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UCLA Recreation

Browse the Student positions below. If you are interested in applying for any* of the open positions below, please follow this link to Handshake. Once you are in Handshake, click "on-campus" jobs and search for the position title you are interested in.

*Please note that if you are interested in applying for a position with our Summer Camps, please go to the Summer Camps employment page directly.

Current Open Positions

Competitive Sports - General Manager

The purpose of the Competitive Sports General Manager is to check in competitive sports participants to recreation facilities for their intramural games or club sports events, to help set up and tear down for sporting events, to provide excellent customer service, and to keep score and time of games.

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Apply for the Competitive Sports General Manager position on MyUCLA under "Work-Study Job Search"

BFIT - FITWELL Consultant

**HIRING FOR SUMMER 2022**

The Purpose of the FITWELL Consultant is to supervise and ensure safety of participants in all areas at BFIT, including cardio and strength areas, and assist members with general use of strength and cardio equipment including set-up and safety features.

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JWC - FITWELL Consultant

Are you looking for a fun summer job opportunity? We are now accepting applications for FITWELL Consultants at JWC!

The Purpose of the FITWELL Consultant is to supervise and ensure safety of participants in all areas at JWC, including cardio and strength areas, and assist members with general use of strength and cardio equipment including set-up and safety features.

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KREC - FITWELL Consultant

Are you looking for a fun summer job opportunity? We are now accepting applications for FITWELL Consultants at KREC!

The Purpose of the FITWELL Consultant is to supervise and ensure safety of participants in all areas at KREC, including cardio and strength areas, and assist members with general use of strength and cardio equipment including set-up and safety features.

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Outdoor Adventures - Challenge Course

Program Assistants serve as apprentice Facilitators, learning all about the skills (both technical and “soft”) needed to become a challenge course teambuilding Facilitator. This job is pretty special opportunity for motivated students who are excited to work outdoors, connect with and help others, and develop their own teamwork and leadership skills for a future career in any field.

Currently prioritizing new hires who can work this summer 2022

Schedule
This is a year-round job, but summer is our busiest, most exciting season. Staff who are available to work this upcoming summer receive priority consideration for employment. After that, we prioritize staff who will commit to working at least one summer during their college tenure. Any summer season can count, through the summer after your spring graduation. This can also include working for part of the summer (i.e. the end half of the summer or the beginning half of the summer) and limited hours, within reason (i.e. working around a small summer class schedule or in tandem with another small part-time job or internship).

Summer scheduling
Seeking staff who can work an average minimum of 12 hours and maximum of 40 hours per week. This is not a weekly recurring shifts type of job. Rather, training (paid) and work are scheduled and assigned as unique one-off events. One month or more before a programmed event or training, staff will be invited to sign up. Programs and trainings can land on any day of the week, including weekends. A shift is typically 5-6 hours in length. Common shifts are 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Fall, winter, & spring scheduling
Seeking staff who can make themselves available with advanced notice for weekend events, ideally 3-7 programs a quarter and at least 1-2 training days.

This is not a weekly recurring shifts type of job. Rather, training (paid) and work are scheduled and assigned as unique one-off events. One month or more before a programmed event or training, staff will be invited to sign up. Programs can land on any day of the week, often including weekends. A shift is typically 5-6 hours in length. Common shifts are 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Training days tend to be a full 8 hours with a one-hour lunch break on a Saturday or Sunday.

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Outdoor Adventures - Bike Shop & Rental Center

Employees of the Bike Shop maintain the safest and most-welcoming environment possible for DIY customers and ourselves. Our goal is to empower customers by providing them the opportunity to learn how to do their own repairs with a little bit of guidance from us.

Employees of the Rental Center maintain Rental-Center Gear, provide outdoor-equipment rentals to current members of UCLA Recreation, and undertake general projects as needed in the Outdoor-Adventures workplace. Specific tasks depend on time of year and present condition of equipment, but Rental-Center employees should expect to consistently be on task because there is always work to be done.

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Rugby Videographer

This position will oversee videography and production of team highlights and video content. Filming training sessions, drone footage, BTS content, and game day footage as well as all postproduction video editing and uploading.

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Sales and Service

Customer Relations Specialist

If you are organized, punctual, and friendly, this position may be right for you. Please use the link to fill out an application and return it to the hiring manager. Summer availability is preferred.

