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About the Health and Recreation Complex

Recreation Employment

There are numerous opportunities for Butler students to work as part of the HRC team. Below is a list of position descriptions, and we have overview videos for most positions.

Students interested in these positions should check Handshake for openings.

American Red Cross (ARC) Instructor

The ARC instructor is part of an elite group of professionals who teach valuable lifesaving skills to 12 million people each year in businesses, schools and communities. These individuals must have a strong work ethic, communication skills, time management skills, a desire to grow and develop leadership skills, and personal values that are congruent with the mission of the Butler University Office of Health & Wellness.

Employment Information
  • Starting at $11/hour
Minimum Qualifications
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification (or ability to obtain 30 days after hire)
  • Knowledge of HRC policies, procedures, and programs
  • Maintain status as Butler University student in good standing with the University
  • Positive history of meeting commitments as demonstrated by past employment, volunteer experiences or other organized activities
  • Experience working or interacting within groups or teams
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact well with large working groups
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • At least 1 year experience in education, adult training, or the service industry

Job Requirments and Responsibilities

  • Present, train and test students on proper CPR and First Aid technique
  • Assist in maintaining, managing, and storing all course equipment
  • Engage in regular communication with Leah Weprich and Sam Stidham regarding courses and availability to teach
  • Ensure proper safety measures are in place to protect students and staff in the course
  • Adhere to financial and registration policy regarding unregistered students

Challenge Course Facilitator

Challenge Course Facilitators are responsible for assisting the Challenge Course Director in the daily operations of Butler's outdoor climbing tower, as well as the high- and low-challenge course.

Qualifications
  • Previous challenge course experience is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Specialized training will be provided.
  • Interested applicants should have a love for the outdoors and a positive, enthusiastic, supportive attitude. Some weekend work will be necessary.

Please contact the Challenge Course Director for more information and pay rates.

Club Sports Supervisor

Supervise Club Sports home games, tournaments, and events with responsibilities in both Operational and Risk management.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide pre-game assistance
    1. Assist in setting up equipment
    2. Assist in examining facility for safety hazards
    3. Ensure all Butler Club Members are on the official roster
    4. Inform visiting clubs and spectators of department facility policies
  2. Provide quality supervision and risk assessment during contests
    1. Administer basic first aid and call for emergency assistance in risk situations.
    2. Complete Accident and/or Incident Reports
    3. Ensure clubs and spectators are abiding by department and facility policies
  3. Provide post-game assistance
    1. Check -in with all Club participants to see if they need medical supplies/assistance
    2. Assist in cleaning facility and returning equipment to proper locations
    3. Assist in securing facility at the conclusion of event
    4. Complete the supervisor report
Knowledge/Skills Required for the Job
  • Full-time students in good standing are eligible for employment
  • Certified or the ability to become certified in American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED
  • Thorough knowledge of the Butler Club Sports Manuel
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Other duties, as assigned

For more information contact: clubsports@butler.edu

Operations Supervisor

The Operations Supervisor is charged with creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming recreation environment for our University community. Members of our operations staff are also responsible for ensuring that all areas of the HRC are held to a high standard of cleanliness and safety. Additionally these individuals operate all aspects of our membership management software to include point of sale for memberships, lockers, and various course registrations. Individuals in this position are the “buck stops here” person for all policy enforcement and use critical thinking to address urgent staffing or service issues. The Operations Supervisor is charged with applying a proactive plan to ensure that we achieve excellence in safety, customer service and staff engagement while leading their shift. These individuals must have a strong work ethic, communication skills, time management skills, a desire to grow and develop leadership skills, and personal values that are congruent with the mission of the Butler University Office of Health & Wellness.

