Employment Opportunities and Internships
Applications for student positions in Campus Recreation are only available through B-Engaged.
To be considered for an interview, applications MUST be filled out completely and include a copy of your Binghamton University Involvement Transcript. Directions for saving your transcript are included on the application.
Students are encouraged to also include a current resume and copies of any applicable certifications, but they are not required to apply.
Requirements for all positions: a current CPR/AED certification or willingness to become certified.
- Complete the CRS Staff Application form found under documents on Campus Recreational Services B-Engaged page. Save it to your computer with your last name as the file name.
- Follow the instructions for saving a copy of your Involvement Transcript. Save it to your computer with your last name and Involvement as the file name.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following documents attached:
- Application Form (last name)
- Involvement Transcript (last name INVOLVEMENT)
- Current Resume (optional)
- Current certification copies (i.e. CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, etc.) (optional)
- You will receive a confirmation email once we receive your forms.
- Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. You MUST include the application form and your Involvement Transcript minimally.
- Interested students need only complete one application. Applications are kept on file with the department until graduation dates. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly*.
*There may be a time delay between your confirmation email and being contacted by a Recreation supervisor based on position availability and time of year. You do not need to check-in with us after your confirming email. We will contact candidates we are interested in when positions become available.
Campus Recreation employs four GA positions during the academic year. Click on the position for more information and access to the application form — available at the top right of the Student Affairs Graduate Assistantships page.
- Intramural and Club Sports
- Outdoor Pursuits
Wellness Services Attendant
$9.75/hr and up
Assist customers with check-in processes and paperwork for all services offered within the Wellness Services area. Staff will be responsible for providing information to students, faculty and staff who wish to use the facilities or register for a program/event, data entry, filing and assisting department with administrative work as assigned. Must have (or be willing to learn) a thorough knowledge in all areas of Campus Recreation, particularly fitness/wellness. Requirements: must be punctual, computer proficient and have excellent communication skills. Must have the ability to work at least 6 hours per week.
Intramural/Club Sports Office Assistant
$9.75/hr. and up
Assist the professional staff with daily administrative duties. Responsibilities include general clerical duties, answer program questions, and maintain websites; organize, facilitate and collect individual and team participation/registration information; contact staff, team captains and club presidents; post weekly updates and promotional material throughout campus; supervise select tournaments and games and periodic intramural programs; ensure safe travel procedures are followed by clubs; update intramural statistics; and represent both programs at club sports events, open houses and student activity fairs.
Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center and Office Assistant
$9.75/hr. and up
Office duties include point of sale (POS) operation, cash handling and record transactions with accuracy; register participants, file, photocopy, answer phones and email with accuracy; represent and promote the program at campus functions; and enforce department policies and procedures. Rental Center duties include size and rent outdoor gear, assist with the repair, cleaning, maintenance and inventory of the outdoor rental center equipment. Other responsibilities include laundry, Nordic ski waxing, camp stove trouble shooting, simple bicycle maintenance, and vehicle maintenance on 15-passenger vans (i.e. checking tire pressure and fluid levels). Vans may require weekly interior and exterior cleaning. Requirements: must be a previous or current participant of Outdoor Pursuits. Familiarity with multiple outdoor activities is preferred. Must be punctual, computer proficient, reliable and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Attention to detail is a must. Some mechanical aptitude, physical dexterity, and the ability to work Mondays and Fridays preferred. Must complete the PCI Compliance exam once a year.
$9.75/hr. and up
Determine the eligibility of all individuals entering the Rec Center. Assist customers with purchases and registrations for all services, answer questions pertaining to Campus Recreational Services programs; enforce department policies and procedures; data entry, filing; point of sale (POS) operations and cash handling; and assist department with mailings and administrative work as assigned. Will also be responsible for recreation equipment check-out to patrons. Must have (or be willing to learn) a thorough knowledge in all areas of Campus Recreation programming (intramurals, open recreation, club sports, fitness/wellness and outdoor pursuits) to provide information to students, faculty and staff who wish to use the facilities or register for a program/event. Requirements: must be punctual, computer proficient, and have excellent communication and organizational skills; and attention to detail. Experience in cash handling and customer service is beneficial. Must have the ability to work at least 6 hours per week. Must complete the PCI Compliance exam once a year.
