The UC Santa Barbara Department of Recreation is one of the largest employers on campus with over 600+ student positions. Most programs like Intramural Sports, Sports Clubs and Special Events, are heavily student-run. Students work in a fast-paced, professional environment, directly with career staff mentors. While working in Recreation students gain first-hand experience in developing management, organization, and leadership skills as well as build positive relationships. We pride ourselves on extensive training both within the different Recreation Areas and Department Wide.

Now Hiring

Adventure Programs Staff, Guides, Facilitators, Instructors

Calling Outdoor Enthusiasts and Adventurers.

Visit our Adventure Programs Employment page to learn more about our positions and the annual LTC info meetings. 

Aquatics Staff

Now hiring Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Jr. Lifeguards and Surf & Kayak Instructors, and Pool Maintenance Staff! Fill out the Aquatics Application and email it to Aquatics Coordinator, Rick Van Hoorn at rick-vh@ucsb.edu

We are currently accepting applications and will schedule remote interviews during COVID-19 restrictions. For questions, and to schedule an interview: rick-vh@ucsb.edu.

Class Hosts | Gaucho REC & Get up GAUCHOS!

We are currently hiring Class Hosts for our in-person and virtual classes. We are looking for staff that are reliable, confident, self motivated, have an eye for detail, and who have the ability to stay focused, remain calm under pressure and think critically if problems arise. First review of applications will be Thursday, September 23rd at 5pm.

Class Hosts Job Description

Class Host Application

Customer Service Center Staff

The Customer Service Center (CSC) staff are part of the Operations team that specializes in supporting UCSB students and the community with program enrollment and all customer service needs. Customer Service Assistants help register participants, assist with payments, and provide exceptional customer service to all guests. Additionally, the CSC student employees are also responsible for setting appointments and aiding in answering limited questions for our U.S. Passport program.

Apply by CLICKING HERE to join the operations team

Events Staff

Our Events team hosts and staffs 120+ events a year on our athletic fields and facilities. These events include Sports Club home games, on-campus student organization and department events, and Recreation special events such as the Rec Fest and Turkey Trot. Our team's main priority is to manage risk and assure that events run smoothly. Student staff responsibilities include set up and tear down of equipment, procuring waivers, responding to and documenting injuries, upholding department and campus policies, and providing excellent customer service. Our goal is to provide participants with a safe and enjoyable experience! Those who work with Events are required to be available on the weekends as most events typically take place then, including early mornings and late nights.

Events Staff Job Description

Events Staff Application due Saturday, September 25 by 11:59pm

Fitness Assistant

Our team of Fitness Assistants provides supervision and education to patrons and ensures the safety and cleanliness of the fitness spaces. They create a welcoming, inclusive, and enjoyable, service-oriented environment for our community. Fitness Assistants provide overall support for fitness operations and contribute to the overall goals and values of the Department of Recreation. See the Fitness Assistant Job Description for more information.

Apply by CLICKING HERE to join the Fitness Team.

For questions please contact: Dina Mijacevic

Fitness Student Managers

Our Fitness Student Managers are experienced and knowledgeable in all fitness operation’s policies, procedures, and practices. They assist the Fitness Coordinator in preparing and leading 100+ Fitness Assistants to uphold a high standard of risk management, customer service, and equipment and facility cleanliness. See the Fitness Student Manager Job Description for more information.

Apply by CLICKING HERE.

For questions please contact: Dina Mijacevic

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Responsible for creating designs and illustrations to advertise/shape the visual story of the Department of Recreation’s brand. Graphic Designers create digital assets, design logos, make edits, handle constructive feedback, and see projects through concept to completion. Being organized and meeting deadlines is crucial in this position. Must love Recreation!

Other General responsibilities

  • printing and distributing media
  • maintain and update marketing materials
  • brand management
  • creating and uploading PowerPoint Digiknows
  • tabling
  • relationship building with all staff/partnerships/sponsors
  • attend and work events (some are mandatory)
  • other duties as assigned

Must have Experience: Adobe Creative Suite with intermediate experience in Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe InDesign. Some experience in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Powerpoint.

