Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports


Beyond offering recreational swimming opportunities, our aquatic facilities are also home to athletic team practices, national competitions and a variety of other aquatic events every year. Student employees are instrumental in making these events and everyday programming happen through a variety of facility and event-related positions.

  • Primary Location: RPAC Aquatic Center and McCorkle Pavilion
  • Typical Available Hours: Range of facility hours from 6 a.m. to midnight and weekend hours
  • Required Certifications: Some positions require a lifeguard or swim instructor certification, but most certifications can be earned through completion of a sponsored course.

Aquatic Event Technician – supports aquatic events such as collegiate and age-group swim and dive meets. Assists with elements of event planning such as event setup, operation and teardown. Serve as a liaison to participants, coaches, and officials and learn working knowledge of timing system and physical setup. If you are interested in this position for Autumn 2023, apply here or please contact David Swearingen at If you are not an Ohio State student, please apply here

Learn to Swim Instructor – Responsible for the instruction of American Red Cross Learn to Swim program designed to teach youth and adults swimming skills. Instructors develop safe and appropriate lessons for the instructional program and perform administrative duties such as submitting program paperwork. Apply Now (or search for R74576 on Workday) (Starting Rate $11.50hr)

Lifeguard – Responsible for the safety and rescue of all patrons in and around the pool at all times. Conduct daily maintenance inspections and ensure facility cleanliness. Must attend monthly in-service trainings and maintain all certifications. Ohio State students - Apply Now (or search for R35657 on Workday). If you are not an Ohio State student, please apply here (or search for R75346 on Workday). If you are under the age of 18, please apply here (or search for R75306 on Workday).

Pool Technician – Ensure overall pool safety, maintenance and cleanliness which may include accurately testing and recording water quality, assuring chemical balance, maintaining aquatic facility equipment and assisting with special events. Apply Now (or search for R35662 on Workday). If you are not an Ohio State student, please apply here (or search for R75337 on Workday). If you are under the age of 18, please apply here (or search for R75339 on Workday).

Safety Instructor – Responsible for the instruction of the American Red Cross CPR and First Aid courses. Applicants must currently hold a certification or become certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescue and Healthcare Provider Instructor.