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Working for Campus Recreation is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to grow and learn valuable career-ready skills. Our positions will teach you about time management, communication, work ethic, and many more soft skills sought after your future employer. Join our 130 students staff and help the TAMUC community stay active!

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Rec Center: Student Employment: Benefits

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH CAMPUS REC

  • Flexible hours around your class schedule
  • Get paid to do what you love
  • Represent Campus Rec with an awesome dri tech work shirt
  • Promotion and/or cross-training opportunities
  • Paid trainings and ongoing evaluations
  • Students will develop:
    • Marketable, career ready, and transferable job skills that employers are seeking.
    • Awareness of your personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a professional setting.
    • Greater confidence in your skills
    • Ability to assume more complex responsibility in the future.
    • An increased ability to communicate with others.
    • An increased ability to understand group dynamics and work in teams to complete tasks.
    • An increased understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work with diverse communities.
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Campus Recreation: Student Employment: Hiring Information

Hiring Information

  • Campus Rec Job Descriptions
  • Must apply via Hire a Lion
  • If hired, you must attend:
    • In-Person on-boarding at Human Resources: 2 hours
    • Mandatory department new hire training: 1.5 hours
    • Mandatory area new hire orientation and training: 5-10 hours
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification course: 3 hours
  • Resumes are required when applying.
  • Must fill out the Qualtrics applicant information and supplemental questions during the application process on hire a lion.
  • Applicants can only apply for a max of two positions.
  • We highly recommend visiting Career Development for help with your resume and cover letter as well as interviewing skills.
  • All candidates are contacted via e-mail concerning the status of their applications and if they advance through the process to interviews. Please do not email regarding the status of your application.
  • If you receive an interview, you will be contacted by that program area supervisor.
  • You can only be hired in one position to start your employment with Campus Recreation
  • You can only work up to 19 hours per week between all A&M-Commerce on-campus jobs during fall/spring semesters.

The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Note: Any job offer from the university is contingent upon (1) proof of United States citizenship or citizenship eligibility or authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis; and (3) a completed and signed non-disclosure statement authorizing the university to conduct a criminal history background check.

Thank you for your interest in working with Campus Recreation!

Positions

Personal Trainer

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Certified Personal Training position is for qualified students interested in gaining knowledge in fitness and wellness through individual and small group instruction. This is a great position for personal trainers to gather hands on experience by providing clientele with guidance in physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. Furthermore, students will engage, educate and empower members on fitness and well-being.

Program Area: Fitness and Well-being

Supervision: Coordinator ofFitness and Well-beingand Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Well-being

Hourly pay rate without certification: $9/hour

Hourly pay rate with Certification: $11.50/hour

Hours/Week: 8-10

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Consult with clients and provide a of baseline fitness assessment
  • Schedule training sessions in advance
  • Provide physical activity guidance during scheduled training sessions
  • Educate clients on how to perform exercises and movements in a safe and effective manner
  • Provide consistent communication with clients and generate feedback on client progress
  • Give nutritional tips and information to client as needed
  • Provide one hour exercise sessions with clients
  • Generate personalized training programs based on client’s goals and needs
  • Maintain all records, forms and associated paperwork within personal training for the Fitness and Wellbeing program
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s or CEU’s)
  • Attend the in house on-boarding classes and shadow shifts
  • Attend staff in service and meetings
  • You will have the available option to teach Group Fitness classes and/or Small Group Training sessions.
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Most possess NCCA recognized personal training certification (Condition of employment or hire).
    • Condition of hire – must obtain certification before taking on clients.
    • Condition of employment – must maintain current PT Certification
    • ACE, NSCA, ACSM, NASM
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and able to work well with others
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more as required by job duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct and program for individuals and small groups
  • Previous experience personal training

Certifications:

  • Obtaining more fitness certifications will result in a higher hourly pay rate due to the nature of training and knowledge
  • Two certifications – $12.00
  • Three or more certifications – $12.50

Group Fitness Instructor

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Certified Group Fitness Instructor position is for qualified students interested in gaining knowledge in fitness and wellness through group classes and instruction. This is a great position for group fitness instructors to gather hands on experience by providing participants with guidance in physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. Furthermore, students will engage, educate and empower members on fitness and well-being.

