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With close to 175 student employees working within Recreation, we are the second-largest student employer at Central Washington University. Recreation offers opportunities for students to get involved on campus in our various departments, which provides them with a meaningful and rewarding campus experience.

CWU Recreation has many different departments, all of which have opportunities for student employment. Job opportunities include (but are not limited to): officiating in Intramural Sports; working as a Camp C-Woo kid’s summer camp counselor; serving patrons as a front desk attendant; doing social media, marketing and promotion; strength and cardio floor staff; leading clients as a personal trainer or group fitness instructor; maintaining our vast and glorious facility as a custodial team member; event planning and management for club sports; leading students on discovery trips as an OPR trip leader; leading clients through adventure as a Challenge Course and/or Climbing Wall staff member; working up at the track facility during events and open hours; the list goes on!

Students who are interested in working for the Recreation Center are required to attend one of our quarterly Hiring Information Sessions. At this session, you will learn more about the mission and vision of Recreation, the different departments within Recreation, and which jobs are available within those departments for the upcoming quarter. Not every department will have openings each quarter. Students interested in attending are encouraged to bring a cover letter and resume to this info session.

It is recommended that applicants consult with the CWU Career Services Center in order to provide their best possible resume and cover letter. The earlier students visit the Career Services offices, the more likely it will be that they will get help and will receive a priority interview time slot.

If you have further questions about our hiring process, please direct them to or to our Interim Membership and Hiring Coordinator, Catherine Hoffmann, at

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RecFam Hiring Information Sessions will occur on Monday February 11 in SURC 137B from 4-5pm, and on Tuesday February 12 in SURC 137A & B from 5-6pm. Please choose one to attend.

Program areas available for work positions include Camp C-Woo, Challenge & Climbing, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals Shop and Trip Leaders, Membership Services, Strength & Cardio Supervisors, Group Fitness and Personal Trainers, and Intramurals Sports Officials for soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, and softball.

Please remember you should be taking your resume and cover letter to Career Services in Bouillon 206 for check-off. If you wait until after the Hiring Information Session, appointments may be full and not available before the deadline.

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