Campus Recreation

Hiring Information

Fall 2021 Hiring Sessions

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Complete the Hiring Session Registration Survey (link opening soon) to obtain the correct ZOOM information for one of the hiring sessions listed above. 

Campus Recreation recruits MOTIVATED STUDENTS to work in a variety of positions and pride ourselves in providing leadership opportunities through our student development initiatives. To be eligible for employment, you must be currently registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at UNCW.


You must attend one of the three information sessions listed above to receive an application and be considered for employment. Employment sessions are held each semester for employment in the following semester.

The informational sessions will consist of a short presentation followed by an opportunity to meet with professional staff members to learn about the positions we are hiring for, gather details regarding employment and team member expectations. Our current student team members will also be available to give your insight in to what it is really like to work with the Department of Campus Recreation.


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All Department of Campus Recreation - Student Team Member Position Descriptions


Program Assistants
Program Assistants are responsible for assisting the professional staff members in their specific program areas with overall tasks, projects, planning, training's and decision making. Each of the areas below utilizes Program Assistants but in different capacities depending on the program. Typically this position is held by individuals with prior experience in Campus Recreation and an in-depth knowledge of various responsibilities and skills required in the program they are associated with.

Program Areas

  • Aquatics

    Aquatics Supervisor
    Aquatics Supervisors will determine lifeguard station assignments, rotation intervals, maintain daily records and facility checks, coordinate emergency procedures, ensure proper set-up/tear-down for various user groups, motivate and delegate assignments and tasks to fellow lifeguards, write-up poor, late, no-shows or outstanding performance reports on lifeguards and communicate this to the Assistant Director/Aquatics and Program Assistant/Aquatics. In order to be considered a candidate for the Aquatics Supervisor position, the Team Member must be in good standing and must have been a Department of Campus Recreation Lifeguard for a minimum of one year.

    Ensure the safety of all participants in and around the Student Recreation Center Aquatics Facility. Respond quickly to all emergency situations including administration of emergency care to any person injured in the Aquatics Facility area and promptly complete, or assist in the completion of accident and/or incident report. Establish and maintain good customer service and provide assistance in a courteous manner at all times.

  • Competitive Sports
    Soccer Official

    Supervisors are responsible for the facilitation and monitoring of all Competitive Sports activities and events. Supervisors are expected to work afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. These individuals are hired yearly and require certification in American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED. Additionally, supervisors are required to attend weekly staff meetings. In order to be considered a candidate for the Competitive Sports Supervisor position, the Team Member must be in good standing and must have experience in the Competitive Sports Program as an official, office assistant, maintenance member, sport club member, or participant. If you have any questions, please stop by the Competitive Sports Suite.

    Maintenance Team
    Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all outdoor facilities operated by the Department of Campus Recreation. Their primary role is to maintain the facilities to provide for safe and attractive facilities for program participants to use during activities. Secondary job duties include assisting with special projects and events.

    Office Assistant
    The Office Assistant is responsible for assisting with the operation of the Competitive Sports program. The office assistant will work directly with staff, students, and student team members providing assistance as needed.

    Sport Officials
    Sport officials are responsible for officiating a variety of sports for the Competitive Sports program. Sports officials' primary role is to maintain sportsmanship, safety, and uphold all rules during scheduled contests. Additional duties include the attending of training clinics and meetings, assisting with activity set-up/break-down and other duties assigned.

    NOTE: Sports Officials hire frequently throughout the semester, for details on the hiring process for becoming a Sport Official please visit the Intramural Sports web page.

  • Facility Operations

    Operations Supervisor
    The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the daily operation of the Student Recreation Center. This team member is responsible for making sure all internal programming, reservations, and open recreation activities are running smoothly in the Student Recreation Center. The Operations Supervisor must be knowledgeable of all policies of the Campus Recreation operation and make decisions based on previous experience, general philosophy and mission of the department. The Operations Supervisor oversees student employees in the absence of the professional staff, administers the policies and procedures of the department and is a general "trouble-shooter" within the facility. This position requires the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

    Facility Maintenance Team
    The Facility Maintenance Team is responsible for assisting in the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the Student Recreation Center. The Facility Maintenance Team is also responsible for maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for our patrons, visitors, and members.

