Student Employment

Campus Recreation is one of ETSU's largest users of student labor. APS, Federal Work Study, Regular Student Worker positions are available. Applications are also accepted from students that do not fall into a work study program.

Positions are available in five different areas and students are hired to perform as:

  • Administration/Facilities – Casual Care, Equipment Desk, Member Services Desk
  • Aquatics – Lifeguards, Swim Instructors
  • Fitness – Weight Room Attendants, Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors
  • Intramurals – Officials, Program Assistants, Supervisors
  • Outdoor Adventure – Wall Staff, Team Building Instructors, Trip Leaders

Some positions require certifications. Pay starts at $7.25/hour. Students who work for Campus Recreation enjoy a challenging work environment, flexible hours, and an opportunity to become involved and contribute on campus. This is captured in the Department’s mission statement which states, in part, that Campus Recreation aims “to create a marketable, meaningful work and leadership experience for all employees.” Studies have indicated that students employed on campus are retained in school at a higher rate than those who work off campus or those who do not work at all.

Graduate Assistantships are also available. The Department has five GA positions that are assigned to the areas of Casual Care, Employee Wellness, Fitness Programs, Intramurals, and Sport Clubs. GA’s receive a full-time tuition waiver and paid stipend over a nine-month (Aug 15 – May 15) appointment. Summer employment opportunities may also be available.

For more information about employment opportunities with Campus Recreation, stop by the BCPA and speak with a member of the professional staff.

Employee Type Certification(s) Required
Graduate Assistants CPR/AED, First Aid
Building Supervisors CPR/AED, First Aid
Intramural Supervisors CPR/AED, First Aid
Field Complex Staff CPR/AED, First Aid
Lifeguard CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguard
Casual Care Staff CPR/AED, First Aid
Group Fitness Instructors CPR/AED, Group Fitness (Yoga, Zumba, Etc.)
Personal Trainers CPR/AED, Personal Training Cert.
Trip Leaders Wilderness First Aid
Climbing Wall Instructor PCIA Intructor
Swim Instructor YMCA, WSI (preferred)