Upenn Recreation

Employment Opportunities

We are constantly looking for energetic and highly qualified people to be involved in the expansion of our services and programs. Click on the tab below to view the description and availability for each position. 

Membership & Marketing

    • Membership Services Representative

      Directly support the Assistant Director of Membership & Marketing within the Membership Office.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: membership, locker and program sales, providing members with program/facility information and other general administrative duties as assigned.  This position will also be responsible for addressing members’ questions or concerns about policies, facilities, and/or programs in person, over the phone and via email.

      Qualifications: Excellent communication, strong customer service skills and a pleasant attitude are required. Background or working knowledge of sports and recreation is preferred.

      Click here to apply.

    • Graphic Designer

      The Graphic Design Assistant will create marketing materials to publicize Penn’s recreation program areas including Fitness & Wellness programming, Personal Training and Group Exercise & Instructional classes.

      Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be comfortable with a high level of autonomy and responsibility, yet also able to work constructively and flexibly as a part of a team. Must be proficient with design software, such as Photoshop, Fireworks, and the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suites. Experience with website design/maintenance and photography/videography skills a plus..

      Click here to apply.

The Penn Tennis Center & Ringe Squash Courts

    • Membership Services Representative – Tennis Center

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: instructing the fundamentals of tennis to children between the ages of 3-17, prior high school and/or college playing experience as well as experience teaching.  Excellent communications skills and a pleasant attitude are required.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and not a potential NCAA prospect.

      Qualifications: Excellent communication, strong customer service skills and a pleasant attitude are required. Background or working knowledge of tennis programming and facilities is preferred.

      Click here to apply.

    • Camp Counselor – Tennis Center

      Directly support the front desk manager within the Tennis Office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing members with program/facility information and other general administrative duties as assigned. This position will also be responsible for addressing members’ questions or concerns about policies, facilities, and/or programs in person, over the phone and via email.

      Qualifications: Excellent communication, strong customer service skills and a pleasant attitude are required. Background or working knowledge of tennis programming and facilities is preferred.

      Click here to apply.

Outdoor Adventure & Climbing Wall

    • Climbing Wall Attendant

      Assist with the daily operation and risk management of the climbing wall.  Staff utilizes a strong customer service approach with patrons and promotes climbing wall usage in general.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: signing in climbers, inspecting equipment, educating patrons on program offerings, and supporting special events and climbing parties.  This position requires evening and/or weekend hours.  Opportunities within the position also exist for teaching climbing instruction and route setting.

      Qualifications: Applicants must have previous climbing experience and have knowledge of the different types of climbing offered at the climbing wall.  Must be belay certified at the Penn Rec climbing wall or able to pass a belay test immediately upon hire.  Previous experience teaching basic climbing technique preferred, but not required.

      Click here to apply.

    • Outdoor Adventure Assistant Guide

      The Outdoor Adventure Assistant Guide is responsible for helping to plan and co-lead outdoor adventure trips for the Penn community. Duties will include trip planning, marketing of trips, equipment maintenance, logistical support, and co-leading groups on various day or multi-day outdoor adventure trips. Applicants must have experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Hiking, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Canoe/Kayaking, Cross-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking. Past experience leading outdoor trips is a plus, but not necessary. Must have or are willing to obtain CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications.

      Not accepting applicants at this time.

Intramurals & Special Events

    • Event Supervisor

      Serve as the main point of contact during all intramural, club sport, and special events. Responsible for supervision of facility and staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: arrange, oversee, and execute set-up and tear down of facility and equipment, coordinate registration and scorekeeping, lead necessary conflict management processes, complete all necessary paperwork, assist in staff training(s), and full knowledge of the Emergency Action Plan.

      Qualifications: Ability to delegate tasks to staff, strong conflict resolution skills, provide constructive feedback to further the development of the staff, officiate multiple intramural sports, willing to work evening and/or weekends as required, and ability to perform physical labor which includes running, standing and lifting materials or equipment up to 50 lbs.  Advanced knowledge of sports and events a plus and attendance of all staff training(s) is required.

      Click here to apply.

    • Intramural Event Assistant

      Assist in the operation of all intramural, club sport, and special events. Event staff will support intramural officials and aid in the various club sport competitions and outside group rentals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set-up and tear down of facility and equipment, assisting with registration, scorekeeping, ensuring a safe environment for sport participants, and assisting in the execution of the Emergency Action Plan.

      Qualifications: Ability to work evening and/or weekends as required, and ability to perform physical labor which includes running, standing and lifting materials or equipment up to 50 lbs.  Beginner knowledge of sports and events a plus. Attendance of all staff training(s) is required.