Minimum Qualifications
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification (or ability to obtain 30 days after hire)
  • Knowledge of HRC policies, procedures, and programs
  • Maintain status as Butler University student in good standing with the University
  • Positive history of meeting commitments as demonstrated by past employment, volunteer experiences or other organized activities
  • Experience working or interacting within groups or teams
  • Ability to articulate the impact of key components of our service model and a plan for how they would ensure excellence service
  • Ability to provide a welcoming experience to a diverse population
  • Flexible work schedule
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 1 year of cash handling experience
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact well with large working groups
  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills
  • Leadership skills as demonstrated by ability to articulate personal leadership habits and their impact on other people
  • Commitment to the Butler University Student Experience of “BUBeWell”
Primary Responsibilities
  • Able to fill at least two shifts as Operations Supervisor, weekly
  • Attendance at all student staff training sessions, team building, service events and meet requirements outlined by HRC Student Staff Manual
  • Be aware of and enact Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Welcome and provide direct customer service to patrons
  • Enforce HRC policies and expectations with a high level of integrity
  • Make financial transactions for memberships, guest passes, personal training sessions, etc.
  • Actively verify HRC memberships
  • Complete detailed reports regarding shift, staff, incidents, and injuries

Equipment Specialist

Maintain appearance of all cardiovascular and strength training fitness equipment located in the Department of Recreation at the HRC. Assist in the day to day maintenance for the benefit of the members and the university community. This position requires a mature individual with good communication skills who is responsible for cleaning exercise equipment, preventive maintenance, and inspection of equipment in the fitness areas for the safety and convenience of patrons.   

  • Time: minimum 2-hour shift per week
  • Dates: Shifts are available all year including breaks
  • Reports to: Assistant Director of Recreation—Fitness, Beth Lohman
  • Rate of Pay: $7.50/hr.

 

Responsibilities
  • Promotes a safe, clean, functional and marketable exercise area
  • Knowledge of all policies and procedures of the facilities
  • Follow the preset guidelines for routine cleaning and inspection of equipment
  • Keep facilities in excellent condition while also providing great customer service to our members
  • Works cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals
  • Performs other work as assigned
Qualifications
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations
  • Mandatory attendance at training meetings
  • Strong problem‐solving skills
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Group Fitness Instructor

This is a position in which the Group Fitness Instructor is expected to lead a group of participants through a specific class format. The GFI creatively designs classes that are safe for participants including proper use of equipment and movement. Administrative duties include timely communication with the supervisor and participants, keeping participant counts and maintain knowledge of current industry standards. Nationally recognized certifications are recommended such as Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or another reputable organization.

Time: 1–4 classes per week, varying in length from 20–60 minutes
Dates: Academic year (Summer Session hours available)
Reports to: Assistant Director—Fitness, Beth Lohman

Join the Team

There are two ways for students to join the Group Fitness (GFit) team:

  1. If you already have a group fitness certification, you can apply using the application on our website and contact Beth Lohman, Assistant Director—Fitness, to discuss an audition (blohman@butler.edu or 317-940-6131)
  2. Take our Fall In-House Group Fitness Instructor Certification
Certifications Required

Being certified in FA/CPR/AED is a requirement of employment.

  • The Department of Recreation will provide opportunities to obtain certification through the American Red Cross.
  • If you cannot attend the sessions we provide it is the responsibility of the employee to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.

Employees who join the team via the Fall In-House Group Fitness Training program are required to obtain a nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification within one year of hire date.

Intramural Sports Internship

Overview

Butler University's Department of Recreation was launched in 2005-2006 and proudly opened its first campus recreation facility, the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC), in August of 2006. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation—Intramural/Club Sports and assists in the daily operations of a dynamic campus recreation program. This internship provides comprehensive, hands on, learning experiences that further enhances the employee's development in the field of campus recreation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Innovation (10%)

  • develop new methods for training staff
  • assist in creating new sport offerings
  • create memorable moments for participants at events
  • partner with campus departments or third party organizations to enhance the intramural sports experience for participants and staff

Personnel Management (40%)

  • assist with recruiting, hiring, training, motivating and recognizing approximately 20 Intramural Supervisors & 20 Intramural Officials
  • help ensure student employees have completed proper payroll forms and complete payroll on bi-weekly basis
  • assist with conducting and preparing regular staff meetings
  • develop  a comprehensive, in-depth training manual for student employees
  • develop department wide staff incentive/recognition program
  • assist in the preparation and compilation of surveys for student employees
  • assist with semester evaluations of student employees

Program Management (40%)

  • assist with daily activities of 16 Intramural Sports
  • assist in training officials for flag football, volleyball, basketball and soccer
  • assist with coordination of repair and maintenance issues for program
  • assist with scheduling facility reservations
  • assist with special event preparation and supervision
  • assist with the management of the Intramural participants
  • oversee day-to-day administrative duties
    • participation audits
    • complete various reports
    • assist with exit interviews and customer service training
  • equipment and inventory management
  • program assessments

