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Our Adventure Leadership Rental Center Staff rent out camping gear, canoes and kayaks, bikes and picnic games at the Adventure Leadership Rental Center. They help customers making the correct selections of gear. Our customers include students, University departments and groups, and the greater Ann Arbor community.
Responsibilities include understanding how camping gear works (training is available), demonstrating good customer service skills learning inventory software and cash register systems.
Pay rate: $8.40 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: 2- to 8-hour shifts during the Rental Center hours (typically Monday, Thursday and Friday, 12 noon – 6:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm).
Adventure Leadership Team Staff (previously Challenge Program Staff) design and deliver our teambuilding programs. They select and lead activities and guide discussions on relevant issues. Each facilitator usually works with a group of 8 to 15 people.
Because we serve a variety of organizations, we are looking for staff with diverse backgrounds. No experience required.
To be hired, you must attend an information session. Afterwards, you will have an interview and, if hired, you will attend training sessions.
Hiring deadlines will be available during the Winter 2017 semester.
Trip Leaders lead a group of 5 to 10 participants on an Adventure Leadership trip. Working in pairs, Trip Leaders are responsible for running pre-trip meetings for the participants, selecting appropriate group gear from the rental center, helping with food shopping, driving vans, and creating a welcoming and positive environment for the group. During the trip, Trip Leaders instruct the group on travel, camp set-up, cooking, and “Leave No Trace” practices. Trip Leaders are not expected to cook or set-up camp for the group, but to lead the group in working together.
Adventure Leadership Trips (previously Outdoor Adventures) trains students to be Trip Leaders. We welcome and look for people with camping and/or leading experience, but we also welcome beginners who are eager to learn.
Ultimately, all Trip Leaders are expected to have competence in the following areas:
Competence can be gained or shown through prior experience, experience with our group (either as a participant or assistant Trip Leader), our trainings, online trainings and more.
This is a volunteer position, but Trip Leaders are rewarded with generous help toward outdoor training (including Wilderness First Aid/Responder) and outdoor gear. Trips can be day, weekend or, during Spring Break and Summer, one week long.
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The Club Sports Supervisor is responsible for the daily operation of select Athletic Facilities on campus—including opening/closing facilities and supervising club practices or competitions. At events, they will enforce Recreational Sports policies and procedures with participants and spectators, set up and break down events, and provide assistance to spectators. They will complete daily supervisor reports, roster checks, and other documentation. Club Sports Supervisors also serve as a first responder in the case of an emergency.
Pay rate: $9.55 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: 2- to 4-hour shifts, mostly in the evenings and occasionally on the weekends.
Fitness Attendants create a safe and welcoming environment while providing proactive customer service on the fitness floors (cardio, strength, and functional areas). Duties include offering equipment orientations, offering spotting for members, educating members on facility policies, keeping equipment and areas organized, cleaning strength and cardio equipment, providing facility tours, and serving as a first responder in emergency situations. Fitness Attendants must attend all scheduled staff meetings, in-service trainings, and one-on-one meetings. They communicate regularly with the Building Supervisor and report to the Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness.
Requirements include: demonstrating effective communication skills, experience and knowledge of fitness equipment, Adult & Child CPR/AED and First Aid certified through American Red Cross or equivalent (AHA) completed by start date. Applicant must be able to lift and carry loads of 45 pounds short distances and work independently.
Pay rate: $9.65per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: 2- to 4-hour shifts starting as early as 5:30 am and going as late at 12 midnight. Weekend hours are also available.
Group‑X Instructors will lead members, in a group environment, through safe and effective fitness classes for the Recreational Sports Department. They are to design enjoyable classes that encourage participation and educate patrons on the benefits of exercise and healthy lifestyles. Class designs may include, but are not limited to: basic aerobic or calisthenics training, weight training, flexibility and stretching techniques, or the use of basic exercise equipment. Class formats may also include specialized programs such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Cycling, or others.
Group‑X Instructors will serve as a resource to educate members on various aspects of fitness and wellness and are responsible for ensuring that the safety of the members is not compromised. Instructors must demonstrate a positive commitment to the mission and goals of the Recreational Sports Fitness Program.
Pay rate: $17.50 – $25.00 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: Must be flexible as early morning, mid-day, evening, and weekend classes offered. Schedule will be determined by Assistant Director based on availability and experience. Class times range from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Class time includes set up, instruction, and teardown.
Sport Officials set up equipment and referee intramural contests. They provide a safe, fun environment. Officials must know and implement Intramural Sports policies, procedures and playing rules in order to maintain an appropriate level of control, fairness and safety. They should maintain a positive attitude and should always be striving to improve. No experience required.
Pay rate: $8.40 – $9.55 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: Flexible. Intramural games are typically played Monday through Friday, 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 11:30 pm. Shifts are generally three hours. Officials are expected to work at least one shift per week. Schedule is created each week based on employee availability.
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The Lifeguard protects the safety of our patrons through preventive lifeguarding. Performs water rescues, administers first aid and/or CPR when necessary. Lifeguards may also assist in maintaining the safety and cleanliness of pools and pool areas, and assists with special events.
Pay rate: For pay details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is work-study eligible.
Hours: The position covers a wide variety of days and hours. The individual must be willing to work early mornings (as early as 5:00 am), late nights (as late as 12 midnight), weekends, and football Saturdays (both home and away games).
Street Team Members attend campus events in order to engage and educate the campus community about Recreational Sports. The ideal candidate is an energetic, inclusive team player who is able to motivate others. Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills are necessary. Each Street Team member will bring creativity, a sense of humor and an openness to collaboration. They must be self-directed. Prior experience in Recreational Sports facilities is preferred.
Duties include designing interactive activities or contests, representing Recreational Sports at campus events, and other marketing duties as assigned; brainstorming creative promotions, passing out flyers, handing out giveaways, taking photos, creating content for social media, interacting with sponsors, etc. Street Team Members will embody the Recreational Sports brand and understand the scope of the department’s work.
Pay rate: $8.90 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: Flexible. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and major campus events—for example, Festifall and Rec Sports Expo. All Street Team members attend monthly team meetings and participate in Street Team events each semester.
Membership Services Assistants are usually the first person a member sees when entering any of our recreation facilities. MSAs greet members with a smile and friendly attitude. They answer questions about facilities, programs or instruction. They also sell passes and provide facility tours to students, alumni, staff, and guests.
MSAs work an average of 10 – 19 hours per week. This is a temporary position, subject to renewal at the beginning of each semester. Students are expected to work during holidays and break weeks. If classes are canceled because of inclement weather, MSAs are still expected to work. Students may not work more than 19 hours per week.
Pay rate: $8.50 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: 3- to 4-hour shifts starting as early as 5:30 am and going as late as 12 midnight. Weekend hours also available.
A Personal Trainer conducts fitness assessments, develops specific individualized fitness and wellness programs, and implements programming through training sessions. A Personal Trainer is responsible for providing every client with an exceptional experience. Personal Trainers will provide the best service possible and emphasize safety in at all times. This position reports to the Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness.
Want to develop the skills needed to become a Personal Trainer? Our mentoring program includes group workshops, mock assessments, shadow sessions, and mock training sessions. ACSM, ACE, or NSCA certification exam to be completed individually. For questions, please email email@example.com.
Pay rate: $17.00 – $25.00 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: Must be flexible—early morning, mid-day, evenings, and weekends. Trainers will be assigned clients based on client’s availability, goals, and experience.