University Recreation only hires for positions in the Student Recreation Center during open-call meetings held once every semester. Positions for Intramural Sports and Fitness and Fitness are taken based on varying schedules. Please visit their pages for more information as it pertains to employment meetings.
Job Listings and Position Descriptions
The SRC will be hiring for the spring semester for the positions are in GOLD.
The primary responsibility of the Control Desk Associate
is to provide authorized patrons access to the Student
The primary responsibility of the Equipment Issue Associate
is to assist with the check out and rental of equipment.
Fitness Weight Room
The primary responsibility of the Fitness Weight Room
Associate is to monitor the Fitness Weight Room and make
sure that all equipment are being used safely.
Employees that perform preventative maintenance on exercise equipment and assist with equipment set up in the building.
Performs all cash register transactions at the Service
Desk. Sales include beverages, group exercise and climbing
wall passes, personal training, and locker rentals.
Climbing Wall Instructor
Supervises the open climbing times at the indoor wall
and teaches climbing clinics and teambuilding activities.
This position also maintains equipment inventory and assists
with equipment purchases. Previous climbing experience
and/or certification not required, but preferred. Must
be available to work evenings and Sundays.
Facility Manager (FM)
The Facility Manager is responsible for serving the patrons
of the Student Recreation Center while carrying out routine
and special duties. FMs are in direct contact with all
patrons and employees of the facility. FMs are senior
employees that are responsible for all activities and
employees of all areas of the Student Recreation Center.
Facility Manager 2 (FM2)
The Facility Manager 2 is responsible for serving the
patrons of the Student Recreation Center while carrying
out routine duties. FM2s are responsible for assisting
patrons’ inquiries over the phone as well as in person.
FM2s provide backup to FMs as needed.
Responsible for supervision of all programs and operations
in the SRC pool. Requires Lifeguard Training, Professional
Rescuer CPR, and First Aid certifications.
Promotes and maintains health and fitness by conducting aerobics classes. Can teach a variety of class levels and give instruction on the use of stability ball, bands, steps, and other aerobic equipment ensuring safety of class members. Can select appropriate music type and speed for participants, while demonstrating techniques to the beat of music, all while moving class members towards their fitness goals. Updates job knowledge by participating in house staff meetings and educational opportunities. Certification preferred, but training available.
Responsible for introducing personal training services to new and existing members, conducting fitness assessments, providing personal training instruction, increasing member participation, and providing customer service. Must have general knowledge on nutrition, weight/cardio training, and sports-specific training. Must possess current CPR & personal trainer certification.
Intramural Sports Official
Officiate flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, hockey, dodgeball, and other intramural sports. All officials will be provided with sport-specific training and are paid on a per game basis. Officials will be responsible for controlling games to which they are assigned and enforcing rules and safety precautions. Experience a plus, but not required.
Intramural Sports Site Manager (SM)
Site Managers are responsible for the supervision of sports officials and operation of events during intramural competition. Duties include the scheduling of sports officials, sports leagues, and disciplinary action. SMs are expected to volunteer for special events such as the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and any tournaments that may be held by WMU. This position requires the ability to work nights and weekends on a rotating schedule. Applicants must have at least one year experience working within WMU Intramural Sports.
Office Assistant (OA)
Office Assistants mainly work at the Intramural Desk. Cashier work, money handling, and customer service are necessary skills for the position. On a regular basis, OAs deal with patrons that wish to register for IM Sports and answer any questions to the best of their knowledge. Office work such as answering the phone, data entry, and organizational skills are essential.
Facility Manager (FM)
The Rental FM supervises and monitors after hour events to ensure facilities are set up prior to agreed upon timelines as well as collaborates with sponsoring student organizations and the Department of Public Safety in exercising crowd control and assuring adherence to safety procedures and event guidelines.
The Rental Associate is responsible for assisting the Rental FM as needed.
The department of University Recreation offers six (6) graduate assistantship positions. As a graduate assistant at Western Michigan University, you will develop the necessary skills to prepare you for a professional position upon graduation. You will have the opportunity to be involved with development, implementation, leadership, and decision making. All the positions have been filled for this academic year. Please feel free to check back on our website for updates.
The Student Development Graduate Assistant hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates approximately 100 student facility employees.
The Facilities Graduate Assistant assists in the overall management and operation of facilities throughout WMU recreation system.
The Group Fitness Graduate Assistant assists in the development, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of fitness programming, including group exercise and personal training.
Zest for Life
The Zest for Life Graduate Assistant works cooperatively with the Assistant Director of Fitness/Wellness with planning,
and expansion of the Zest For Life Employee Wellness Program.
Intramural Sports and Recreation Programs (2)
The Intramural Sports and Recreation Programs Graduate Assistant assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Western Michigan University’s Intramural Sports and Open Recreation Programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other SRC members.