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We're Hiring

Join the team and come PLAY with us!

Ever thought about officiating a flag football game? Teaching a group exercise class? Maybe becoming a trip leader or working in our climbing gym?  We also offer positions on our facility crew and the pool who assist every day in keeping the REC functioning at a high level. Each semester more than 150 students work in a variety of areas and positions in Campus Recreation.

We invite you to become one of these amazing individuals by applying for a position!

Aquatics JobsFitness Jobs
Main Office JobsIntramural Sports Jobs
Facility JobsOutdoor Program Jobs


  • Applications for Fall Employment Deadline:

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    • The chart below details the annual deadline dates to apply for each REC position.
    • We encourage you to apply anytime during the year through our on-line application. At times, positions become open and we pull candidates from the application pool.
      • Applications will be kept on record for one hiring session once you submit your online application when in doubt, reapply each semester.
    • We will contact you from the specific area you applied for when the hiring process starts or when a position becomes open.

    Application deadlines chart by the semester you start working

    POSITIONSUMMER 2018FALL 2018SPRING 2019
    CLIMBING GYM
    DESK ATTENDANTS
    October 31
    FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
    INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFICIALAugust 20October 31
    LIFEGUARDNow Open!August 31October 31
    OUTDOOR RENTAL CENTER ATTENDANT
    PERSONAL TRAINER
    SWIM INSTRUCTORNow Open! August 31October 31
    TRIP LEADERSeptember 20
    For Example: if you are interested in working as an Intramural Sports Official next Spring semester, we will begin reviewing all the applications submitted by August 20th.


  • How to Apply

    Step 1: Pre-Application Work

    Are you aware of what position you’d like to have at the Rec?  Take a look at all of the positions we have as well as their job descriptions and requirements.  Some positions require a resume and cover letter to apply while others require current certifications.  Ensure that you meet the requirements outlined in the position’s Job Duties and Requirements that are outlined online or feel free to reach out to the professional staff member that will supervise the position you are interested in.

    Don’t have a resume or cover letter?  Has it been a couple months since you last updated both documents? The Boise State Career Center is a great resource for students looking for help. They can help you with your resume and cover letter , interview preparation, as well as other on-campus jobs. If you can’t find the help you are looking for on their website, visit their office Career Center About Us page for their hours, location, contact info and Frequently Asked Questions.

    Step 2: Submit an Online Application

    Click the blue “Employment Application” button that is at the bottom of this page and complete the OrgSync form.

    Some of the information that you will be asked is outlined below.  Having this prepared before you apply will help make the process easier for you.

    • Name and Personal Info (University ID #, Class Status, Major/Field of Study)
    • Position(s) you are interested in
    • Previous Employment Experience Information (Position, Duties, Point of Contact)
    • Two Professional References (Name, Phone Number, Relationship)
    • Required Documentation (Resume, Cover Letter, Certifications, etc.)
      • This is not required for every position

    Step 3: Application Review

    The three areas you applied for will review your application and contact you individually.  You may be contacted by three different program areas (Example: Applicant 1 listed Lifeguard, Desk Attendant and Outdoor Rental Center as their three preferred positions.  The applicant may be contacted by the Aquatics Coordinator, Membership Service Coordinator, and Outdoor Program Coordinator.).

    Step 4: Interview

    If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the respective unit to schedule a date and time for the interview.  Interviews may come in many different forms (individual, group, presentations, or other styles).

    Step 5: Complete the Required Paperwork to Begin Working

    If offered the position, our staff will reach out to you with the required documentation that needs to be completed before your first day of work.  This will also include resources to the required training(s) needed to be successful at that position.

    Step 6: Reapplying at Campus Recreation

    If you would like to reapply for employment with Campus Recreation, you can do so by clicking the blue “Employment Application” button below and completing the OrgSync form.  We keep all applications on file for one semester.  If you have gained certifications, training or other experiences that would make you an ideal candidate, go ahead and reapply, even if we still have your application on file.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    I would like to work at the Rec but am not sure what position I’m interested in. What should I do?

    A great first step to finding out what position you should apply for is looking at the Job Duties and Qualifications listed on this page.  Click on a job that might interest you, see what some of the general job duties are and complete the application with that job as one of your preferred positions.  You can also ask any of our staff members inside of the facility or send an email to recreation@boisestate.edu asking for some help.  A professional staff member will reach out to you and help you better understand each role.

    Is previous work experience needed?

    While some positions do require current certifications and training, others are looking for individuals that may not have experience at a recreation center but instead have a great work ethic and positive attitude. To find out if the position you are interested in requires certifications, check out the position’s Job Duties and Qualifications or contact the professional staff member that will supervise the position.

    Are hours flexible and can I work around my class schedule?

    Academic success is paramount for our student employees.  Weekly hours vary from 5-20 hours per week while also working around your class schedule.

    Who do I contact if I have questions about my application?

    If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to reach out to the professional staff member that will overlook the position you are interested in, speak to a student employee in the rec, or send an email to recreation@boisestate.edu.