Campus Recreation Student Employment

The Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activities. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities.

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Aquatics

The Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activiites. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at Aquatics by emailing aquatics@campusrec.ucdavis.edu. Visit Handshake Student Account to apply for a position today.

Lifeguard

The lifeguard position is part of the Department of Campus Recreation Aquatics unit, which supports the academic mission of UC Davis by providing outstanding recreation and leisure experiences and fostering a culture of engagement and community. The Aquatics position goals are to provide experiences that encourage leadership and team work, develop competence in recreation skills, make new friends, enhance participant’s connection to the community and environment and have fun.

Duties include: Guarding at Campus Recreation aquatic facilities and events. Work location is the UC Davis Recreation Pool, Hickey Pool, and some events at the Schaal Aquatics Center. Lifeguards are responsible for providing the safest and most pleasant environment for our patrons. Set up and take down (pool covers, lane lines and trash) for events is included as part of lifeguard responsibilities as well as attending locker room and office area; performing light facility maintenance tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current certification in Lifeguard Training from the American Red Cross is mandatory.
  • Successful completion of MANDATORY SKILLS TEST is required prior to hiring.
  • Applicants must show proof of valid Lifeguard Training certification, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, and CPR. EMSA/Title 22 certification is preferred. Prior experience in lifeguarding is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Head Guard

Oversee and coordinate lifeguard and cashier staff as well as daily operations at Rec and Hickey Pool.  Assist the Aquatics Coordinator and Student Manager(s) in oversight and implementation of policy and procedures for the pools.  This is including but not limited to peer management, equipment inventory, managing emergency drills and situations, providing exceptional customer service, leading staff trainings, and overseeing daily operations.  Must have current Lifeguard certification with one quarter of experience, and must possess strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

Student Manager

Oversee and coordinate lifeguard and cashier staff as well as daily operations at Rec and Hickey Pool.  Assist the Aquatics Coordinator in oversight and implementation of policy and procedures for the pools. This is including but not limited to staff scheduling oversight, acting as the point person for Aquatics activities and staff, peer management, equipment inventory, managing emergency drills and situations, providing exceptional customer service, leading staff trainings, and overseeing daily operations.  Must have current Lifeguard certification with one quarter of experience, and must possess strong leadership skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills.

Interested applicants, please contact aquatics@campusrec.ucdavis.edu.

ARC Services

Student Employment

Member Services within the ARC and the Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 125 student employees who invest their energy and creativity into providing a wholistic wellness experience to the UC Davis community.  The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Visit Handshake Student Account to apply for a position today, or contact the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) by calling 530-754-5306 or emailing MemberServices@CampusRec.UCDavis.edu to find out more about student job opportunities. 

Positions

Building Supervisor

Building Supervisors are responsible for all day-to-day facility operations of the facility, and will assist, as necessary, with aspects of programming and member/customer service. This position acts as the manager on duty during ARC and UCDHS Fitness Center operational hours. The Building Supervisor will supervise Recreation Attendants, Fitness Center Attendants, Member Services Leads, and other department staff as needed. This position will follow and supervise the daily schedule and the implementation of all recreation spaces and reservations. The Building Supervisor is considered an extension of the facility management, serving as a link between student staff and the professional staff.

Member Services Lead

Member Services Lead will oversee all member services activity; including but not limited to checking eligibility requirements of potential members, collecting and analyzing membership reports, selling community and affiliate memberships, reconciling sales, and monitoring facility access.

Recreation Attendant

Recreation Attendant are considered “designated staff.” Recreation Attendants are responsible for providing assistance with operational necessities, cleaning, equipment rental, facility set up, and reservations within the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). 

Fitness Center Attendant

Fitness Center Attendants provide exceptional customer service and supervisor of patrons utilizing the Fitness Center and Activities and Recreation Center.  Duties include facility cleanliness, patron assistance, and proper exercise form.

All ARC staff are first responder, and are first aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Craft Center

Student Employment

The Craft Center is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Each of the 10 studio disciplines are overseen by a student. The position is a year long commitment. Look to Handshake during the Spring quarter for the studio manager position. 

Students can also teach classes for the Craft Center. If you have a class idea please email craftcenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu to inquire about becoming an instructor. 

Volunteering

The Craft Center could not run without the efforts of our volunteers. Volunteer desk attendants comprise nearly half of our entire staff and are usually the contact our customers have with the Craft Center, either by telephone or at the front desk. In addition, they are responsible for maintaining the physical appearance of the foyer, front desk and labs. It is essential that volunteer desk attendants are trained to be the best resources of information and assistance possible, and that they feel a sense of commitment and ownership toward our goals for excellent customer service.

Due to the high level of interest in our volunteer program, we may not be able to accommodate everyone the quarter they are interested, but will keep your name on a waiting list so that you may join our staff as soon as there is an opening.


