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

Current job openings:

Student Jobs

The Assessment Project Supervisor provides assistance to the Wellness Coordinator, Department of Recreational Sports, and programs, to plan, implement, and use assessment of student learning to improve educational quality. Projects will include assessment of satisfaction, usage, bench marking, needs assessment, and student learning.

This position is only open to current VT Fitness Employees at Virginia Tech Rec Sports. Any other applications will not be considered. Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Dance instructors will be responsible for teaching a weekly instructional class for Virginia Tech students and faculty/staff. We strive to provide educational, accurate, and fun classes to both beginners and veteran dancers. We are looking for enthusiastic, organized, creative, and knowledgeable instructors to lead these students through basic technique, form, choreography, and background in a specialized format (i.e., ballet, hip-hop, latin ballroom, modern, jazz, etc.). 

Deadline for applicants: Monday, January 16, 2017

Thank you for your interest in employment with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports Facilities. In addition to the application, you need to know the information below BEFORE applying for a position. Please review the information carefully and complete the application if interested. Your application will be reviewed and qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews.

Employment Pre-Requisites

  1. In order to be eligible for employment for Fall 2016 you must be available for training the week of August 15, 2016.  The university will accommodate your early move in.
  2. You must be enrolled as a student at Virginia Tech.
  3. You must have or be capable of obtaining CPR, AED, First Aid, and Preventing Disease Transmission certifications. If you do not have one or more of these certifications, the classes will be offered as a term of conditional employment.
  4. You must complete and submit all required University, State, and Federal hiring documents prior to beginning work. This includes both Virginia and Federal tax withholding certificates, the Selective Service Registration Questionnaire (if male), and the INS I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

Position Descriptions

All employees are trained to work in all of these areas. Actual work assignments are determined when scheduling. (See below for more info).

Customer Service / Equipment Staff - 8.50/hour
Provide customer service and assistance to patrons of the facility. Check patrons into facilities and provide information on facility services, rules, and regulations. Issue equipment, take court reservations, rent lockers and provide towel service. Work as a team with other facility employees to ensure the operation of a safe, clean, and fun facility. Respond to incidents and accidents in the facility.

Weight Room Staff - 8.50/hour
Provide assistance and information to patrons utilizing weight room and equipment. Ensure safety and cleanliness of weight room and equipment. Work as a team with other facility employees to ensure the operation of a safe, clean, and fun facility. Respond to incidents and accidents in the weight room and as needed in the facility.

Work Schedules

Employee work schedules are completed before the beginning of the semester, and run from the first day of classes until the last day of final exams, excluding any major holiday breaks (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Shifts are between 2-4 hours long, depending on the day and job area. The schedule repeats weekly, and there is a substitution policy for employees who develop a conflict with one of their shifts. Employees may be scheduled for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 30 hours per week. All employees are required to have one morning (6am-9am) or weekend (Friday night-Sunday night) shift.

We receive hundreds of applications each year and are unable contact everyone. You will hear from us only if you were chosen for an interview. If you did not receive an interview, please apply again next semester.

Thanks for wanting to be a part of the Rec Sports team!

Please click on this link to complete the application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1454095029586

Thank you for your interest in employment with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports facilities. This is a supervisory position that requires effective communication and leadership skills. As a facility supervisor, you will assume a great deal of responsibility. The employees that you supervise will recognize you as part of the administrative staff within Recreational Sports. You will be entrusted to monitor and supervise the recreational facilities and employees in the absence of department management.

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that the facilities are operating in a safe, efficient manner. Employees and patrons alike will look upon you as the person in charge. Please consider yourself as a role model to all of our facility employees. Hold yourself responsible for your own actions and the actions of the employees you supervise. Doing so is not only important for the success of the department, but can also develop into life long skills for you in your professional career.

To be a facility supervisor, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures.
  • Know all information provided to you by management.
  • Have been trained in CPR/AED, First Aid and BBP.
  • Be familiar with the job description of other facility employees.
  • Provide extra commitment.

Please click on this link to complete the application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1456429484337

Assist in the execution of the group exercise program by ensuring all registered pass holders gain entrance into group exercise classes in a safe/orderly fashion. The Fitness Assistant will supply excellent customer service skills to all gym patrons and be readily available with knowledge on the different fitness classes offered.  The Fitness Assistant will be available to assit the instructor with class set up and will also complete shift duties to help keep our closets and equipment neat and orderly. All Fitness Assitants that work 5+ shifts per week will qualify for a free VIP fitness pass (Full Group Exercise pass and towel service).

