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.

Job Opportunities at UMKC Campus Recreation

There are several job opportunities available to students, with positions including:

  • Building Supervisor
  • Fitness Center Attendant
  • Service Center Attendant
  • Special Events Team
  • Welcome Center Attendant
  • Lifeguard
  • Swim Instructor
  • And much more!

Interested in joining our team? Use your UMKC SSO to apply through Handshake!

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“It was my first job and I continue to learn what it means to have good customer service. I love the fact that work hours are flexible because I still get to be involved in school while still working the maximum amount of hours that I need. I have made so many good friends here at Campus Rec.”

– Mary Okafor, Graduated 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Campus Rec hires at the beginning of each semester and throughout the semester as needed.

We require a resume and cover letter submitted through Handshake. Most of our jobs also require an in-person interview.

No skills or qualifications are necessary in order to apply, but some jobs do have requirements prior to start date. Don’t worry, though, each position will undergo training and student-leaders are available for support! We’re seeking growth-oriented students who are interested in developing their leadership skills.