Employment

Work Where You Play

Duke Recreation & Physical Education is committed to providing safe, inclusive and accessible opportunities to all students and staff of the University. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those with disabilities who are interested in working for our department. 

Aquatics

Lifeguard

  • Manage day to day operations of the pool including keeping patrons safe, checking pool chemicals, greeting patrons, and controlling pool access. Must be 15 years of age or older and have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Hours range 5 hours to 19.9 hours a week.

Swim Instructor

  • Teach learn-to-swim courses through group learn to swim classes or private one on one instruction. Must be 16 years of age or older. This position requires a mature individual with excellent communication skills. Hours range from 5 hours to 19.9 hours a week.

To apply: Contact Abi Schaefer for more information.

Facilities

Guest Services Attendant

  • Assist in the day to day management of the Recreation Facilities for the benefit of the members and the University community. This position requires a mature individual with good communication and leadership skills. Hours Range: 5 hours to 19.9 hours per week

Recreation Facility Monitor

  • Assist in the day to day management of the Recreation Facilities for the benefit of the members and the University community. This position requires a mature individual with good communication and leadership skills.

Weight Room Attendant

  • Assist in the day to day management of the Wilson Weight Room for the benefit of the members and the University community. This position requires a mature individual with good communication and leadership skills. *Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

To apply: Contact Chris Policastro for the Wilson Recreation Center positions and Emily Skoczlas for the Brodie Recreation Center positions.

Athletics & Recreation Facility Monitor

  • Act as liaison between departments, ensuring and maintaining good communication and cooperation. Unlock and lock all field access gates/doors as it pertains to the facility schedule. Monitor all fields by checking the status of the individuals using each facility (Duke ID, Team Practices, Outside Events)

To apply: Submit resume and three references to Jake Edinger jake.edinger@duke.edu and Mikaela Ryan mryan@duke.edu.

Fitness & Wellness

Group Fitness Instructor:

  • Lead classes at Wilson, Brodie, Edens residence hall and other areas as needed throughout campus. Instructors will teach safe, effective workouts that are easily modified for all fitness levels. Other responsibilities include participation tracking, attending in-services, and assisting with special events. You will be required to teach a minimum of two classes per week.

Personal Trainer

  • Work with all members of our facilities (both Brodie and Wilson) that request personal training.  You will provide clients with a safe, individualized workout catering to their goals.  Attending monthly in-services, assisting with special events, as well as client tracking are some of the additional job responsibilities. You will be required to work a minimum of 5 hours per week!

Fitness Counselor

  • Provide a free service to students and other patrons that offers easily accessible fitness related knowledge, overall safety and is meant for newly certified personal trainers or those that are interested in becoming certified.  You will serve as a resource for members on equipment usage, proper exercise form, as well as run weekly Fitness Challenges. 

To apply: Email Leigh Ann Garstecki for information about Personal Trainers and Fitness Counselors and Lisa Jindra about Group Fitness Instructors.

    Intramurals

    Intramural Sports Scorekeeper

    • Responsible for checking in participants for intramural sport games, recording game statistics, equipment check-in and check-out, equipment inventory, and ensuring all equipment is accounted for and properly stored away at the conclusion of intramural game nights. Furthermore, the position requires that all game information and reports be filled out and submitted to the intramural office in coordination with the on-site Intramural Supervisor. No prior experience or specific sport knowledge necessary. Flexible schedules. Training will be provided. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours; available to work a minimum of 2 nights per week.

    Intramural Sports Official

    • Responsible for the officiating of intramural sport contests and special events. The Intramural Sport Official is knowledgeable of general sports rules and responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures set forth by the Intramural Department. Sports officials must attend mandatory officials' meetings and clinics to learn rules, mechanics, and positioning. Intramural Sports Officials must be able to manage conflict effectively and efficiently. Furthermore, the position will manage critical incidents as necessary, officiate highly competitive games, and perform other special duties as assigned. No prior experience necessary. Training will be provided. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours; available to work a minimum of 2 nights per week.

