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Student Employment

Campus Recreation employs 130 student employees every year and is one of the largest student employers on campus. We believe our employment opportunities will help students develop:

  • Marketable, career-ready, and transferable job skills that employers are seeking
  • Awareness of your personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a work setting
  • Greater confidence in your personal and job-related 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


  • Flexible hours around your academics, athletics, or organization schedule
  • Get paid to connect, educate, and inspire others to lifelong activity and wellbeing
  • Represent Campus Rec with an awesome dri tech work shirt
  • Promotion, development, and/or cross-training opportunities
  • Paid training and ongoing evaluation
  • Employee awards and on-going recognition 

Applying and Hiring Information - Current Students

We utilize a hiring process that resembles what students will face after they graduate from A&M Commerce which includes resume review, interviews, and skill tests. Our typical hiring phases are August/September, October/November, February for Lifeguards, and March/April for Summer and Fall Employment. Follow our social media platforms for updates on job openings.

  • Campus Rec Job Descriptions
    • Includes job responsibilities
    • Qualifications
    • Average hours per week
  • Upcoming Position Openings for summer and fall Employment - March 2-15 
    • Lifeguard - (Start April 19) and Fall (Start August 23)
    • Operations Assistant - (Start April 19) and Fall (Start August 23)
    • Intramural Sports Officials - Fall Only (Start August 23)
    • Marketing Assistants - Summer (Starts April 19) - Must be able to work in the next academic year as well.
    • Group Fitness Instructors - Fall Only (Start August 23)
    • Personal Trainers - Fall Only (Start August 23)
    • Outdoor Adventure Staff - (Start April 19) and Fall (Start August 23)
  • We post all open positions on Handshake and applicants must apply via Handshake.
  • We do offer work-study for all Campus Rec positions. Please apply for the work-study position only on Handshake. If you aren’t sure if you have work-study please visit the work-study webpage on the financial aid website.
  • Resumes are required to apply.
  • When you apply in Handshake there is an external application that is required for you to fill out. You must complete this portion of this application to be considered for the position. DO NOT EXIT THE TAB THAT OPENS. Applicants will have to answer three questions in that external application. 
  • Failure to fully complete both the Handshake application and the position external application will result in an incomplete application.
  • Applicants can only apply for a max of two positions.
  • We highly recommend visiting Career Development for help with your resume and interviewing skills.
  • We do not review applicants until the application close date. It then takes a few days to review all applicants before you hear back from someone.  
  • All applicants are contacted via their university leomail concerning the status of their applications by March 19, if they advance to interviews.
  • Please do not email the staff regarding the status of your application.

If hired:

  • You must attend:
    • CPR/AED/FA Course - TBD, 4 online and 4 in-person, (not paid)
    • In-person HR on-board - 30 minutes, (not-paid)
    • Department and Risk Management Orientation - 2 hours, (paid)
    • Area Training and Shadow Training -  5-10 hours, (paid)
  • You'll need hard copies of identification documents from this list.
  • If you are an international student, please refer to this website for information.
  • If you are a work-study student, you must have a work-study permit and email it to your new supervisor to begin the hiring process. Check your financial aid portal on my Leo, accept the award, complete the training, receive your work permit from Financial Aid, email the work permit to your supervisor once you receive it.   
  • You can only be hired into 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 the fall and spring semesters.

Handshake Tips

  • 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. 

Thank you for your interest in working with Campus Recreation!