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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

Coolest jobs on campusA 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

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply for positions before arriving on campus. 

Student hourly wages begin at $7.50 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.

Currently Hiring for the following positions. Click on the position for more details.


Challenge Course Facilitator

Challenge Course facilitators are trained in how to guide groups on our low and high element course. The course is a resource where participants can learn through communication, teamwork, and cooperation. The role of a facilitator is to contribute to the course operations through the delivery of experiential learning programming in a safe and inclusive environment. 

Prior experience in experiential activities is preferred, but not required. We are willing to train anyone with a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. 

Applications accepted March 18-April 2

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Group Fitness Instructors

Group Fitness instructors teach a variety of fitness sessions. Group fitness is a unique leadership opportunity to promte physical activity and well-being to many participants. All instructors are required to complete a semester-long training program, take a written examination, and audition for hire. 

For more details, information and to apply

Email Jayna


Lifeguards will oversee the use at the Natatorium. 

Applications accepted April 1-19.

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Assistant Building Supervisor

This position is the first point of contact with all patrons who enter the building. Additionally, they control facility access, oversee equipment checkout and laundry service. They will conduct facility inspections and assist with housekeeping measures. 

Interview sign-ups are April 8 at 5 pm in the Rec Complex main lobby.

Limited Spots Available!

Weight Room Supervisor

This position supervises the weight and cardio areas. Additionally, they oversee policy enforcement and conduct housekeeping measures. 

Interview sign-ups are April 8 at 5 pm in the Rec Complex main lobby.

Limited Spots Available!

Outdoor Recreation Supervisor

This position supervises the outdoor recreational area. Additionally, they oversee policy enforcement within these areas. 

Interview sign-ups are April 8 at 5 pm in the Rec Complex main lobby.

Limited Spots Available!

Personal Trainers

Personal Trainers will work with patrons on their personal fitness goals. All personal trainers much have a nationally accredited certifcation or be working towards one. 

For more information or to apply

Email Megan Maransani

Office Assistants

Office Assistants are responsible for clerical duties in the Rec Services adminstrative office. 

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