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Campus Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on Penn State's University Park campus. Our focus on critical development and leadership exists in our variety of jobs available each semester. Working for Campus Recreation provides students the opportunity to grow as leaders, gain valuable professional skills, and work in an exciting environment alongside professional staff who are passionate about student development. Check out the position descriptions below and apply online at psu.jobs

Other benefits include:

• Competitive pay rates

• Job skills training

• Leadership development opportunities

• Pleasant work environment

• Variety of work schedules

Outdoor Adventures

Aventure Recreation Office Assistants greet customers, answer phones, maintain office files, assist with light cleaning and upkeep tasks, and complete special assignments within the assigned work unit. Applicants must possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and should have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred although not required.  Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Climbing Wall Managers supervise the climbing wall operations and staff members. They teach belay orientations and lessons as well as additional evening programming when needed. They assist the Program Coordinator with scheduling, maintenance, and equipment upkeep while also attending and assisting with mandatory staff meetings and staff technical skill clinics. This position will primarily cover nights and weekends, but may include other shifts as needed. Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certification through the AMGA (or equivalent) is required and lead endorsement (L) preferred, but not required. Previous climbing experience is required and related managerial experience is preffered, but not required.

Climbing Wall Monitors serve as the main point of contact for climbers at the rope wall and bouldering areas. Wall Monitors staff the climbing wall front desk area (check-ins, membership checks, equipment management), provide necessary equipment (shoes, harnesses, belay devices), and inform/assist climbers with proper fit and use of equipment. They may also have opportunities to teach new climbers. Climbing Wall Monitors must uphold policies and procedures of the indoor climbing facility, monitor and supervise climbers, and conduct daily opening and closing duties. This position will primarily cover nights and weekends but may include other shifts as needed. Climbing experience preferred, but not required.

Trip Leaders are responsible for planning, preparing, leading, and evaluating outdoor/adventure trips and activities including (but not limited to) hiking, backpacking, caving, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and mountaineering. Leaders must attend mandatory bi-weekly staff meetings and participate in ongoing staff development workshops and trainings. Hours vary depending on trip schedules, but Trip Leaders should expect to work 1-2 evenings per week and 5-6 weekends per semester. Trip Leaders are also expected to wor at least one shift of 2-3 hours per week in the Rental Center. Prior outdoor/adventure leadership experience is preferred but not required. Individuals should possess a desire to learn new skills, develop leadership abilities, and interact with others in dynamic and challenging settings. Successful completion of a 10-day Outdoor Leadership Training Course (OLTC), Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR (or higher) certifications are required. WFA and CPR certifications may be obtained within one semester of hire date.

Route Setters are primarily responsible for setting routes for the rope wall and the bouldering areas as well as maintaining walls and equipment, cleaning holding holds, and maintaining a rotation of routes on a routine basis (6-8 week rotation). Prior climbing experience required while route setting experience is preferred, but not required.

Challenge Course/Team Building Facilitators facilitate groups on high and low ropes challenge courses, climbing structures, and through portable team building initiatives at Stone Valley Recreational Area and the University Park campus. Candidates should be creative, motivating, and engaging leaders who will lead groups through a series of elements designed to encourage communication and team building in a non-competitive yet highly challenging environment. The season runs from the end of March through mid-November. First Aid/CPR certifications are preferred, prior facilitation experience is preferred but not required.

Aquatics

Lifeguards provide general supervision of aquatic facilities; respond to emergencies, including rendering emergency care; and assist with facility upkeep and general operational needs. Applicants must be currently certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Applicants must also successfully complete a knowledge and skills assessment as part of the hiring process. Positions are available year-round. Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Head Lifeguards assist with the supervision, onboarding, and training of lifeguards staff in addition to providing general supervision of aquatic facilities; responding to emergencies, including rendering emergency care; and assisting with facility upkeep and general operational needs. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Applicants must be currently certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Oxygen Administration. Applicants must have a minimum of two semesters working as a lifeguard for Campus Recreation.  Certification in Lifeguard Management and Lifeguarding Instructor is preferred. Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Office Assistants greet customers, answer phones, maintain office files, assist with light cleaning and upkeep tasks, and complete special assignments within the assigned work unit. Applicants must possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and should have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred although not required.  Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Safety & Aquatics - Specialty Instructors are expected to conduct classes in an engaging, safe and effective manner, providing an encouraging and motivating atmosphere while helping participants achieve class objectives.  Instructors must display excellent customer service, decision-making and communication skills. Ability to follow instructions and attend all mandatory training/meetings. Applicants must have current instructor certification to be considered. Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients. 

