Missouri State University

Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center

Campus Recreation

Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation offers part-time jobs with flexible hours, valuable work experience and a great atmosphere. Many positions do not require previous experience and are able to accommodate student schedules.

Listed below are types of jobs available to students. Visit the Student Employment website for a complete listing of on-campus openings and to apply. If you have questions, please contact us at 417-836-5334.

Graduate assistantships

GAs

Campus Recreation supports several graduate assistantship positions. These students assist with marketing, facilitating and coordinating campus recreation programs. Availability of these positions varies each semester. Visit the Graduate College website for a list of current openings or contact Campus Recreation for more information.

Foster Recreation Center student jobs

Aquatics

Head lifeguard

The head lifeguard will serve in a leadership role among the lifeguard staff assisting with scheduling and supervising staff and managing events/programs. Prior experience as a lifeguard working on or off campus is required. Current lifeguard and CPR/first aid certifications are required. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred.

Lifeguard

Campus Recreation lifeguards provide a safe and pleasant aquatic atmosphere by safeguarding pool, spa and sauna users, enforcing facility rules, and acting as a resource to patrons. Lifeguards must maintain a reasonable degree of physical conditioning and be proficient at performing all rescues, demonstrated by passing a timed swim test and skills evaluation. Current lifeguard and CPR/first aid certifications are required.

Administration/Facilities

Building manager

The building manager position requires prior experience working in a leadership position on campus or in a fitness, recreation or wellness facility. Students working in a previous position within Campus Recreation are encouraged to apply. This leadership position will provide customer service and be responsible for opening and closing the Foster Recreation Center, supervising other student employees on shift and will be the first responder to accidents and/or incidents.

Building attendants

Building attendants provide support service to all Campus Recreation facilities and programs ensuring a safe, operational and aesthetically pleasing environment. Work includes, but is not limited to: the repair, maintenance and cleaning of all weight/fitness equipment, special event set up and tear down, maintaining cleanliness of the FRC during evening hours and special project assignments. Experience using hand tools is helpful, but training is provided.

Welcome center attendants

Welcome center attendants are knowledgeable regarding all Campus Recreation programs and policies. The welcome center attendants are present to ensure a safe/enjoyable experience, enforce admission policies and facility rules, register patrons for activities, memberships and programs, issue equipment, answer phones and questions, and provide customer service. Experience working with a register or handling money is preferred.

Office attendants

Office attendants greet and assist all customers and provide information regarding Campus Recreation activities and the Missouri State campus. Office attendants are responsible for general office duties such as answering the phone, using office equipment, such as copier and fax, handling cash and credit card transactions, and assisting with special projects, assignments and the marketing and promotion of Campus Recreation. Experience with Word, Excel and money handling is preferred.

Fitness/Wellness

Group fitness "BearFit" instructor

BearFit instructors teach basic and advanced group exercise classes. Examples include step aerobics, group cycling, cardio-boxing, sports conditioning and water aerobics. Teaching or experience leading a group activity is preferred.

Fitness center attendants

Fitness center attendants lead fitness orientations, demonstrate and teach proper technique on all weight/fitness equipment, enforce facility rules, clean equipment and answer basic questions about strength and cardiovascular training programs.

Personal trainers

The responsibility of a personal trainer with Campus Recreation is to provide a comprehensive one-on-one educational fitness program for our clients. All trainers possess at least a bachelor's degree in a health-related field or national certification. Trainers without either must acquire a certification within six months of their hire date. Certification will be from one of four organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA or NSCA.

Peer health educators

Peer health educators lead health and wellness programming focused on raising awareness, encouraging health behavior change and increasing health and wellness knowledge of participants. Students interested in career in the health promotions field are encouraged to apply. Hiring for Fall 2012

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports attendants (work study only)

Intramural sports attendants provide support to intramural supervisors and officials during game play. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting team players with registration, enforcing Campus Recreation policies and procedures regarding player eligibility, keeping game score, handing out promotional items and surveys and completing nightly paperwork.

Intramural sports official

Intramural sports officials run the daily activities of intramural sports: officiating and controlling the pace of the game, setting up competition area, and implementing policies and procedures of the intramural sports program. Experience officiating is not required, but an interest in each sport is preferred.

Intramural sports supervisor

Intramural sports supervisor is a leadership position that requires previous experience as an intramural official. Supervisors oversee the daily activities of the intramural sports program, assist in training and evaluating sports officials, and promote a positive experience for all intramural participants and spectators.

Outdoor Adventures

Resource center attendant

OA resource center attendants provide service to walk-up and telephone customers at the outdoor recreation center. Tasks include renting equipment, cleaning and repairing equipment, assisting resource center users and answering questions.

Climbing wall attendant

Climbing wall attendants instruct and monitor climbing wall and bouldering activities as well as assist with administrative tasks and special events. Climbing wall attendants must demonstrate good customer service with all patrons and maintain a general knowledge of FRC climbing wall rules, regulations and policies. Willingness to certify in climbing techniques is required.

Outdoor adventures trip leader

Outdoor adventures trip leaders plan, organize and lead various outdoor adventure trips, varying from day hikes to extended expeditions. Some trip experience and outdoor leadership experience is preferred. Preference is given to those applicants also interested in working as a climbing wall attendant or OA resource center attendant.