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Recreational Services

Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506


Student Staff Positions

Employment requirements

A variety of student employment opportunities are available with Recreational Services. Positions are filled by students who are currently enrolled at Kansas State University. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the fall or spring semester. For summer employment, a student must

  • have been enrolled in no fewer than 6 hours in the past spring semester, or
  • be pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall semester in no fewer than 6 hours, or
  • be enrolled in the summer semester for any number of credit hours, or
  • be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply for positions before arriving on campus. Graduate assistants are not eligible for employment.

Student hourly wages begin at $7.25 per hour or more, depending on the position. Employees are eligible for a step increase at the beginning of each semester, provided they work the minimum number of hours required and have an above satisfactory work evaluation.

Information about Recreational Services positions is available in the administrative office at the Recreation Complex. During the school year, the office is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the noon hour. Telephone 785-532-6980.

If interested in becoming a Personal Trainer,
email Megan at maransani@k-state.edu

Personal trainers

Wildcat personal trainers develop exercise programs specifically for clients. Personal training is a unique way to connect with clients on an individual level, educating them on the importance of physical activity and overall wellness. All Wildcat personal trainers must complete a semester long, in-house training program, take a written examination, and audition for hire. Within one semester of hire, personal trainers are required to obtain national certification. CPR and AED certification is also required. Wildcat personal trainers must be majoring in Kinesiology or a health-related field. Wildcat personal trainers conduct fitness assessments, weight room orientations, and develop and conduct personal training programs. For more information, please contact the coordinator of fitness and wellness at 785-532-6980.