Sept. 9 Job Fair

Employment Opportunities

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The Department of Recreational Services offers a job fair at least twice throughout the semester for current Kent State students interested in working at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Ice Arena, Allerton Sports Complex or Crooked River Adventures.

Next Job Fair: Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

All Job Fairs are held from 5 - 6:30 p.m. During the Recreational Services Job Fair, prospective employees can meet area administrators, talk to current student employees and learn more about working for Recreational Services. Every applicant is required to attend a Job Fair presentation. Applicants may network and talk to hiring managers at any time throughout the Job Fair, however, they must attend the presentation (and receive a nametag) before they can turn in their materials and officially apply. 

After they attend the presentation, candidates are invited to turn in their cover letters, resumes and applications. Applying to multiple areas is allowed and encouraged. Candidates should bring multiple copies of their materials if they wish to apply to multiple areas. Candidates should also come dressed in interview attire. 

Job Application (PDF)
Helpful Hints

  • Dress in business attire to increase your chances of receiving an interview. Jeans, leggings and ripped clothing are not considered appropriate attire.
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume, cover letter and job application if you want to apply to multiple areas.
  • Be prepared to sell yourself! Create a 30-60 second pitch all about you, and lead with that pitch when you introduce yourself to each administrator.
  • Take the time to research the areas and their specific jobs below. A basic understanding of each job will make it easier for the administrator to get to know you.

Review the job descriptions below, or visit an area's webpage to learn more about our programs and services. An asterisk (*) indicates an area is actively hiring at the next job fair.

Areas and Positions

AREA ADMINISTRATOR HIRING AT THE UPCOMING JOB FAIR? ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF OPENINGS? ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
Adventure Center Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure Yes 1 - 3 Adventure Center Assistant (PDF), Adventure Center Administrative Assistant (PDF)
Allerton Sports Complex Greg Bailey, Assistant Director for Intramural and Club Sports No 0 Concession Worker (PDF)
Aquatics Tahlia Pate, Aquatics Coordinator Yes 5    (please bring a copy of certifications) Lifeguard (PDF)
Crooked River Adventures Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure No 0 Livery Staff (PDF)
Fitness Ben Cope, Fitness Coordinator No 0 Wellness Receptionist (PDF), Personal Trainer (PDF)
Flashfleet Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure No 0 Flashfleet Assistant (PDF)
Facilities Jeff Hunt, Facility Manager No 0 Student Custodial Worker
Grounds Jeff Hunt, Facility Manager No 0 Student Groundskeeper (PDF)
Guest Services Kim Rufra, Senior Associate Director No 0 Member and Guest Services Assistant (PDF)
Operations Chris Baker, Aquatics Coordinator Yes 5 - 10 Recreation Assistant (PDF)
Ice Arena Juliann Bontrager, Assistant Manager, Skating Programs Yes 9 - 10 Guest Services Assistant (PDF), Student Maintenance Worker (PDF), Counter Worker/Ice Aide (PDF), Ice Arena Marketing Assistant (PDF)
Intramurals Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator Yes 2 Sports Official (PDF)
Marketing Jenna Payne, Marketing Graduate Assistant Yes 1 Public Relations and Marketing Assistant (PDF), Student Graphic Designer (PDF), Digital Media Assistant (PDF), Photographer (PDF)
PEAK Summer Camp Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator No 0 Camp Counselor (PDF)
Technology Gautam Gupta, Lead IT Support Analyst No 0 Technology Assistant (PDF)
Tri-Rec Ben Cope, Fitness Coordinator Yes 15 Recreation Assistant (PDF)
Wellness Beth Michel, Group X and Instructional Classes Program Officer No 0 Group Fitness Instructor (PDF)

Future Dates: Nov. 4

All open interview sessions are held at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Graduate Assistantships, Practicums and Internships

The Department of Recreational Services provides quality educational experiences to students majoring in sports administration, leisure studies, marketing or other similar degree programs.

For questions about Graduate Assistantships, contact:

Kim Rufra, Associate Director
Kent State University
Recreational Services
1550 Ted Boyd Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001

For consideration for a practicum or internship, send resume and cover letter to:

Gretchen A. Julian, Director
Kent State University
Recreational Services
1550 Ted Boyd Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001


Recreational Services is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or disability.