Part-Time | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Our goal is to provide valuable career experience for UI Students while fostering student development and improving leadership skills.

Recreational Services hires UI students for the majority of our hourly positions, however, some program areas will also hire non-students or students from other schools, colleges, or universities.  The same application process applies for all of our hourly positions.  Hiring in many of our program areas is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

All positions currently open are listed on the Student Life Jobs website and on Handshake. To learn how to search for jobs on Handshake, please visit this page.

You may also find all job descriptions listed on the Student Life Jobs website.

How to Apply

Where do I apply for these positions?

  1. Complete our application. If the positions is not listed under active job postings, it is not currently open.  (If you are not a UI student, create a profile here). 
  2. The Division of Student Life Human Resources office will follow up with you upon receipt of your application and advise on 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.

Eligibility - UI Students

Who can work part-time for the Department of Recreational Services?

  • University of Iowa students registered for at least 1 semester hour (correspondence courses do not apply). 
  • 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.

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, visit the Division of Student Life webpage for more information.