Outdoor Adventure Staff

Student Employment

Campus Recreation employs 130 student employees every year and is one of the largest student employers on campus. We utilize a hiring process that resembles what students will face after they graduate from A&M Commerce. We hope students learn how to prepare their professional documents (cover letter and resume), how to interview in various forums, and how to represent themselves in a professional setting. This hiring process happens in October/November for the spring semester and March/April/August for fall and summer semesters.


  • Flexible hours around your class schedule

  • Get paid to do what you and we love

  • Represent Campus Rec with an awesome dri tech work shirt

  • Promotion and/or cross-training opportunities

  • Paid training and ongoing evaluations

  • Students will develop:

    • Marketable, career-ready, and transferable job skills that employers are seeking.

    • Awareness of your personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a professional setting.

    • Greater confidence in your skills

    • Ability to assume more complex responsibility in the future.

    • An increased ability to communicate with others.

    • An increased ability to understand group dynamics and work in teams to complete tasks.

    • An increased understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work with diverse communities.

Handshake Tips

  • We post all open positions on handshake and applicants must apply via Handshake 
  • Handshake is the university application platform. All campus jobs are posted here.
  • Click the follow button on our Campus Recreation profile on Handshake to get instant notifications when we post our positions.
  • When you search on Handshake, make sure to click "On Campus"
  • You can search directly for Campus Recreation positions or the direct position you are interested in. 

Hiring Information

  • We have two application periods coming up:
    • July 27-August 5 - Only operations assistant and lifeguard positions are open
    • August 17 - August 31 - Several positions open. 
    • Follow our social media platforms for updates.
  • All entry-level Campus Rec Job Descriptions.
  • If hired, you must attend:
    • In-Person on-boarding at Human Resources: 2 hours
    • Mandatory department new hire training: 1 hour

    • Mandatory area new hire orientation and training: 5-10 hours

    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification course: 3 hours

  • Resumes are required when applying.
  • Applicants must fill out the Qualtrics applicant information and supplemental questions during the application process on hire a lion.
  • Applicants can only apply for a max of two positions.
  • We highly recommend visiting Career Development for help with your resume and interviewing skills.
  • All candidates are contacted via e-mail concerning the status of their applications and if they advance to interviews. Please do not email the staff regarding the status of your application.
  • If you receive an interview, you will be contacted by that program area supervisor.
  • You can only be hired in one position to start your employment with Campus Recreation
  • You can only work up to 19 hours per week between all A&M-Commerce on-campus jobs during fall and spring semesters.

Thank you for your interest in working with Campus Recreation! 

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Note: Any job offer from the University is contingent upon (1) proof of United States citizenship or citizenship eligibility or authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis; and (3) a completed and signed non-disclosure statement authorizing the university to conduct a criminal history background check.