Timing System Operators are responsible for operating the Colorado Timing System console and associated equipment during meets and events. Familiarity with Swimming & Diving events is required.  Prior experience operating a Colorado Timing system, or an equivalent system, is preferred. Positions are available year-round. Must be a current Penn State student and available to work nights and weekends. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients

Competitive Sports

Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for officiating intramural sport competitions in a variety of sports throughout the year. Training will be provided which will cover the rules and mechanics of each sport, and students will be familiarized with the policies and procedures of the Intramural Sports Program. No prior experience necessary.

Competitive Sports Program Assistants serve as the first line of communication by providing customer service to participants. This includes overseeing the check-in process, scorekeeping, evaluation of the playing area, and checking on the general welfare of the participants in one playing area. This individual serves as a liaison to enforce all policies and procedures of the Competitive Sports Program.

Competitive Sports Supervisors provide on-field supervision of club and intramural competitions and events. This includes overseeing roster and safety checks, reviewing paperwork, officials evaluation, and supervision and management of student staff members. This individual serves as a first responder in the event of injury and is tasked with enforcing all policies and procedures of the Competitive Sports Program.

 

Fitness and Wellness

Fitness Assistants may greet customers, answer phones, maintain office files, assist with light cleaning and upkeep tasks, assist with check-ins for fitness classes, and complete special assignments within the assigned work unit. Applicants must possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and should have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred although not required.  Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Fitness Instructors are expected to conduct classes in an engaging, safe and effective manner, providing an encouraging and motivating atmosphere while helping participants achieve class objectives.  Instructors must display excellent customer service, decision-making and communication skills. Ability to follow instructions and attend all mandatory training/meetings.  Applicants must have current instructor certification/work experience to be considered. Satisfactory completion of KINES 93 and 96 (or substitution of work experience/certifications as approved by supervisor). Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to Penn State students, including work-study recipients. Commonly accepted certifications include ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Exercise), NSCA (National Sports and Conditioning Association), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), IFA (International Fitness Association), or other related and accredited organization.

Personal Trainers provide customized personal training services to Campus Recreation members, including creating individualized workout plans. Requires nationally-recognized personal training certification.  Personal Trainers are expected to conduct sessions in an engaging, safe and effective manner, providing an encouraging and motivating atmosphere while helping participants achieve fitness objectives.  Personal Trainers must display excellent customer service, decision-making and communication skills. Ability to follow instructions and attend all mandatory training/meetings. Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Tennis

Customer Service Desk Representatives are responsible for greeting customers, granting access, collecting money, scheduling available court hours, simple tidiness and care of the facility. They are the first line of communication with patrons and potential members to the Tennis Center. 

Racquet Stringers string/re-string tennis racquets to members and guests of the Tennis Center. Familiarity with the game of tennis and prior experience stringing racquets is preferred but not required. Racquet stringers should be Penn State students. Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available.

Instructors are experienced players who will be on the court in both group and individual settings. The instructor provides a safe and fun environment for the clients to learn. Must possess a knowledge of the game and an outgoing personality.