Requirements for Volunteering:

Volunteers serve as desk attendants to get essential training in Craft Center policies of registration, tool check-out, and phone procedures. Learn the basics of how we run our front desk and maintain our spaces! Shifts are a weekly set schedule of 5 hours. Daytime shifts may be broken-up to more than one day. Night and weekend shifts are a full 5 hour shift. It is important that you can commit to working a particular shift for the entire quarter. You are responsible to this commitment as you would be to any job.

Why Volunteer? 

The Craft Center is a fun and welcoming environment that offers affiliation with a community of interested craftspersons. On the job you may learn anything from screenprinting, to gallery installation, to ceramic kiln firing, and "off the job" you may enjoy sharing and exchanging knowledge about what you make.

All volunteers have free studio access to any studio they are qualified to use, as well as 10% off our resale items. New volunteers get half-off one class their first quarter volunteering, and can get one free class any consecutive quarter they volunteer.*

*To earn benefits, volunteers must complete their training and commitment of 5 hours/week. Benefits are non-cumulative and cannot be used beyond the quarter they are earned.

  • New Volunteer Sign-up and Orientation will happen on the first day the Craft Center opens. This is where new volunteers are introduced to the facility and Craft Center mission. New volunteers pick their shifts. UC Davis students are given priority over community members, but anyone can volunteer. 
  • Tool Room Training is held before Craft Center classes start. This is a 2 hour session that introduces new volunteers to the layout of the Tool Room, our tool check-out procedure, volunteer responsibilities, the front desk arrangement, and our resale inventory.
  • First Shifts begin the first week the Craft Center open, and are devoted to covering basic front desk procedures. Training continues throughout the quarter.

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Equestrian Center

The Department of Campus Recreation and Unions comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activities. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at the Equestrian Center by calling 530-752-2372. For a comprehensive list of student employment and volunteer opportunities with Campus Recreation, click here. Visit Handshake to view current openings.

Living Well

The Department of Campus Recreation is comprised of more than 60 career staff and over 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activities. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at Living Well by calling (530) 754-2179 or emailing livewell@campusrec.ucdavis.edu. For a comprehensive list of student employment and volunteer opportunities with Campus Recreation, click here. We are always hiring for personal trainers and group exercise instructors but you can also check Handshake for other current openings.

Position Descriptions

Personal Trainer

Our personal trainers provide personal fitness instruction to the university community. They work autonomously and develop their own training sessions. They are responsible for providing safe, effective and motivating sessions while maintaining a controlled, yet fun environment. Our personal trainers hold internationally recognized certifications and are capable of providing assistance to individuals of varying ability and conditioning levels. Interview and Practical for this position are required. All of our personal trainers maintain current CPR/AED certifications. They may also instruct group fitness and Instructional classes for Living Well at the ARC if interested and needed. If you are interested in this position and are not yet certified, we occasionally offer an ACE Fitness Leadership Course to help participants prepare for the ACE national certification exam. For certified personal trainers, please submit an application (link located at the bottom of this page) to the Living Well Center and ignore any "class" questions.

Group Exercise Instructor

Our group exercise instructors teach our group exercise classes which are attended by students, faculty, staff and community members. The instructors choreograph and conduct their own routines and workouts and also provide their own music. The group exercise instructors are capable of providing advice and assistance coherent with safety and fitness guidelines. All of our instructors hold an internationally recognized Primary Fitness Certification. All of our group exercise instructors maintain current CPR/AED certifications. We prefer instructors with prior experience when hiring new group exercise instructors. If you are interested in this position and are not yet certified, we typically offer an ACE Fitness Leadership Course once per year to help participants prepare for the ACE national certification exam. For certified instructors, please submit an application (link located at the bottom of this page) to the Living Well Center.

Living Well Center Attendant/Studio Monitor

Living Well center attendants work under the direction of the assistant director of Living Well. Job duties include assisting in the management of all daily operations of the Living Well center as well as monitor Living Well programs at their respective studios. Specific duties include telephone desk reception, initiate sales, book appointments (Nutrition, Personal Training), assist with group exercise materials, and maintain the Living Well Center Resource Library and other administrative duties. When we are hiring new attendants, a post will appear in Aggie Job Link.

Martial Arts Instructor

Our martial arts instructors teach two 90 minute classes per week of the martial arts style in which they specialize. Our instructors must have a Black Belt Degree or the equivalent in ranking system of the format they teach; prior teaching experience is preferred. Instructors are expected to observe participants to determine their physical qualifications and limitations, and to plan and conduct their classes in a manner that meets all participants’ needs. The instructors are capable of providing advice and assistance coherent with safety guidelines, and also are comfortable teaching with beginners. All of our martial arts instructors maintain current CPR/AED certifications.

