Student Employment

UMKC Campus Recreation offers student employees the opportunity to learn and grow as professionals. We employ over 100 students who play a vital role in managing our recreational programs and facilities.

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Job Opportunities at UMKC Campus Recreation
Position: Supervisor Contact:
Facility Attendant Nathan Lonngren
Event Team Staff Autumn Hellinger
Intramural Staff Casey Davison
Lifeguard Avery Brotherton
Group Fitness Instructor Tanna Engle
Fitness Center Attendant Tanna Engle

Marketing Student Assistant

Tanna Engle

Employment at Campus Recreation

We encourage all students and potential applicants to lean more about the positions with Campus Recreation and only apply to the ones they feel most eligible. We receive 50-250 applications for each position, so it is important to us that your materials stand out. We are looking for people who are passionate about the potential role or who have previous experience.

After the hiring period closes, a supervisor will reach out to you to move forward with an interview. You will hear either way via email if you did or did not receive a position with the department.

If offered the position, please see the next section “required documents” to understand what Human Resources requires you to do in the next steps. We can only proceed to train and schedule you once the hiring process is completed by HR. Please be patient as the hiring process sometimes takes weeks to complete before you may be added to the schedule. 

The UMKC Career Services team has put together many resources that are helpful when preparing for an employment application. Please look over this document before you submit your application. We recommend reviewing "Creating an Effective Resume," "Resume Samples," and "Succeed in the Interview".

Career Development Guide

Upon your hire offer, you will receive an email from a member of the UMKC Human Resources team. Please respond in a timely manner and be prepared to have the following information and original documents available in-person for processing.

  1. FICA: All part-time UMKC employees must fill out a FICA Checklist.
  2. I9: The I9 must be completed in person immediately after you receive the email from HR. You must bring your documents to room 226 of the UMKC Administrative Center at 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. They are open Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM.
  • US Citizens & permanent residents must provide one document (from List A) OR two documents (one from List B and one from List C). You must provide original copies and not scanned copies.
  • International citizens must submit the following items
    • Social Security card or application
    • Non-US passport
    • US visa
    • I-94
    • Work authorization (I-20, DS-2019, I-797, EAD card, etc.)
  1. Online forms: you should receive an automated email from with the subject “University of Missouri New Employee Information”. This will include the website where you can complete your onboarding forms.

Student Development Program

Campus Recreation would not be able to achieve its mission without the contributions from our student employees. Student staff learn the skills necessary to complete the job, and also learn transferable skills which will prepare them for their future careers.

Campus Recreation offers required and recommended supplemental opportunities for student employees to develop skills in four areas: Job Skills, Leadership Skills, Career Readiness Skills, and Multicultural Skills.