    Intramural Sports Supervisor

    • Act as the site/facility supervisor during intramural sport competitions, monitor competitions, oversee and offer assistance to the officiating and scorekeeping staff, and provide assistance to participant questions, concerns, and/or issues. Students interested in becoming an Intramural Sports Supervisor must already be an Intramural Sports employee with Duke Recreation and Physical Education. Students interested in becoming an Intramural Sports Supervisor must have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in officiating/scorekeeping and be a current employee in the Intramural Sports Program. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours; available to work a minimum of 2 nights per week.

    To apply: Contact Brittany Burriss.

    Marketing 

    Marketing Assistant

    • Generate creative ideas, produce content for Duke Recreation & Physical Education's social media accounts, and assist in promotion of programs, events, and facilities to the greater Duke community.

    Graphic Designer

    • Conceptualize and produce visually appealing marketing collateral that promotes Duke Recreation & Physical Education's programs, services, events and facilities across multiple marketing channels.

    To apply: Contact Brooke Povich

    Outdoor Adventures

    Monitor

    • Responsible for coordinating all climbing wall and equipment rental needs. Responsibilities will vary from checking-in climbers, conducting belay tests, facilitating equipment rentals, registering trips participants and general management of Outdoor Adventures activities. Staff will strive to create a fun and welcoming environment by providing top of the line customer service and educating customers on everything Outdoor Adventures and the surrounding area has to offer.

    Trip Leader

    • Responsible for planning and facilitating our various outdoor trips and clinics. With skills ranging from backpacking to rock climbing Trip Leaders can specialize in an area or train to lead any of our trips. All Trip Leaders must go through the Leadership Development Program or equivalent training.

    Duke Adaptive Climbing Volunteer

    • Duke Adaptive Climbing is a program that empowers individuals with disabilities through rock climbing experiences. We offer 3 monthly climbs throughout the triangle including Chapel Hill, North Raleigh/Morrisville and here at Duke. All volunteers will go through a training focused on working with individuals with disabilities prior to volunteering.

    To apply: Complete the online employment application. Contact TJ Beezley regarding Monitor and Trip Leader positions and Chris Hendricks to volunteer with Duke Adaptive Climbing.

    Sport Clubs

    Athletic Trainer

    • Work with medical professionals, coaches and athletes to ensure that players are ready to play, visit drop-in clinic hours, and receive proper treatment in the event of illness or injury. Evaluate the physical condition of athletes, assist with establishing dietary and fitness plans, and use their knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat players. Hours Range: Minimum 10 hours to 19.9 hours per week. Must be certified in the State of North Carolina.

    Content Creator

    • Responsible for implementing social media strategy to increase online presence and improve our marketing to a diverse campus population. Create content for home games, away games and special events. Attend on-site events for photo and video footage (equipment is provided). Assist with the design and creation of the annual Gorter Endowment Thank You Video, Sport Clubs yearbook, and additional projects. Options to create and pursue additional Sport Club related projects based on individual strengths, preferences, and interests. Hours range: Minimum 10 hours to 19.9 hours per week. 

    Field Supervisor

    • Act as the site/facility supervisor during sport club competitions, monitor practices, oversee and offer assistance to the sport club officers, visitors, and/or club members, and provide assistance to questions, concerns, and/or issues. Further responsibilities will involve handling and reporting risk management issues, completing injury reports, ensuring the proper set-up and clean-up of the game/practice location(s), completing nightly reports, ensuring all reports are completed and turned into the sport club's office, and be able to explain/clarify all department policies/procedures. This position requires a responsible individual with good communication and leadership skills. Hours Range: 5 hours to 19.9 hours per week

    Office Supervisor

    • Assist in the day to day office administration for all 35 sport clubs. This position requires a mature individual with good communication and leadership skills. You will serve as a resource to everyone who steps into the Sport Club's office. Hours Range: 5 hours to 19.9 hours per week.  

    To apply: Contact Brittney Blazicek