Mind-Body Instructor

Our mind-body instructors teach 60 or 75-minute classes of one or more of the various Pilates and yoga classes we offer. Instructors must have received certification, such as a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 or a certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). The instructors choreograph and conduct their own classes and provide their own music. The instructors are capable of providing advice and assistance coherent with safety guidelines, and also are comfortable teaching with beginners. The instructors observe students to determine physical and technical qualifications and limitations and plan programs to meet students' needs. All of our mind-body instructors maintain current CPR/AED certifications.

Dance Instructor

Our dance instructors teach one or more 60 minute classes per week of the various dance classes we offer. Instructors are expected to have at least two years of teaching experience relevant to the class they desire to teach. The instructors choreograph and conduct their own routines and provide their own music. The instructors are capable of providing advice and assistance coherent with safety guidelines, and also are comfortable teaching with beginners. The instructors observe students to determine physical and artistic qualifications and limitations and plan programs to meet students' needs. All of our dance instructors maintain current CPR/AED certifications. For certified dance instructors, please submit an application (link located at the bottom of this page) to the Living Well Center.

Small-Group Instructor

Our small-group instructors teach one or more of the various small group classes we offer, such as TRX, H.E.A.T. (High Energy Athletic Training), Fit for Fire (Bootcamp in partnership with the UCD Fire Department) and other types of formats. The instructors plan and conduct their own workout routines and provide their own music. The instructors are capable of providing advice and assistance coherent with safety guidelines, and also are comfortable teaching  beginners. The instructors observe participants to determine physical qualifications and limitations and plan programs to meet participants’ individual needs and abilities. All of our Small Group Instructors maintain current CPR/AED certifications and most also work for us as Personal Trainers. A primary certification is required, and we prefer instructors with prior experience and training. However, we are also interested in professionally developing our Personal Trainers and instructors to fill this role.

APPLICATION

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures Positions

Equipment Manager

Under the supervision of the director of Outdoor Adventures, the Equipment Manager will provide direct support to the Rental Center and Program Student Managers in their equipment repair, inventory, and replacement needs.  This includes, but is not limited to repairing, cleaning, and maintaining all equipment, communicating with vendors concerning warranty issues, understanding the practical equipment needs of OA’s courses and Rental Center, documenting and logging equipment in need of repair, and conducting inventory.

No Current Openings

 

Rental Center Staff

Under the supervision of the Rental Center Student Manager and Career Staff, Rental Center staff will perform class registration; rental reservations; provide direct support and communication to the Land and Water  Managers; inventory equipment; check and clean/wash equipment; perform routine office support; answer phones; and provide exceptional customer service.

This position will begin in late September 2019, at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year.  The ideal candidate would be available to work throughout the remainder of the school year and into summer.

No Current Openings

Rec Sports

The Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activities. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at Rec Sports by calling 530-752-1730. Check Handshake for current openings.

Competitive Sports Maintenance

Maintenance workers are responsible for the upkeep and fixing of equipment for Campus Recreation, specifically for the ARC and Competitive Sports. Working for maintenance is an entry-level job that is critical to the smooth operation of the recreation departments. Pay is $13.25 per hour.

Competitive Sports Recorder

Recorders are part of the Competitive Sports division of Campus Recreation. They are responsible for most of the administrative paperwork and documentation for Sport Clubs and input all Rec Sports information into the department database. This is an entry-level position that is necessary for Competitive Sports to function. Pay is $13.25 per hour

Rec Sports Official (Referee)

Rec Sports officials are responsible for the set up and take down of Intramural fields and courts. They enforce the rules of the game and maintain a safe and fun environment for students and community members to enjoy sports. They are the first impression of Intramurals for many participants and thus are held to a high standard in regards to professionalism. This is an entry-level job that, based on performance, can lead to opportunities for promotion. Pay is $13.25 per hour.

Competitive Sports Supervisor

Supervisors are present at every Sport Club practice, game, tournament and home event as well as all Rec Sports games. They are responsible for ensuring that all Sport Club participants have filled out the proper forms before practicing and for supervising/managing the Rec Sports officials during Rec Sports shifts. Supervisors are also responsible for risk management and act as first responders in the event of an injury. Pay is $13.50 per hour

Competitive Sports Manager

In addition to all the duties of a supervisor, managers are the liason between their assigned sport clubs and the Sport Club office and assist the teams in ensuring that everything that needs to be done to function as a legitimate club, gets done. On the Rec Sports side, managers are responsible for the training, hiring and scheduling of Rec Sports officials. Pay is $14 per hour.

Competitive Sports Recorder Manager

Recorder Managers are the liason between their assigned sport clubs and the Sport Club office and assist the teams in ensuring that everything that needs to be done to function as a legitimate club, gets done. They are also responsible for the training, hiring and scheduling of Recorders. Pay is $14 per hour.

Sport Clubs

The Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activities. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at Sport Clubs by calling 530-752-3500. Visit Handshake Student Account to apply for a position today.