Guidelines.

If you are interested in applying, fill out this form.
Graphic Designer:

Graphic Designer – $13.00/hour

Job Summary: Create fun, eye-catching graphics to promote University Recreation programs including Group Exercise Classes, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Trips. Designs will be needed for social media, TV screens in the Klotsche center, and large scale printed banners (up to 8’x8’) to hang in the Union. Turnaround time is usually quick. Expect to work about 6-10 hours per week, with option to work remote.

 

If you are interested in applying, fill out this form.
Videographer:

Videographer – $13.00/hour

Job Summary: The UREC Videographer will capture and edit professional videos showcasing UREC’s fitness classes, sport programs and more. Videos will be posted on a variety of media outlets including Instagram, YouTube and the UREC Website. Flexible hours including occasional nights and weekends to capture footage of our events. Expect to work about 6-8 hours per week, some remote. Efficient editing skills are a must as well as creativity, initiative and ability to work independently.

If you are interested in applying, fill out this form.
Photographer:

Photographer – $13.00/hour

Job Summary: The UREC Photographer will capture and edit professional digital images ranging from fast paced sports to still staff shots. Photos will need to be edited in a a quick turnaround time to be used to effectively promote UREC on social media. Some photos will also be used for large scale printed posters. Creativity, initiative and independent work skills are a must! Expect to work about 6-8 hours per week, some remote.

If you are interested in applying, fill out this form.

Special Events

Special Event Worker:

Special Events – $11.00/hour

Job Summary: Special Events provides a flexible schedule for staff to work during Athletic Competition events held at the Klotsche Center. Special Events staff will be responsible for the safe and efficient setup and tear down of all equipment in the Klotsche Center Arena. Qualified applicants will be independent workers who are able to work in a physical, fast-paced, team environment. Significant physical and manual labor is required. Applicants must be able to safely lift 50 pounds repeatedly for 2 hours.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY:

Sport Clubs

Sport Club Supervisor:
Job Summary:

Sport Club Supervisor – $11.00/hour

  • Provide on-site supervision and coordination Sport Clubs events on campus
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified (will be provided by UREC)
  • Manage risk, attain to injuries, and provide first aid as needed.
  • Provide exemplary customer service and manage conflict positively with professional comportment during all events.
  • Assist with setup and teardown of event.
  • Provide clear communication with Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Program Assistants and Professional Staff.
  • Attend all required departmental and program trainings and meetings.
  • Ensure the proper functionality of all equipment.
  • Answer and rule on all disputes and arguments.
  • Accurately complete all necessary departmental and program reports.
  • Understand and enforce all departmental and program policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and ability to initiate on-campus facilities’ Emergency Action Plans.
  • Maintain control of all aspects of each event and game
  • Must be able to become an authorized driver approved by University Safety and Assurances.
  • Available 10-25 hours per week
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher and Subitup.
  • Assist with sport club equipment rental process.
  • Assertive and confident attitude

UREC student employee learning outcomes:

  1. UREC Student employees will be able to articulate how they utilize critical thinking skills as they relate to problem solving and conflict resolution.
  2. UREC student employees can identify an awareness of diversity and will be able to enforce our policies and procedures to create an inclusive facility.
  3. UREC student employees develop and enhance time management skills by closely monitoring their schedules and working their scheduled shifts.