Aquatic Equipment Technician | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC) and Field House (FH)

Supervisors:     Assistant Director for Aquatics and Equipment

Pay Range:      $8.60/hour (starting wage)

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, meeting goals, enlisting help to other members on staff, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.


The Event Technician Supervisor at the University Aquatic Center is responsible training and supervision of the student event technician staff as it relates to the routine care, maintenance, and management of all Aquatic Center computer and electronic equipment including sound systems, scoreboards, and timing equipment. Is either present or assigns event technicians to be present at all Aquatic Center competitive and recreational events during which technical equipment is used.    Ensures that competent oversight and troubleshooting of technical equipment is available at all Aquatic Center events during which it is used.


  • Event preparation and setup including pool configuration, timing system, public address systems, scoreboard, and meet management computers.
  • Routine care, maintenance, and management of all Aquatic Center computer and electronic equipment including sound systems, scoreboards, timing system equipment, and audio/video equipment.
  • Development of and adherence to equipment cleaning and maintenance schedules and procedures for all Aquatic Center equipment.
  • Development and maintenance of a working inventory of all Aquatic Center equipment.
  • Develop a full understanding of the Aquatic Center’s electronic timing system, video display system, a/v system for all Aquatic sports and events so as to be able to troubleshoot any technical problem.
  • Manage and respond to operational problems during events.
  • Manage and supervise a staff of approximately 4-6 student event technicians.
  • Develop a training program for student event technicians to instruct them proper operation and maintenance procedures for Aquatic Center equipment.
  • Light equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Excellent computer, audio/video, and technical skills required. 
  • Operational knowledge of competitive aquatic events (swimming, diving, water polo) strongly desired.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Ability to lift and move tip and roll bleachers along with some heavy lifting.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evening, weekends and University breaks (e.g. Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break & Summer).

Training/Certification Requirements

  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards (or Professional Rescuer) desired, can be acquired after hire
  • Completion of University of Iowa Bloodborne Pathogens training

Student Leadership Competencies

  • Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Diversity