Requirements: Excellent communication skills. CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training certification within 45 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: National Fitness Certification

The front office assistant position consists of: customer service - answering questions about the department and the programs we offer; aking registration payments for all of our programs and entering the payment information into our database system; answering the phone, copying, and filing; cleaning out our files from the previous semester or year. 

Virginia Tech Recreational Sports is now hiring passionate students to join our energetic staff and lively environment.  We are looking for talented, creative, and responsible graphic designers to help create lively posters, flyers, and ads for our various programs (aquatics, intramural sports, fitness, open recreation, sports clubs, Venture Out) and special events. Graphic designers will help market our various programs and occasionally assist with special events.

This is a paid position that offers valuable experience as well as great resume and portfolio building potential. If interested, please submit your resume and the specific materials listed for each position below to our website no later than April 6, 2016. Interviews will take place within a few weeks following the application deadline. To learn more about the Rec Sports program visit our website at www.recsports.vt.edu.

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
    Ability to multi-task
    Availability to work weekly office hours and some weekends and evening for special events
    A positive attitude
    A fun and creative attitude
    An outgoing personality and willingness to work as a team
    Photography skills are a plus!

Group exercise instructors are responsible for teaching safe and effective workouts to the patrons of Virginia Tech to provide a fun, stress reducing, and physically challenging experience. Instructors will educate participants and promote fitness through quality instruction and teaching accurate information. Group X instructors will practice and enhance excellent time management skills, communication and professionalism.

Requirements:
National Group Exercise Instructor Certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, etc.) or successful completion of HNFE 2254.

OR

Specialty Certification (Zumba, BODYJAM, BODYATTACK, BODYCOMBAT, CXWORX, BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, SPINNING, Keiser M3 Cycling, Martial Arts/Ring Side Boxing, Rowing, etc.)

AND

CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training 

Under the direction of the Fitness Graduate Assistant and Fitness Coordinator, the group exercise supervisor provides leadership to the group exercise instructors and fitness assistants, coordinates assigned special events, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the VT Fitness Program.

This position is only open to current group exercise instructors at Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Gymnastic instructors will be responsible for teaching children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years old in gymnastics skills. We are looking for enthusiastic and organized individuals with knowledge of basic gymnastics skills who possess the ability to give quality instruction to children. An ideal candidate would have at least six months of experience with gymnastic skills or tumbling and be familiar with youth gymnastics instruction.

Deadline for applicants: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Purpose: The gymnastics supervisors will be directly responsible for facilitating and staffing the youth instructional gymnastic program and ensuring the gymnastics staff is following policies and procedures, and performing according to performance expectations. The gymnastics supervisors will report to the Fitness Graduate Assistant and Fitness Coordinator and will be part of the Fitness Leadership Team.

Prerequisites: Must be currently employed with Recreational Sports as a gymnastics instructor and must be in good standing in regard to the disciplinary status. Must have current CPR/AED certifications for children and infants, or be able to obtain within three months.

Compensation:  Starting rate $10.25 per hour

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of facility’s general policies and all area rules, regulations, and policies
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, organized, enthusiastic, and a good ambassador for the department
  • A model employee that is honest and has demonstrated the ability to treat patrons and other employees with respect at all times
  • Possess great ability to make decisions using the available resources

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all Virginia Tech gymnastic lesson participants including the utilization of proper spotting techniques and
  • effective class space management
  • Assist in the hiring, orientation, and scheduling of about twenty instructors
  • Assist in supervising the instructional staff by ensuring policy compliance and documenting staff performance
  • Assist in the development and management of the gymnastics, yoga, and Zumba programs for children
  • Ensure instructors develop and maintain a positive rapport with participants of the programs and their parents
  • Assist in the marketing and coordination of private instructional lessons and special events
  • Maintain specific office hours weekly
  • Post teaching schedules, final rosters and signage related to upcoming events
  • Serve as a liaison between the instructional staff and the Fitness Coordinator 
  • Assist in coordinating instructor meetings throughout the year
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Fitness Leadership Team
  • Aid in the promotion of Recreational Sports during special events, registrations, and/or informational fairs when necessary

Health + safety instructors provide the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. We are looking for individuals who are able to contribute to an effective learning environment.  An ideal candidate would have an Instructor certification. Opportunities for advancement within the program are available.

Required Certifications:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor 
  • American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor

The Department of Recreational Sports offers practicum/field study opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to earn academic credit.

Areas are:

  • Special Events
  • Fitness
  • Research/Assessment
  • Weight Lifting TA
  • Exercise Leadership TA
  • Wellness

Other areas of specialization may be available as requested and needed. Applicants can receive 1-6 academic credits while working 3-10 flexible hours per week.