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SHEP Social Media/Graphic Design Intern

Are you a marketing or graphic design student who spends more time on your smartphone than your laptop? Are you artsy and enjoy using creative design content to reach others? Do you speak in #hashtags, have a ton of "likes" and followers, and love to keep up with "viral" trends? If, so, join the SHEP team and...

  • Interact with students on campus, research and schedule content for each social media platform, increase SHEP presence on Facebook, Instagram, and much more
  • Design eye-catching graphics, create innovative and fun social media campaigns, brainstorm ideas, and help communicate SHEP student health and well-being mission from a student perspective
  • Help manage SHEP's website which aims to promote student health and well-being on campus

Open to ALL undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Applications close Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Questions? Email: healtheducation@saonet.ucla.edu

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Explore Other Recreation Positions

Visit this webpage to see when these positions will be open and taking applications.

Aquatics

Lifeguard

Become a Rec Lifeguard and develop your leadership, communication, and decision making skills while gaining experience as a first responder and risk manager!

Please fill out your application completely and attach a copy of your resume, Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED and any additional certifications you have. If you have any questions please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Siobhan Goodwell at sgoodwell@recreation.ucla.edu.

*Must be at least 17 years old to become a UCLA Rec Lifeguard.

Interviews will take place at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (SCRC). Applicants will complete a group interview which includes swimming and skills tests. If hired, applicants will need to bring their I-9 documents to their hiring session- Click here for the list of acceptable I-9 documents.

Swimming and Skills tests include:

  • 50-meter head up freestyle sprint
  • 200-meter IM (with sidestroke replacing butterfly)
  • Mock rescue scenarios- including First Aid; CPR/AED; passive submerged; suspected head, neck, or back injury; etc.

Upcoming Group Interview dates:

TBD @ SCRC

Pay Rate: $15.61 - $17.75

What if I want to be a lifeguard, but I’m not certified? UCLA Recreation offers a number of Lifeguard certification courses throughout the year. Check out our online course list for a schedule of courses.

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Bike Shop Employee (Outdoor Adventures)

Employees of the Bike Shop maintain the safest and most-welcoming environment possible for DIY customers and ourselves. Our goal is to empower customers by providing them the opportunity to learn how to do their own repairs with a little bit of guidance from us. Employees should expect to work regularly at the Bike Shop and intermittently at the Challenge Course.

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Competitive Sports - Front Desk Clerk

The Club Sports Front Desk Clerk assists full-time staff and student staff with day-to-day tasks for the office. The clerk must have effective communication skills (both verbal and written), demonstrate good judgment when enforcing Club and IM Policies. They must create a welcoming environment to all patrons as they are the first point of contact in representing the Club house.

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Competitive Sports - Intramural Sports Official

The purpose of the Intramural Sports Official is to referee intramural games. Connect with participants while providing a fun experience while enforcing the rules and regulations with unbiased and fair judgement.

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Marketing - Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistant

The Purpose of the Marketing Assistant is to create engaging social media content to promote UCLA Recreation programs and facilities. The candidate will work closely with different unit program coordinators to create and implement social media campaigns. Be a UCLA Recreation brand ambassador.

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Outdoor Adventures- Rental Center Employee & Challenge Course Program Assistant

Rental Center employees maintain Rental-Center Gear, provide outdoor-equipment rentals to current members of UCLA Recreation, and undertake general projects as needed in the Outdoor-Adventures workplace.

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Rec Tech

Rec Tech (Recreational Mechanical Technician)

The Rec Tech position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the maintenance, alteration, and repair of our Recreation facilities and of the equipment within.

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Sports Venues & Event Operations

Operations and Events Assistant

Description: Provide general maintenance and operational support for Pauley Pavilion, Drake Track Stadium, and Los Angeles Tennis Center. Most of the primary duties are physical labor and include the setup and strike of event furnishings for various athletic events and or cultural special events. Additional responsibilities include customer relations, day of event support, basic audiovisual knowledge, and facility access control.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, able to follow instructions, work with minimal supervision, and knowledgeable about the various facilities rules and be able to communicate them to clients and patrons while ensuring exceptional customer service behavior. Attention to detail is critical. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds. Familiarity with the campus and surrounding community is preferred. Interest in sports is a plus.

Work Hours: You must be available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Shifts vary due to operation and event schedules.

