The Department of Recreation & Wellness encourages students to apply for employment within our program areas. Approximately 300 students are employed during the academic year. The Rec Center is a convenient place to work for on-campus students, and affords all students a valuable experience. Below is a list of positions individuals may apply for.

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AQUATICS

Lifeguard

The lifeguard position holds significant importance to the successful operations of the Kaplan Center Natatorium and the Piney Lake waterfront. Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergency situations.  

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Contact Person: Chandler Stachowski – Graduate Assistant, Aquatics
Email: cmstachowsk@uncg.edu

COMPETITIVE SPORTS

Competitive Sports Assistant

Competitive Sports Assistants enjoy working in a fun, active sports environment. They have the opportunity to continue their involvement in their favorite sports, gain lifelong skills, and become a part of a strong community. The primary role of the CSA is executing our nightly leagues and events. Flexible schedules with weekday and weekend shifts are available.

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Contact Person: Maili Williamson – Competitive Sports Coordinator
Email: mawill24@uncg.edu

FACILITY OPERATIONS

Facility Operations Assistant

The Facility Operations Assistant (FOA) role is critical to the operations ofall facility reservations within Recreation & Wellness spaces, including the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Recreation Fields, and Outdoor Courts. The FOA team is responsible for all logistical and technical needs related to setup and breakdown for both large-scale and small-scale events and reservations. As the first point of contact for many guests and attendees, it is vital for Facility Operations Assistants to display a friendly and helpful attitude at all times, to collaborate with team members on-shift, and to create a safe and positive environment within the facility.

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Contact Person: Sikirat Kazeem – Associate Director
Email: s_kazeem@uncg.edu

FITNESS

Group Fitness Instructor (Non-Certified)

A Group Fitness Instructor A group fitness instructor provides an incredible group fitness experience to the UNCG Community. Instructors develop fitness classes that motivate individuals to reach their fitness goals. The non-certified position is an entry level position. Training is provided.

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Contact Person: Olivia Pandure – Fitness Operations Program Manager 
Email: kopandur@uncg.edu


Group Fitness Instructor (Certified)

A Group Fitness Instructor A group fitness instructor provides an incredible group A group fitness instructor provides an incredible group fitness experience to the UNCG Community. Instructors develop fitness classes that motivate individuals to reach their fitness goals. The Certified Group Exercise Position is an advanced position and requires a fitness certification (spinning, yoga, cycle, etc.).

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Contact Person: Olivia Pandure – Fitness Operations Program Manager
Email: kopandur@uncg.edu


Fitness Assistant:

The Fitness Assistant is a vital position within the Department of Recreation and Wellness, serving as a customer service representative and consistent monitor for risk management throughout fitness spaces within the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The Fitness Assistant is often a point of contact for guests in need of assistance with fitness equipment and should be able to provide recommendations and support to a diverse body of participants.

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Contact Person: Olivia Pandure – Fitness Operations Program Manager
Email: kopandur@uncg.edu


Certified Personal Trainer

The Certified Personal Trainer develops and executes customized health and fitness programming for students and the wider university community. They will work with a diverse clientele to reach their goals in weight loss, muscle building and increasing their fitness levels through appropriate program development.

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Contact Person: Olivia Pandure – Fitness Operations Program Manager
Email: kopandur@uncg.edu

MARKETING

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers are tasked with using their creativity and individual style to develop engaging and striking content that promotes the Department of Recreation & Wellness. Using a variety of design techniques, these staff members create the materials that are the public face of the department. 

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Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Publications & Outreach
Email: adhill3@uncg.edu


Program Assistant for Marketing

The Marketing Program Assistant within the Department of Recreation and Wellness is a vital leadership position responsible for daily operations and administrative support for the marketing department.  This staff member assists with supporting an area that produces materials that are the public face of the department.

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Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Publications & Outreach
Email: adhill3@uncg.edu

MEMBER SERVICES

Member Services Assistant

The Member Services Assistant The Member Services Assistant (MSA) is a vital position within the Department of Recreation and Wellness, serving as the first customer service representative and primary operator of all Welcome Desk and Administrative Suite operations for the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. Member Services Assistants are the first point of contact for members and guests wanting to purchase a membership, guest pass, register for a course, checkout equipment, or inquire about any program offerings available. Our MSA team provides guidance and support to a diverse body of participants, and is tasked with welcoming all patrons and guests with a friendly attitude.

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Contact Person: Catie Payne, Coordinator, Membership
Email: clpayne2@uncg.edu

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Outdoor Adventures Assistant

The Outdoor Adventures Assistant is a position of significant importance to the successful operations of the Outdoor Adventures program. Assistants are tasked with the responsibility of daily operations at the Outdoor Adventures front desk, Rock Wall, Equipment room and Piney Lake informal recreation. They are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with flexibility around class schedules available.

Some of the tasks & responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with supervisors to accomplish daily tasks and maintain a safe and welcoming indoor climbing environment.
  • Providing a positive and engaging
    customer experience while enforcing all climbing facility policies.
  • Managing the climbing facility documents and records while administering risk management policies and procedures as needed.

Read more about this position in the documents below:

OA Assistant Job Description
OA Hiring Info Sheet

*No current positions available

Contact Person: Alex Hauer – Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures
Email: alex.hauer@uncg.edu

As Needed Positions – Positions with an “As Needed” application deadline may not currently have any openings at the time of your application. Applications will be kept on file for the remainder of the school year in the event an opening becomes available.

The Department of Recreation & Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student Employee Testimonials

“Becoming a group fitness instructor has allowed me to meet so many people at UNCG. Entering college as an out of state student, this position has allowed me to find community in the Kaplan Center. I love creating a space where people can leave their struggles at the door and push themselves. I have learned more about fitness and gained a new passion for teaching!”
-Sarah Ludvik, Group Fitness Instructor