    Recreation Assistant
    The Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting the Operations Supervisor, Facility Services Assistants, and Facility Maintenance Team. These team members are trained in Facility Services Assistant and Facility Maintenance Team responsibilities, so they can assist accordingly. They continuously walk throughout the facility and assist patrons and staff as needed. Recreation Assistants direct patrons to appropriate locations, help maintain a clean facility, and act as a second responder to the Operations Supervisor. This position requires the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

  • Marketing Assistant

    Marketing Assistants assist in the development and maintenance of marketing and promotional items within the department. He/she promotes Campus Recreation activities, events, and schedules through social media, publications, and digital signage. Marketing team members serve as departmental representatives at involvement fairs, university held special events, and orientation sessions. The Marketing team works closely with all areas to ensure promotion of all Campus Recreation events. Specific sub positions within the marketing program consist of photographer and videographer.

  • Member Services Assistant

    Member Services Assistants are responsible for the overall operation of the Member Services Desk and Main Office Desk during operating hours for the SRC. Major responsibilities will include providing customer service, facility access, equipment/towel checkout, program information, membership sales and operating the cash register. The Services Assistant works directly with members and guests, providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance. Typing, computer skills, operating the cash register, and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred for employment in this position.

  • Seahawk Adventures
    Town Creek Kayaking

    Adventure Maintenance

    The Adventure Maintenance position supports all facets of Seahawk Adventures programming. This includes assisting with preparing equipment for rentals and trips, organizing the Adventure storage area and boat yard, inspecting and repairing gear after its use and maintaining a clean working environment. All training is provided and being task oriented is a plus.

    Challenge Course Facilitator

    Challenge Course Facilitators assist in the planning and implementation of individual programs that include icebreakers, games, and initiatives on the low and high ropes course. They are responsible for facilitating each element on the course in a safe, educational and fun manner to allow groups to obtain goals they have set for themselves. This position includes a comprehensive training so no previous experience is needed!

    Climbing Wall Attendant

    Climbing Wall Attendants are responsible for assisting participants with climbing gear and equipment, belaying climbers, and maintaining a safe and fun environment. The climbing wall attendants will accomplish this by providing information, training and supervision. The primary responsibility of this positions is to stress safety and encourage patrons to step out of their comfort zone. Climbing experience is a plus, but it is not required for this position!

    Adventure Recreation Office Assistant
    The Adventure Recreation Office Assistant is responsible for handling all daily office operations of Seahawk Adventures. This includes assisting with trip registrations, equipment rentals, and promotion of all adventure programs. Great customer service is a must!

    Trip Leader
    Trip Leaders provide safe and effective leadership for the half-day, full day and overnight adventure trips that are offered by Seahawk Adventures and the Department of Campus Recreation. Our trips include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, backpacking, camping and more! This position includes a comprehensive training so no previous experience is needed!

  • Seahawk Fitness

    Fitness Employee Fitness Attendant
    Fitness attendants oversee the fitness center in the Student Recreation Center. Attendants provide basic exercise instruction, spotting, equipment operation information, excellent customer service, and assist with the upkeep of fitness center equipment. Supervisory positions are also available and are generally promoted from within our Attendant team.

    Personal Trainer*
    Personal Trainers develop personalized exercise programs for individuals and small groups, and assist them to ensure safety and provide proper exercise instruction during their workouts. Trainers encourage lifelong adherence to a health and fitness program through realistic goal setting and education. Trainers provide fitness consultations, work with patrons in a one-on-one or small group setting, and assist with special events.

    Group Fitness Instructor*
    Group Fitness Instructors teach a wide variety of safe and exciting exercise classes for patrons of all fitness levels. Instructors are given the opportunity to specialize in multiple formats including strength, cardio, and mind-body focused formats. Instructors also assist with special events.

    *These positions require certification from the American Council on Exercise (Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor, respectively), preferably gained at the completion of our Train to Be a Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor Preparation courses, offered by UNCW Campus Recreation.

    *NOTE: There are specific hiring steps unique to Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers. If you are interested in being a personal trainer or a group fitness instructor for Seahawk Fitness, please contact Holly Smith or 910.962.2037.