Student Employment

The Department of Sports and Recreation employs over 250 student employees, making our department one of the largest student employers on campus. Student employees have major roles in our overall operations. We are looking for dependable and reliable students to help facilitate the programs and services we offer.

Applicants must have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude in serving our students and other recreation members. Mandatory meetings are scheduled throughout the semester. Most positions require a minimum of 12 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and a minimum of 6 hours per week during the summer semester. Hours worked can range from early mornings to late nights and weekends. Students must be enrolled at Kennesaw State for a minimum of six credit hours during the fall and spring semesters.

Join the Team

Sports and Recreation offers a great variety of student positions within our department! A cover letter and resume are required to submit your application with our department. Interviews are scheduled on an as needed basis.

Graduate Assistant Positions

Student Employment Positions

  • The Group Fitness Instructors are enthusiastic and motivating individuals who lead fun, safe and effective exercise classes through a variety of formats, such as indoor cycling, yoga, cardio fitness and strength training. Primary responsibilities include programming and teaching fitness classes, customer service, and assisting with special events. 

    All Group Fitness Instructors are required to attain a nationally recognized certification. Practicum opportunity available for individuals not yet certified.

    In addition to applying on handshake, please also send Cover Letter, Resume, and Certifications to ahigh1@kennesaw.edu

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  • Ready to start helping others but not sure how to get there? The process to become a group fitness instructor is incredibly rewarding, but requires patience, time and commitment. TheOwlFit Group Fitness Prep Course will help you get there. 

    Prep Course participants must:

    • Demonstrate a passion for health and fitness
    • Commit to attending all scheduled lectures and trainings
    • Commit to staying up-to-date with all online assignments and readings
    • Have an interest in becoming an OwlFit Group Fitness Instructor

    For more information or to apply to the position, please contact: Aaron High, Senior Fitness Coordinator, ahigh1@kennesaw.edu

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  • The OwlFit Personal Trainer team designs individual exercise programs that assist client in accomplishing their individual fitness goals to develop a rewarding experience. OwlFit Personal Trainers must possess a personal training certification by a nationally recognized organization.

    Primary responsibilities of an OwlFit Personal Trainer include:

    • Building rapport with clients
    • Evaluating each client’s baseline fitness level
    • Prescribing safe and effective exercise programs tailored to the individual 

    In addition to applying on handshake, please also send Cover Letter, Resume, and Certifications to ahigh1@kennesaw.edu
     

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  • Ready to start helping others but not sure how to get there? The process to become a personal trainer is incredibly rewarding but requires patience, time and commitment. TOwlFitFit Personal Training Prep Course will help you get there!

    Prep Course participants must:

    • Demonstrate a passion for health and fitness
    • Commit to attending all scheduled lectures and trainings
    • Commit to staying up-to-date with all online assignments and readings
    • Have an interest in becoming OwlFit Personal Trainer

    Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and application to Aaron High at ahigh1@kennesaw.edu
     

  • The Fitness Graduate Assistant position is offered by Kennesaw State University. The applicant must be accepted into an applicable graduate program at KSU, as well as apply for the Fitness Graduate Assistant position. The Fitness Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting in managing the comprehensive fitness program. Reporting directly to the Senior Coordinator of Fitness, the Fitness Graduate Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be administrating personal training and small group training sessions and overseeing the daily fitness operations. 

    Full Position Description

    For more information or to apply to the position, please contact:  Aaron High, Senior Fitness Coordinator, ahigh1@kennesaw.edu

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  • Nature Bound Trip Leaders are responsible for promoting and hosting outdoor trips and clinics. This position is responsible for leading peers on outdoor trips while managing risks and instructing outdoor skills. Nature Bound Trip Leaders also play a major role in deciding which trips to host and planning them.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead KSU students on outdoor trips
    • Guide trip participants in activities that include hiking, cycling, paddlesports, rock climbing, etc.
    • Instruct participants in outdoor skills clinics
    • Advertise outdoor programs at on-campus promotional events
    • Propose trips and plan them from start to finish
    • Participate in appropriate training such as Wilderness and Remote First Aid, and activity specific trainings (kayaking, mountain biking, river safety and rescue, etc.)
    • Driving a 12 passenger van