Risk Management (5%)

  • assist with training employees in areas of Risk Management
  • ensure Department Risk Management plan is implemented
  • assist with First Aid/CPR Red Shirt Drills

Other (5%)

  • attend Division of Student Affairs and Department of Recreation professional staff meetings
  • assist with budgeting/equipment replacement plan development
  • development of a special project to leave your mark with the department
  • other duties as assigned
Knowledge / Skills Required for the Job

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in recreation, sports management or related field preferred.  Innovative leader that has the ability to think outside the box, provide strong team building, decision making and customer service skills.  Candidates that possess an interest in a career in campus recreation are especially encouraged.

Miscellaneous

Approximately 30 hours/week
Evening and weekend hours required
$12/hr
10 Months
August–May (start date is negotiable, prefer July 1)

Deadline

To be filled immediately.

Intramural Sports Officials

 

Officiate Intramural Team Sports including Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, and other seasonal team sports. Attendance is required for the mandatory training and evaluation sessions. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide Pre-game assistance 
    1. Assist in setting up equipment for the evening and/or weekend activities
    2. Assist in examining facility for safety hazards
  2. Provide quality officiating during contests 
    1. View and follow the Intramural Sports contest and enforce the rules judiciously as possible
    2. Oversee the Intramural Sports contest and ensure participation take place in a safe manner
  3. Assist in post-game duties 
    1. Assist in completing any forms that are in need of completing
    2. Assist in closing down the activity are and collecting equipment at the conclusion of the beginning and/or weekend activities
    3. Assist in securing facility at the conclusion of the Intramural activity
    4. Other duties, as assigned
Knowledge / Skills Required for the Job
  • Full-time students in good standing are eligible for employment
  • Participation and Sports Officiating experience is preferred
  • A thorough knowledge of the Sports being officiated
  • Physical ability to keep up with the sports being officiated
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Intramural Sports Supervisor

Supervise Intramural Team Sports including Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, and other seasonal team sports. Attendance is required for the mandatory training and evaluation sessions.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide Pre-game assistance 
    1. Assist in setting up equipment for the evening and/or weekend activities
    2. Assist in examining facility for safety hazards
  2. Provide quality supervision during contests 
    1. View and follow the Intramural Sports contest and ensure the correct score is posted for the correct team
    2. Oversee the Intramural Sports contest and assist in making sure that participation takes place in a safe manner
  3. Assist in post game duties 
    1. Assist in completing any forms that are in need of completing
    2. Assist in closing down the activity are and collecting equipment at the conclusion of the beginning and/or weekend activities
    3. Assist in securing facility at the conclusion of the Intramural activity
Knowledge / Skills Required for the Job
  • Full-time students in good standing are eligible for employment
  • Participation and sport knowledge of the sport is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the BU Intramural Handbook
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Other duties, as assigned

Lifeguard

It is the principle duty of the lifeguard to provide a safe environment for all participants. The guard needs to ensure safety of participants by preventing and responding to emergencies.

General Duties
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations
  • Recognize and respond effectively to emergencies
  • Inspect the aquatic facilities and report unsafe conditions and equipment to the Assistant Director
  • Actively guard and scan the pool area at all times; refrain from socializing while guarding
  • Secure the pool area by locking all doors when a lifeguard is not on duty
  • Attend and participate in in-service trainings
  • Attend to participant questions and comments
  • Complete guard report
  • Complete additional duties as assigned
  • Perform regular chemical testing of pool water
  • Guard applicants must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certification

Operations Internship

Overview

Butler University’s Office of Recreation & Wellness was launched in 2005-2006 and proudly opened its first campus recreation facility, the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC), in August of 2006.  This position reports to the Assistant Director of Aquatics & Operations and assists in the daily operations of a dynamic campus recreation & wellness program.  This internship provides comprehensive, hands on, learning experiences that further enhances the employee’s development in the field of campus recreation & wellness.

