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Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on campus. We are highly committed to proving an employment experience that will provide you with unique learning and development opportunities.

Whether you supervise facilities, instruct classes, lead trips, create marketing content, assist in an office, officiate intramural sports, ensure safety, provide business or technology support, every position allows you to acquire, refine and showcase your talents and strengths that will prepare you for life “beyond the Banks”.

The National Association of Collegiate Employers (NACE) has identified several competencies needed to be career ready.  We are confident if you invest with us, you will meet new people, develop these necessary skills and feel good about helping to build a healthy Rutgers Community.

Recreation offers a wide range of employment opportunities.

  • Click on each job title below to see a description and typical hiring window(s). Some positions hire on a continual basis while others accept applications when openings arise.
  • Some positions require current certifications which may be available through Recreation. Email us at rec.employment@echo.rutgers.edu with any questions.
  • 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 Program.
  • Before applying, please prepare a resume (for assistance, see here.)

Job Descriptions

Provides competent, safe instruction as established by the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Plans and effectively organizes class time for maximum practice. Prepares weekly lesson plans and teaches with encouragement and positive reinforcement. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Responsible for the safe and enjoyable participation of campers aged 5-14 years in all activities. Acts as an enthusiastic and positive role model while supporting instructors and administrative staff. Applications accepted starting in February and until all positions are filled.

Provides assistance with facility inspection and maintenance, including transportation of equipment. Assists with administrative tasks including inputting data for inventory, work orders, and inspection tracking. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Performs threading services for eyebrows, mustaches and any facial hair. Certification for threading required. Applications accepted year-round.

Provides supervision of the fitness centers, including policy enforcement, cleaning, and patron assistance. Requires CPR/AED and First Aid certifications (included in training). Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted at the end of each semester for open positions.

Teaches, leads, and motivates participants through intentionally designed group fitness & wellness classes. CPR/AED and format specific certifications required. Applications accepted year-round.

Performs henna tattoo services for clients in the Rutgers Community. Applications accepted year-round.

Facilitates intramural sport contests. Upholds sport rules and enforces penalties to ensure sportsmanship and maximum enjoyment by all. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise, with hiring at the beginning of each semester.

Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Performs therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints in order to provide health and wellness benefits. Massage Therapy Licensing in NJ require along with CPR and First Aid. Applications accepted year-round.

Provides front-end customer service for all Recreation visitors and callers, including facility access, equipment loan, sales, and information sharing. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Provides administrative support for facility, service, and/or programming area(s) within the department. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Provides assessments and develops individualized exercise programs for clients. CPR/AED and personal training certifications required. Applications accepted year-round with hiring at the end of each semester.

Takes photos during assignments including major events, facilities, sport club, and intramural games. Edits photos and posts to appropriate social media channels. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Rock wall in addition to ensuring a safe and comfortable climbing environment for our patrons. Join a tight-knit group of highly trained individuals with opportunities for formal certifications and teaching experience. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Executes various online and offline marketing strategies for the Recreation department through social media. Represents Recreation during in-person events and provides customer service by answering inquiries and/or referring concerns to management. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.

Provides leadership for the GO Outdoors program by ensuring a quality experience for all participants. Ensures the safety of guests by following all GO Outdoors policies and procedures. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted mid-March through mid-April.

Captures footage during events, sport club and intramural games and other assignments as needed, performing all tasks related to production and post-production including transport, set up, and operation of equipment. Current Rutgers students only. Applications accepted as openings arise.