Closure Notice

The University has a great responsibility to its students, faculty and staff when considering the return to full operations. We are ready and eager to provide the UVA community with fitness and recreational opportunities once the University is able to return to comprehensive operations safely and effectively. We are privileged to support this University and we believe in its greater mission. We're all in this together! If you have questions, please reach out to covidinformation@virginia.edu.

When we initially open, we will start with the fitness area at the AFC and the pool at NGRC. The hours and experience will be modified to ensure safety for students, members and staff. We will announce opening details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please try some virtual programs.

Class of 2024! Get oriented to on-Grounds recreation opportunities.

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.

Softball and Outdoor Soccer

  • March 2 - Information/training session
    • Time: 5pm or 7pm
    • Location: AFC Room 201
  • March 3 - On field training

Flag Football and Floor Hockey

  • March 16 - Information/training session
    • Time: 5pm or 7pm
    • Location: AFC Room 201
  • March 17 - Flag Football on field training
  • March 18 - Floor Hockey on field training
    • Time: 5-8pm
    • Location: SRC

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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