Purdue University, Division of Recreational Sports Website

Rec Sports
student employment
Updated 4/11/14

student employment

When you move more, you achieve more. And when you work for Rec Sports, you achieve more than just the satisfaction of having a job; you get to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and fun environment! As one of the largest student employers at Purdue, Rec Sports has a lot of offer you, both as a student and as a potential staff member.

Recreational Sports Hiring Process

Online applications will be accepted throughout each hiring period and eligible candidates will be invited to schedule an interview during the established group interview sessions.  Some positions, however, have specific application procedures and required certifications.  Please review the Job Descriptions page for more information. Applicants who are successful in passing through the general screening will then be eligible for area specific interviews conducted by hiring supervisors.

Hiring supervisors who have positions with active openings may also contact applicants directly outside of the general hiring process to schedule an interview.

All candidates are encouraged to attend a Candidate Prep Workshop to hear about the variety of employment opportunities available and further details on the hiring process.

Applications expire at the end of each hiring period.  If you are not selected for a position and you are still interested in an employment opportunity then you must reapply.

Fall Semester General Hiring

(For positions typically starting during the spring or early summer semesters)

 Application Period

  • February 15, 2013–October 11, 2013

Candidate Prep Workshops

  • October 9, 2013 from 8:30–9:30 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • October 10, 2013 from 7:00–8:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

Group Interview Sessions

  • October 23, 2013 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • October 24, 2013 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

Spring Semester General Hiring

(For positions typically starting during the summer or fall semesters)

 Application Period

  • October 12, 2013–February 14, 2014

Candidate Prep Workshops

  • February 11, 2014 from 8:30–9:30 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • February 13, 2014 from 8:00–9:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

Group Interview Sessions

  • February 26, 2014 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • February 27, 2014 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
Back to top

ACTIVE JOB OPENINGS

1. Lifeguard

Purdue Rec Sports is now hiring Lifeguards for the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Please contact Terry Huntley at 765.496.1307 or thuntley@purdue.edu for more information. (Must be currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.)

2. Personal Trainer

Purdue Rec Sports is now hiring Personal Trainers. Please contact Allison Morgan at 765.496.1345 or becker38@purdue.edu for more information. (Must be currently certified through a NCCA organization, if not certified please sign up for our ACE Personal Training Prep course offered every Fall semester)

3. Boiler Kids Camp Head Counselor

The Boiler Kids Camp Head Counselor will be responsible for the safety and well-being of campers during the operational hours of camp and any special event outside the normal business hours. Head counselors will lead one of three program areas throughout the course of the summer complete with lesson plans and evaluations from children and counselors.

4. Boiler Kids Camp Counselor

The Boiler Kids Camp Counselor will be responsible for the safety and well-being of campers during the operational hours of camp and any special event outside the normal business hours. They will assist the Head Counselors, Camp Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Youth and Family Programming with implementing daily activities and games designed to develop social, physical, and intellectual skills.

5. Cooking Instructor 

Student Cooking Instructors lead cooking demonstrations and provide participants with general information about nutrition, culinary skills and food sanitation. This position also leads youth and family cooking programs and provides oversight for Demonstration Kitchen rental groups. Please contact Tricia Tort at 765.494.0109 or ttort@purdue.edu. (Must be ServSafe certified; in-house certification classes provided to newly hired staff) 

Back to top