      Click here to apply.

    • Intramural Official 

      Officiate and supervise intramural sporting events that consist of student based teams within the Penn Rec intramural leagues. Officials are needed for various sports such as basketball, softball, flag football and soccer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: officiating intramural sports activities, set-up and tear down of facility and equipment, assisting with registration, scorekeeping, ensuring a safe environment for sport participants, enforcing sports rules and monitoring sportsmanship among teams. Assertiveness and a strong knowledge of the rules for each sport officiated are necessary.

      Qualifications: Ability to officiate multiple intramural sports, willing to work evening and/or weekends as required, and ability to perform physical labor which includes running, standing and lifting materials or equipment up to 50 lbs.  Completion of the intramural sports training clinic prior to officiating is required.

      Click here to apply.

Fitness & Wellness

    • Group Exercise Instructor

      Group Exercise Instructors lead members in a group environment through safe, effective, and motivating exercise classes including Spinning, Body Pump, Body Combat, Freestyle, Zumba, and more. Instructors are prepared to instruct each class matching the set class description.  Certification, experience and current CPR are required.

      Not accepting applicants at this time.

    • Instructional Class Instructor

      Instructors provide safe, effective, and motivating instructional classes to the pre-registered participants through Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, Golf, and more. Instructors are prepared to instruct each class matching the set class description. Certification, experience and current CPR required.

      Not accepting applicants at this time.

    • Massage Therapist

      Therapists provide table and chair massage services on and off-site to members and non-members of Penn Recreation.  Licensure, experience, and current CPR are required.

      Click here to apply.

    • Personal Trainer

      Develop and implement individualized exercise programs for students, faculty and staff including one-on-one fitness evaluations and exercise sessions.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting clients in reaching their specific health and fitness goals via consultation, assessments and exercise instruction (including proper education on training form and technique).  Starting hourly rate ranges from $20.00 – $25.00.

      Qualifications: A current Personal Training Certification from a NCCA accredited organization (ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM, etc.), current CPR/AED certification required, strong interpersonal skills, willingness to learn, and a personal commitment to fitness and wellness.

      Click here to apply.

Aquatics

    • Lifeguard

      Provide a safe and pleasant aquatic atmosphere by enforcing rules and act as a resource when needed.  Must be proactive in preventing accidents and respond quickly to all emergency situations including administration of emergency care to any person injured in the pool area.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: inspecting pool for cleanliness, reporting issues to the Aquatics Coordinator, establishing and maintaining good customer service and providing assistance to all patrons.  It is the lifeguard’s sole responsibility to maintain their fitness and skill set in order to respond to any emergency either in the water or on the pool deck.

      Qualifications: Lifeguard and CPR/AED (American Red Cross preferred) certifications required.

      Click here to apply.

    • 1:1 Swim Instructor

      Candidates for this position must have swimming experience at least through a high school varsity team and prior experience teaching. Candidates will be asked about intimate knowledge of swim training, including drills and technique questions, and will also be asked to swim. Candidates must be WSI certified (or equivalent), must be CPR/AED certified, and need to provide two references.

      Not accepting applicants at this time.

    • Group Swim Instructors

      Candidates for this position must have prior group teaching experience and it is encouraged that they be former swimmers of any level. Candidates should be CPR/AED certified and must provide two references.

      Not accepting applicants at this time.

Facility Operations

  • Operations Supervisor

    Assist in the daily supervision and management of the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center and the Hutchinson Gymnasium. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: daily supervision of student/part-time and aquatics staff, completing daily checklists, reviewing work orders and housekeeping charges, enforcing policies and procedure, and representing the professional staff in their absence.

    Qualifications: Excellent communication, strong customer service skills and the ability to work evenings/weekends as needed are required. Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification.

    Additional Training: Mandatory staff orientation and training will be provided at the beginning of each semester. There will also be mandatory monthly staff meetings and other training sessions as needed.

     Click here to apply.

  • Recreation Assistant

    The Recreation Assistant has an active role through three areas of focus including customer service, facility safety, and facility upkeep. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting patrons by answering questions, providing class monitoring for the group exercise program, promoting department programs, maintaining towel service, and ensuring all fitness rooms and programming areas are clean, neat, and safe.

    Qualifications: Excellent communication, strong customer service skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies. Previous experience in a health and recreation facility is strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of fitness equipment, ability to bend and lift items weighing a minimum of 50 pounds and current CPR/ED certification (training will be offered if employed) is required.

     Click here to apply.

Today’s Hours

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  • Pottruck Center 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Membership Services CLOSED

  • Sheerr Pool & Sauna
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  • Fox Fitness Center 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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