Campus Recreation

Student Employment

There are many opportunities for students to obtain employment within the Department of Campus Recreation. Hiring of new employees remains constant, as positions become available due to changing class schedules and graduations. Find descriptions of each job below. Click “Apply Today!” to view current job openings within Campus Recreation. 

Recreation Facility Attendant

The Campus Recreation department is seeking Facility Attendants. The Facility Attendant acts as the front facing staff member of the Campus Recreation department. As a Facility Attendant, you could work in any of the following Campus Recreation facilities; Baierl Student Recreation Center, Trees Hall ground level fitness center, Pitt Sports Dome, Bellefield Hall fitness center, and the William Pitt Union 3rd floor fitness center. The Facility Attendant is responsible for enforcing all policies and guidelines established for the participants of Pitt Campus Recreation. They will also be providing onsite coverage for the operation of the facility under the prescribed operating procedures on duty. Facility Attendants must take control in emergency situations, clean fitness equipment, record fitness center data, confront patrons who are not following policies and guidelines, settle disputes, and answer all inquiries.

Recreation Facility Attendant Responsibilities

  • Provide courteous customer service
  • Act as a first responder in case of any emergency
  • Record and report incident forms
  • Answer general questions and phone calls regarding rec facilities
  • Be familiar with services that the Campus Recreation department offers
  • Prepare the facilities for opening and closing
  • Control access to rooms, equipment, and the facility itself
  • Complete head counts and fitness center inspections as necessary
  • Maintain a tidy fitness center by putting equipment back where it belongs and encourage patrons to do the same
  • Manage the equipment check-out process
  • Complete cleaning responsibilities to maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Lifeguards must hold a valid lifeguard certification by a reputable organization. You will be required to attend in-service training once a month. You will assist in the overall organization of the deck and cleanliness of the lifeguard office.  Will assist with maintaining Allegheny Co. Article 9 compliance.  You will assist the Aquatic Staff with event setup and maintain a safe environment for our patrons.   

Attendant Job Responsibilities  

  • Be knowledgeable of lifeguarding techniques, such as proper surveillance, basic first Aid, and water skills.
  • Complete forms for cleaning and organization through out the day.
  • Maintain organization of lifeguard office and safety equipment.
  • Understanding the rotation schedule and knowing how many lifeguards need to present on deck.
  • Have basic knowledge of the Allegheny Co. article 9
  • Attend in-service training once per month.
  • Ensure facility meets or exceeds professionalism standards including proper sign posting, organized accessories, collaborate with custodial on addressing cleanliness needs, etc.
  • Knowledge of the lane schedule and know what organization/group/team is at the appropriate place.
  • Wear appropriate staff uniform and model professional work behaviors.
  • Attend required training sessions and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Aquatic Manager

Aquatic Managers lead the facility upkeep and daily lifeguard procedures at both the Trees Hall and Bellefield Hall pools. Needs to understand how Article 9 is implemented in the day to day activities.  They will help to manage in-serves trainings and it is highly recommended that they have or obtain the Lifeguard instructor certification.  In addition, Facility Managers supervise on shift personnel. 

Manager Job Responsibilities  

  • Provide direct supervision and guidance to Lifeguards
  • Lead training of new lifeguards
  • Ensures that our facility is in compliance with article 9
  • Ensures that guards and facility is maintaining the utmost safety and reports and risks management issues
  • Ensure staff are present, in uniform, in designate position and completing assigned tasks
  • Contact missing lifeguards and fill in onsite positions as needed
  • Assist in creation of preventative maintenance tasks and rotations
  • Review active work orders in Connect2Concepts
  • Assist in management of Connect2Concepts C2IT Asset Management Inventory and Work Order Management systems
  • Audit safety equipment throughout operations.
  • Ensure facility meets or exceeds professionalism standards including proper sign posting, organized accessories, collaborate with custodial on addressing cleanliness needs, etc.
  • Ensure reservable spaces inventory is at proper levels and in working order.
  • Wear appropriate staff uniform and model professional work behaviors
  • Attend required training sessions and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned 
Student Supervisor

The Student Supervisor of Facilities serve in an administrative capacity providing leadership to front line student employees in the Lifeguard and Aquatic Manager roles.  The Student Supervisors for Aquatics also assists in creating and managing facility schedules, recruiting, hiring, and lead training of new lifeguards, aquatic managers and should already hold a lifeguard instructor certification. 

Student Supervisor Job Responsibilities  

  • Create and maintain student staff schedules
  • Assist with hiring, interviewing, and onboarding new lifeguards
  • Lead on site training and in services of lifeguards
  • Assist with developing and facilitating on going meetings and trainings for all Aquatic Staff
  • Assist with facility rental intake and special event logistics
  • Assist with management of facility schedules
  • Serve onsite for special events and reservations as needed
  • Ensure that all Aquatic staff is up to date with certifications
  • Ensure that we are following all safety standards from Red Cross/ Article 9, along with leaders in the industry
Intramural Sports Supervisor

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker. The Intramural Sports Supervisor will be responsible for facilitating game play between teams participating in the Intramural Sports Program.

Student Supervisor Job Responsibilities

  • Officiate games and observe rulesReport facility/team issues
  • Submit incident reports in the event of an accident
  • Responsible for inputting scores on IM Leagues website
  • Responsible for organizing game play
  • Responsible for supervising officials during game play
  • Responsible for contacting coordinator in case of an injury and or flight
Climbing Wall Attendant

The Climbing Wall Attendant is responsible for the overall supervision of the facility, participants, and programs while on duty. They are also responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations established for the participants by Campus Recreation and for the operation of the facility under the prescribed operating procedures. The Climbing Wall Attendant is a representation of the professional staff and the university. He/she will have to take control in emergency situations, settle disputes, maintain a clean and functioning atmosphere and answer inquiries. Problem solving, responsibility, dependability, maturity and visibility are essential to being an effective and efficient Climbing Wall Attendant.

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To browse job postings visit the Pitt Talent Center. For questions and general information about student employment with Campus Recreation contact Jennifer O’Neil, program assistant,