Employment with Recreation Services offer students flexible hours, valuable work experience, and competitive hourly wages. Over five hundred students are employed as sports officials, lifeguards, office assistants, climbing wall attendants, and building attendants. Undergraduate and graduate students desiring to work in this healthy and enjoyable environment can apply using the link below. Recreation Services, under the umbrella of Iowa State University, is an equal opportunity employer and upholds the Principles of the Iowa State Community. Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 1st for Summer/Fall employment, by August 1st for Fall Semester employment, and by November 1st for Spring Semester employment.
Facility Service Desk Attendant: The Facility Service Desk Attendants work at the front desk of Lied Recreation Athletic Center, Beyer Hall, or State Gym. Responsibilities for this position include checking ID’s, opening/closing buildings, membership sales, locker rentals, laundry service, enforce building policies and procedures, participation counts and building rounds, activate the Emergency Action Plan, and assist East/West Supervisor.
Facility Fitness Center Attendant: The Facility Fitness Center Attendants work on the 3rd floor at Lied Rec, and the 1st and 2nd floor(s) at State Gym. Responsibilities will include cleaning equipment/facility, enforcing building policies and procedures, recording participation counts and building rounds, submitting equipment maintenance reports, activating the emergency action plan, and assisting the East/West Supervisor.
Facility Equipment Check Out Attendant: The Facility Equipment Check Out Attendants work at the Equipment Checkout desk at State. Responsibilities will include checking out facility equipment, handling laundry service, providing customer service, activating the emergency action plan, assisting the fitness center supervisor and the West Supervisor.
Forker Facility Attendant: The Forker Facility Attendants supervise the Forker Building. Responsibilities will include opening and closing the building, enforcing building policies and procedures, signing lifeguards in and out, recording participation counts and building rounds, activating the emergency action plan, and assisting the East Supervisor.\
Southwest Complex Facility Attendant: The Southwest Complex Facility Attendants supervise the Southwest Complex during reservations and Sport Club practices, tournaments, or events, as well as respond to any emergencies.
For questions, contact Whitnie Nichols, 515-294-4235, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facility Cleaning Attendant: The Facility Cleaning Attendant cleans exercise equipment, sweeps and mops around equipment, empties trash, cleans racquet ball and gym floors, washes windows, dusts, and other light cleaning duties.
For questions, contact Cindy Osborne, 515-294-6649, email@example.com.
Lifeguard: The Lifeguards work at Beyer and State Pools and are responsible for the overall safety of all swimming participants. Responsibilities include enforcing pool rules, activating the emergency action plan, and testing the chemical composition of water. All lifeguard applicants must be currently certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, & CPR/AED-PR. We recognize American Red Cross Certifications and Jeff Ellis & Associates Certifications in Lifeguarding, and First Aid and CPR/AED.
For questions, contact Andy Laughlin, 515-294-0654, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turf Management and Maintenance
Turf Management Assistant: The Turf Management Employees are in charge of all outdoor facilities. Your responsibilities include picking up trash, mowing, removing weeds, edging, stringing out various types of athletic fields, repairing fences, troubleshooting and repairing irrigation systems, removing debris,and setting up for special events and outdoor activities. Applicants must have the ability to safely operate various types of turf equipment including mowers, string trimmers, utility vehicles, utility tractors with attachments, seeders, and painting machines.
For questions, contact Brent Cunningham, 515-294-4247, email@example.com.
Intramural Sports Referee: The Intramural Referee’s officiate various intramural sporting contests. Responsibilities include attending training sessions, working knowledge of the rules and gameplay of the sport you referee, enforcing policies and procedures, handling intramural sports equipment, and assisting supervisors with other assigned duties.
For questions, contact Nathan Pick, 515-294-4186, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Fitness Instructor: The Group Fitness Instructors lead and instruct group fitness classes to individuals with multiple fitness levels. Leading classes include cueing, planning and organizing fitness class components, and choreography. Additional responsibilities include providing high quality customer service and motivation techniques to class participants, while creating a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Those wanting to become a fitness instructor must first complete the Learn To Teach program where all skills to teach fitness classes will be learned. Learn To Teach begins each semester. Sign up by filling out the Recreation Services Employment Application and clicking on Group Fitness Instructor.
For questions regarding Group Fitness Instructors, contact Ashley Artist, 515-294-4182, email@example.com.
Personal Trainer: The Personal Trainers are responsible for working with clients to improve their health and fitness levels by conducting fitness assessments, designing exercise programs, and one-on-one or small group exercise sessions. Those wanting to become a personal trainer must first complete the personal training program where all skills to teach train clients will be learned. The personal training program begins each semester. Sign up by filling out the Recreation Services Employment Application and clicking on Personal Trainer.
For questions regarding Personal Trainers, contact Nora Hudson, 515-294-6905, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Recreation Program
Outdoor Recreation Equipment Supervisor: The Equipment Supervisor position involves working at the State Gym office. Your responsibilities in this area will include: equipment rentals, maintenance, inventory, trip/workshop registration and other office duties. Other duties include: leading trips, teaching workshops and performing bike maintenance.
Outdoor Recreation Climbing Wall Attendant: The Climbing Wall Attendant is responsible for coverage of daily operational hours of the climbing wall and knows all working operations, including climbing equipment, policies and procedures, attendance management, equipment and facility maintenance procedures. Must have a belay card through Iowa State University’s Outdoor Recreation Program and be CPR/AED/first aid certified.
For questions, contact Jerry Rupert, 515-294-4774, email@example.com.
Admin Office Assistant: The Admin Office Assistant will help answer the department phone, welcome and assist customers at the front counter, assist with data entry, filing and running departmental errands.
For questions, contact Heather Paris, 294-0995, firstname.lastname@example.org.