Preferred Skills: Microsoft Word and Excel. Asana, MyEmma, Box, Canva, Hootsuite, Google Calendar Management, file naming and management, good communication, work independently but be part of an amazing/collaborative team that has mutual respect and admiration for all members.

Apply by email Melanie Bélanger a cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples at mrbelanger@ucsb.edu.

Intramural Sports Staff

With over 12,000 participants a year, UCSB Intramural Sports continue to be the most popular program on campus. With a variety of sports and leagues, UCSB students get the ability to stay fit, compete for an Intramural championship, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Here you will find a leisurely side of sports with no rigorous practices, travel, or highly competitive atmosphere. There is a place for everyone; no experience is needed to play!

Obtaining a position with UCSB Intramural Sports is a fun and rewarding opportunity. Intramural programming runs six days a week in the late afternoon and evenings. Schedules will vary weekly to help accommodate your classes and commitments. In addition to your regular duties, you will be required to attend bi-weekly meetings and quarterly training. NO EXPERIENCE OR CERTIFICATIONS ARE NECESSARY TO APPLY. If you have any questions or concerns, contact IMSports@recreation.ucsb.edu. 

Intramurals are currently hiring for all positions. Click here to apply and find out more about our positions. 

Operations Assistant

The operation's team are the students most frequently seen around the recreation facility. They are here to provide quality customer service and assist patrons at all times with any and all general facility inquiries. We are looking for employees who are excited about promoting a welcoming environment and provide quality customer service to all of our members. Operations staff are responsible for managing facility access, facility upkeep, opening and closing the facility, and enforcing policies. Furthermore, they are the first responders to the majority of all medical accidents or incidents that may take place within our facility. This job requires the ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. 

Apply by CLICKING HERE to join the operations team

Recreation Staff Positions

Adventure Programs

Do you thrive in the outdoors? Do you love to help develop others and enjoy watching them learn to appreciate activities you are passionate about? Do you want to grow your skills and leadership abilities?

UCSB Adventure Programs employs well over 100 Gauchos in our various programs. Our staff get to facilitate groups on our Ropes Course, perform as a "vertical lifeguard" in the Adventure Climbing Center, and get outside as a guide after completing the Leadership Training Course (LTC)

We invite you to visit our Adventure Programs Employment page to learn more about our positions and the annual LTC info meetings.  


Athletic Performance Center (APC) Intern

APC staff and student interns aim to provide an optimal space for student-athletes to train and enhance their athletic performance through the center's strength and conditioning services.

Email theathleticperformancecenter@gmail.com for more information.

 

Athletic Training Intern (ATI)

Student Athletic Training Internship (ATI) is an interactive program that exposes students to a detailed clinical experience for the profession of Athletic Trainers. Athletic Training Interns are supervised and educated weekly by two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers to assist Sport Club athletes with various injuries and/or conditions. This program invests in the professional and personal growth of the interns. Whether you want to become an athletic trainer or just eager to learn something new, we encourage all students to apply to this program regardless of experience or major.

 

Certified Massage Therapist

To apply email your resume and letter of interest to Dr. Dina Mijacevic at drdinam@ucsb.edu. Only certified therapists will be considered. Refer to UCSB Human Resources for all open non-student positions.

 

Customer Service Center Staff

Customer Service Center (CSC) staff help students and the community enroll in recreation programs and classes. Customer Service Assistants help register participants, monitor doors for classes, and assist with payments. Additionally, the CSC offers Passport Services so students employed are responsible for setting appointments and aiding in the execution by prepping documents for those who come in.

 

Events Student Manager - Scheduling & Administration

The Events Student Manager(s) - Scheduling & Administration represent the UCSB Department of Recreation to participants, staff, internal/ external groups, and the greater UCSB Community. Events Student Managers provide administrative support to the Assistant Director for Events & Scheduling. The Student Managers are experienced and knowledgeable in all Department of Recreation events and scheduling policies and processes and serve as a liaison between both internal and external users and the Assistant Director for Events & Scheduling. This position performs duties associated with scheduling, coordinating, invoicing, and evaluating all Recreation events and rentals. Additionally, the Student Managers assist with the hiring, communication, and retention of the Events Staff. 

View the Job Description HERE.