Facility & Operations

Facility Attendants are responsible for providing operational support for Campus Recreation facilities. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations, Coordinator for Facilities and Operations, and Student Building Supervisor, Facility Attendants are considered an extension of facility management. A Facility Attendant’s job duties include: Create the “First Impression” for Campus Recreation facilities. Open and close program areas within Campus Recreation buildings, contact appropriate personnel for troubleshooting issues, and provide participants with information on Campus Recreation program areas or direct them to the appropriate staff. Greet and check for proper identification within Fusion software. Answer telephones, issue equipment, complete routine building checks, and enforce policies and procedures. Assist in safety, security, and risk management protocols for facilities. Assist in event set up and tear down. Spot clean facility/fitness equipment as needed and put away any equipment left out by guests. Perform scheduled room checks and counts. Attend staff meetings, and maintain professionalism at all times, either while assisting members or attending to other work tasks. Will provide backup to facility access staff when necessary. Individuals will also provide coverage when needed for special events that go beyond normal operating hours. Facility Attendants must be Penn State University students and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Ability to recognize and identify unruly patrons or unsafe behaviors. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds with or without accommodation. Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018 and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Student Building Supervisors assist with the supervision, training, and evaluation of Facility Attendants. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations and Coordinator for Facilities and Operations, Student Building Supervisors are considered an extension of facility management. In addition to performing the tasks of a Facility Attendant, the Student Building Supervisor helps ensure policies and procedures for Campus Recreation buildings are enforced in a fair and consistent manner particularly on nights and weekends.  Student Building Supervisors must attend staff meetings, and maintain professionalism at all times, either while assisting members, working with staff across program areas or attending to other work tasks. Will provide backup to facility access staff when necessary. Individuals will also provide coverage when needed for special events that go beyond normal operating hours. Student Building Supervisors must be Penn State University students and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Ability to recognize and identify unruly patrons or unsafe behaviors. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. CPR/First Aid/AED certification required. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds with or without accommodation. Positions are available year-round. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to work-study recipients.

Membership

Customer Service Representatives are responsible for creating the “first impression” for Campus Recreation facilities and for monitoring and controlling access through membership management software and similar systems. Responsible for greeting customers and providing exceptional customer service, including providing information on Campus Recreation program areas or directing customers to appropriate staff when necessary. Will perform sales, program registration, and equipment check-out; assists with building security and guest sign-in.  Answers telephones and helps enforce policies and procedures. Attend staff meetings, and maintain professionalism at all times, either while assisting members or attending to other work tasks. Customer Service Representatives must be Penn State University students and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends as necessary. Familiarity with cash handling/sales procedures is preferred.

Lead Customer Service Representatives help train and supervise customer service representatives, for creating the “first impression” for Campus Recreation facilities and for monitoring and controlling access to Campus Recreation facilities.  Will perform sales transactions, program registrations, and equipment check-out. Assists with building security and guest sign-in, and provides participants with information on Campus Recreation program areas or directs them to the appropriate staff.  Attends staff meetings, and maintains professionalism at all times, either while assisting members or attending to other work tasks. Customer Service Representatives must be Penn State University students and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, willing to cover or trade shifts when necessary. Ability to recognize and identify unruly patrons or unsafe behaviors. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary. Familiarity with cash handling/sales procedures is required.

Stone Valley Recreation Area

Boating Operations Attendants will oversee check-in and check-out of boating equipment at Stone Valley Recreation Area. Will operate a motorboat and may assist with regular cleaning and upkeep of boats, paddles, lifejackets and associated recreational equipment. Attends staff meetings, and maintains professionalism at all times, either while assisting members or attending to other work tasks. This is a seasonal position. Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to Penn State students and work-study recipients.

Grounds/Maintenance Workers will mop, sweep, clean and wax floors. Will operate powered janitorial equipment. May perform minor repairs and move furniture, equipment, and materials. Will mow and trim lawn areas and operate trucks, tractors, powered ground equipment, pneumatic tools. Will remove brush, leaves, grass clippings, paper and debris from grounds.  MVR Check Required.  This is a seasonal position.  Applicants must be able to work days, evenings,  weekends and holidays as necessary. Applications will be kept on file through July 31, 2018, and will be reviewed as positions become available. Preference is given to Penn State students and work-study recipients.