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Student Employment

Thank you for your interest in student employment at the Department of Recreation (RecPlex). The RecPlex building staff currently has five openings available for incoming first-year students. Please check your my.fairfield page and click on the Workstudy tab.

Applications for certified group exercise instructors, lifeguards, and intramurals staff will be available on Life@Fairfield.

Department Required Skills

Qualified candidates are able to demonstate:

  • Commitment to customer service
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate integrity, ethics, and commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Maintain clean, appropriate and professional attire
  • Commitment to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Current Fairfield University Student

Recreation Positions

Front Desk Receptionist
Responsible for maintaining a customer-friendly environment which includes greeting patrons, providing access to eligible students, members and guests; answering phones and providing information to patrons, taking messages, and answering general questions about our programs; assisting patrons with court reservations; and maintaining the front desk area and operations.

Equipment/Laundry Room Assistant
Responsible for the distribution of sporting equipment, daily-use locks and towels. Collects and launders towels on a regularly basis (and intramural sports uniforms as necessary). Maintain supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels and advising supervisor. Provide break coverage to the Receptionist on duty.

Weight Room Assistant
Responsible for providing a safe, clean atmosphere for members. Enforce area policies, promote safe exercise technique and provide general assistance/information on usage of weights and strength training equipment. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Greet and engage all members to create a positive and productive exercise environment where all levels of fitness are welcome.

Currently certified as a lifeguard with a nationally recognized association and CPR and first aid certified. (All certifications must be presented prior to job offer). Responsible for the supervision of all swimmers as well as the facility. Maintain a safe, clean pool, pool deck and surrounding areas.

Building Managers /Student Staff Supervisors
Responsible for the daily operations of the RecPlex, including opening and closing the facility, student employee supervision to ensure the facility is staffed an operating appropriately, on-site risk management, policy enforcement, and administrative support to full time team. Supervisors must demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Group Fitness Instructors
Energetic, encouraging students who have a passion for leading others to establish and maintain healthy lifestyles. Group Exercise Instructors must have extensive knowledge in: proper fitness programming, safety, participant motivation and communication. Nationally recognized group exercise certifications are required.

Intramural Positions

  • Sports Officials
  • Stat Keepers
  • IM Supervisor

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