Responsibilities

Personnel Management (30%)

  • Recruit, hire, train, motivate, recognize, and evaluate operations staff members
  • Ensure student employees have completed proper payroll forms and complete payroll on bi-weekly basis
  • Conduct and prepare monthly staff in-services
  • Develop a comprehensive, in-depth training manual for student employees
  • Develop department wide staff incentive/recognition program
  • Maintain staff schedule
  • Lead semester evaluations of student employees
  • Ensure student staff complete daily tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Facilities (30%)

  • Lead daily inspection of facility
  • Assist with coordination of repair and maintenance issues for 85,000 sq ft facility
  • Coordinate scheduling facility reservations
  • Lead on-site preparation and supervision of all special events
  • Assist with budgeting/equipment replacement plan development
  • Other duties as assigned

Membership Management (30%)

  • Lead the management of the HRC’s memberships and lockers (students, employees, alumni, affiliates and community)
  • Oversee day-to-day administrative duties
    • Weekly membership audits
    • Track membership and locker expirations
  • Oversee locker room management
  • Respond to member emails and phone calls
  • Other duties as assigned

Risk Management (5%)

  • Assist with training employees in areas of Risk Management
  • Ensure Department Risk Management plan is implemented
  • Assist with First Aid/CPR/AED training
  • Other duties as assigned

Other (5%)

  • Assist with budgeting/equipment replacement plan development
  • Development of a special project to leave your mark with the department
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport Management or related field preferred
  • 1 or more years of experience in facility operations or member services
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Recreation Softwares such as ACTIVENet and WhenToWork
  • Experience supervising undergraduate students
  • Experience and knowledge in public speaking and understanding of group facilitation and dynamics
  • Ability to articulate key components of a service model
  • Ability to effectively create, articulate, and evaluate their own leadership philosophy, as well as area practices and processes
  • Demonstrated team building, leadership, decision making and customer service skills

Employment Information

$12/hour
Approximately 28.5 hours/week
10 Months (July 1 start date preferred)

Questions

Contact Leah Weprich or (317) 940-6105

Personal Trainer

This is a position in which the Personal Trainer is expected to actively participate in the development and implementation of safe, effective and enjoyable fitness routines. The Personal Trainer ensures the safe and proper use of all equipment involved. Administrative duties such as keeping track of client sessions are required. Nationally recognized certifications must be obtain within one year of hire from the following organizations: American Council on Exercise (ACE) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Time: 2-8 sessions/week and fitness desk shifts
Dates: Academic year plus occasional sessions during breaks (i.e. winter break)
Reports to: Fitness Coordinator

Join the Team

There are two ways for students to join the Personal Training team:

  1. If you already have a personal training certification, you can apply using the standard employment application and contact Beth Lohman to discuss an audition (blohman@butler.edu; 317-940-6121)
  2. Take our Fall In-House Personal Trainer Certification
FA/CPR/AED Certifications

Being certified in FA/CPR/AED is a requirement of employment.

  • The Department of Recreation will provide opportunities to obtain certification through the American Red Cross.
  • If you cannot attend the sessions we provide it is the responsibility of the employee to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.

Employees that join the team via the Fall In-House Personal Training Program are required to obtain a nationally recognized personal training certification within one year of hire date.

Swim Instructor

The general function of a swim instructor is to conduct swimming instruction using a safe and responsive manner and to administer instruction equally among students.

General Duties
  • Teach according to the prewritten guidelines for each class level. Creativity and different styles of teaching are encouraged!
  • Gather the group of participants prior to each class and review skills from the past lessons.
  • Classes must begin and end promptly at the scheduled times. This means that you need to be at work 20 minutes before the first class of each session and 10 minutes prior to every additional lesson.
  • Obtain all equipment before the start of class and return it to the proper areas after class. If you find faulty equipment let your supervisor know immediately.
  • Promote safety of everyone at all times by keeping your eyes on every student.
  • Use positive reinforcement. Start out with a positive aspect, next tell them what to fix, and then end with another positive aspect. Always end with a positive!
  • Always be polite and willing to discuss a child's progress with a parent. Emphasize the positive and find positive ways to discuss weaknesses.
  • Find a time to introduce yourself to parents.
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures.
  • At the end of each class session complete a progress report for your students and ask them to fill out an evaluation of your performance.
  • Instructors must be certified in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or adult, child and infant CPR, First Aid, and hold a valid WSI.