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

We may not always be actively hiring, but we are always accepting applications for future vacancies.

Step 1: Review student employee positions

    • 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.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.


Interview Process

Step 1: Wait to be contacted 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

UREC Human Resources will contact individuals selected for hiring via email. To accept the employment offer, sign up for an orientation session by clicking on the link provided.  If you wish to decline, simply reply to the offer 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 Orientation

  • Once an applicant has accepted the job by signing up for orientation, he/she will need to locate and present necessary  I-9 identification documents at orientation.
  • Click here to view acceptable documents.

LSU UREC I-9 acceptable documents

  • Attend New Hire Orientation
    • Orientation is a mandatory and must be attended within 2 weeks of the job offer email.
      • Topics include: On-boarding Steps, UREC 101, Expectations, Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Highlights, and Profesional Development

Step 2: Complete electronic hiring documents

Within 24-48 hours after orientation, new employees will receive a link (via email) to complete electronic hiring documents.

Step 3: Complete all additional trainings


All training must be completed within 2 weeks of orientation.

  • UREC Student Employee Staff Manual
  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Preventing Sexual Misconduct
  • LA Code of Ethics
  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED

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!

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.

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LSU UREC Student Employment Positions – Now Accepting Applications. Job descriptions coming soon.



Adventure Education Assistant 



Swim Instructor 




Facility Operations Assistant 



Fitness and Wellness Assistant 

Group Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainer

Tennis Instructor



Indoor Maintenance Assistant 



IT Assistant 



Graphic Designer


Street Team



 Sport Programs Official 



Camp Counselor 



Turf and Landscaping Assistant