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Student Employment

 

on campus jobs at vanderbilt university

Join more than 125 student employees at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center! Vandy Rec offers flexible schedules, development opportunities, a dynamic work environment, and a real-world experience.

Apply today to be a part of our elite summer and fall staffs.

Summer 2020

Summer Facilities Team

Employment at Vandy Rec gives you an opportunity to work at the welcome desk, climbing wall, and outdoor recreation center.  Summer Staff are professional, risk-minded, reliable, and flexible. Working for Vandy Rec is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, improve communication skills, gain technical knowledge, and be part of a team.

Apply for Summer 2020 Facilities Team

Summer Group Fitness Instructors

Group fitness instructors must possess a current Group Fitness Certification from a nationally known fitness organization such as ACE, AFAA or ACSM. Instructors are responsible for delivering high quality fitness classes using various styles and formats. Specialty certifications and trainings are needed to teach classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Group Cycling, Aqua, and Barre. One must represent the Group Fitness Program in an exemplary manner by having a positive and healthy attitude toward physical activity and be able to lead participants through a safe, effective, and enjoyable workout. Instructors should be enthusiastic about fitness and have a motivating personality. Previous experience is required. Applicants will be expected to audition and lead a group class before being hired.

Apply for Summer 2020 Group Fitness Instructor

Summer Aquatics

The Aquatics program hires lifeguards and swim instructors year-round.

Lifeguards must possess a current Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Certification. A Lifeguard is responsible for opening and closing the pool, monitoring all activities within the natatorium, ensuring safety and cleanliness of aquatic equipment, seating areas, and pool deck. Lifeguards also provide high-quality customer service, enforce facility policies, and ensure compliance with Metro Public Health Department requirements. Lifeguards are expected to be mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared at all times to perform their job duties.

Swim Instructors teach both private and group lessons for youth and adults throughout the year. Applicants must possess a current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or be willing to obtain via one of our courses prior to employment. Previous experience required. Instructors will promote swimming skills and Learn to Swim techniques as prescribed by Vandy Rec or the American Red Cross. 

Apply for Summer 2020 Aquatics Staff

CampVandy Counselor

Vandy Rec is hiring counselors for CampVandy, the department’s recreational summer day camp. Camp positions span over 10 weeks of the summer, including 1 week of training and 8 weeks of camp programming (no camp June 29-July 3). Camp Counselors develop camp-wide programming, assist in administrative tasks, plan special events throughout the camp, and actively interact with campers ages 5-12. They are responsible for creating, organizing, and executing active and passive programming that aligns with CampVandy’s theme weeks.

Apply for 2020 CampVandy Counselor

 

Fall 2020

Facilities Team

The ideal Team Member will enthusiastically engage in facility tours, opening and closing of the facility, cash transactions, enforcing of all policies (i.e. lost & found), checking out equipment, membership sales, putting up weights, cleaning cardio machines, enacting the emergency action plan, providing overall facility management, and supporting special event logistics to name a few.

Apply for Fall 2020 Facilities Team

Rec Artist

Vandy Rec is looking to hire student artists who are passionate about bringing photography, painting, sculpting, craft work, etc. into the Rec. If you are looking to make a footprint click the link below.

Apply for Fall 2020 Rec Artist

Group Fitness Instructors

Group fitness instructors must possess a current Group Fitness Certification from a nationally known fitness organization such as ACE, AFAA or ACSM. Instructors are responsible for delivering high quality fitness classes using various styles and formats. Specialty certifications and trainings are needed to teach classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Group Cycling, Aqua, and Barre.  One must represent the Group Fitness Program in an exemplary manner by having a positive and healthy attitude toward physical activity and be able to lead participants through a safe, effective, and enjoyable workout. Instructors should be enthusiastic about fitness and have a motivating personality. Previous experience is required. Applicants will be expected to audition and lead a group class before being hired.

Apply for Fall 2020 Group Fitness Instructor

Intramural Sports

The Intramural (IM) program hires IM Leads and Officials throughout the year.

IM Leads serve as on-site administrators for each IM sports season. Duties include supervision and training of officials, coordinating events, facility preparation, risk management, first aid response, and equipment supply/distribution.

Officials are hired to officiate team sports including Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, etc. Previous officiating experience and knowledge of these sports is preferred, but not required. Each season begins with training for beginning and returning officials where all staff learn the skills to be successful on the field/court. If you are looking for leadership development, conflict management skills, and are interested in at team-oriented atmosphere click the link below!

Apply for Fall 2020 Intramural Sports Staff

Outdoor Rec

If you have an interest in leading backpacking, climbing, canoeing, caving, whitewater, hiking, rappelling, or camping in general… then a position on the Outdoor Rec team might just be for you! Staff members learn to effectively run the climbing wall, lead trips, and rent equipment.  

Apply for Fall 2020 Outdoor Rec Staff

  

Please note that employment is contingent upon a successful background check.