Student Employment

Gain career development opportunities and practical leadership experiences.

The Department of Recreation and Wellness employs students to work at the Student Recreation Center (SRC), and the Perry Field House (PFH) and in eight different programming areas. Department-wide jobs are classified in a consistent manner based on experience and certifications required to enter the position as well as the leadership, decision-making and supervisory functions necessary to perform the job.

Entry level positions are listed below, and are posted on the Student Employment Website. The various functional units conduct student hiring at different times and the bulk of the hiring for positions within the Student Recreation Center and Perry Field House take place each spring. All positions require inclusion of a resume in order to apply, and some require additional certifications and training either prior to or upon hire.

View Active Job Postings Through Student Employment Services and apply Using HANDSHAKE.


Area Position Staff Contact Email Phone
Aquatics Health and Safety Instructor
Aquatics 419.372.7475
Fitness Personal Trainer
Group Exercise Instructor
Karyn Smith 419.372.9309
Office of Health and Wellness Office of Health and Wellness Attendant
Safe Communities Attendant
Faith DeNardo 419.372.9351
Marketing Marketing Attendant
Positions meet VCT CO-OP Requirements
Lona Leck 419.372.7235
Student Recreation Center Customer Service Attendant
Facility Attendant
Julia Adams 419.372.7485
Perry Field House Perry Field House Attendant Patrick Nelson 419.372.8045
Intramural Sports Intramural Manager
Stu Smith 419.372.8045
Outdoor Program Climbing Wall Attendant Julia Adams 419.372.7485
Youth and Family Camp Counselor Kids Camp 419.372.7482
  Contact the individual listed above for specific hiring timelines or additional information.

As a result of their employment through Recreation and Wellness, students will:

Demonstrate Intellectual and Practical Skills by:

  • Critically and constructively thinking
    • Solving problems creatively
    • Making value-based decisions
    • Applying knowledge in practical ways
  • Effectively communicating
    • Producing clear and concise written and oral communication
    • Responding with tact, diplomacy, and composure
  • Engaging others in action
    • Role modeling success
    • Learning, developing, and demonstrating leadership skills

Develop General and Specialized Knowledge by:

  • Accepting responsibility for the well-being of oneself, family, and community
  • Relating co-curricular experience to educational experience and vice versa
  • Applying expertise in chosen discipline to solve problems in societal and work related situations
  • Developing a meaningful and personal career action plan
  • Recognizing opportunities to apply specialized skills in different areas

Practice Personal and Social Responsibility by:

  • Improving cultural competence through the interaction and inclusion with others different from oneself
    • Acknowledging, respecting, and being open to difference
    • Making an effort to understand the ideas, values, and beliefs of others
    • Advocating for social justice
  • Exploring one's strengths and weaknesses as they relate to values and ethics
    • Developing and valuing financial literacy
  • Learning and practicing preventative health behaviors

Integrate, Apply, and Reflect through:

  • Synthesizing and associating the connection between, learning, experiences, and skills
  • Integrating knowledge to assess strengths and develop personal autonomy
  • Reflecting upon and discussing shared and individual experiences in group settings
  • Developing the ability to assess and evaluate organizational and personal performance to enhance success

Bowling Green State University is committed to equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.  The Office of Equity and Diversity at BGSU is responsible for University compliance with Title IX, Section 504. Accessibility Services for students is responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  By applying for any position, I agree that the information I provide to the Bowling Green State University Department of Recreation and Wellness including, but not limited to, the information on an application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  Providing false or misleading information or failing to provide material or information at any time during the employment process may result in the University terminating my employment or withdrawing my application from consideration.

Visit the BGSU Human Resources page for more information regarding full time employment.

Updated: 06/12/2024 02:09PM