• People


Aquatics (Lifeguards and Swim Instructors)


General Information: Lifeguards are responsible for supervising all aquatic programs and activities as well as all aquatic participants. Lifeguards are expected to be proficient in all lifeguarding and rescue skills and proactive in the surveillance of all Recreational Sports Aquatic Facilities.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. Physical fitness, attention to detail, alertness, and the ability to react to stressful situations are necessary characteristics to adequately perform this job. All lifeguards must be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards.
Swimming Instructor

General Information: Swimming Instructors are responsible for teaching swimming skills in the Campus Recreational Sports Swimming Lesson Program. Instructors are expected to have a general knowledge of swimming and be proficient in the instruction of skills regardless of the age or ability of the participant.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. Ability to instruct young children, adolescents, and adults, is necessary. Ability to teach in both group and individual situations is required as well. All instructors must be certified by the American Red Cross as a Water Safety Instructor.

Intramural Sports (Officials and Supervisors)


General Information: Do you love sports? If so then this is the job for you!!! We are looking for students who want to be around sports in an active role. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, WE PROVIDE ALL TRAINING!!! Intramural officials will work with specific sports of their choosing (Outdoor Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Basketball, and Softball). Officials will be put through approximately 6-8 hours of training before each sport. We evaluate officials during the training and through-out the season. Games are scheduled Sunday through Thursday late afternoons and evenings. We schedule based on your availability. Officials generally work 6-12 hours per week. Sport seasons generally run 4-6 weeks. Locations are throughout campus recreation facilities including North Fee Lane (NFL) fields, Wildermuth Gym and the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC).

Job Features: Officials work in groups of two or three, depending on the sport.


General Information: Our intramural supervisors work throughout the school year in a variety of sports. Intramural supervisors oversee various intramural sports including but not limited to flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, and other special events.

Specific Responsibilities: They work with participants by reporting games of the night as well as taking photos, and addressing concerns, incidents, and accidents that occur during intramural sports.

Qualifications: An ability to communicate and interact with participants is required. Good interpersonal skills and maturity strongly desired.


Fitness/Wellness (Personal Trainers, Strength and Conditioning room consultants, and Group Exercise Leaders)

Group Exercise Leader

General Information: The IU Group Exercise Leader leads participants of the IU Fitness/Wellness program through safe and effective exercise sessions designed to focus mainly on the Indiana University student population. Fitness sessions are held in both the SRSC and SPHB facilities and several satellite facilities. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Lead participants of the IU Fitness/Wellness program through safe and effective exercise sessions.
  2. Prepare for fitness sessions by designing a safe, effective, and well-balanced format of movement that is appropriate for the level of the session lead.
  3. Select and use music that is of high quality and is the appropriate pace (bpm) for the session lead.
  4. Attend all scheduled staff meetings, in-service trainings and scheduled individual training sessions.
  5. Record and turn in payroll sheets to the IU Fitness/Wellness Graduate Assistant on a bi-weekly basis.
  6. Arrive at the fitness session 10-15 minutes prior to start and be available at the end of the session to answer particpants questions or help with equipment as needed.
  7. Start and end each on time.
  8. Conduct session within the policies and procedures of Campus Recreational Sports.
  9. Report to and communicate with the Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness on an on-going basis.
  10. Maintain on-going communication by checking e-mail messages (3x per week), mailbox contents (2x per week) and bulletin board contents.

Qualifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Preventing Disease Transmission, and Safety in the Workplace certification is required. Prior experience in group fitness leadership is preferred. American Council on Exercise or American College of Sports Medicine, and/or National Strength & Conditioning Association certification and/or completion of the P217 Methods of Exercise Leadership is required within 6 months of hire date.

Strength and Conditioning Consultant

General Information: The Strength and Conditioning Consultant is responsible for ensuring the safety of participants utilizing the strength and conditioning areas in both the SRSC and SPHB facilities. Duties include: familiarizing/educating participants with the necessary knowledge for appropriately using the facility equipment, providing feedback to participants, encouraging participation in the incentive program to encourage adherence, and providing basic maintenance and upkeep of the strength and conditioning area. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Fitness Training.

Qualifications: CPR, Disease Transmission and Prevention, and Standard First Aid certification offered by the Division (once employed) and are required prior to beginning work. ACE Personal Training Certification and/or completion of an academic Strength & Conditioning course is recommended.

