A water safety instructor talks with three adult swim lesson participants

JOIN OUR TEAM

I love the fun inclusive atmosphere! It is a great feeling to be able to work with those who have very diverse backgrounds and bring such a bright energy to RecWell!

- Page S., Cycle Instructor

Recreation and Well-Being is a large and fast paced department, delivering many different types of programs and services. As a department within the Division of Student Affairs, RecWell serves all VCU students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local community. 

Student employment at RecWell begins with one of our entry-level positions. Please review the job descriptions below. If a position is open, there will be a link to VCU Handshake and the job number listed. 

We priority hire and schedule Federal Work Study eligible students. Not sure if you're eligible for Federal Work Study or want to learn more? Visit Student Financial Services

AQUATICS

Join our lifeguard team! We are currently hiring certified and non-certified lifeguards. Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies in and around the pool.

All applicants must apply on VCU Handshake prior to tryouts and be an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard. Search for job #6736102. Certified lifeguards should apply via the same application and send a copy of their certification to Mat Scott. 

Once the application is submitted, applicants MUST attend Lifeguard tryouts to be considered for employment.

Non-certified lifeguards are eligible to apply to be a lifeguard with Recreational Sports. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully completing an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course prior to beginning work. This course will be offered free of charge ($150 value) if the applicant agrees to work as a lifeguard for Recreational Sports for a minimum of 2 semesters.

FACILITIES

Facility Operations Attendants are expected to provide quality customer service and ensure the safety of members, the facility and equipment, at all VCU Recreation and Well-Being Facilities. In this role, staff work at the Cary Street Gym, Cary Street Field.halhimer Tennis Center, and MCV Campus Recreation Center within the areas of member check-in, equipment check-out, fitness center, or a combination of the areas.

FITNESS

Group Exercise Instructors are responsible for creating a positive atmosphere and teaching safe and effective classes in accordance with industry standards. Classes are taught using a pre-arranged format of exercises designed to enhance overall fitness. The Group Exercise Instructor will also serve as a resource to educate members on various aspects of fitness.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently certified by a nationally recognized fitness organization or possess a specialty certification:
    • Nationally recognized fitness organizations include ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM
    • Specialty certifications may include but are not limited to TRX, Yoga Alliance, Peak Pilates, Zumba, etc.
  • You must have a sound knowledge of fitness and the ability to design class plans for a variety of groups.
  • You must be available to work at Cary Street Gym and MCV Campus Recreation Center, weekends, mandatory staff meetings, and special events.
  • You must be a current VCU student.

HEALTH PROMOTION

RecWell Health Promotion will begin recruiting new Peer Health Educators in Fall 2022. Please stay tuned for additional information. 

Learn more about PHEs

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Outdoor Adventure Program Attendants are responsible for check-in and checkout of climbing wall gear, OAP rental equipment, registration of participants for Outdoor Adventure Program activities, belaying of participants, instruction of Belay Clinics, and Climbing Clinics, willingness to enforce gym rules and regulation, and other duties as assigned. Basic wall cleaning and maintenance work is involved.

Requirements: Ability to lift at least 50 lbs, basic climbing and belaying skills, or the ability to learn these, willingness to work nights and weekends, and an open and welcoming attitude toward all potential users.

STRUCTURED SPORTS

Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for officiating intramural sports including but not limited to: flag football, soccer, and basketball.

Requirements: Previous officiating/playing experience not necessary, but is helpful. Training is provided.