Syracuse UniversityRecreation Services


Employment Opportunities

The Syracuse University Recreation Services Department employs students in a number of programs and activities. Some positions require certification and experience while others allow for little or no experience with mandatory training sessions. Work-study students are always preferred, but in a few cases, (e.g. lifeguarding), non-work study students will be considered. Become part of an exciting team of student employees!

Please contact the person listed for each particular job title for an employment application:

Fitness Center Attendant
Responsible for supervision of participants using the Fitness Center equipment, monitoring facility access  and  ensuring  the cleanliness of machines and facility.
Contact: Tim Eddy

Fitness Instructors
Requires fitness instructor  & CPR/AED certification.
Contact: Angie Petrie
Intramural Officials
Referee flag football, outdoor and indoor soccer, softball, floor hockey, volleyball and basketball. Experience or prior training is not required, but a basic foundation in the rules of the game is. Must attend referee clinic prior to start of sport season. 
Contact: Nadine Essel

Late Night at the Gym
Responsibilities include those of Fitness Center and Service Center Attendants. This program takes place Wednesday through Saturday. 10:00 pm –1:00 am.
Contact: Ernie Rivera

Lifeguards are staffed at the two campus aquatics facilities.
Lifeguards must have a current certification.
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Employment:
(315) 443-9173

Office Assistant
Responsible for greeting patrons, answering phones, fielding questions about fitness classes and programs offered, filing, updating data base, issuing passes and other office duties assigned.

Outdoor Adventure Trip Leader  
Responsible for organizing and leading various outdoor adventure trips.
Contact: Scott Catucci

Challenge Course Facilitator
Responsible for working with teambuilding groups on the indoor and outdoor challenge course.
Contact: Lauren Stover

Personal Trainers
Certified personal trainers. Requires Exercise Science or Nutrition Majors and/or ACE, ACSM or NASM personal training certification.
Contact: Angie Petrie

Service Center Attendant
Welcome, greet and provide assistance to facility users; issue sports equipment to students and patrons with valid ID; laundry service for departmental use; enforce all facility and program policies; perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Contact: Rob Fields

Skate Guards/Pro Shop Attendants
The Tennity Ice Skating Rink hires students as skate guards and pro shop attendants, as well as instructors and hockey officials.
Contact: Eric Porter

Special Event Staff
Supervise special events including club sport competitions, softball, flag football, basketball and volleyball activities.
Contact: Ernie Rivera