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Rec Sports
student employment
Updated 12/08/14

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.

Spring Semester General Hiring

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

Application Period

  • October 18, 2014–February 13, 2015

Candidate Prep Workshops

  • February 10, 2015 from 8:00–9:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • February 12, 2015 from 6:00–7:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

Group Interview Sessions

  • February 25, 2015 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • February 26, 2015 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

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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. Swim Instructor

Purdue Rec Sports is looking for Swim Instructors. If you are energetic, enjoy teaching, and looking for a flexible job, please contact Gracie Gould at 765.496.1301 or gouldm@purdue.edu. (Water Safety Instructor Certification is required and Rec Sports offers certification classes for those not yet certified)

4. Maintenance

Maintenance Assistants assist with all tasks related to the maintenance and upkeep of DRS indoor facilities. Responsibilities will include performing or assisting with acute and preventative maintenance of fitness equipment, facility care (painting, floor repair, tile repair, minor plumbing, etc.) Maintenance Crew staff is required to utilize hand and power tools and equipment. Please contact Jeff Guingrich at 765.496.1789 or wguigri@purdue.edu for more information.

5. Field Crew

Field Crew Assistants assist with all tasks related to the maintenance and upkeep of DRS outdoor facilities. Responsibilities will include turf maintenance, landscape and snow removal. Field Crew staff is required to utilize motor vehicles, power equipment and implements. Must have a driver's license. Please contact Dave Frist at 765.494.3115 or kfrist@purdue.edu for more information.

6. AV

A/V Assistants will provide assistance with AV equipment preparation, moving, installation, configuration and testing. The A/V Assistant will also provide end user support—troubleshooting and problem resolution for A/V for specified events and customers. Please contact Bob Hannemann at 765.494.2141 or rjhannem@purdue.edu for more information.

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