Student Employment Opportunities with LSU UREC

When you're hired to work for University Recreation you become a member of the #URECfam. That means you get more from your time, effort, and experience than just a paycheck. Students from all walks of life make up the #URECfam and it's those very students who make all the great programs, facilities, and services operate with excellence. Each year, UREC recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and recognizes Intramural Officials, Fitness Assistants, Lifeguards, Operations Assistants, and more! Experienced or not, you get your training and experience HERE and sometimes depending on the position, even certification. As the premier employment destination on campus, #URECfam draws over 900+ student employee applications per year. Each year we seek to hire the best of the best, so when you're competing with over 100 other applicants for a position, you need to be sure you have met all application expectations and requirements – present yourself as professional and polished as possible. And by all means, know why you want this job! We want individuals who are looking for a deeper experience, more than just a way to make money. So here’s how it works…  

How to apply

Step 1: Review hiring timeline

  • Summer 2016 Hiring Timeline
    • The majority of our positions were filled based on the timeline listed below.
      • Priority application deadline: March 13, 2016
      • Approximate start date: May 9, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Hiring Timeline
    • Priority application deadline: March 31, 2016
    • Approximate start date: August 15, 2016
    • Additional Fall 2016 hiring will take place in August 2016, on an as needed basis. Please check back for specific dates/deadlines.
*Note: Turn in application for future reference if date is past semester application deadline.

Step 2: Review student employee positions

In order to apply, you must click on the student employee positions available below. This will lead you to the online application for that specific position. Each position with UREC has a unique set of job duties that make the position an asset to the #URECfam.

Step 3: Complete and submit UREC student employee electronic application

  • Include all certifications and expiration dates as necessary.
    • Note: Be prepared to provide hard copy documentation if contacted for employment.
  • A resume and cover letter are preferred, but not required.
*Note: Applications after the deadline will be held until the next hiring deadline; then purged from the system if not interviewed for that timeline.

Interview Process

Step 1: Wait to be contacted by UREC Training & Development for interview via email

  • Not all applicants will receive an interview. Applications are screened based on department need, best fit, and on quality of the materials. You will be contacted via email after the application period closes to schedule an interview.
  • Applicants who receive an interview will be notified by email. Interview spots are limited, so be sure to reply in a timely manner (within 24 hours).
  • If you have questions, please email

Step 2: Prepare for your interview

  • Candidates should report to the designated location on time, but no more than 10 minutes early.
  • Interviews are conducted by area supervisors.
  • If you miss your interview time, make up interviews may only be held if time permits on another day and if openings are still available.
  • In some areas, a practical skills test and/or audition may be required as part of consideration and will be outlined in your original interview offer email.

Step 3: Accept/reject position if selected for hire

Training & Development will contact individuals selected for hiring via email. Please reply with an acceptance/denial in a timely manner (within 24 hours).

You've joined the #URECfam, now what?

Step 1: Prepare for New Hire Orientation

  • Once an applicant has accepted a job with UREC, Training & Development will send an informational email. This will include a link to sign up for a New Hire Orientation time slot. This is a mandatory meeting and will start the hiring process.
  • Locate I-9 documents: click here to view acceptable documents.
LSU UREC I-9 acceptable documents
  • Attend New Hire Orientation
    • The New Hire Orientation is a mandatory and extremely important step in the hiring process.
      • Topics include: departmental overview, steps for successful employment, basic emergency action protocol, and payroll processing
        • Payroll processing is done online after the New Hire Orientation is completed.

Step 2: Complete electronic hiring documents

In addition to the I-9 documents you need to bring to New Hire Orientation, you will also need information to fill out a W-4 for taxes. LSU pays employees via direct deposit, therefore you will need a voided check/deposit slip/or bank routing information in order to complete that portion online.

Step 3: Complete all additional trainings

  • Schedule CPR/First Aid (select class via signup link that will be sent through email to you)
    • Or submit current certifications (if not included in submitted application online) *Only American Red Cross certifications are accepted.
  • Complete online trainings (three total, found on Community Moodle)
    • UREC (NEW EMPLOYEE) Emergency Action Plan
    • Sexual Misconduct Prevention (LSU mandated)
    • Ethics Training (State of Louisiana)

Step 4: Communicate with new supervisor

In order to begin working, employees should communicate with their new supervisor in order to complete area trainings and to start working!

Step 5: Complete 30 day check-in meeting

In order to see how your progress is going as a new employee, all new employees are required to complete a 30 day check-in meeting approximately one month after their first shift. Training & Development will contact new hires to schedule these meetings.
International Student Applicants

There are numerous policies pertaining to student employment for international students. International students: please click here to complete steps that will assist you in preparing for employment with LSU UREC.

Student Staff Awards

Student Staff Award Winners

Every year, UREC gives out awards to our outstanding staff members! Check out the winners!

Apply at UREC

Interested in working at UREC? Click one of our student employment positions below for more information and to apply online! No paper applications for employment are accepted. Once your online application is reviewed, you will be contacted via email if you have been selected for an interview. All UREC employees must complete two mandatory trainings that are provided by LSU UREC prior to the start of employment: American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED and New Hire Orientation (includes payroll, UREC employee policies, and emergency action plans).

Create an account

In order to apply for employment with UREC, interested applicants must create an account. This account is not linked to your myLSU credentials. Once an account is created you'll be able to: • Apply for a position • View/update your application status • Get notifications of new employment opportunities Click here to create your account. Already registered? Click here to login.

LSU UREC Student Employment Positions