 

Fitness & Wellness Staff

Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists & Nutritionists: The Recreation Department's Fitness & Wellness programs offer research and evidence-based health, performance, wellness, and fitness programs lead by nationally accredited, certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, massage therapists, and nutritionists. Our team of professionals help students, faculty, staff, and community members reach their health and performance potential by providing outstanding education and coaching in the field of applied exercise science. Applications for personal trainers, massage therapists and nutrition educators, are accepted on an ongoing basis.To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter to findyourfit@ucsb.edu.

 

Fitness Instructors - Virtual and IRL (In Real Life): We are looking for certified and motivated fitness professionals who have a passion for fitness and a desire to share their talents with a virtual community. Applications for Fitness Instructors are accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter to cmburl@ucsb.edu

 

Get Up GAUCHOS! In Person and Virtual Class Host: Class hosts work with our instructors and participants to provide a safe, organized and successful class experience in both a virtual and in person setting. Prior to each class the host meets with the instructor to check the class space, set up and assists participants checking in. To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter to cmburl@ucsb.edu

 

Fitness Assistants: Fitness Assistants provide supervision and education to patrons utilizing the strength and free weight areas and cardiovascular areas within the recreation center. They ensure the safety and cleanliness of these areas and create a friendly, inviting, and inclusive space for partakers to relieve stress and work on personal fitness goals.

 

Intramural Sports Staff

With over 12,000 participants a year, UCSB Intramural Sports continue to be the most popular program on campus. With a variety of sports and leagues, UCSB students get the ability to stay fit, compete for an Intramural championship, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Here you will find a leisurely side of sports with no rigorous practices, travel, or highly competitive atmosphere. There is a place for everyone; no experience is needed to play!

Obtaining a position with UCSB Intramural Sports is a fun and rewarding opportunity. Intramural programming runs six days a week in the late afternoon and evenings. Schedules will vary weekly to help accommodate your classes and commitments. In addition to your regular duties, you will be required to attend bi-weekly meetings and quarterly training. NO EXPERIENCE OR CERTIFICATIONS ARE NECESSARY TO APPLY. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at IMSports@recreation.ucsb.edu. 

Intramurals are currently hiring for all positions. Click here to apply. 

 

Marketing Staff

The Marketing Team aims to raise awareness of the programs, events, facilities, and services offered through the Department of Recreation. They increase program participation and foster brand loyalty using print and digital media. Student positions include Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer, and more.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Melanie Bélanger, Assistant Director for Marketing and Outreach at mrbelanger@ucsb.edu.

Marketing Staff Job Description

 

Operations Staff

The operation's team are the students most frequently seen around the recreation facility. They are here to provide quality customer service and assist patrons at all times with any and all general facility inquiries. We are looking for employees who are excited about promoting a welcoming environment and provide quality customer service to all of our members. Operations staff are responsible for managing facility access, facility upkeep, opening and closing the facility, and enforcing policies. Furthermore, they are the first responders to the majority of all medical accidents or incidents that may take place within our facility. This job requires the ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. 

Apply by Clicking HERE to join our operations team.

 

Summer Day Camp Counselors

Summer Camp Counselors are responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and fun of the campers in their group, ages 5-14 years old. Counselors spend their days leading activities such as group games, swimming, sports, and more. Summer Day Camp aims to provide campers with a fun, safe, and engaging environment. We are looking for counselors who have a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and love working with children! Camp typically runs mid-June to mid-August. 

Summer Day Camp Counselor Application 

Summer Day Camp Counselor Job Description

Summer Day Camp 2021 has been canceled. Please refer to our Summer 2021 statement here. We apologize for the inconvenience to all applicants.

Summer Camp Student Managers

Summer Camp Student Managers are responsible for assisting the Summer Camp Coordinator with daily administrative and leadership duties and responsibilities. This position performs duties associated with the registration, preparation, and operations of UCSB Summer Day Camp with some tasks associated with assisting the operation of UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp and UCSB Junior Lifeguards. Student Managers assist in the hiring and training of all Summer Day Camp Staff and serve as a liaison between the Summer Camp Coordinator and the camp staff, recreation staff, and parents.