    Qualifications:

    • KSU Student with 2.0 GPA or higher
    • A love for the outdoors
    • Willingness to work with other peers
    • Exhibit an outgoing personality
    • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction
    • Experience with Nature Bound as a participant
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  • Bike Shop Techs are responsible for overseeing the bicycle repair shop processes. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Must have a working knowledge of bicycles
    • Position repairs and test rides bicycles for patrons of the KSU Sports and Recreation Center
    • Must actively participate in advertising events
    • Must attend mandatory staff trainings
    • May be required to drive to transport equipment, etc.
    • Position will oversee Outdoor Adventures Desk when necessary

    Qualifications:

    • Must be currently enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Must work a minimum of 9 hours with a maximum of 21 hours per week
    • Must be available to work between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday
    • Must be available during Summer as well as Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Mechanical and/or bicycle repair experience preferred
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  • KSU Climbing Gym Attendants will be under the supervision of the Experiential Program Manager. KSU Climbing Gym Attendants are responsible for supervising patrons, enforcing procedures, and offering top rope belay and bouldering instruction at the KSU Climbing Gym.

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  • The Outdoor Adventures Desk Attendants are responsible for overseeing the point of sale system for Outdoor Adventures programs and services. They oversee the outdoor gear rental process and process registrations for Outdoor Adventures programs. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Working point of sale for Outdoor Adventures
    • Registering patrons for Nature Bound trips
    • Checking out/in gear to patrons to include bicycles
    • Counting inventories for all Outdoor Adventures gear
    • Repair and Maintenance of outdoor gear

    Qualificiations: 

    • Must be currently enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Must work a minimum of 9 hours with a maximum of 21 hours per week
    • Must be available to work between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday
    • Must be available during Summer as well as Fall and Spring semesters
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  • The Experiential Program Facilitator is a fun, interactive student position that is focused on facilitating team building activities. An Experiential Program Facilitator is responsible for leading team building activities, interacting with groups, and encouraging valuable debriefs. Team building activities include games, initiatives, and the use of portable elements. All Experiential Program Facilitators must attend a mandatory training during the week of 30 July- 3 August. This position does not have set hours and hours are determined off of scheduled groups. This position is high activity and is located both indoors and outdoors.

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  • Lifeguards at the Recreation and Activities Center are responsible for the safety of everyone in the Aquatic center. This includes both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus Recreational Facilities: one outdoor pool, two indoor lap pools, and spa area. Lifeguard staff's main responsibility will be to survey patrons and monitor safety in the pool, in addition there will be opportunities to instruct swim classes. Certified lifeguards are preferred but not necessary, training will be provided. All applicants must be able to swim, a swim test will be administered.


    Prerequisites: Swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 1 minute, recover a 10lb brick from 10 ft. of water, and swim 20 yards to the end of the pool. For more information contact Cheryl Richardson 470-578-4839 or bricha89@kennesaw.edu

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  • Swim Instructors are responsible for swim lesson instruction at the Kennesaw State University Student Recreation and Activities Center and the Recreation and Wellness Center. Swim instructors communicate with parents and participants, lead swim lesson sessions, as well as ensure the safety of all lesson participants.

     Certified swim instructors are preferred but not necessary, training will be provided. All applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in swimming strokes.

