Student Employment

Student Employment

LSU UREC Hiring Process

When you’re hired to work for University Recreation you become a member of the #URECfam which currently employee over 300 students. 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.

Step 1: Select your perfect position.
Step 2: Apply via TigerLink.
Step 3: Await eligibility status notification.
Step 4: Await interview request.
Step 5: Receive hiring decision response.

LSU UREC Student Employment Positions

Adventure Education Assistant
  • Monitor for and mitigate risk in the climbing area through enforcement of rules and policies.
  • Instruct and assist patrons with belaying and other climbing related skills.
  • Help patrons with gear rental and inventory tracking in the Adventure Education Center.
  • Effectively utilize and monitor point of sale program for rentals and cash handling.
  • Assist with the facilitation of Challenge Course programs.
Swim Instructor
  • Provide children and adults with safe and effective instructional swim lessons to enable development of aquatics skills.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is required.
  • Current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior swim instruction experience is preferred, but not required.
Lifeguard
  • Monitor and provide a safe swim environment at UREC’s indoor pool, outdoor lap pool, and leisure river.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is required.
If you are currently lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross:
  • You will need to submit an application, attend a scheduled interview (if selected), and complete prerequisite skills.
If you are currently lifeguard certified by another training provider, have an expired lifeguard certification, or need to obtain a lifeguard certification:
  • You will need to submit an application, attend a scheduled interview (if selected), and complete the American Red Cross prerequisite skills.
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 Assistant
  • 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
  • Lead and motivate individuals & groups in UREC fitness classes.
  • Provide safe and effective instruction.
  • Prior exercise class instruction is preferred, but not required.
  • Nationally recognized Group Fitness Certification is required (ACE, AFAA, NASM, NETA).
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).
Register for our ACE Personal Training Certification Course! Tennis Instructor
  • Lead and motivate individuals in private tennis lessons.
  • Prior tennis experience is preferred.
Indoor Maintenance Assistant
  • Assist with day-to-day maintenance on all UREC buildings.
  • Assist with repairs and preventative maintenance needs.
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.
Graphic Designer
  • 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.
Social Media Specialist
  • Create social media content for LSU UREC brand.
  • Grow the number of followers on social media platforms with creative promotions across campus.
  • Be a UREC brand ambassador.
  • Collaborate with a team to create fun and engaging Instagram Stories to promote UREC events and programs.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment.
Sports Official
  • Manage game and maintain order to mitigate risk of the participants.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the rules and apply as trained in sport-specific officials’ training.
  • Assist with set-up and breakdown of the intramural sport activity site.
  • Enforce game rules and keep score/time of each game/match.
  • Work with fellow Sport Programs staff to assign a Sportsmanship Rating following each game officiated.
  • Verify and report final score with Sport Programs staff and participants.
Camp Counselor
  • Available to work in the Summer.
  • Enjoys working with kids aged 6-12.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Turf & Landscape Assistant
  • Assist with general upkeep of the grounds at UREC, UREC Field Complex, and the outdoor pool area.
  • Must enjoy working outside.

International Student Applicants

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

For any questions regarding student employment, please contact trainurec@lsu.edu.

Current Employees

Table showing important events, and their corresponding dates, for student staff during the Fall semester of 2019.
EventsDates
KickoffFriday, August 23rd
Supervisor TrainingThursday, August 22nd
Table showing important events, and their corresponding dates, for student staff during the Spring semester of 2020.
EventsDates
KickoffFriday, January 10th
Supervisor TrainingThursday, January 9th
Students holding up reward certificates.

Student Development Requests

Thank you for showing interest in our student employee development fund. This funding is available for student employees interested in attending conferences/tournaments, obtaining certifications, or other avenues your supervisor deems appropriate. Funding is not guaranteed, for additional questions, contact your direct supervisor or the Assistant Director of Training and Development, Amy Gardner at amyg@lsu.edu.

Criteria

  • Student must be actively employed with UREC for a minimum of one semester prior to submitting application.
  • Must be in good standing with the university and department.
  • Student is only eligible able to receive funding once annually.

Application Process

  1. Speak with supervisor regarding application
  2. Download application at the following link.
  3. Save and send to TrainUREC@lsu.edu
  4. Applications may take up to two weeks to review
  5. Decision will be sent to student from Assistant Director of Training and Development


Student Staff Awards

Table showing Student Staff Awart winners for the year 2018.
AwardWinner
Student Employee of the YearJulia Daigle
Belinda Lee Heart for ServiceCatarina Buettner
Team Supervisor of the Year
Adventure Education Operations Employee of the YearAshley Paysse
Aquatics Operations Employee of the YearCarter Higbee
Office Employee of the YearLindsey Adams
Facility Operations Employee Employee of the YearHattie Sellers
Fitness Operations Employee of the YearMichael Spieldiener
Maintenance Operations Employee of the YearLillian Simms
Sport Programs Operations Employee of the YearMichael Alleva
Table showing Student Staff Awart winners for the year 2019.
AwardWinner
Student Employee of the YearAshley Paysse
Belinda Lee Heart for ServiceJoseph Bagnerise
Team Supervisor of the YearCaila Palmer
Adventure Education Operations Employee of the YearLeanne Chapman
Aquatics Operations Employee of the YearMartin Sipiorski
Office Employee of the YearAline Moreaux
Facility Operations Employee Employee of the YearShawn Monday
Fitness Operations Employee of the YearCesar Romero
Maintenance Operations Employee of the YearBen Reynolds
Sport Programs Operations Employee of the YearJoseph Kepper