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 links below. Please be aware that all new hires must complete an I-9 form on or before the first day of employment. You must provide original documentation from the List of Acceptable Documents.

Recreation Services, under the umbrella of Iowa State University, is an equal opportunity employer and upholds the Principles of the Iowa State Community. Undergraduate students 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. Graduate students can expect information on employment for the following year to be updated in early fall.


Job Opportunities

Detailed job descriptions can be found by clicking on the position title

Facility Attendant David Francis Apply Here
Lifeguard David Francis Apply here
Facility Cleaning Attendant Cindy Osborne Closed at this time
Turf Management Specialist Brent Cunningham Apply here
Indoor Maintenance Specialist Brent Cunningham Apply here
Esports Game Room Assistant Nathan Pick Closed at this time
Intramural Sports Referee Nathan Pick Apply here
Group Fitness Instructor Ashley Artist Apply here
Personal Trainer Nora Hudson Apply here
Outdoor Recreation Attendant Johnna Ragland Closed at this time
Marketing Specialist Ray Schmidt Apply Here



For more information on student employment and career readiness, view our Careers in Campus Rec page here