Regular Duties:

  1. Provide excellent customer service through: interacting with participants, promoting the AMP incentive programs, getting participant feedback, and always being visible while working shifts. Walk around the facility so participants have access to you. Look out for participants who need assistance on equipment or education on proper technique. Feel comfortable approaching participants and assisting them. Complete the consultant daily log and inspection sheets at the completion of each shift.
  2. Remain within 100% compliance with my SFA, CPR, and PDT certifications (you will not be scheduled if certifications expire).
  3. Complete and initial checklists and equipment inspections, report any out of order equipment or equipment cleaning concerns on Recnet. Tend to any accidents or incidents, record any and all information that is important, and take headcounts every half hour and document them properly.
  4. Help participants through inquiring about music preference and volume, T.V. programming, spotting, and form corrections. Check IDs and greet participants at the SPHB.
  5. Participate in periodic written and practical assessments to determine if consultants know the basics of equipment operation, exercise technique, safety procedures, and relational service. Consultants must successfully complete all assessments to continue employment in the Fitness/Wellness program.
  6. Arrive on time, work your entire shift, make sure there is always a consultant/s on the floor before you leave and attend all mandatory meeting and training sessions.
  7. Every consultant must work one holiday during the year (i.e. Spring Break, Christmas Break, Thanksgiving Break).
  8. If you are sick you must call the Graduate Assistant or Assistant Director of Fitness Training at least 12 hours in advance and find a substitution for your shift. If you are unable to attend your shift or cover your shift you must provide a signed doctors notice explaining your absence.
  9. Enter all substitution shifts on the substitution system and call all other consultants on the phone list. Contact the Graduate Assistant or Assistant Director of Fitness Training at least 12 hours before your shift if you are unable to find a shift substitution.
  10. Participate in a mandatory 6-week training and pass the written examination with 80% or above.
Personal Trainer

General Information: The responsibility of a Personal Trainer with Campus Recreational Sports Fitness/Wellness program is to provide a comprehensive one-on-one educational fitness program. Promoting lifelong adherence to a health and fitness program through realistic goal setting and education is the purpose of the Personal Training program. A major goal is to produce independent exercisers by providing them in-depth information on equipment usage, lifestyle management, and ultimately, how to design their own personal fitness program. The major aspects of the personal training program include:

  • Personal attention during all sessions
  • Monitoring progress via fitness assessments and program tracking
  • Access to all resources within Campus Recreational Sports
  • Appropriate program design which assists clients in reaching their goals

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Each trainer is responsible for client tracking paperwork.
  2. Attend all in-service trainings and meetings.
  3. Accurately record client training sessions for payment purposes.
  4. Communicate client program progress and/or problems with the Fitness/Wellness Program Director and/or the Personal Training Program Assistant.
  5. Take pride in each and every client, assisting him or her in every way possible.
  6. Conduct personal training sessions within the policies and guidelines established by the Division.
  7. Be punctual and conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  8. Seek client feedback continuously.
  9. Check email at least twice daily for assignment of new clients & contact him or her within two business days of assignment.
  10. Successfully complete and update CPR, SFA and PDT training.
  11. Maintain certification through on-going continuing education.

Periodic Duties:

  1. Review risk management and emergency procedures established by the Division.
  2. Participate in training of Strength & Conditioning Consultants.
  3. Represent the Fitness/Wellness program and the Division on an as-needed basis.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned by the Fitness/Wellness Program Director.

Qualifications: All trainers possess at least a bachelor's degree in a health-related field or national certification. Trainers without either must acquire a certification within six months of their hire date. Dependent upon experience, some candidates may also need to successfully complete a practical exam with the Fitness/Wellness Program Director and Assistant Directors. Certification will be from one of three organizations - ACE, ACSM, or NSCA.

Facility Supervision (Supervisors)

Informal Sports Supervisor

General Information: The Informal Sports Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and supervising the Recreational Sports facilities (SRSC, SPHB, North Fee Lane Fields) and participants during open recreational hours. Supervisors are expected to have a general knowledge of all division programs and activities and to be able to provide quality customer service, supervision, and emergency care as needed.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. The ability to manage stressful situations in a professional and courteous manner is necessary at all times. The ability to interact well with large groups and to make proper decisions related to security and safety is required. All Supervisors must be certified in American Red Cross CPR, Standard First Aid, and Prevention of Disease Transmission.

Outreach Programs (Outreach Programs Assistant)

Outreach Programs Assistant

General Information: The Outreach Programs Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and supervision of programs and activities offered through Campus Recreational Sports Outreach Programs area. Employees are expected to have a general knowledge of all division programs and activities and to be able to provide quality customer service and excellent communication as needed.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. The ability to manage multiple tasks and to communicate with various diverse groups on campus is required as well. The ability to coordinate events and to recruit and organize volunteers is also required. All Outreach Programs employees must be certified in American Red Cross CPR, Standard First Aid, and Prevention of Disease Transmission.

