A group of building managers around the recreation center front circle desk


Campus Recreation Student Leaders

Want to help make a difference on this campus? So do we! The Student Recreation Center is looking for motivated students with a passion for developing leadership skills, networking, and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. With our entry-level position starting at $15, there is still plenty of room to grow and move up in the ranks!

2019 Student Recreation Center Training Week Staff

Join The Team For Fall 2024

The applications are now open Application deadline: July 20, 2024.

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General Requirements

All Student Leaders must meet the following criteria:

You must be a Montclair State University student for the Fall 2024 semester, be available to work weekdays, weekends, and shifts in general between the times of 5:45 – 12:00 a.m. and you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while being in good academic standing.

Job Descriptions

  • Clean fitness equipment and machines and restock supplies.
  • Pick up weights and other equipment left out and re-stack appropriately.
  • Enforce policies with patrons.
  • Maintain a current Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
  • Ability to work at three different pools on campus.
  • Attend all in-service training sessions and employee meetings.
  • Be alert, professional and helpful to patrons.
  • Assist in planning and implementing special event programs in the pool.
  • Potential opportunities to receive advanced certifications such as Water Safety Instructor, CPR Instructor and more.
Intramural Sports

Sports Official/Scorekeeper:

  • Enforce Intramural policies with participants while maintaining professionalism.
  • Officiate/score keep Intramural Sports games to ensure a safe and fun atmosphere.
  • Market/promote Intramural Sports and events to the campus community.
  • Attend sport clinics and trainings to learn sport rules and policies.
  • Be available to work nights.

Group Fitness Instructor:

  • Instruct and lead group fitness classes with attendance up to 50 participants per class in a safe, motivating and engaging environment.
  • Set up and break down equipment for classes.
  • Promote group fitness classes to the campus community.
  • Potential opportunities to learn other class formats and receive advanced certifications.

Please Note: Group Fitness Certification is required prior to beginning employment from ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent. Specialty certifications are accepted on a departmental needs basis in addition to the Group Fitness Certification requirement.

Personal Trainer:

  • Create individualized fitness programs for clients to achieve their goals.
  • Perform services such as fitness assessments, body compositions, flexibility training, conduct individual fitness consultations and equipment orientations.
  • Assist with planning and implementing fitness special event programs.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Opportunities to receive advanced certifications.

Please Note: Personal Training Certification is required prior to beginning employment from ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA or equivalent.

Hawk on Wheels Rental Technician:

  • Review online bicycle reservation requests and assign bike to client.
  • Inspect bicycles when renting and returning for normal wear and tear or damaged/missing components.
  • Receive training to perform routine preventative maintenance and repairs to the bicycle fleet.
  • Opportunity for flexible work schedule.

Graphic Designer:

  • Create posters, web graphics, banners and any other promotional materials for the events that the Student Recreation Center hosts.
  • Must be familiar with Adobe Illustrator. Other knowledge of Adobe programs is a plus (After Effects, Photoshop etc.).
  • Be able to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Work closely with Social Media Specialists for any Social Media promotions/campaigns.

Web Developer:

  • Implement/edit all text, graphics, and video content on the Campus Recreation webpage via WordPress.
  • Update and maintain Campus Rec Mobile App utilizing HTML and CSS.
  • Post Campus Recreation events on Engage, University Calendar, and Google Calendar
  • Upload video and image files on Four Winds Platform
  • Communicate with various departments about website and app specifications and input.

Social Media Specialist:

  • Run and maintain all social media platforms.
  • Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts to market events and programs.
  • Create and implement new ideas to boost engagement.
  • Must have strong writing and editing skills, experience with writing Marketing and PR blurbs is a plus.
  • Create and Implement new marketing strategies, campaigns/promotions and giveaways.


  • Be familiar with DSLR cameras and editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Lightroom.
  • Photographers are required to photograph events as well as edit and upload the pictures to our social media platforms.
  • Videographers are responsible for filming and editing promotional commercials for events and programs.
  • May work as a photographer, videographer or both depending on area of specialization.

Check out this video about the Student Recreation Center and see why you should work here!