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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Campus Recreation. Applicants may complete an application and submit it to the appropriate person listed for each specific job opening. 

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Open Positions

Fitness Graduate Assistant

The Fitness Graduate Assistant is an integral part of the fitness program at the University of Memphis Campus Recreation.  The University recently opened the new Student Wellness Center, which gives us more opportunities to serve the community.  We are looking for someone with a creative edge who has a passion for fitness and wellness and who can implement programming that attracts our student population.  This position will report to the Director of Programming.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, and terminating student fitness floor staff, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and massage therapists as needed
  • Managing and expanding the group fitness program
  • Compiling statistics and creating reports for fitness programs
  • Assisting in the planning, coordinating, and implementation of special events

Preferred qualifications for candidates:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Experience in fitness and/or recreation
  • Experience in supervision and management
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification (required within 3 months of employment)
  • Leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to collaborate with other Campus Recreation staff
  • Ability to take initiative on daily tasks and projects

Other information:

  • This position is a supervisory role and will oversee fitness staff
  • Pay: $14 per hour (no tuition coverage)
  • Position begins Jan. 1, 2022
  • To apply, send resume and cover letter to Katie Gerstemeier at krwells@memphis.edu.

 

Front Desk

Morning student worker must be able to work 5:50 a.m.-8:10 a.m., 7:50 a.m.-10:10 a.m., or both during the week. It is okay to pick up other shifts if available, but must be available for a minimum of two days for morning times. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six hours. Pay: $8/hour, flexible hours. Email application to Lauren Kuhn at lkuhn@memphis.edu.

Evening student worker must be able to work 6 p.m.-9:10 p.m., 9 p.m.-11:10 p.m., or both during the week. It is okay to pick up other shifts if available, but must be available for a minimum of two days for evening times. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six hours. Pay: $8/hour, flexible hours. Email application to Lauren Kuhn at lkuhn@memphis.edu.

 

Group Fitness Instructors and Certified Personal Trainers

Now accepting applications for certified group fitness instructors and personal trainers. Call 901.678.1383 for more information. Unlike other positions, instructors are not required to be UofM students.

 

Lifeguard

We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2022 in March. $12 an hour/flexible hours and includes free certification training. Must be American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified, including CPR/AED and First Aid OR be able to attend and pass lifeguard certification training. Contact Ashley Chism at amchism1@memphis.edu for more information.

 

Employment Qualifications 

Students must:

  • be a full-time UofM student in good academic standing.
  • have a U.S. social security number.
  • have a bank or CU checking account.
  • not be employed at another job on campus.
  • have appropriate certifications (lifeguards, instructors).
  • be reliable and flexible.
  • be able to articulate and communicate clearly.
  • be able to deal with customer conflicts.
  • be able to work on weekends along with during the week.
  • be able to arrive at work 10 minutes early for shift and punch out in a timely manner.
  • be able to make quick judgments concerning incidences and emergencies.
  • be able to attend all mandatory training and in-service training sections.
  • be able to clearly understand all policies concerning building usage and safety.