$9.75/hr. and up
Determine the eligibility of patrons to access the fitness center, and monitor and assist members exercising. Educate patrons regarding policies, procedures and proper equipment usage, and provide general care and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Assistants are also expected to provide information regarding Campus Recreational Services facilities and programming. Requirements: must have ability to work at least 6 hours per week, and have a personal commitment to wellness and fitness.
Intramural Sports Score/Time Keeper
$9.75/hr. and up
General duties include participant check-in for all leagues/games, enforcement of participation rules and policies, general score and time keeping at games for evening and weekend activities. No prior experience necessary, knowledge of the sport preferred. Training sessions will be provided. Assist with game management duties and responsibilities, work within various weather related conditions, must be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Positions available include: basketball (3v3, 5v5), flag football, soccer (outdoor).
Intramural Sports Official/Referee
$9.75/hr. and up depending on sport
General duties include enforcing all rules and policies relating to a particular sport/activity as well as keep score and time for evening and weekend activities. No prior experience necessary, knowledge of the sport preferred. Training sessions will be provided. Assist with game management duties and responsibilities, work within various weather related conditions, must be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance and have appropriate fitness levels based on the specific sport. Positions available at various rates include: arena flag football, basketball (3v3, 5v5), coed dodgeball, flag football, soccer (outdoor, indoor), softball, volleyball.
$10.00/hr. and up
Work for all recreational swims, instructional classes and special events. Open and set up the pool area at the beginning of each scheduled swim, class or event, maintain a safe environment by enforcing all rules and regulations, and be alert at all times. At the end of each shift, fill out a daily summary form and secure the pool area. May be called upon to assist water safety instructors during scheduled classes. Requirements: must be currently certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and have the ability to work at least 6 hours per week. A pre-interview skills exam will be administered to accepted candidates.
Group Fitness Instructors – Spinning, Zumba, Yoga, Aqua
$11.00/hr. and up
Prepare and lead participants through safe and effective group fitness sessions. Each staff member is assigned to instruct classes in specific areas in which they are certified or have expertise. Requirements: national certification from organizations such as AFAA, ACE or Mad Dogg, proficiency in the instruction of at least one specific instructional area (i.e., spinning, Zumba etc.), and personal commitment to wellness and fitness.
Group Fitness Internship (Spring Only)
3 credits *Special application required
The Group Fitness Internship is a 90-hour, three (3) credit internship offered to undergraduate or graduate students who are available for employment with Campus Recreational Services the following semester. The purpose of this internship is to train, certify and hire students to teach group fitness classes. The internship will include information on the essentials of exercise, basic anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, body composition, injury prevention, cueing and choreography.
To apply for this internship: you must complete the Campus Recreational Services application and this group fitness questionnaire, both available on the Campus Recreation B-Engaged documents page. Submit these documents with your Binghamton Involvement Transcript to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 11. You must also attend the mandatory information meeting from 9:40 -10:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
Outdoor Pursuits Activity Assistants
$10.00/hr. and up
Work with the primary instructors to organize and lead adventure activities and programs. Each staff member is assigned to guide and/or assist in specific areas including but not limited to hiking, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, xc skiing, snowshoeing, tree climbing or an area of expertise. Requirements: Wilderness First Aid certification, current CPR/AED certification or have a willingness to certify as a condition of employment. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in the instruction of at least one specific program area, a fundamental understanding of managing risk and the ability to handle emergencies. Must be punctual, trustworthy and possess exceptional attention to detail. A demonstrated personal commitment to encouraging a positive group dynamic as well as concepts of environmental awareness is essential. Priority given to students who have taken a course or participated in multiple activities.
Outdoor Pursuits Internship (OUT 395)
*Special application required on B-Engaged
We are looking for interns and new facilitators who are genuinely interested in presenting dynamic experiential programs to other members of the campus community. Our Challenge Program staff lead groups through problem solving games, as well as low and high element ropes course elements. Experience with ropes courses, as a camp counselor or other group leadership is always helpful but not necessary. The availability to immerse oneself in the training hours is also necessary.
- Assistant Facilitator,
- Facilitator, and
- Lead Facilitator.