    Prerequisites: Demonstrate the following strokes with proficiency:

    • Front crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards.
    • Butterfly – 15 yards.
    • Back Float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute

    For more information contact Cheryl Richardson 470-578-4839 or email bricha89@kennesaw.edu

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  • Facility Attendants oversee activities and safety in the fitness areas. Fitness Attendants gain practical work experience through assisting their supervisor in the management of the fitness spaces, equipment, and staff.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide excellent customer service to all patrons 
    • Perform cleaning duties of equipment and fitness areas provided by direction of their supervisor 
    • Monitor proper usage of fitness equipment in fitness floor areas 
    • Enforce all facility and fitness floor area specific rules and regulations including but not limited to dress code policies, bag and backpack policies, food policies, etc. 
    • Provide basic instruction to patrons on how to safely and properly use fitness equipment
    • Maintain communication with the Facility Manager and notify him or her in the event of any issues 

    Qualifications: 

    • Currently enrolled at KSU with a minimum overall GPA of 2.25
    • Familiarity with the recreation facilities, programs and services
    • Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic and a good ambassador of the department 
    Apply Now
  • Service Desk attendants are employed to ensure authorized access and use of the facility. Assists in greeting, screening, referring visitors to the appropriate recreation program and staff, provides accurate information and answers questions regarding hours of operations, programs, and policies. Attendants are also responsible for checking in/out facility and/or fitness equipment available for the convenience of the patrons; cleaning, inspecting, and ensuring that all equipment is ready for checkout, reporting any broken or damaged equipment to the Facility Manager. This position is specifically located at the Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw Campus. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Greet patrons upon entry to facility and provide excellent customer service to all patrons
    • Verify patron facility reservations
    • Screen patrons through turnstile operation
    • Enforce building entry policies; checking ID and guest passes of patrons as they swipe in and out
    • Administer the “Personal Belonging Check” service
    • Assist patrons with waiver forms and ensure the forms are completed correctly
    • Assist with the check-in of all facility guests, sign-ins and ID verification
    • Responsible for the order and the cleanliness of the service desk
    • Monitor drinks, food, gum, etc. when patrons enter the facility
    • Answer any facility questions that may be asked by patrons
    • Screen phone calls and visitors to the Department of Sports and Recreation
    • Have an above average knowledge of program offerings to assist patrons who may be in need of assistance
    • Conduct all walk-in tours of the Student Recreation and Activities Center 
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Currently enrolled at KSU with a minimum overall GPA of 2.25
    • Familiarity with the recreation facilities, programs and services
    • Current certification in Adult anAEDhild CPR/AED and First Aid 
    • Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic and a good ambassador of the department    
    Apply Now
  • Service Desk attendants are employed to ensure authorized access and use of the facility. Assists in greeting, screening, referring visitors to the appropriate recreation program and staff, provides accurate information and answers questions regarding hours of operations, programs, and policies. Attendants are also responsible for checking in/out facility and/or fitness equipment available for the convenience of the patrons; cleaning, inspecting, and ensuring that all equipment is ready for checkout, reporting any broken or damaged equipment to the Facility Manager. This position is specifically located at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Marietta Campus. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Greet patrons upon entry to facility and provide excellent customer service to all patrons
    • Verify patron facility reservations
    • Enforce building entry policies; checking ID and guest passes of patrons as they swipe in and out
    • Administer the “Personal Belonging Check” service
    • Assist patrons with waiver forms and ensure the forms are completed correctly
    • Assist with the check-in of all facility guests, sign-ins and ID verification
    • Responsible for the order and the cleanliness of the service desk
    • Monitor drinks, food, gum, etc. when patrons enter the facility
    • Answer any facility questions that may be asked by patrons
    • Screen phone calls and visitors to the Department of Sports and Recreation
    • Have an above average knowledge of program offerings to assist patrons who may be in need of assistance
    • Conduct all walk-in tours of the Recreation and Wellness Center
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Currently enrolled at KSU with a minimum overall GPA of 2.25
    • Familiarity with the recreation facilities, programs and services
    • Current certification in Adult aAEDChild CPR/AED and First Aid
    • Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic and a good ambassador of the department    
    Apply Now
  • The Office Attendant assists in providing excellent customer service to all patrons in person and by phone, by referring visitors to the appropriate recreation program and staff.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    · Have a general knowledge of program offerings to assist patrons who may be in need of assistance.
    · Assist professional staff with tasks that may arise.
    · Screen phone calls and visitors to the Department of Sports & Recreation office. 