Program Area: Fitness and Well-being

Supervision: Coordinator ofFitness and Well-being, and Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Well-being

Hourly pay rate without certification: $9/hour

Hourly pay rate with certification: $11.50/hour

Hours/Week: 4-8

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for instructing and leading group fitness classes in a safe and engaging environment
  • Educate and maintain proper technique for fitness participants
  • Promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Support and motivate group fitness participants
  • Offer a variety of exercise modifications to accommodate all fitness levels
  • Monitor access of group fitness classes
  • Assist participants in swiping into class
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s or CEU’s)
  • Attend the in house on-boarding classes, shadow shifts, and mentorship program
  • Attend staff in service and meetings
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification or specialty group fitness certification (condition of employment or hire).
    • Condition of employment – must obtain certification within the following semester and maintain through employment
    • ACE, NCCA, Zumba, Yoga, NETA, SCW
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more as required by job duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct multiple formats or multiple specialty group fitness certifications
  • Knowledge of group fitness teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm
  • Choreography and music skills
  • Previous experience instructing a group fitness class

Certifications:

  • Obtaining more fitness certifications will result in a higher hourly pay rate due to the nature of training and knowledge
  • Two certifications – $12.00
  • Three or more certifications – $12.50

Lifeguard

Summary of Responsibilities:

The lifeguard position is employed to monitor and ensure the safety of patrons in the Great OutRoars facility’s pool, spa, basketball courts, and outdoor seating areas.

Supervision: Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics

Starting Pay rate: $10/hour

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Enforce all Great OutRoars, Campus Recreation, and University policies and procedures
  • Maintain facility cleanliness and safety
  • Activate facility Emergency Action Plan (EAP) when necessary and provide appropriate care
  • Perform American Red Cross lifeguarding life-saving rescues
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard or Shallow Water Lifeguard certification (Condition of employment and hire)
    • Condition of hire – must obtain certification before working first shift
    • Condition of employment – must maintain current LG certification
  • Ability to swim 100m utilizing either front crawl or breast stroke
  • Must be able to perform American Red Cross lifeguarding life-saving rescues successfully

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification
  • Previous work experience lifeguarding
  • Previous work experience teaching swim lessons
  • Previous work experience in an emergency preparedness/care environment

Operations Assistant

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for maintaining the cardio, track, and weight areas of the Morris Recreation Center; provide assistance with facility access, equipment checkout, and risk management at the Cain Sports Complex and The MAC.

Program Area: Facility Operations

Supervision: Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics, and Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Enforce all Morris Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and University policies and procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment and cardio, track, and weight areas
  • Assist and inform patrons on usage and technique of equipment and machines in the cardio, track, and weight areas
  • Explain how to execute various exercise techniques and how to use various exercise equipment
  • Assist patrons with spotting and using exercise equipment
  • Maintain organization of weight room, track, and cardio area equipment
  • Control access and equipment checkout at the Cain Sports Complex and The MAC
  • Report equipment needs and maintenance repairs
  • Assist with set-up up facility needs and reservations
  • Log and track usage of fitness equipment
  • Assist patrons with lockers
  • Support facility supervisor
  • Assist with patron counts
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm to learn recreation and fitness principles
  • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented structure
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Upbeat and pleasant professional character
  • Must be able to work evenings during the week and weekends

Outdoor Adventure Staff

Summary of Responsibilities:

Outdoor Adventure staff are responsible for the daily operations of the Outdoor Adventure Center, Climbing Wall, and associated outdoor facilities. Student staff also have the opportunity to work support staff shifts on the challenge course and trips program. OA staff aid in supervision and administration of all program areas and must prove efficiency in computer applications necessary to position and programs.

Program Area: Outdoor Adventure

Supervision: Assistant Director and Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Assist in climbing wall operation
  • Assist in gear center operation including cash handling with point of sale software
  • Assist in challenge course operation
  • Assist in maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities
  • Enforce program area rules and policies
  • Preform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess effective writing and communication skills.
  • Possess effective customer service skills and able to work well with others.
  • Must be willing to maintain a clean and safe workout environment
  • Must be able to work weekends and some week days/nights
  • Willing to educate patrons on and enforce policies
  • Understanding of proper emergency procedures

Preferred Qualifications: Previous knowledge, experience, or certification in

  • Climbing
  • Challenge course operation
  • Bike maintenance
  • Wilderness medicine
  • Trail maintenance
  • Other applicable outdoor sport skills

Intramural Sports Official

Summary of Responsibilities:

Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for officiating all intramural sport events. Student officials must ensure the safety of participants while they uphold the integrity of the game. Officials will use decision-making skills when making calls and conflict management skills to handle confrontations. In addition, officials are held to a higher standard when they are participating within our program.

