Rutgers Recreation employs more than 700 students. We offer a competitive starting pay-rate ($11 per hour), practical work experience, and flexible scheduling. As a Recreation employee, you get to meet new people, develop transferable skills and feel good about helping to build a healthy Rutgers Community. 

Recreation offers a wide range of employment opportunities including:

Aquatics: Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Business Office: Business Office Assistant

Information Technology: Computer Assistant, Computer Programmer

Competitive Sports: Intramural Official, Intramural Assistant, Field Manager

Fitness & Wellness: Fitness Assistant, Class Instructor, Personal Trainer, Spa Specialist

Marketing: Marketing Assistant, Photographer, Videographer, Social Media Manager

Member Services: Front Desk Assistant, Office Assistant, Facility Equipment Technician

Outdoor Recreation: Rock Wall Supervisor, Trip Leader

Summer Camp: Counselor

Our peak hiring times are March – April (Summer), July – August (Fall Semester) and November – December (Spring Semester). Job Information Sessions are held each semester in the Werblin Recreation Center and College Avenue Gymnasium, so you can learn more about working for the department.

  • Note: Not all units share the same hiring timeline and some units also hire on a continual basis as needed. In addition, some positions require a successful background check and completion of Protection of Minors Training.

For all positions, special consideration is given to those students supporting their academic endeavors through the federal work study process.