Employment Opportunities

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We are accepting applications for employment for the following positions. Click on name of position to see job description in Handshake or click on main contact for additional information.

Current Position Openings as of Mar. 5, 2020
Area Position Main Contact
Adventure Center Crooked River Adventures Staff Chris Lukas
Aquatics Lifeguard David Taylor
Operations Operations Assistant Chris Baker & Nick Barber
Operations Guest Services Assistant Chris Baker & Nick Barber
PEAK Summer Camp Summer Camp Counselor Joshua Dietrich & David Taylor

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Informational Job Fairs

The Department of Recreational Services offers job fairs throughout the semester for current Kent State students interested in working for Recreational Services. Informational Job Fairs are held at 5 p.m. on select dates at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (1550 Ted Boyd Drive). 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.  All prospective employees are encouraged to apply through Handshake.

All applications are managed online through Handshake.com.

Helpful Hints

  • Arrive early! The Job Fairs begin precisely at 5 p.m. so arriving several minutes early is expected.

  • Dress in business attire to increase your chances of receiving an interview. Jeans, leggings and ripped clothing are not considered appropriate attire.

  • 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.  Career Exploration will have a table that you can stop by to have them help give you some advice.

  • 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.

  • Additional questions? Contact our Training & Development Leadership Team, Juliann Montemayor by email at jmontem1@kent.edu or Chris Baker by email at cbaker5@kent.edu.

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.

Adventure Center Graduate Assistant Position

The Kent State University Adventure Center includes the operation of the indoor climbing wall, outdoor rental center, adventure trips and outdoor instruction program, the teambuilding programs, Disc Golf, Flashfleet Bike Share, and the Crooked River Adventures canoe/kayak livery located on the Cuyahoga River. The Graduate Assistant will support the Outdoor Adventure staff by assisting with the day-to-day management of the Adventure Center program; including program implementation, student staff supervision, training, and development.

We are currently accepting applications through Handshake.  Preference will be given to applications received by Feb. 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information and Application Link

Full Position Description (PDF)

For questions regarding the Adventure Center Graduate Assistant, contact:
Chris Lukas
Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure

For all other questions regarding Graduate Assistantships, contact:
Greg Bailey
Associate Director, Programs and Outdoor Facilities

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

Chris Baker
Associate Director, Operations and Events

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.