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Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in working at the Hamilton Recreation Center? If so:

  1. Download an employment application form and an availability form.

  2. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible for Work Study.

  3. Turn in your completed application with availability form to the Rec Center Front Desk.

Students who are interested in physical activity, sports, and/or kinesiology are good candidates for the many part-time jobs generated by the large variety of programs and services offered at the Rec Center. Students may apply for any position. Positions include: Reception Attendant, Fitness Attendant, Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Climbing Wall Attendants and Lifeguards.

The positions listed above are described below :

Building Manager

Job Description: Building Managers (BM) supervise the entire Recreation Center and all of its employees. BMs are responsible for overall facility operations, enforcing the rules and regulations of the rec. center, enacting the safety plan when appropriate, and any additional tasks that may be assigned. This position will require responsible and effective communication with participants at all times. They will be responsible for opening and/or closing the facility. BMs are expected to promote other campus recreation programs or fitness events and classes.

Job Requirements:

  • Positive leadership abilities, responsibility, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm are required.
  • All Recreation Center employees must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Adherence to the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center employee handbook (which holds uniform guidelines, staff policies, expected behaviors and duties) is required.
  • Attend all BM trainings, monthly staff meetings and other such specified requirements.
  • Check email and voice messages frequently and respond promptly.

Climbing Wall Attendant (closed until January 2015)

Job Description: Indoor Climbing Wall Attendant are responsible for the day to day operation of the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center climbing wall. Staff is required to supervise all climbing activities including completion of liability waivers by participants, safety technique and belay instruction, belaying of single climbers, supervision of climbers with partners, and maintenance of all climbing wall equipment. This position will require responsible and effective communication with participants at all times. They will be responsible for opening and/or closing the facility. Climbing wall staff is expected to promote other campus recreation programs or fitness events and classes.

Job Requirements:

  • Positive leadership abilities, responsibility, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm are required.
  • Facilitate a safe climbing environment at all times.
  • All Recreation Center employees must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Adherence to the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center employee handbook (which holds uniform guidelines, staff policies, expected behaviors and duties) is required.
  • Attend all indoor climbing wall trainings, monthly staff meetings and other such specified requirements.

Fitness Attendant

Job Description: Fitness Attendants (FA) supervise the multiple fitness areas. FAs will assist participants with basic usage of the Fitness Area equipment. They will be asked to assist with special events and workshops. General cleaning of the equipment and fitness area is required. FAs will be responsible for monitoring the safety of participants. They will be responsible for supervising the weight area(s) and cardio area(s), enforcing the rules and policies, offering basic equipment orientations, providing good customer service, communicating with other attendants as well as the Manager of Wellness & Fitness on a regular basis, and any additional duties that may be assigned. FAs are expected to promote other campus recreation programs and/or fitness events and classes.

Job Requirements:

  • A positive attitude, passion for fitness, and enthusiasm are required.
  • A background in Kinesiology, Health Science or related fitness activity preferred but not required.
  • All Recreation Center employees must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Adherence to the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center employee handbook (which holds uniform guidelines, staff policies, expected behaviors and duties) is required.
  • Attend all FA trainings, monthly staff meetings and other such specified requirements.
  • Check email and voice messages frequently and respond promptly.

Lifeguard

Job Description: Lifeguard enforces the rules and regulations of the aquatics center, enacting the safety plan when appropriate, and any additional tasks that may be assigned. This position will require responsible and effective communication with participants at all times. They will be responsible for opening and/or closing the facility. Expected to promote and assist with other aquatics programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Lifeguards must be CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguard certified (Red Cross or American Heart Assn)
  • Safety
  • Public Relations
  • Cleanliness
  • Controls conditions by supervision, prevention and enforcement of facility rules.
  • Ensures that only cardholding patrons utilize the facility and that all guests pay a fee.
  • Creates a positive and safe experience for all patrons.
  • Teaches classes if applicable.
  • Supervises lap and recreational swims, enforcing rules and regulations.
  • Provides surveillance and observation of pool deck locker rooms and immediate area.
  • Performs appropriate maintenance and housekeeping duties listed on duty roster.

Reception Attendant

Job Description: Reception Attendants (RA) are the first impression of the Recreation Center. They are responsible for controlling access to the rec. center while providing a high level of quality customer service (i.e. - greeting and providing program information). RAs need to be knowledgeable in the activities, events of the rec. center in order to inform participants. RAs are also responsible for checking in/out recreation equipment, acting as a resource, dealing with money, answering telephones, enforcing the rules and regulations of the rec. center, and any additional tasks that may be assigned. RAs are expected to promote other campus recreation programs or fitness events and classes.

Job Requirements:

  • A positive attitude, passion for serving others, and enthusiasm are required.
  • All Recreation Center employees must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Adherence to the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center employee handbook (which holds uniform guidelines, staff policies, expected behaviors and duties) is required.
  • Attend all RA trainings, monthly staff meetings and other such specified requirements.
  • Check email and voice messages frequently and respond promptly.

Open Wellness Positions

Personal Trainer

Job Description: We are currently seeking experienced Personal Trainers who are passionate about supporting healthy lifestyle habits to work at the Hamilton Rec Center.

Hamilton Rec Center Personal Trainers are provided tools to conduct assessments and implement exercise prescriptions designed uniquely for their clients. Personal Trainers provide outstanding customer service with any participant who enters the rec center and engage members regularly. Continuing education is encouraged throughout employment with the Hamilton Rec Center. The days and hours are based on your availability and desire to build a successful clientele.

Job Requirements:

Personal Trainers must maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications in addition to one or more NCCA accredited certifications such as ACSM, NSCA, NASM or ACE. They may also have acquired and/or are working towards completion of a Professional Certificate in Personal Training from Colorado Mesa University. A Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or in a related field is preferred.

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Adherence to the Colorado Mesa University Recreation Center Employee Handbook (which holds uniform guidelines, staff policies, expected behaviors and duties) is required.
  • Attend all trainings, staff meetings and other such specified requirements.
  • Check email and voice messages frequently and respond promptly

Time Commitment: Part-Time

Compensation Type: Hourly

Contact Information: Kylie Holley, Manager of Wellness & Fitness, 970.248.1234

Application Instructions: Email cover letter and resume to kholley@coloradomesa.edu

CPR/First Aid Certification Resources in the Grand Valley

http://www.professionalemseducation.com/

http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/take-a-class