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: Angie Petrie

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.
Contact: Angie Petrie

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: Scott Catucci

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