Student Job Opportunities

BEFORE YOU APPLY, check out this helpful information about Work Study Awards.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, see our expectations for all student employees.
AFTER YOU’RE HIRED – Now what? Click here!

Entry-Level Student Job List:

Expectations for all Student Employees at Campus Recreation:

  • SMILE!
  • Keep your work space tidy and presentable
  • Follow the dress code for your position
  • Be knowledgeable of Campus Rec facilities, programs, events and services – even outside your area of responsibility
  • Show up to work on time (early is on time, on time is late)
  • Be able to work independently
  • Take ownership of a problem and follow it through until it’s solved appropriately according to policy
  • Keep a positive and professional attitude in dealings with coworkers, supervisors and patrons
  • Be enthusiastic, have a desire to learn and a desire to work as part of a team
  • Have awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Have awareness of risk management and safety concerns with proper training
  • Model, promote, and consistently enforce policies for Campus Recreation
  • Provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for staff and participants
  • Have excellent organizational skills and decision making abilities
  • Provide positive public relations, program promotion, and policy education if applicable to your position
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings
  • Respond to injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures
  • Be friendly, approachable, hard-working, and have attention to detail
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to obtain certifications in Professional Rescuer CPR, Standard First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Perform safety checks and awareness of Emergency Action Plans within facility
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Our student employees’ professional development is one of our highest priorities. We commit to the development of our staff by offering challenging jobs, with meaningful leadership experiences and purposeful on-going training. Our student staffing structure is such that if a student has the desire and drive, he or she can move through the ranks to a position of high responsibility and leadership within a four-year span. We also pride ourselves on offering a fun and friendly team-centered environment, with family-like camaraderie. UMaine’s Department of Campus Recreation is the best of both worlds… great work experience and a whole lot of fun too!

All applicants must submit these 3 items in order to be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed Application
  • Marketing & New Media Assistant applicants must also submit samples of their design, writing, video, and/or social media work.

If you need help with any of these, contact the Career Center.

Please submit your complete application packet directly to the appropriate staff member listed below.

Operations – Eric Swett, Operations Coordinator
– Front Desk / Maintenance Staff
– Building Managers

Fitness – Adrianna Del Amo, Coordinator for Fitness and Aquatics
– Personal Trainers
– Instructors for Group Exercise and Instructional Classes

Aquatics – Adrianna Del Amo, Coordinator for Fitness and Aquatics
– Lifeguards
– Swim Instructors

Sport Clubs – Dale Russell, Coordinator for Sport Clubs and Youth Programs
– Youth Camp Counselor

Intramurals – Thad Dwyer, Assistant Director for Intramurals
– Intramural Assistants and Supervisors
– Intramural Officials

Maine Bound – Chris Bartram, Maine Bound Coordinator
– Front Desk / Climbing Wall Staff
– Instructors / Trip Leaders

Marketing/Membership – Sharon Kenney, Assistant Director for Marketing/Membership
– Marketing / New Media Assistants
– Database Admin Assistant


Work Study Awards:

Campus Recreation does not require work study, but we strongly suggest that you apply for it. Work study will allow you to:

  • Have access to apply for a wider range of campus jobs. 
  • Work more hours.
  • Click here to see how you can apply for work study today.

Forms you will need to fill out include:

If you have any questions, contact Student Employment
207.581.1349 5781
Wingate Hall, 
Orono, Maine 04469