Employment

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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.

Facilities

Facility Attendant: Work in State Gym, Lied Recreation Center and Beyer Hall.  They provide supervision to our facilities, assist with the normal day to day use of the facilities, and provide equipment to the patrons who enter our facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Customer service, hourly rounds of facility, enforce gym specific policies, and record participation numbers in facility
  • Checkout equipment to patrons for workouts, clean equipment and manage gym floor, run the laundry through and make sure towels and staff shirts are clean and ready for use.
  • Activate the emergency action plan (EAP) in the case of an emergency.

Facility Attendant Application

For questions, contact David Francis, 515-294-2564, dfrancis@iastate.edu

Aquatics

Lifeguard: Work in State and Beyer Pools. Lifeguards are responsible for the overall safety of all patrons and guests; in addition to checking pool chemicals during their shifts. All applicants must be currently certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED-PR. We recognize American Red Cross Certificates and Jeff Ellis & Associates Certifications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Activating Emergency Action Plan (EAP) should the situation require it
  • Enforce pool specific policies

Lifeguard Application

For questions, contact David Francis, 515-294-2564, dfrancis@iastate.edu

Turf Management and Maintenance

Turf Management Maintenance: Recreation Services manages 110 acres of athletic grounds that are used by intramurals, sport clubs and several other outside groups throughout the spring, summer and fall. Main part of this Job is to maintain fields to the highest standard for all users.

Responsibilities include:

  • General upkeep of outdoor facilities that include but not limited to: Mowing, edging, marking and painting athletic fields, irrigation repair, setting up for events, and similar miscellaneous tasks.
  • Must be able to safely operate turf equipment and be able to work independently

Turf Management Maintenance Application

For questions, contact Brent Cunningham, 515-294-4247, brentc@iastate.edu.

 

Indoor Facility Maintenance: Assist Area mechanics and Facility mechanic with the completion of work orders and perform other assigned tasks within Lied Recreation Center, State Gym and Beyer Hall.

Responsibilities include:

  • Background knowledge of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance on various types of equipment while using hand and power tools in a safe manner
  • Complete work orders in a timely manner and the ability to work unsupervised

Indoor Facility Maintenance Application

For questions, contact Brent Cunningham, 515-294-4247, brentc@iastate.edu.

Facility Cleaning 

Facility Cleaning Attendant: Assists Recreation Services in maintaining a clean and healthy environment within our Facilities.  Cleaning Attendants are assigned specific areas and responsibilities within our 3 Facilities. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting exercise equipment
  • Sweeping and mopping around equipment
  • Emptying trash
  • Dust mopping racquet ball and gymnasium floors
  • Washing windows
  • Dusting
  • Other light cleaning duties

Facility Cleaning Attendant Application

For questions, contact Cindy Osborne, 515-294-6649, cosborne@iastate.edu.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports Referee: Intramural referees are facilitators of fun who referee various sporting events (flag football, basketball, volleyball, etc.) to ensure a safe, fair, and fun atmosphere is provided to all participants. Knowledge of the sport(s) you will be officiating is preferred but ultimately not always required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work as part of a team of referees to officiate intramural games to enforce intramural rules, policies, and procedures
  • Interact with your peers throughout games and handle any potential complaints/issues/problems as they arise
  • We work around your schedule of when you can work! You can also still play on an intramural team as well (in fact, it is encouraged!)

Intramural Sports Referee Application

For questions, contact Nathan Pick, 515-294-4186, ndpick@iastate.edu.

Fitness Programs

Fitness Instructor: Fitness Instructors are nationally certified to lead and instruct fitness classes to individuals with multiple fitness levels.

  • Cue, plan and organize fitness class components and choreography.
  • Create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone in a fitness class.
  • Provide high quality customer service and motivation techniques to class participants.

If you are currently certified use this application: Fitness Instructor Application

Those that are not certified and want to become a fitness instructor must first complete the Learn To Teach program. More information about our trainings and registration are available on our Learn to Teach/Train webpage.

For questions regarding Group Fitness Instructors, contact Ashley Artist, 515-294-4182, aartist@iastate.edu.

 

Personal Trainer: Personal Trainers are nationally certified to help clients reach their health and fitness goals. 

  • Conduct knowledge and skill based fitness assessments.
  • Design progressive exercise programs for one-on-one or small group exercise sessions. 
  • Provide high quality customer service and motivation techniques to all clients.

If you are currently certified use this application: Personal Trainer Application

Those that are not certified and want to become a personal trainer must first complete the Learn To Teach program. More information about our trainings and registration are available on our Learn to Teach/Train webpage.

For questions regarding Personal Trainers, contact Nora Hudson, 515-294-6905, nhudson@iastate.edu.

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.

ORP Employment Application

For questions regarding ORP, contact Jerry Rupert, 515-294-4774, jrupert@iastate.edu.

Customer Service

Service Desk Attendant: The Service Desk Attendants work at the front desk of Lied Recreation Athletic Center or State Gym. Responsibilities for this position include verifying active membership, opening/closing buildings, daily guest pass sales, laundry service, enforce building policies and procedures, participation counts and building rounds, activate the Emergency Action Plan, and assist East/West Supervisor.

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 Whitnie Nichols, 515-294-4235, wkimball@iastate.edu

 

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