Special Events: Assist in implementing and executing Special Events such as 5K's, Master Classes, and workshops

Fitness: Gain hands-on experience in Fitness Management as it relates to Group Ex, Personal Training, Small Group Training, Fitness Assessment, Youth Programs and Incentive Programs.

Research/Assessment: Execute studies and/or department projects, and write learning outcomes and reports for such studies.

Facilities: Assist in scheduling, managing, and operating recreational facilities.

Weight Lifting TA: Serves as an assistant for Weight Lifting class (Must be available on T/R 8:00-9:15am and/or 9:30-10:45am; Please mark on your application which shift you are available for.)

Exercise Leadership TA: Serves as an assistant for HNFE 2254: Exercise Leadership - Group Fitness Instructor in Fall or HNFE 2264: Exercise Leadership - Personal Trainer in Spring or Summer II. Must be a current VT Fitness Personal Trainer and/or Group Exercise Instructor and available T/R 9:30-10:45 (Fall/Spring) or MTWR 9:30-10:45am (Summer II)

Wellness: Assist in planning and implementing student wellness programs, presentations and workshops.

Deadline for applicants: Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

 

 

 

Every year, the Intramural Sports program hires 200+ student officials for 7+ team sport activities.  Officials' responsibilities include but are not limited to: officiating team sport activities, ensuring the safety of participants through use of proper officiating mechanics and rules, and assisting with site and equipment management.  No qualifications or skills are required and no experience is necessary.  You will be provided with the training needed to officiate intramural contests from highly trained and skilled staff.

Hiring Expectations: All intramural officials are required to complete all payroll requirements in a timely manner.  Go to http://www.recsports.vt.edu/About/Employment.html and scroll to "Employment Packets" to view the necessary paperwork.  Additionally, officials must attend each night of training for the sport they wish to officiate (typically 4-5 nights; employees are compensated for this time). Finally, all employees must complete a Title IX and Retaliation training prior to working.

Additionally:

  • Starting pay rate is $9.75/hour
  • Officiating apparel and equipment provided
  • We offer flexible scheduling
  • We do not prohibit staff from participating in intramural sports
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available
  • Optional membership with University Sports Officials Association

 

 

 

 

Deadline for applicants: Friday, March 31, 2017

 

Every year, the Intramural Sports program hires 30+ student scorekeepers for 10+ team sport activities. Scorekeeper responsibilities include but are not limited to: game administration, administering intramural policies, assisting with site and equipment management, and ensuring the safety of participants by serving as a first responder to injuries.  No qualifications or skills are required and no experience is necessary.

Hiring Expectations: All intramural scorekeepers are required to complete all payroll requirements in a timely manner.  Go to recsports.vt.edu/employment and scroll to "Employment Packets" to view the necessary paperwork. Also, scorekeepers must attend all training dates and complete mandatory Red Cross certifications (CPR/First Aid/AED) prior to working (reimbursement details will be explained upon hire). Finally, all employees must complete a Title IX and Retaliation training prior to working.

Additionally:

  • Starting pay rate is $8.50/hour
  • Apparel and equipment provided
  • We offer flexible scheduling
  • We do not prohibit staff from participating in intramural sports
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available
  • Optional membership with University Sports Officials Association

As a Recreational Sport lifeguard, your primary responsibility is for the safety of anyone using the aquatics centers.  Responsibilities include supervising all swimmers through proper scanning, consistent rule enforcement, prevention of accidents and injuries as well as providing emergency intervention when needed.  In addition, lifeguards will provide individual assistance to members as needed.

Job Functions

  • Enforce all Recreational Sports and aquatics policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Recognize and respond to any and all emergencies.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns from participants.
  • Participate in all in-service trainings and meetings.
  • Report potential hazards and unsafe conditions immediately to the Aquatics Lead Team.
  • Assist in maintaining pool cleanliness by performing all cleaning duties assigned.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Skills/Abilities

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency and the ability to execute the following tests:

  • Swim 300 yards non-stop only using front crawl and breaststroke
  • Brick retrieval in deep water.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands.
  • Perform all American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED skills

Working Hours

There are two aquatics facilities that are open at various times ranging from 5:30am-11:30pm, seven days a week.

Virginia Tech Recreational Sports is now hiring passionate students to join our energetic staff and lively environment.  We are looking for talented, creative, and responsible marketing assistants to help market our various programs (intramurals, sport clubs, fitness, aquatics, Venture Out, open rec) and assist with special events. Job duties include, but are not limited to, thinking creatively about how to market programs and events across campus; writing social media posts; office tasks; outreach in the community; working on a marketing plan for a specific program; event planning. This position will start in Fall 2016. Training will begin in Spring of 2016.

