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The Department of Recreational Sports employs over 500 students each academic year. Both work study and non-work study positions are available.  Descriptions of the positions are located below.

Hiring for employees to begin in summer 2021

Facilities: McComas Hall

Facilities: Field House Monitor

Lifeguard

  • Application Link
  • Hiring Timeline: Application will remain open until positions are filled. For inquiries on the next tryout date, please contact Lyncee Bowman

Swim Instructor

  • Application Link
  • Hiring Timeline: Application will remain open until positions are filled. For inquiries on the next tryout date, please contact Lyncee Bowman

Venture Out Office Assistant

  • To apply, email resume and cover letter to Venture Out. While we prefer a digital copy, a hard copy may be dropped off at the Venture Out Center. Any questions may be emailed to Ventureout@vt.edu.
  • Application Deadline: March 16

Challenge Course Facilitator

  • To apply, email resume and cover letter to Venture Out. While we prefer a digital copy, a hard copy may be dropped off at the Venture Out Center. Any questions may be emailed to Ventureout@vt.edu.
  • Application Deadline: March 16

Golf Maintenance Assistant

Hiring for applicants to begin in the fall 2021 semester

Facilities: McComas Hall

Facilities: Field House Monitor

Lifeguard

  • Application Link
  • Hiring Timeline: Application will remain open until positions are filled. For inquiries on the next tryout date, please contact Lyncee Bowman

Swim Instructor

  • Application Link
  • Hiring Timeline: Application will remain open until positions are filled. For inquiries on the next tryout date, please contact Lyncee Bowman

Sport Club Supervisor

Venture Out Office Assistant

  • To apply, email resume and cover letter to Venture Out. While we prefer a digital copy, a hard copy may be dropped off at the Venture Out Center. Any questions may be emailed to Ventureout@vt.edu.
  • Application Deadline: March 16

Challenge Course Facilitator

  • To apply, email resume and cover letter to Venture Out. While we prefer a digital copy, a hard copy may be dropped off at the Venture Out Center. Any questions may be emailed to Ventureout@vt.edu.
  • Application Deadline: March 16

Golf Maintenance Assistant

Rolling Applications

Positions that accept applications year-round. Hiring managers evaluate and contact applicants as they apply throughout the year.

Intramural Sports Official

Intramural Sports Scorekeeper

Group Exercise Instructor

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Personal Trainer

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Small Group Coach

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Recreation Courses for Academic Credit

In some cases, students can complete an academic course to increase qualifications for student employment positions. Course registration for fall 2021 opens March 23.

Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Credits: 3 hours

Course Description:

This is a prep-course to become certified to be a Group Exercise Instructor.

Review of the physiological and behavioral concepts and practical skills required to be an effective group fitness instructor for the general population as well as special audiences. Training and certification for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Fibrillation Certification- CPR and AED is provided. Prepares students to successfully complete the American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor National Certification Exam. This course is pass/fail only.

Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Credits: 3 hours

Course Description:

This is a prep-course to become certified to be a Trip Leader with Venture Out.

Assessment and treatment of emergencies in remote settings. Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, personal and group safety and hygiene, patient assessment and documentation of treatment for trauma, medical emergencies, environmental emergencies, and long-term care.  Team management of medical emergencies in wilderness context, organization and implementation of rescues, decision-making, leadership, judgment, and prevention.  Prepares students to successfully complete a national certification exam.  This course is pass/fail only.

More Info coming soon!

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