Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Student Positions

Student Life Recreational Sports is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working student employees who enjoy interacting with our student, faculty, staff members and their guests in a positive way. Our members use the recreation facilities to have fun, stay fit, enjoy friendly competition and relieve stress in a clean, healthy environment. Our student staff is an important component in helping us fulfill and achieve our Mission, Vision and Values. In return, the department provides student employees with valuable work experiences at a fair wage. 


To apply for a student staff position, please complete the following steps:

  • Log in through Handshake
  • Search “Recreational Sports-Office of Student Life-Ohio State University”
  • PLEASE NOTE: Only positions that are currently hiring will appear on the Rec Sports page on Handshake. You can find a list of additional positions below and their job descriptions attached on this page. While they may not be available right now, please check back later in the year.



The following positions are available at times throughout the school year:

Adventure Recreation Center Facility Assistant

Aquatics: Pool Operator, Lifeguard, Event Technician 

Community Programs: Camp Recky Counselor

Fitness Instructor

Fitness: Fitness Room Monitors

Intramural Official/Scorekeeper

Jesse Owens Recreation Centers (North and South) and North Recreation Center Facility Assistants Job 

Marketing (Positions are under Office of Student Life Marketing)

Member Services Associate

Office of the Director Desk Assistant

Outdoor Adventure Center Climbing Instructor

Outdoor Facilities Assistant (Fred Beekman Park, Coffey Road Park, Lincoln Tower Park, Jesse Owens West Tennis Center)

Outreach Programs: Rec Sports Ambassadors

Personal Trainer

Recreation Physical Activity Center Facility Operations Assistant

Recreation Physical Activity Center Special Events Work Crew

Scheduling Assistant

Student Fiscal Officer