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Student Employment

As USF St. Petersburg’s largest employer of students, Campus Recreation values the student employment experience for professional development. Positions are designed to give students tools and training for a lifetime of success, both personally and professionally.

The Campus Recreation Department is looking for friendly, eager individuals who will promote the health of its members. There are a variety of opportunities for employment with Campus Recreation.


Our department is committed to hiring students using the Handshake employment database. Access Handshake to see which positions we are currently searching to fill.


STUDENT EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

AQUATICS

Lifeguard
The primary responsibility as a lifeguard is to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring, ensure the safety of patrons by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors, able to solve on-the-job issues and enforce pool policies.

 

Swim Instructor
The purpose of being a Water Safety Instructor is to teach people how to be safe in, on and or around water and to teach people of all ages and varying abilities how to swim.

FITNESS CENTER

Fitness Center Assistants
Fitness Center Assistants (FCAs) are responsible for prevention and response to unsafe or potentially harmful situations, cleaning the fitness equipment, providing members with excellent customer service, selling memberships and day passes, checking out equipment to members, managing facility access, communicating information and needs with Fitness Center Team Leads and Campus Recreation professional staff, as well as meeting any needs that might arise within the Fitness Center. There is no prior experience necessary.

Group Fitness Instructors
The primary purpose of this position is to provide inclusive exercise classes for the USF St. Petersburg community by leading multiple fitness classes per week.

Personal Trainers
The primary purpose of this position is to assist Campus Recreation personal training clients with reaching their health and fitness goals through hands-on fitness coaching and  developing exercise routines for their clients.


OUTDOOR RECREATION

Adventure Trip Staff
Trip Staff are responsible for assisting the trip leader with the design, planning, marketing, packing, leading, and breakdown of all adventure trips.  Trip staff are expected to maintain a high level of safety for all patrons through the entirety of the adventure trip.

Boathouse Staff
The Boathouse staff are responsible for prevention and response to unsafe or potentially harmful situations, cleaning the waterfront equipment, providing members with excellent customer service, checking out equipment to members, communicating information and needs with Waterfront Coordinator. There is no prior experience necessary.

Sailing Instructor
Sailing Instructors are responsible for teaching basic sailing techniques, supervision, control, and safety of all class participants.

Powerboating Instructor
Powerboating Instructors are responsible for teaching basic power boating techniques, supervision, control, and safety of all class participants.


THE EDGE

Edge and Event Staff
The primary purpose of this position is to monitor The Edge during open recreation hours as well as private events. Responsibilities include: checking out equipment to members, ensuring safe operation of all games and systems, and providing excellent customer service to all patrons.  There is no prior experience necessary.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Officials
Officials are responsible for keeping the integrity of the game and providing a safe environment for all participants involved. There is no prior experience necessary. All sport specific training will be provided to ensure you are ready to take on the challenge and succeed as soon as you step into your first game.