The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa, a community of 85,000 people situated on the Iowa River in the eastern part of the state.
This liberal community has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the benefits of small-town living.
The University was founded in 1847 and is the state's oldest and largest public university.
The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten conference.
About Recreational Services
Recreational Services offers a variety of programs for UI students, faculty/staff and members of the Iowa City community.
Program areas include Intramural Sports, Fitness, Lesson Programs, Touch The Earth, Tennis, Rowing, Sport Clubs,
the Macbride Raptor Project, School of the Wild, Wildlife Camps and Open Recreation. We have five indoor facilities including the
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, Field House and Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Building. We also have several outdoor recreation areas.
Working For Recreational Services
Recreational Services is a great place to work. We work hard and play hard.
The full-time staff have an open door policy and there are numerous opportunities to advance in your position.
Facilities are conveniently located throughout campus. We offer flexible schedules and a Recreational Services gift certificate.
Great opportunity to meet new people.
The Department of Recreational Services employs part-time staff, graduate assistants and full-time employees.
The following are links to general information about employment:
Our goal is to provide valuable career experience for UI Students while fostering student development and improving leadership skills.
Here is what some of our part-time employees have said about working for Recreational Services:
- "I like working for the rec services because it is on campus so transportation is not a problem!" Caroline Noser - Iowa City, IA
- "I like working for Rec Services because it's laid back, a lot of fun, and a great way to meet new people." Kyle Kinney - Burlington, IA
- "I like working at Recreational Services because its a comfortable but focused family environment." Layne Sheetz - Cedar Rapids, IA
- "The people including the students and full-time staff. It is a fun working environment and is never stressfull. I like Everything...even the actual work." Stacy Francis - Oxford, IA
- "My coworkers are ALL amazing people; I couldn't imagine a better work environment." Sarah Whitters - Cedar Rapids, IA
Who can work for the Department of Recreational Services?
- Priority is given to University of Iowa students registered for at least 1 semester hour (correspondence courses do not apply). Some program areas based on need, will hire non-students.
- Both Work Study and Non-Work Study students are eligible.
- During the academic year (AY) students may work up to 20 hours per week or 680 hours in an AY.
- During the summer, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break periods, UI students may work 40 hours per week. During the summer UI student registration is not required.
- Hours worked during Thanksgiving and Spring Break do count toward the 680 hours.
- Peak hiring periods are in March/April for the upcoming summer or fall semester and October/November for the spring semester.
How to Apply
Where do I apply for these positions?
- All positions currently open are listed on JOBNET. Hiring in some of our program areas is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Complete our application. If the position is not listed in the drop down box on the application, it is not currently open.
- The Recreational Services Human Resources office will follow up with you upon receipt of your application for a preliminary review of your information and to walk you through the next steps.
If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to make application for employment, please contact Human Resources in advance, at 335-0121.
Part-Time Job Descriptions
If you would like to see more information about the job duties of the position along with qualifications and training requirements for our part-time
positions, please see the job descriptions listed below. You can click on the position title and the job description will open up for your review.
Intramurals Sports/Sports Clubs
Marketing & Design
Graduate Assistant positions are 9-month appointments for 2 academic years. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend, out of state tuition waiver and a scholarship each semester. Part-time Summer employment within the department is also possible.
The University of Iowa is an EOE/AA.