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.

Step 2: Complete and submit UREC student employee electronic application through TigerLink

  • You can access to TigerLink using your MyLSU username and password. 

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 trainurec@lsu.edu.

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).


LSU UREC Student Employment Positions


 

ADVENTURE EDUCATION


Adventure Education Assistant – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Assist with the facilitation of Challenge Course programs.
  • Maintain a safe climbing environment in the climbing area by enforcing rules and policies.
  • Belay members on the climbing wall (prior climbing experience is not required).
  • Enjoy being outdoors and going on Adventure Education trips (occasional overnight).
  • Help members with gear rental and tracking inventory in the Adventure Education Center.

 AQUATICS


Swim Instructor – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Provide children and members with  safe and effective instructional swim lessons to enable development of aquatics skills.
  • Prior swim instruction experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Must be Lifeguard Certified or a Water Safety Instructor (WSI).

Lifeguard – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Provide a safe swim environment at the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and leisure river.
  • Lifeguard CPR/AED Certification is preferred, but not required.  UREC can provide the needed training.
  • Must be able to swim efficiently.

FACILITY OPERATIONS


Facility Operations Assistant 

  • Responsible for welcoming members to the facility and serve as a customer service representative.
  • Handle point of sale transactions for membership and pro shop sales.
  • Rent equipment out to members.
  • Answer phone calls to UREC and have a general knowledge of UREC.

FITNESS & WELLNESS


Fitness Assistant – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Supervise all cardio/weight room activity.
  • Enforce weight room policies.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workout environment.
  • Must be able to lift 45 lbs.
  • Serve as a customer service representative when members need help or have questions.

Group Fitness Instructor – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Lead and motive groups exercise classes with designed workouts.
  • Provide safe and effective instruction.
  • Prior exercise class instruction is preferred, but not required.

Personal Trainer

  • Lead and motivate individual or small group personal training sessions.
  • Must be certified as a national certified personal trainer (ACE, ACSM, AFFA, or NSCA).

Tennis Instructor

  • Lead and motivate individuals in private tennis lessons.
  • Prior tennis experience is preferred.

INDOOR MAINTENANCE


Indoor Maintenance Assistant 

  • Assist with day-to-day maintenance on all UREC buildings.
  • Assist with repairs and preventative maintenance needs.

IT


IT Assistant 

  • Assist with computer hardware and software support.
  • Install and set up new computer equipment in offices and desks.
  • Provide end-user support when needed

MARKETING


Graphic Designer – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Collaborate in a team environment to create marketing designs to promote UREC programs.
  • Responsible for promoting the image of UREC across campus.
  • Experience in Adobe Design Suite is required.
  • LSU Graphic Design Students are preferred, but not required.

Photographer/Videographer

  • Responsible for taking pictures when needed for marketing team.
  • Responsible for filming videos and editing videos.
  • Experience in Adobe Design Suites is required, specifically, Adobe Premier Pro.

Street Team – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Represent UREC with face-to-face promotions across campus.
  • Hold table events to promote upcoming UREC events and programs.
  • Collaborate with a team to create fun and engaging Snapchat Stories to promote UREC events and programs.

SPORT PROGRAMS


 Sport Programs Official – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Provide a fair and safe playing environment for intramural participants.
  • Manage game activities by enforcing game rules and policies.
  • Prior officiating experience is not required.
  • Enjoying working in a team environment.

TIGER’S DEN CAMP


Camp Counselor – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Available to work in the Summer.
  • Enjoys working with kids aged 6-12.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.

TURF & LANDSCAPING


Turf and Landscaping Assistant – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

  • Assist with general upkeep of the grounds at UREC, UREC Field Complex, and the outdoor pool area.
  • Must enjoy working outside.