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.

 

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 gsciacch@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. The OwlFit 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

    Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and application to Gabby Sciacchitano at gsciacch@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. All 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 gsciacch@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. The OwlFit 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 an 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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  • The Nature Bound Trip Leader is responsible for planning and implementing trips for KSU students in our Outdoor Activities program.

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Promoting the Nature Bound program.
    • Advertising trips in order to fill them with participants.
    • Driving a 12-passenger van (if 21 years of age).
    • Completing all pre-trip paperwork including risk management documentation.
    • Buying food and preparing meals for trip participants.
    • Completing gear inspections before and after trips.

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  • The Bicycle Technicians repair, assemble and test bicycles for KSU patrons. They might also complete custom bicycle modifications. Primary job responsibilities include maintaining operating hours for the Bike Shop which provide basic bike tune up service for KSU patrons, and maintaining the department's bikes available for checkout to the KSU patrons. To work as a Bicycle Technician, students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

    Required/Desired Skills: strong customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, experience with outdoor equipment and mechanical skills, and a cyclist

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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 Attendant is responsible for checking in/out outdoor equipment available for the convenience of KSU patrons and answering questions about Outdoor Adventures. To work as a OA Desk Assistant, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

    Required/Desired Skills: strong customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, experience with outdoor equipment and familiar with the Nature Bound Trip Program

  • 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 Attendant will

    • Ensure safety of participants by inspecting the facility, analyzing issues, and reporting unsafe conditions to the Facility Manager
    • Clearly articulate and enforce Recreation Center use policies and procedures while providing superior customer service to staff and participants
    • Inspect, issue, and store equipment and supplies and report defective equipment to the Facility Manager
    • Apply training when operating point-of-sale terminals for equipment checkout
    • Work with others to perform facility and equipment set-ups and break downs
    • Take initiative and apply training to perform basic custodial and maintenance of building and equipment keep facility safe, clean, and hazard-free
    • Resolve conflicts, disputes, and minor problems as they arise
    • Work with others to conduct emergency evacuations and respond to emergencies
    • Enhance group effectiveness by performing other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications: Student technicians must be currently enrolled in at least a half-time credit load (at least 6 hours) at KSU with the primary goal of achieving a degree. Also, to work as a M2, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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  • The Service Desk staff ensure authorized access and use of the facility. Also, assists in greeting, screening, referring visitors to the appropriate recreation program and staff, provide accurate information and answer questions regarding hours of operations, programs, and policies.

    Required Qualifications: Student assistants must be currently enrolled in at least a half-time credit load (at least 6 hours) at KSU with the primary goal of achieving a degree. Also, to work at the service desk, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

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  • 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 materials may include: 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 Cloud Applications (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) 
    • Working knowledge 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; able to operate with little direction 
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  • The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and developing social media strategy, campaigns, and overall feel of the Department of Sports and Recreation’s social media platforms. These platforms currently include: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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. 

  • 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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