SRC Student employees of diversity flexing their muscles behind the SRC service desk


University Recreation is the hub of campus activity at Western Michigan University. We take pride in all that we do for the campus community, but we also take great pride in our staff here at University Recreation. We feel that our student employees and professional staff make up some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic workers on campus.

The staff of University Recreation makes it our goal to ensure that each patron has an enjoyable experience during the time spent at Western Michigan University. Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining our team!

Fall 2024 Hiring Process

Applications for Fall 2024 jobs are now being accepted. Priority consideration for Fall SRC jobs will be given to those who apply before July 21. After July 21, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a full staff is assembled.  


Interested applicants are required to attend an mandatory open call meeting to learn more about working for the department and the open positions. Upcoming open call dates will be announced below. 

Fall 2024 Jobs Open Call Meeting - Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. ET. 

A Zoom link will be provided to all applicants who submit an online application prior to the deadline. 

If you have any questions about our jobs or hiring process, please contact Jordan Olson, Associate Director for Facilities and Sport Programs. 

Current Open Positions

The SRC is currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

  • Climbing Wall Staff
  • Facilities Associate
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Intramural Sports Officials
  • Lifeguard (must have certification)
  • Personal Trainer (must have certification)

To apply for any of the position(s) listed above, please complete our online employment application. Applications received that are not for the positions listed above will not be reviewed.

Hiring Timelines

The SRC accepts most applications in three main hiring periods outlined below. If you have any questions about our hiring process, please contact Jordan Olson, Associate Director for Facilities and Programs. 

Fall Jobs
  • Apply - May through July
  • Interviews - July and August
Spring Jobs
  • Apply - October and November
  • Interviews - November and December 
Summer Jobs
  • Apply - February and March
  • Interviews - March and April