Purdue University, Division of Recreational Sports Website

Rec Sports
student employment
Updated 8/15/14

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 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Candidate Prep Workshops

  • October 15, 2014 from 8:00–9:00 PM in CREC Multipurpose 6
  • October 16, 2014 from 6:00–7:00 PM in CREC Boilermaker Room

Group Interview Sessions

  • October 29, 2014 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room
  • October 30, 2014 from 6:00–10:00 PM in the CREC Boilermaker Room

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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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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. Facility Attendant

Purdue Rec Sports is now hiring Facility Attendants. Facility Attendants are responsible for maintaining building security and safety for Recreational Sports Facilities. They will assist the Facility Manager in monitoring and enforcing policies in a designated zone of the building as well as address safety concerns as they arise. They are an important role as they will interact first hand with patrons and they will provide the highest level of customer service at all times. Facility Attendants will assist with the preventative maintenance plan for the facilities, including cleaning and minor repairs. They will also assist with event and program coordination. For more information, please contact Patrick Edwards at edward99@purdue.edu.

4. 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)

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