Jobs and Descriptions

The Department of Campus Recreation is one of the largest student employers on campus and we highly value student success. We provide leadership opportunities and transferable skills that a student can apply to any job upon graduation. Every day we practice customer service, critical thinking, teamwork, communications, problem solving skills and more.

Application

Student Staff Job Application (PDF) Printable

A completed application can be turned into the Campus Recreation Administration Office located at the CRWC (2nd floor) or emailed to recreation@uh.edu

Campus Recreation hires College Work Study students, please click here to apply through Cougar Pathway .


Aquatics

Lifeguard
Certification Required
Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited  to ensuring safe and effective day to day operations of the swimming pool and deck areas, enforcing departmental policy rules and regulations, and preventing accidents. Red Cross certification is preferred.

Water Safety Instructor
Certification Required
Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching youth and adult swim lessons. Swim instructors must have a current WSI (Water Safety Instructor) and/or YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification.


Member Services

Member Services Attendant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures and filing. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Member Services Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.


Outdoor Adventure

Climbing Wall Attendant
Accepting Applications
Help belay patrons and oversee the rock wall

Rental Assistant
Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, renting out equipment to patrons, and general customer service. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Trip Leader
Accepting Applications


Fitness

Fitness Zone Attendant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring access to the Fitness Zone areas. Inspecting equipment for safety, cleaning equipment, providing a safe environment for active patrons. Assisting patrons with their workouts by providing spotting assistance and encouragement.

Fitness Instructor
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
(Aerobics, Cycling, Circuit…) Responsibilities include but are not limited to leading patrons in group fitness sessions, preparing choreography, and music. Excellent communication skills and enthusiastic personality are necessary. A group fitness certification from a nationally recognized certifying body is required for employment.

Personal Trainer
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and implementing personalized fitness sessions focused on health, performance, and well-being. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Be able to work independently, and enjoy motivating others to achieve their goals. A personal training certification from a nationally recognized certifying body is required.


Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports Official
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to set-up and take-down and officiating of various intramural sporting events. Reviewing rules and regulations, maintaining accurate records of the different sporting events, and assisting the IM Supervisor as needed.

Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Sports Club Supervisor
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications

Summer Camp Counselor (Summer Only)
Accepting Applications


Marketing

Marketing Graduate Assistant
Start date: January 3, 2018.
Accepting Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript for Graduate Students Only
This professionally minded individual will help the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications in the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive campus recreation Marketing program. Direct responsibility will be determined by an individual’s skill set, as well as the needs of the Department. Evening and weekend hours will be required. read more...

Marketing Assistant
Accepting College Work Student Only
Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring department website, creation of promotion materials, updating social media sites, and taking photographs and videos at department functions.

Graphic Designer
Accepting College Work Student Only
Responsibilities include but are not limited to creation of promotional materials, such as fliers/banners/brochures/etc.

Street Team Promotions
Accepting College Work Student Only
Responsibilities include but are not limited to distributing promotional material and posting fliers around the UH campus.

Webmaster
Accepting College Work Student Only
Responsibilities include but are not limited to designing and maintaining the Campus Recreation website.


Operations

Maintenance/Mechanical Staff
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with preventative maintenance and cleaning throughout the facility

Admin Office Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phone calls, willingness to learn Campus Recreation policies and procedures, filing and data entry. Excellent communication and customer service skills along with a personable and pleasant attitude are prerequisites.

Welcome Desk Assistant
Position Filled But Still Accepting Applications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing customer service regarding general inquiries and programming information, selling memberships, checking equipment in and out, inventory control, assisting with laundry, and verifying authenticity of patrons authorized to use the facility.


Graduate Assistantships

The University of Houston will have THREE Graduate Assistantships available for the upcoming 2018-2020 school year. These positions are security sensitive and require a criminal history investigation of the final candidates. Please see the attached combined position announcement. If you have questions feel free to reach out to the staff member listed as the contact for the position. Please submit all materials electronically (email):
  • Recreational Sports & Family Programs Contact Person: Chelsea Watson, Coordinator Recreational Sports & Family Programs, Department of Campus Recreation, cgwatson@central.uh.edu
  • Fitness Contact Person: Joseph Secrest, Coordinator of Fitness, Department of Campus Recreation, jrsecres@central.uh.edu
  • Marketing Contact Person: Maria Victoria Avila, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communication, recreation@uh.edu

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