This is a paid position that offers valuable experience as well as great resume and portfolio building potential. If interested, please submit your resume and the specific materials listed for each position below to our website no later than March 15, 2016. Interviews will take place within a few weeks following the application deadline. To learn more about the programs that Rec Sports offers, visit our website at www.recsports.vt.edu.

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate professionally with businesses and co-workers, as well as entertain
  • Availability to work weekly office hours and some weekends and evenings to work special events
  • A fun, positive attitude
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • An outgoing personality and willingness to be a leader
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong writing skills and familiarity with social media platforms

cPersonal trainers are responsible for conducting fitness assessments and developing individualized fitness programs for Virginia Tech patrons. Trainers will design effective workouts to lead clients toward their fitness goals while inspiring lasting healthy lifestyle choices for each individual. Trainers will practice and enhance excellent time management skills, communication, creativity and professionalism.

Requirements: (MUST MEET ALL IN ORDER  TO APPLY)

  • National Personal Training Certification (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA, etc)
  • CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training

If you are interested in training to become a personal trainer, sign up for the course HNFE 2264. The next Personal Training Course will be offered online in Summer II 2016.

Under the guidance of the Fitness Graduate Assistant, the personal training supervisor provides leadership to the personal training staff, coordinates assigned special events, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the fitness program. 

This position is only open to current personal trainers with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Small group coaches are responsible for leading small groups of 3-12 participants in a specialized format for Virginia Tech. Coaches will effectively work with their groups in a progressive format that works on performance improvement, corrective form, and specialized education. Coaches are also responsible for promoting and marketing their classes and all classes must have a minimum of 3 people signed up in order to have it go. In addition, all fitness staff must attend mandatory trainings, participate in evaluations, and maintain professionalism in all aspects of the position.

Requirements: (Must meet all in order to apply)

  • Nationally recognized specialty certification (i.e., TRX, CrossFit, GRIT, P90X, Insanity, etc.)
  • Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid

Under the guidance of the Fitness Graduate Assistant and Fitness Coordinator, the small group training supervisor provides leadership to the small group coaches, coordinates assigned special events, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the titness program. 

This position is only open to current small group coaches and/or personal trainers with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Sport Club supervisors are individuals who supervise evening and weekend sport club events, including games, practices and tournaments. They are also expected to work administrative hours in the Sport Club office during daytime hours that the office is open.  The supervisors will create and promote a positive and professional relationship between sport club teams, visiting teams, coaches, and university administration. Supervisors should exhibit a high level of energy and a positive attitude.  They are expected to be hardworking individuals who have solid knowledge of sports and an ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in sports settings. The position reports directly to the Sport Club Coordinator.

As a swim instructor, your primary responsibility is for the safety of the participants in your swimming lessons.  Responsibilities include planning lessons, presenting role model behavior, prevention of accidents and injuries as well as following emergency action plans when needed.  In addition, swim instructors will provide individual feedback to participants and/or guardians regularly.

Job Functions

  • Enforce all Recreational Sports and Aquatics policies, rules and regulations.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns from participants.
  • Minimize potential hazards and unsafe conditions.
  • Provide competent, safe instruction using the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.
  • Plan and effectively organize class time for maximum practice.
  • Teach with encouragement and positive reinforcement
  • Participate in all in-service trainings and meetings.
  • Report potential hazards and unsafe conditions immediately to the Aquatics Lead Team.
  • Assist in maintaining pool cleanliness by performing all cleaning duties assigned.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned

Skills/Abilities

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency and the ability to execute the following tests:

  • Swim 25 yards in front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke
  • Swim 15 yards in butterfly
  • Perform all American Red Cross Water Safety skills

Working Hours

Swim Lessons take place on a “set of days” from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Set of days are: Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday lessons only take place during the spring semester).  

Virginia Tech Recreational Sports is now hiring a passionate student to join our energetic staff and lively environment. We are looking for a talented, creative, and responsible videographer to capture footage and edit videos that creatively promote our various programs (aquatics, intramural sports, fitness, open recreation, sports clubs, Venture Out) and special events. 

This is a paid position that offers valuable experience as well as great resume and portfolio building potential. If interested, please submit your resume no later than May 2, 2016. Include a sample video or link to a sample video that you have produced. Interviews will take place within a week or two following the application deadline. To learn more about the Rec Sports program visit our website at www.recsports.vt.edu.

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • Proficient in video recording and camera operation
  • Proficient in video editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, etc)
  • Availability to work weekly office hours (6-8) and some weekends and evening for special events
  • A positive attitude
  • A fun and creative attitude
  • An outgoing personality and willingness to work as a team
  • Photography skills are a plus!