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  • Graphic Design student assistants assist the Marketing Coordinator with the layout and graphic design of department marketing materials. Marketing materialflyersinclude: flyers/posters, digital assets, and promotional material.  Graphic design student assistants communicate with various stakeholders to create materials in accordance with department and University guidelines.  
     
    Responsibilities: 

    • Creation of various projects
    • Communication with various stakeholders
    • Ability to receive feedback and make changes as requested
    • Follow Style Guidelines based on Department and University standards
    • Photography as needed for various projects
    • Placement of materials around campus 

     
    Qualifications: 

    • KSU Student with 2.0 GPA or higher
    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative CloudInDesigntiPhotoshopsign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
    • WorkinDSLRowledge of DSLR photography
    • Willingness to work with other peers
    • Critical Thinking
    • Willingness to assist with various tasks with the marketing team – may require night and weekend work
    • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction 
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  • The marketing and promotions assistant is responsible for marketing and promoting the Department of Sports and Recreation to the KSU community through programs and special event opportunities. This position will be responsible for understanding the department and aspects of each program area and facilities. The marketing and promotions assistant will place promotional materials around campus, interact with community members and have a presence at various special events.  
     
    Responsibilities: 

    • Maintain a working knowledge of the Department of Sports and Recreation, facilities, program areas, and special events.  
    • Event planning to increase Sports and Recreation presence on campus 
    • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment 
    • Must be able to interact with peers and community members 
    • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal 
    • Organized and detail oriented 
    • Be present at special events on nights and weekends 

    Qualifications:

    •  KSU Student with 2.0 GPA or higher 
    • Willingness to work with other peers
    • Critical Thinking
    • Exhibit an outgoing personality
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Willingness to assist with various tasks with the marketing team  
    • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction 
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  • The Social Media Student Assistant assists the Marketing Coordinator with the overall direction and implementation of social media strategy for the Department of Sports and Recreation. This position is responsible for the creation and scheduling of day-to-day posts. This position will research marketing tools, trends, and promotion opportunities. The person in this role will be someone who is creative, outgoing, has the ability to work with minimal supervision, and has great attention to detail.  
     
    Responsibilities:  

    • Developing social media daily content and campaigns 
    • Maintaining a content calendar that aligns with departments social media strategy, goals and vision 
    • Social Listening - monitoring social media responses (Direct Messages, Comments, Tags) 
    • Development of graphics/images to use for social media postings 
    • Analyze and monitor analytics 
    • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and patrons 
    • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a Sports and Recreation ambassador 
    • Fulfill scheduled tasks/projects in a timely manner by meeting deadlines 
    • Willingness to assist with various tasks with the marketing team – may require night and weekend work
    • Be present at special events on nights and weekends 

    Qualifications: 

    • KSU Student with 2.0 GPA or higher
    • WorkiDSLRnowledge of DSLR photography
    • Willingness to work with other peers
    • Critical Thinking
    • Exhibit an outgoing personality
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Willingness to assist with various tasks with the marketing team
    • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction
    • Experience managing social media accounts; preferably for a business or organization 
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  • The Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for officiating intramural contests and assisting in game management or intramural sports including flag football, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball and other activities. Officials are asked to demonstrate rules knowledge, enforce program rules and policy, assist in managing recreational facilities, and provide high levels of customer service to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for intramural participants. Previous officiating experience is not required but an interest in sports is encouraged.

    In addition to applying on Handshake, please also send Cover Letter and Resume to IMSports@kennesaw.edu

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  • Facility Assistants for the Owls' Nest and Perch facilities will provide customer service to all patrons and visitors of the Owls' Nest and the Perch; know and enforce policies, procedures, and rules intelligently; be attentive to each individuals needs; and report problems and concerns to the Manager on Duty, Maintenance Technician, or members of the exempt staff via the shift report and other forms of communication.

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