Working at the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center is a wonderful hands-on learning opportunity for students in any major at UMF. Our student workers have positive, energetic personalities, are self-motivated, and take their work seriously as professionals.

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center student work-study positions are still available.

Interviews will take place between September 1 and 11. Submit a Student Employment Application, below, for an interview.

Student Employment Application (pdf)

Visit us at the UMF Job Fair Friday, Sept 2, 2016!

Applications and interview scheduling will be available.

Because we’re a year-round facility, we often hire student workers after the early-September time frame — especially those with specific certifications such as lifeguards, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, ropes course and other recreation-based certifications.


Student positions at the Fitness & Recreation Center

Positions not listed below are typically hired internally by students already working for us.

Building Attendant
Responsibilities include supervising member activities well utilizing the facility, basic cleaning of equipment, and equipment inventory. As a constant ambassador of the facility, members will look to you for advice, assistance, and other information. Through regular walking rounds of the facility, you are the eyes and ears for promoting safety within the facility. Shifts run open to close 7-days a week, in coordination with facility hours.

Lifeguard
To be hired as a lifeguard, you must hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate or equivalent. Our pool has one guard on duty most times. This requires guards to have strong communication and rescuer skills. General job related tasks included, patron surveillance, injury prevention, and cleaning/maintains on pool area. This position requires applicants to attend a group interview on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Complete information can be found HERE (pdf)

Swim Instructor
To be hired as a Water Safety Instructor, you have extensive teaching experience and/or you must hold a current swim instructor certification; American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is preferred, but not required.

Swim lessons run Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30pm- 6:00pm. The Infant and Preschool program runs Sundays starting at 3pm. Within a time block, lessons are broken up by levels. Working with the Director of Aquatics you will be assigned groups of students. This position requires applicants to attend a group interview on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Complete information can be found HERE (pdf)

Mainely Outdoors Trip Leader
Responsibilities include, organizing, communicating, and leading of multi-ability level trips. Included but limited to hiking, mountain biking, paddle sports, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, and other outdoor sports. Leaders must have weekends available, as Saturday’s are big trip days! New hires will be required to complete a First Aid and CPR class (provided at no cost). Applicant should have a background and proficiency in outdoor recreation and a true passion for the outdoors.

Mainley Outdoors Front Office / Equipment Rentals
Responsibilities include opening and closing the Mainely Outdoors hour, answering the phone, processing transactions, signing out/ in rental equipment, maintenance of outdoor recreation equipment inventory (canoes, mountain bikes, x-country skis, alpine skis, snow shoes, etc.), and provide customer service. Applicant should have a background in outdoor recreation and a true passion for the outdoors. Shifts range from 2-4 hours.

Front Desk Staff
Responsibilities include opening facility, answering the phone, processing transactions, directing visitors, providing customer service and small projects as assigned. Shifts range from 2-4 hours during facility hours.

Cradles & Crayons Staff
Responsible for supervising our drop-in childcare program for non-school aged children Monday – Friday, 9-10am.  Staff set up equipment, play games, read stories, and provide general supervision.

After School Program Staff
Supervise and participate in games, activities, and arts and crafts for children ages 6-12 at the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center. The program operates M-F 3-5pm with staff hours being 2:30-5:30 (times may be adjusted to accommodate school schedules).

Intramural Staff
The student staff coordinate and run intramural activities which include 6 sports, weekend tourneys, and a year ending event.  Responsibilities include registration, refereeing, running game clocks and scoreboards, and set-up and break-down of the event. Eligible candidates for this positions should be past participants of the program. Games are held Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. with outdoor games running 4:30-8:00pm and indoor games running 7:45-11:00pm.

Group Fitness Instructors
To be hired as a group fitness instructor you must hold a current certification from a nationally recognized certifying organization (examples: ACE or AFAA) or you must have completed the instructor training course offered through the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Group Fitness classes include a variety of cardiovascular workouts, aquatic workouts, and group strength training. Additional training can prepare you to teach specialized classes such as Pilates or Yoga. You will be responsible for teaching safe, effective and enjoyable exercise and setting up and putting away any equipment used in the class. You are a motivator as well as an instructor in group fitness. You may have the opportunity to teach a cardio or aquatic section of PHE 010.

Personal Trainers
To be hired as a personal trainer you must hold a current certification from a nationally recognized certifying organization (examples: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, others) or you must have completed the personal trainer preparation course offered through the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Personal trainers assist members of the Fitness & Recreation Center with fitness assessments, goal setting, and individualized exercise program planning to achieve those goals. A trainer should have good communication and organizational skills as well as sound fitness knowledge. Personal trainers’ work hours are flexible based on client appointments.

Student Employment Application (pdf)

For student employment info, contact:

Jennifer Pageot
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Manager of Aquatics & Program Supervisor
tel  207-778-7437
jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

Visit us at the UMF Job Fair Friday, Sept 2, 2016!

Applications and interview scheduling will be available.

Work Study positions are available.  Interviews will take place between September 1 and 11.  Submit your application, above, for an interview.


Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202
james.d.toner@maine.edu
blodgett@maine.edu