The Office of Campus Recreation extends several opportunities for employment to enrolled students. These positions include lifeguards, swim instructors, fitness instructors, intramural officials, scorekeepers, recreation supervisors, and recreation attendants. Students who are employed by Campus Recreation will be able to demonstrate skills and behaviors that enable them to be effective in their student employment role and future professional positions. Campus Recreation seeks students who are eager to take up a role of leadership, comradery, and unparalleled service to The University of Tennessee at Martin and its patrons.

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Lifeguard and/or Swim Instructor

Description: Lifeguarding involves patron surveillance, ensuring the safety of patrons who utilize the pool for recreational purposes, and enforcing rules and regulations. A Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching children and adult swim lessons in the Learn to Swim Program.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Ability to operate independently within program standards of conduct and professional expectations.
  • Early morning, evening and weekend availability

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly in-services and staff trainings
  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Performing Emergency Protocol when needed (CPR/AED or EAP actions)
  • Inspect the facility and report unsafe conditions or equipment to the Aquatics Coordinator and/or Facility Manager
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
  • Swim 500 yards during their shift while on break
  • Make yourself available for questions or comments following classes.
  • Inform Aquatics Coordinator when unable to teach class and finds own replacement.
  • Be on time and ready to teach when scheduled. This includes arriving 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time. Have a class format prepared and other items you may need during class.
Fitness Instructor

Description: A group fitness instructor is responsible for leading safe and effective classes for the Office of Campus Recreation. Instructors are to design enjoyable classes that encourage participation and educate patrons on the benefits of exercise and healthy lifestyles.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Current American Red Cross CPR, First Aid & AED certifications.
  • Experience and background in a specific class offering.
  • Audition teaching a class for Fitness Coordinator of the Office of Campus Recreation.
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively.
  • Ability to teach and conduct safe & appropriate classes.
  • Ability to respond promptly and appropriately to questions.
  • Ability to teach all fitness levels and provide motivation to all participants.
  • Ability to give modifications throughout class and encourage participants to exercise at their own comfort level and to take water breaks as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be on time and ready to teach when scheduled. This includes arriving 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time. Have a class format prepared, bring music if needed, and other items you may need during class.
  • If participants do not show up for the class the instructor has to wait for at least 15 minutes before leaving.
  • Monitor participants’ intensity levels. Watch for signs of overexertion and have participants take periodic heart rate checks.
  • Make yourself available for questions or comments following classes.
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintain all equipment and use properly.
  • Inform Fitness Coordinator when unable to teach class and finds own replacement.
  • Provide emergency care/response if necessary until more advanced care arrives.
  • Inform Fitness Coordinator or Building Supervisor when accidents/injuries occur and help give the information for the UTM Report of an Occurrence Form.
  • Greet all participants prior to class.
  • Have knowledge of all class types and be able to provide members with class descriptions.
  • Create a positive class environment that is non-competitive and non-threatening.
Intramural Official/Scorekeeper

Job Description: An Intramural Sports Scorekeeper is responsible for recording game statistics and/or keeping time for the intramural sports games. An Intramural Sports Official is responsible for overseeing and refereeing intramural sports for the Office of Campus Recreation.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Attain a score of at least 80% on all officiating exams
  • Possess technical and detailed knowledge of game rules and officiating techniques
  • Evening and weekend availability
  • Possess technical and detailed knowledge of game rules

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Control all games situations, which might occur during intramural team activity
  • Understand and enforce all game rules, including the spirit of the rules
  • Attend all regular scheduled training clinics and meetings
  • Prevent/mediate/resolve protests, conflicts, and disputes which arise during the game
  • Penalize those who violate the rules of the game
  • Ensure that no participants are wearing illegal equipment
  • Ensure team managers accurately complete team line-up cards
  • Complete and submit all scorecards to Intramural Sports Supervisor at the end of each game
  • Provide a written report on all incidents, accidents, disputes, protests, fights, ejection’s, etc., no matter how minor along with supervisor
  • Wear the appropriate officiating attire to all games scheduled
  • Assist Intramural Sports Supervisor/Coordinator in supervising sport activities
  • Prepare activity site by setting up/taking down any necessary equipment
  • Verify participant eligibility
  • Ensure sportsmanlike conduct of participants and spectators
  • Ensure that the consumption of alcohol does not occur at the Intramural activity site
  • Enforce all stated and implied Intramural policies concerning participants and spectators
  • Supervise on-site safety of intramural participants and spectators
  • Visually, inspect the playing area to ensure a safe environment
  • Perform emergency procedures as qualified
  • Report all accidents to the Intramural Sports Supervisors or Intramural Coordinator
  • Provide public relations for Intramural Sport Program
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a positive, polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Behave and appear in a fair, consistent, and professional manner
  • Accurately report all game statistics and score
Recreation Supervisor

Job Description: The Recreational Supervisor oversees early morning, evening and weekend operations of the Student Recreation Center, Elam Center, Fieldhouse, and recreation fields.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification preferred
  • Classified as a sophomore upon their first day of work
  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and knowledge of various sport and recreation activities
  • Must have a minimum of two semesters left of classes, not including an internship or student teaching

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Performing Emergency Protocol when needed (CPR/AED or EAP actions)
  • Inspect the facility and report unsafe conditions or equipment to the Facility Manager
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
  • Supervise opening/closing of the SRC, Elam Center, Fieldhouse and recreation fields
  • Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability
Recreation Attendant

Job Description: A Rec Check/Control Desk attendant is responsible for checking ID’s, checking equipment in/out, equipment inventory, answering phone calls, selling daily guest passes, providing patrons information regarding Campus Recreation programs, facility events, and hours of operation. In addition, attendants will serve as an operator to assist the recreational supervisors on nights and weekends. Rec Check/Control Desk attendants must be service excellence oriented, mature, responsible, firm, and friendly when dealing with patrons. A fitness center attendant is responsible for ensuring the safety of participants utilizing the fitness center in the Student Recreation Center. This position reports to the Coordinator of Fitness for the Office of Campus Recreation.

  • Represent the Office of Campus Recreation in a professional and mature manner
  • Communicate and interact with a culturally and behaviorally diverse campus population
  • Maintain a polite, considerate, and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Enforce all facility/program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain all equipment and ensure proper use
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Attend all regularly scheduled training and/or meetings
  • Model program values and expectations
  • Go through Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Be able to meet all requirements to get onto payroll
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification
  • Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Performing Emergency Protocol when needed (CPR/AED or EAP actions)
  • Inspect the facility and report unsafe conditions or equipment to the Facility Manager
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
  • Be visible while working their shift & walk around the fitness center so participants have access to them.
  • Complete the daily duty check list.
  • Provide emergency care/response if necessary until more advanced care arrives.