Employment Opportunities | Kent State University

Employment Opportunities

The Department of Recreational Services offers job fairs at least twice throughout the semester for current Kent State students interested in working for Recreational Services.

Next Job Fair: Friday, August 3 at 5 p.m.

All Job Fairs are held from 5 - 6:30 p.m. 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. Students must arrive by 5 p.m. and 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.

The 2018 Job Fair dates are on Fridays; Aug. 3. Dates are subject to change.

Job Application (PDF)

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.
  • 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.
  • Additional questions? Contact our Training & Development Team at jmontem1@kent.edu or cbaker5@kent.edu.

Review the job descriptions below, or visit an area's webpage to learn more about our programs and services. Available openings will be updated two weeks prior to the next Job Fair.

Areas and Positions

 

 

  • AQUATICS

    • Administrator: Tahlia Pate, Aquatics Coordinator

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? Yes

    • Anticipated number of openings? 10 Lifeguards

    • Entry level positions: Lifeguard (PDF)

 

  • CROOKED RIVER ADVENTURES

    • Administrator: Blake Osborn, Outdoor Adventure Program Officer

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? Yes

    • Anticipated number of openings? 1

    • Entry level positions: Livery Staff (PDF)

 

 

  • FLASHFLEET

 

  • FACILITIES

    • Administrator: Scott Manzo, Building Maintenance Supervisor

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? Yes

    • Anticipated number of openings? 3 Night-Shift Custodians 

    • Entry level positions: Student Custodial Worker (PDF) 

 

  • GROUNDS

 

 

  • OPERATIONS

    • Administrator: Chris Baker, Assistant Director of Operations and Aquatics

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? Yes

    • Anticipated number of openings? 5 Rec Assistants

    • Entry level positions: Recreation Assistant (PDF)

 

 

  • INTRAMURALS

    • Administrator: Turner Goa, Intramural Sports and Youth Counselor Intern or
      Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? No

    • Anticipated number of openings? 0

    • Entry level positions: Sports Official (PDF)

 

 

  • PEAK SUMMER CAMP

    • Administrator: Turner Goa, Intramural Sports and Youth Counselor Intern or
      Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? Yes 

    • Anticipated number of openings? 8 (Primarily in search of male counselors)

    • Entry level positions: Camp Counselor (PDF)

 

  • TECHNOLOGY

 

  • TRI-REC

    • Administrator: Ben Cope, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness

    • Hiring at the upcoming job fair? TBD

    • Anticipated number of openings? TBD

    • Entry level positions: Recreation Assistant (PDF)

 

  • WELLNESS

 

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, Interim 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:

Kim Rufra, Interim 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.