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

Attend the following Officials Training to learn more and apply.

Basketball, Dodgeball, Innertube Water Polo and Kickball

  • Part 1 - Oct 22 - Information/training session
    • Time: 5pm or 7pm
    • Location: AFC Room 201
  • Part 2 - Oct 23 - On-Court Training
    • Time: 5pm or 7pm
    • Location: SRC
  • Part 3 - Oct 24 - On-Court Training
    • Time: 6-8pm
    • Location: SRC

Outdoor Soccer

  • Nov 6 - Information/training session
    • Time: 5pm or 7pm
    • Location: AFC Room 201

    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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    Cavalier Outdoor Adventure Retreat (COAR) Field Instructor

    • 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
    • The COAR instructor will be responsible for the group for the duration of the 3-day experience. COAR instructors will act at various times as a coach, a guide, a friend and a teacher.
    • 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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