Marketing (Marketing Assistant, Residence Hall Leader)

Marketing Assistant

General Information: The marketing assistant is a part-time hourly position in the Marketing Department of Campus Recreational Sports that provides general support to the Marketing Director; including managing and implementing the distribution of marketing materials on and off campus, promoting Campus Recreational Sports through personal selling and public speaking, coordinating media relations with the ids, and providing clerical support in the office.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Distribution of Marketing materials
    • Create a literature/materials storage, tracking and distribution system for the SRSC and SPHB and IMU literature racks; track quantities, place reorders, maintain neat appearance of racks, keep materials current; remove outdated or unauthorized materials; transport materials between the 3 locations.(position requires heavy lifting of boxes of materials)
    • Distribute program area flyers, brochures, posters, door hangers, pamphlet holders etc. to on campus academic and residence hall buildings and groups as requested or according to a scheduled plan; Track effectiveness of distribution and make recommendations for improvement;
    • Assist with SOS distribution of materials in January/February.
    • Distribute materials to off-campus locations; research and determine which locations, distribute materials and track results.
    • Responsible for the distribution of 30,000 Guides to Recreational Sports
  2. Personal Selling /Campus Canvassing
    • Public speaking/selling programs and services to individuals, small groups, and large groups (at health fairs, festivals, resource fairs for freshman, freshman orientation during summer, summer graduate student orientations)
    • Research, make and confirm arrangements, and present to graduate student orientations in August/September.
    • Market Division Recfest (August) to freshman via flyers and personal selling;
    • Assist with setup and personal selling at RecFest.
    • Design semester (summer) long plan to campus canvass in academic buildings and residence halls; organize materials and staff tables
  3. Media Relations with ids
    • Develop topics, research and write and send out press releases for all program areas within the Division to the ids and H-T when relevant.
    • Develop, produce copies, package and distribute press kits
    • Maintain contacts with the ids editors, sports editors, sports writers, and Happenings section of the ids; track changes in staff and report to Division.
    • Assist with tracking printed ids ads and paying ids bill
  4. Clerical Support
    • Filing/cataloging photographs and newspaper articles
    • Copying, faxing, MAXI duplicating, typing, email
    • Mailing out boxes of Guides, bulk mailings
    • Running errands on and off campus
    • Assist with set up for special events
    • Assist with focus group arrangements
 Residence Hall Leaders (Marketing)  

General Information:

Act as an IU Campus Recreational Sports ambassador in residence hall by promoting our programs and services to students. Goals will be set weekly for each manager and may include creating a residence hall team and filling the roster, distributing marketing materials, registering people for special events, and educating hall mates on different Recreational Sports programs and services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Interact with students in residence halls to encourage involvement in Recreational Sports programs and services

  • Literature distribution in halls

  • Assist with planning and implementing marketing plan for Residence halls

  • Organize students from hall into intramural teams and act as captain when needed

  • Register students for special events and bring to different programs

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings


  • Personable, positive attitude, outgoing, problem solving skills,

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Attention to detail, punctual, flexible, and reliable

  • Active participation in Recreational Sports

  • Maintain status living in Residence hall throughout semester of employment

If interested in the Residence Hall Leader position, please contact [email protected].





Facility Support (Labor Leader, Labor Assistant, Maintenance Assistant, SET Instructor)

Labor Leader - (LL)

General Information: The Labor Leader is, in addition to being an experienced, reliable maintenance assistant, the direct representative of the Labor Coordinator. He or she is the "eyes and ears" of the Labor Coordinator, identifying needs and problems and taking corrective action(s) on the spot. The Labor Leader is held to a higher standard regarding work quality and personal conduct than Maintenance Assistants, because of his or her greater responsibility and greater effect on the Facility Support function. The Labor Leader does not have authority to effect disciplinary actions, to approve absences from work, to formally appraise performance, or to effect changes in payroll or appointments. The Labor Leader does have the delegated authority to perform the following responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Leads by example: Works at least his or her fair share of the assignment(s). Demonstrates commitment to improving the maintenance/cleanliness of the SRSC by personal maintenance actions. Projects a positive example of applied work ethic. "Walks the walk" on an ongoing basis.
  2. Assists in training Maintenance Assistants in tasks which are new to them through on-the-job training: Demonstrates the correct procedures to follow, answers questions, talks the MA through the process step by step, observes the MA in action, corrects errors and reviews the final result of the MA's effort, providing appropriate feedback.
  3. Inspects facilities: Keeps eyes open to identify safety or health hazards or other maintenance needs. Takes immediate personal action, modifies order/priority of MA assignments, and/or provides information to Labor Coordinator.
  4. Monitors Maintenance Assistants' work in progress: Ensures MA's have sufficient assigned tasks to remain productive. Balances the quantity of the work and assigns tasks according to the experience and capabilities of the MA's. Provides assistance when required, either personally or by assigning more than one MA or LA to a task. Provides MA performance information to the Labor Coordinator.
  5. Monitors quantities of maintenance supplies: Initiates requests for timely replenishment.
  6. Charts work assignments: Utilizes routine cleaning checklist to document MA work assignments.
  7. Labor Leaders are required to attend monthly Facility Support staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the Labor Coordinator.
  8. The Labor Coordinator may occasionally assign other work-related tasks not listed in this job description.