Program Area: Intramural and Club Sports

Supervision: Assistant Director and Graduate Assistant of Intramural and Club Sports

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Attend sport trainings clinics and meetings
  • Officiate all sports offered by Intramural Sports
  • Provide pre-game and postgame assistance for the set-up of Intramural sports
  • Examine the facility for safety hazards
  • Enforce rules and policies as judiciously as possible
  • Oversee the Intramural contest and ensure participation takes place in a safe manner
  • Complete necessary forms
  • Storing any equipment at the conclusion of the day’s/night’s activities
  • Maintain outdoor recreation facilities
  • Assist in signing-in of Intramural teams when needed
  • Assign teams sportsmanship ratings concluding each contest
  • Complete any duties as assigned by the Intramural Supervisor, GA, or Assistant Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Willingness to learn and receptive to feedback
  • Knowledge of sport rules
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Must be able to work evenings, Sunday-Thursday from 4pm-11pm, and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Participation in Intramural Sports and/or sports
  • Prior or current officiating experience

Marketing Assistant

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is employed to distribute any form of marketing/advertising needed for the department’s events/programs/building notices/etc. It is responsible for general marketing and communication projects, in addition to a specialization in one of the following areas: copy writing & social media, design, photography/video editing, and web content management.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Print, cut, laminate, distribute/deliver posters and signage for departmental needs as directed
  • Staff Campus Recreation information tables and distribute promotional materials at various Campus Recreation programs throughout the year
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center, and departmental business operations.
  • Work with Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, to design graphics for social media posts and campaign materials
  • Reply to comments, posts, messages, etc., following social media guidelines
  • Assist in updating website, EMS calendar content, University calendar content, department social media, facility information screens and bulletin boards, and The Roar radio station.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly advertised.
  • Collaborate with the others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape including working with various social media accounts, tools, and platforms
  • Understanding of trends and popularities within the social media realm – design, functionality, and users
  • Understanding of basic principles of public relations and/or marketing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated design software experience in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop.
  • Work or academic course experience in marketing/advertising/public relations
  • Academic concentration in Marketing, Advertising, or Public Relations
  • Experience working with MAC computers

Graphic Designer

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is employed to imagine, create, and distribute any form of marketing/advertising needed for the department’s events/programs/building notices/etc.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9.50

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Design print and digital marketing materials using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or design software.
  • Print, cut, laminate, and distribute/deliver posters and signage for departmental needs as directed.
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center, and departmental business operations.
  • Assist in updating website, EMS calendar content, University calendar content, department social media, facility information screens and bulletin boards, and The Roar radio station.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly advertised.
  • Collaborate with the others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Maintain graphic standards of the University and the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Good organization and computer skills.
  • Design software experience in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop.
  • Experience working with MAC computers.
  • Work or course experience in marketing/advertising/graphic design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understand branding guidelines and principles.
  • Understand design principles such as hierarchy, typography, and layout.
  • Experience in understanding and implementing social media strategies.
  • Academic concentration in Marketing, Graphic Design, Advertising, or Public Relations.

Photographer

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for photographing and videoing department programs, services, and facilities as well as maintaining a consistent visual identity to represent, advertise and promote the department.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9.50

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center, and departmental business operations.
  • Work various departmental events which include evenings and weekends.
  • Effectively use DSLR, lighting and audio production techniques and equipment operation.
  • Perform production functions involving lighting and audio recording.
  • Develop promotional videos and campaigns
  • Responsible for numbering, and filing images and videos.
  • Utilize various video/photography delivery systems.
  • Assist the Associate Director in scheduling photo/video shoots to record various activities.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly recorded and advertised.
  • Collaborate with others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Maintain graphic standards of the University and the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work well with others
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Good organization and computer skills
  • Must be skilled in Adobe Premiere or After Effects for video
  • Must be skilled in Photoshop or Lightroom (preferable) for photos
  • Experience working with Mac computers
  • Work or course experience in photography, marketing, advertising, graphic design

Preferred Qualifications: Academic concentration in Photography, Videography, Marketing, Graphic Design, Advertising, or Public Relations.

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