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Student Activities Center

Operations Assistant (Student Activities Center)

The position of Operations Assistant is a customer service-focused role, requiring the individual to provide all patrons that use the facility with the best possible experience. Whether the employee will be giving information to a prospective student regarding campus life or unlocking spaces in the facility, Operations Assistants serve to enhance the experience of any client or building occupant.

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Swim Instructor

Become a UCLA Rec Swim Instructor!

Interviews will take place at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center's Family Pool. Applicants will complete a group interview which includes swimming and skills tests. If hired, applicants will need to bring their I-9 documents to their hiring session- Click here for the list of acceptable I-9 documents.

Swim Instructor applicants must be able to complete the following skills :

  • Must be able to demonstrate swimming 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly (15 yards) using proper technique.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to float on back for one minute.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to tread water for one minutes.
  • Successfully complete mock teaching scenarios.

What if I want to be a lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor, but I’m not certified? UCLA Recreation offers a number of Lifeguarding and Water Safety courses throughout the year. Check the Rec Quarterly or call (310) 825-3671 for a schedule of courses.

Pay Rate: starts at $15/hr.

Work Hours: Work hours are flexible and include weekends, evenings, holidays, and quarter breaks.

Contact: Clint Svatos, csvatos@recreation.ucla.edu or (310) 983-3330

WATER EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Job Description: Instructors plan and conduct water exercise classes, evaluate student achievement, communicate appropriately with students, and complete necessary paperwork. Work hours are flexible and include weekends, evenings. Preferred certification: AEA Certification or equivalent aquatic fitness certification, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, Community CPR, First Aid

Instructional Programs

There are no open positions at this time.

Marina Aquatic Center

Kayaking Instructor

Skilled Sea Kayaking instructors are needed. ACA or BCU instructor certification is desired. First Aid and CPR certification required. Lifeguard certification a plus. Contact Nora Lee for more information. 310.823.0048 OA@UCLA.EDU

Rowing Instructor

Contact: Nora Lee (310.823.0048 / nlee@recreation.ucla.edu)

Sailing Instructor

Contact: Nora Lee (310.823.0048 / nlee@recreation.ucla.edu)

Surfing Instructor

Windsurfing Instructor

Contact: Nora Lee (310.823.0048 / nlee@recreation.ucla.edu)

Marketing - Photographer

*Not Currently Hiring

The purpose of the Photographer is to photograph programs and events promoting UCLA Recreation and its partners for use in marketing materials and social media. The candidate would work closely with the Marketing team and other Recreation departments, and be sent out on assignments on campus or occasionally off-campus.

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Marketing - Graphic Designer

*Not Currently Hiring

The purpose of the Graphic Designer is to design marketing materials for print, web, and social media that promote UCLA Recreation's programs and events. The candidate would work closely with the Marketing team.

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Marketing - Videographer

*Not Currently Hiring

The purpose of the Videographer is to film programs and events promoting UCLA Recreation and its partners for use in marketing materials and social media. The candidate would work closely with the Marketing team as well other Recreation units, and be sent out on assignments on campus or occasionally off-campus.

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Martial Arts

No positions available at this time

Summer Camps

Hiring - Yes

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Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

Customer Relations Specialist

The Purpose of the Customer Relations Specialist is to be the first point of contact for all customers and patrons entering the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. This position is tasked with creating a friendly and welcoming environment at the front desk and providing patrons with excellent customer service. .

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Operations Supervisor

The Purpose of the Operations Supervisor is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of Sunset Canyon Recreation Center patrons through general supervision of the facility, addressing maintenance concerns, setting up / striking events, and enforcing all University and Departmental policies.

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Front Desk Clerk - Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

The Front Desk Clerk is the first point of contact for all customers entering the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. They must create a friendly and welcoming environment and perform specific duties listed on our full job description

Youth Programs

Little Bruins Clubhouse Staff

Hiring - No

The purpose of the Little Bruins Clubhouse Staff is to provide evening supervision for the clubhouse. The clubhouse, funded in large part by the social justice referendum, provides free and reduced cost evening youth programming for student dependents at the John Wooden Center for children diaper graduate to age 14. This program provides student dependents with a supervised, kid friendly environment for group and independent play or study time with trained youth counselors who engage children in age appropriate activities while student parents attend class or participate in evening programs or study groups on campus.

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