Working at the Fitness and Recreation Center is designated for students at UMF who have interests in any of the below areas. Student workers in the facility have energetic personalities, are self- motivating, take their work seriously as professionals and enjoy the environment of the Fitness Center. Students are not required to have work study, but some positions below prefer that students do.
New hires spend their first semester completing training requirements, then working as a sub, typically. The number of work hours will fluctuate each week.
Send applications and questions to the attention of Jennifer Pageot, Assistant Director UMF FRC, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-778-7437
Fall Positions 2015
New hire/ first year student’s general positions: New hires spend their first semester completing training requirements, then working as a sub, typically. The number of work hours will fluctuate each week.
Work Study positions are available. Interviews will take place between September 1 and 11. Submit your application, as stated above, for an interview.
A complete list of student positions at the FRC is listed below. Positions not listed above are hired internally.
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 and 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 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).
The 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. The fall season runs 9/18-12/10 and the spring season 1/16-4/6. Games are held Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. with outdoor games running 4:30-8pm and indoor games running 7:45-11pm.
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. It is strongly suggested that Building Attendants have taken the Strength and Conditioning PHE lab or have equivalent knowledge. Shifts run open to close, in coordination with facility hours.
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 required 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 6, 2014. Complete information can be found: HERE
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 Sunday’s 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. Complete information can be found HERE
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 FRC. 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.
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 FRC. Personal trainers assist members of the FRC 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. As a trainer you may have the opportunity to teach a PHE 010 Strength and Conditioning section.
PHE 010 Instructors: Games
To teach this class you need experience in a variety of sports and games, especially games that can be played indoors. You will need to be a leader, a motivator, an organizer, and a creative instructor. The goal of the course is to improve fitness through games. Having taken the class yourself will enhance your understanding of what it required. Prior work in recreation is helpful but not required.