Each of these positions has different responsibilities. Most staff will begin as assistant facilitators and then progress with experience and proficiency. Prior experience is welcomed and considered in the selection and hiring process. Facilitators are required to have or receive basic First Aid and CPR certifications.
$11.00/hr. and up
Conduct one-on-one fitness evaluations and personal training sessions. Depending on the particular service requested, assist clients in reaching their specific health and fitness goals via consultation, exercise instruction, and development and implementation of individualized exercise programs. Requirements: national certification from organizations such as ACE, AFAA, ACSM, or NSCA, strong interpersonal skills, personal commitment to wellness and fitness. Priority will be given to students who have completed the Personal Training Internship.
Personal Training Internship (Fall Only)
The Personal Training Internship is a 120-hour, four credit internship offered to graduate and undergraduate students who are available for employment with Campus Recreational Services the following semester. The purpose of this internship is to train, certify and hire students to become personal trainers. The internship will include information in various aspects of health, fitness and exercise programming.
Water Safety Instructor
$11.00/hr. and up
Teach swim lessons and individual aquatic fitness. Required to teach ongoing weekly American Red Cross swim lessons to either groups of adults or children. Individual aquatic fitness is one-on-one swimming evaluations and personal training sessions. Depending on the particular service requested, assist clients in reaching their specific swimming goals via consultation, exercise instruction, and development and implementation of individualized exercise programs. Ability to work with others is essential. Requirements: must be American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certified and have CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Preference will be given to current Campus Rec employees with at least two (2) semesters of service. Must be currently CPR/AED and First Aid certified or willing to certify.
Club Sports Supervisor
$10.75/hr. and up
The primary role of this position is to supervise club sport fall outdoor practices, fall and spring games, tournaments and events that take place on weekday afternoons and weekends. General duties include daily practice supervision, home game/event management, enforcement of University, Campus Recreational Services/club sport policies, respond to emergencies as needed and act as a University representative and liaison to visiting teams, officials/referees and spectators. Collaboration with other Campus Recreational Services staff is required. Position also requires employee to work in various weather related conditions and be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Requirements: ability to work weekday afternoons and weekends.
$10.75/hr. and up
General duties include supervision and administration of nightly and weekend activities relating to game management, student personnel, participant behavior and rule/policy enforcement. Collaboration with building and field supervisors also required. Must also assist with sport specific student training and evaluation; work in various weather related conditions; and be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Requirements: ability to work weekday afternoons and weekends.
$11.25/hr. and up
Assist with the overall management and scheduling of the pool and its staff. Assist with the recruiting, hiring, training, monthly in-services, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of the student staff. Oversee the pool staff files and process biweekly student payroll. Assist with equipment maintenance and equipment inventory. Maintain daily, weekly and monthly records of patron participation for year-end reports. Previous supervisory experience or proven history of strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills preferred since position oversees other student staff. Requirements: proficiency in all emergency procedures, as well as facility policies and procedures; must be currently certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.
$11.25/hr. and up
Assist with the overall management and scheduling of the fitness center and its staff. Managers assist with the recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of the student staff. Oversee fitness center staff files along with processing biweekly student payroll. Determine when equipment maintenance is necessary as well as maintain equipment inventory. Maintain daily, weekly and monthly records of patron participation for year-end reports. Previous supervisory experience or proven history of strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills preferred since position oversees other student staff. Requirements: proficiency in all emergency procedures as well as facility policies and procedures; ability to work at least 10 hours per week, mainly late evenings and weekends.
$11.85/hr. and up
Manage matters related to the operation of all activity areas in the Rec Center. Must have thorough knowledge in all areas of Campus Recreation programming (intramurals, open recreation, club sports, fitness/wellness, and outdoor pursuits) and CEO classes to provide information to students, faculty and staff who wish to use the Rec Center. Open and close facilities for recreational usage and special events; respond to injuries and emergencies; and enforce departmental and University policies to all patrons using the facilities. Previous supervisory experience or proven history of strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills preferred since this position oversees other student staff. Ability to work with others and be flexible is essential. Requirements: ability to work at least 10 hours per week, including early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Must complete the PCI Compliance exam once a year.