Rec Student Jobs

IM-Rec Sports is one of the largest employers of students at UVA. Get one of the fun jobs!

Student Employment

We accept applications year-round. Please find the jobs and their descriptions below.

NOTE: In compliance with federal law, you'll need to bring original documentation for the I9 (See page 5 of this IRS document)

Facilities

Facilities Service Assistant
  • Assist Facility Supervisors with Daily Operating Procedures
  • Greet and assist members and guest while enforcing facility access policies
  • Help clean and maintain the general appearance of the facility and fitness equipment
  • Adhere to and enforce University/Departmental Policies
  • Assist in the execution of Emergency Action Procedures

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Fitness & Instruction

Group Fitness Instructor
  • Experience leading group exercise classes
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Hold a national certification in group exercise instruction or specialty course
  • Knowledgeable on appropriate exercises for all populations
  • Willingness to learn and adapt as new tasks and opportunities arise

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Personal Trainer

  • Experience writing exercise programs and leading one-on-one training sessions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Hold a national certification in personal training
  • Knowledgeable on appropriate exercises for all populations
  • Willingness to learn and adapt as new tasks and opportunities arise

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Intramural Sports

Sports Official

  • Assist with venue set-up and take-down
  • Assist in the signing-up of Intramural teams and verification of their eligibility
  • Assist in examining facility for safety hazards
  • Officiate Intramural contests and enforce the rules as judiciously as possible
  • Oversee the Intramural contest and ensure participation takes place in a safe manner

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Supervisor

  • Assist in pre-game duties, including assigning Intramural Officials to their partners and their field/court
  • Complete necessary online daily reports
  • Oversee Intramural contests and ensure participation takes place in a safe manner
  • Diffuse any potential issues involving participants, coaches and spectators
  • Provide training and support for the Intramural Officials

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Aquatics

Lifeguard

  • To supervise the activities of swimmers by enforcing rules and regulations
  • To warn swimmers of improper activities or hazards
  • To rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning when indicated and provide emergency care as needed
  • To work scheduled shifts
  • To successfully and positively perform within work team dynamics

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Swim Instructor

  • Identify key elements and strategies for planning and preparing effective and safe swim lessons
  • Identify key class management principles, elements and strategies for planning, preparing and conducting safe swim lessons
  • Describe the importance of effective observation for teaching and how to develop these methods
  • Develop the ability to effectively communicate about participant’s progress in swim lessons
  • Modify teaching to meet unexpected challenges including dealing with participants who misbehave

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Business Services

Services Assistant

  • Serve as a primary customer service representative for the department
  • Provide excellent customer service to UVA students, faculty, staff, dependents, and guests of the University
  • Sell recreation memberships, programs, and other services, taking payment for services, and answering the telephone and walk in inquiries
  • Resolve issues in a friendly and efficient manner
  • Prepare reports including financial accountability, payroll deduction, membership retention, program registrations and other service reports

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Outdoor Adventure

Supervisor

  • To assist customers in outfitting trips by ensuring proper rentals of needed camping and paddling equipment
  • To responsibly handle the monetary transactions of the outdoor recreation rental center according to PCI regulations and through the completion of the appropriate forms for rentals and refunds
  • Monitor use the bouldering wall and ensure all users have completed the required Bouldering Orientation before climbing
  • Don’t wait for someone to tell you what needs to be done. Look for things that you can do to be helpful to keep the ORC clean and well organized
  • Adhere to and enforce University/Departmental Policies

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Challenge Course Facilitator

  • Take Pride in being a Student Employee in the IM-Rec Sports Department
  • Establish a positive rapport and relationship with Student and Departmental Staff, Members and Guest of the Facility
  • Promote Exceptional Customer Service to create a positive environment for members and guests
  • Take Initiative, be proactive, and be confident in decision making
  • Be proactive and prepared to respond to all emergency situations

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Marketing

Marketing Contributor

  • Represent IM-Rec Sports at resource fairs, student activities, etc.
  • Contribute dynamic content of various kinds to include photography, video, blogs and other social media posts
  • Contribute consistently to Marketing Publication Calendar by researching, writing and collaborating with student and professional staff
  • Participate in regular marketing team meetings

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Photographer

  • Work in a multimedia, deadline-driven environment
  • Take high quality pictures of our program and facility events for promotional use in print and electronic media
  • Represent the department at student activities and events and post videos and photos to social media

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