Qualifications: The Labor Leader will have upon appointment, or be enrolled in an upcoming class leading to, certification in Standard First Aid, Prevention of Disease Transmission, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. He or she will have the demonstrated ability to perform the tasks of a Maintenance Assistant, the conceptual ability to plan task accomplishment, and the interpersonal skills to effectively assign work and tactfully provide corrective feedback.

Job Features:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Holiday/break coverage hours required
Maintenance Assistant - (MA)

General Information: The Maintenance Assistant performs general cleaning duties in the SRSC, SPHB, North Fee Lane or other facilities as determined by the routine cleaning checklist or as assigned by a Labor Leader, or the Labor Coordinator.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Routine Tasks: sweeping and mopping floors, disinfecting and cleaning exercise equipment, cleaning windows and glass doors, and emptying trash containers.
  2. Special Tasks: setting up tables, chairs, bleachers and other items for special events, field maintenance, field lining and other tasks supporting Recreational Sports programs.
  3. Customer Service: Maintenance Assistants are required to wear a Facility Support work shirt with a nametag to facilitate identification by customers. Courtesy, safety, and commitment to the work of the position are required at all times.
  4. Varied Locations: Maintenance Assistants may work at the SRSC, SPHB, and/or North Fee Lane fields.
  5. Maintenance Assistants are required to attend monthly Facility Support staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the Labor Coordinator.
  6. The Labor Coordinator may occasionally assign other work-related tasks not listed in this job description.

Qualifications: The Maintenance Assistant must have certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Standard First Aid (SFA), and Prevention of Disease Transmission (PDT). The Maintenance Assistant must also attend seven hours of training specific to the tasks of the position.

Job Features:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Holiday/break coverage hours required
Labor Assistant - (LA)

General Information: The Labor Assistant provides support services to the program areas within the Campus Recreational Sports. Labor Assistants report to, receive and perform work assignments from the Labor Coordinator.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Basic Duties: Aquatics - requested preparation for events Club Sports - scheduled field preparation or event set-up
  2. Facility Support - assigned tasks within the SRSC or SPHB facility (repairs/maintenance) Fitness/Wellness - preventative maintenance, selected repairs (as assigned by supervisor) Intramurals - event field preparation, general NFL building and grounds maintenance Outreach Program - Family Night set-up/take-down
  3. Other Duties: Painting, cleaning, data/statistical record keeping (i.e. logging of work accomplished), etc.
  4. Equipment: Training and assignments will involve proper use of hand tools, field liners, small machines such as mowers, tractors, pressure cleaners, vacuums and lifting small items.
  5. Varied Locations: Labor Assistants may work at the SRSC, SPHB, North Fee Lane fields, Trap and Skeet Range, and any site where program areas conduct activities.
  6. Labor Assistants are required to attend monthly Facility Support staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the Labor Coordinator.
  7. The Labor Coordinator may occasionally assign other work-related tasks not listed in this job description.

Qualifications: Labor Assistants are expected to receive practical and specialized training as needed to complete assigned tasks and follow procedures outlined by the Labor Coordinator prior to being assigned duties and demonstrate understanding and cooperation with other members assigned to the same duties. Labor Assistants are required to pay special attention to risk management principles while working within a facility or operating equipment and have certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Standard First Aid (SFA), and Prevention of Disease Transmission (PDT).

Job Features:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Holiday/break coverage hours required

Member Services (Member Services Hourly)


Member Services Hourly

General Information: Member Services Hourly serve as the front line office personnel. This is a part-time position averaging over 20 hours a week including days, evenings and weekends.

Specific Responsibilities: Customer Service; collection of program fees, assisting walk-in and phone customers by providing them with accurate and timely information regarding memberships, programs and policies.

Qualifications: Customer service skills; 2 years cash handling experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work under limited supervision.

Professional Preparation

Interested in a career in Recreational Sports Management? IU has one of the country's leading programs, through the the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health. Click here for further information.

Professional Positions:

If interested in a professional position, click here to access the University Human Resources Services.

February 9 Battleship, 4x4 Volleyball, Table Tennis Deadline

February 18 Group Swim Lesson Deadline

February 23 - 27 Celebrate EveryBODY Week