Looking for a fun job that changes lives?
Work with us! At Recreational Sports you’ll develop leadership skills, develop customer service experience, and earn practical certifications. Plus there are plenty of opportunities to advance within our organization. Students earn competitive wages and become part of a warm and supportive community. Your success is our success!
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: $10 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, 12:00pm – 6:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm).
Adventure Leadership Team 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 is required.
To be hired, you must attend an information session. Afterward, you will have an interview and, if hired, you will attend training sessions.
Hiring deadlines will be available during the Winter 2022 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 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.
The Auxiliary Facility Building Supervisor is a key member of the facility operations management team. This position requires a mature individual with excellent customer service, strong communication and leadership skills. Building Supervisors are responsible for the operations of the facility and enforcement of department policies and regulations. They must maintain high visibility for drop-in and scheduled activities. The position requires supervisory skills, independent judgment and the ability to quickly resolve conflict situations. Rec Sports auxiliary facilities include Elbel Field, the Sports Coliseum, Palmer Field, and Mitchell Field. Facility Supervisors serve as a first responder in the case of an emergency.
No experience is required and we provide all the training necessary to create a safe and fun environment.
Pay rate: $12.50-$15.50 per hour. This is a work-study-eligible position.
Hours: Spring/Summer flexible work schedule (20-40 hours); Academic year flexible schedule, 8-12 hours per week (about 2-3 shifts/week)
Apply now for the Spring & Summer 2022 and the 2022-2023 academic year.
Building supervisor positions are now full for Winter 2022.
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. Our Club Sports Supervisors will gain experience in leadership competencies that will be transferable to whatever you do after you graduate.
Club Sports Supervisors also serve as a first responder in the case of an emergency. No experience is required and we provide all the training necessary to create a safe and fun environment.
Pay rate: $11.50-$13.50 per hour. This is a work-study-eligible position.
Hours: 2- to 4-hour shifts, mostly in the evenings and occasionally on the weekends.
Apply by March 28, 2022, for consideration for the 2022-2023 school year.
Are you looking to expand your professional content portfolio this summer? Visual storytelling is critical to communicating the Recreational Sports story. Our work is rooted in being active and engaging with the campus community. Every day, Recreational Sports offers people a chance to learn, discover, compete, de-stress and bring balance to their lives. That’s why we’re focusing on bringing the stories of our community to life through digital media. That’s where you come in!
Pay rate: $12.75/hour
Hours: Flexible; required to work 5-10 hours per week during the summer; up to 10 hours per week during the academic year (would like to extend to fall/winter employment)
Apply: Accepting applications for Fall 2022
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 participants 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.
Intramural 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 as all necessary training is provided.
Pay rate: $10 – $11 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.
Lifeguards are responsible for the supervision of the aquatic facilities. Lifeguards enforce pool and safety rules, perform water rescues, and administer First Aid/CPR when necessary to keep participants safe. One must hold a current Lifeguard certification to apply.
Pay rate: $12.50 per hour. 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, late nights, and weekends. Break hours also available. Flexible scheduling for the availability of the employee.
Engage your fellow students and campus community with exciting opportunities to get active and have fun! As part of the Rec Sports Street Team, you’ll be the face for our department encouraging participation and exploration of Rec Sports’ fitness, sports, outdoor, and leadership opportunities. 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 representing Recreational Sports at campus events, 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: $10 per hour. This is a work-study eligible position.
Hours: Flexible. Shifts range from 2- 5 hours long. Must be available to work at least 10 shifts per semester on 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.
To apply: A cover letter and resume is highly recommended to apply. Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the online job application.
Membership Services Assistant
Membership Services Assistants monitor patrons entering and exiting the facilities including, but not limited to verifying patron identification and membership upon entering the facilities, conducting Fusion transactions, cleaning fitness equipment, and program registration. The position serves as an information agent of Rec Sports, promoting Rec Sports programming, services, and facilities. Membership Services Assistants assist patrons with locker services, along with check-in/out of informal recreation equipment.
Membership Services Assistants oversee all Fitness, Cardio, and Multi-Purpose spaces throughout Rec Sports facilities. Assistants are expected to greet patrons and assist them in navigating policies and operating equipment in these areas, ensuring patron safety by supervising fitness areas and performing basic preventive maintenance and regular cleaning and disinfectant duties.
Preferred requirements include effective communication skills, prior experience with sales or customer service, ability to problem solve, strong oral and written communication, ability to work in a team, basic experience, and knowledge of fitness equipment.
Hours: 2- to 4- hour shifts. Preferred candidates are available to work a minimum of 6- to 9- hours per week. Shifts start as early as 5:30 and go as late as 12 Midnight. Potential weekend hour requirements. Break hours are also available. Flexible scheduling to the availability of the employee.
The Membership Student Coordinator will oversee all member services activity, including but not limited to: checking eligibility requirements of potential members, collecting and analyzing membership and transactional reports, selling community and affiliate memberships, reconciling sales, assist in membership training, assisting with the training of student staff regarding recurring errors/issues, facilitate needed updates to member’s accounts, respond to member questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner and elevate concerns to Assistant Director of Membership and Student Development as needed.
Pay rate: $12.75/hour
Hours: Minimum of four 1-hour shifts. Preferred candidates are available to work 10-15 hours a week. Shifts start as early as 8:00 am and go as late as 10:00pm. Coordinators may work some nights, weekends, and semester breaks.
To apply: Apply by Friday, August 1, 2022 for early consideration. Email RecSportsMemberServices@umich.edu with questions.
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 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.
Are you looking to expand your professional content portfolio this summer? Recreational Sports is seeking a Social Media Intern to create fun and engaging social content for our department.
Having an active presence on social is critical to telling the Recreational Sports story. Our work is rooted in being active and engaging with the campus community. Every day, Recreational Sports offers people a chance to learn, discover, compete, de-stress and bring balance to their lives.
We’re looking for a candidate who is friendly, creative, dynamic and has exceptional written and oral communication skills. They’re an inclusive and self-motivated individual that brings positive energy and a sense of humor to their work. This individual personifies and upholds the Recreational Sports brand, along with our mission, vision and values, and on our social media platforms.
Hours: Flexible; required to work 5-10 hours per week during the summer; up to 10 hours per week during the academic year
Pay Rate: $12.50/hr
Apply: Accepting applications for Fall 2022