Student Employment

As one of the largest student employers on campus Wellness and Recreation offers skills training and leadership opportunities through real world experiences. WRC student employees are an integral component of our operations, able to take pride in their work and value to the Department.  

Our staff are expected to demonstrate a positive and friendly attitude and interact accordingly with patrons. Applicants should be enthusiastic about health and wellness; be highly motivated and eager to help users; and be team players who understand that each staff member’s effort and job performance contribute to the overall function and degree of excellence within the department.  

Current Georgia College students may apply online at GCSU Jobs

Applicant General Requirements

To be considered for student employment, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled GC student during the current and/or upcoming semester(s) in which student will be employed. 
  • Complete and return required hiring documents to GC Human Resources by designated deadline. Includes original identification documents for I-9. (Government issued photo ID and either birth certificate or social security card, or valid passport).
  • Have active checking or savings account for Direct Deposit and provide bank account and routing numbers (voided check or official bank document) to GC Payroll.

Job Descriptions

Student Supervisor

The highest level student position within this department. This position is hired internally. Student Supervisor's are responsible for overseeing and executing programming operations for the WRC, as well as developing other student staff members. Supervisors are thoroughly trained in all areas of Wellness & Recreation. They are expected to have advanced problem solving skills, communication skills, risk management skills, and customer service. They are expected to serve as active brand ambassadors for Wellness & Recreation. Supervisors are first responders to emergency situations inside the building and outside at the intramural fields for all programs and are responsible for detailed documentation when conflicts/emergency situations occur.

Hourly rate: $8.25

Fitness Assistants
  • Closely monitor all activities on the fitness floor and provide assistance to users as needed.
  • Responsible for insuring the safety and exercise efficacy of all fitness areas through education on weight room etiquette, proper strength and resistance training techniques, correct use of fitness equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and maintenance of all fitness equipment and areas.
  • Enforce Wellness and Recreation policies and procedures to provide a safe training environment and quality facility for participants.  

Reports to the Associate Director and works collaboratively with Member Service Reps, Operations Supervisors, GA’s, and Professional Staff.

Hourly Rate: $7.25 | fitness_assistant_job_description.pdf

Group Fitness Instructor
  • Lead group fitness classes for the University community.
    • Class formats include: Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba®, Spinning®, Pilates, and Yoga.
  • Assist with maintenance of equipment.
  • Enforce facility and program policies.


  • Ability to conduct safe and effective classes. 
  • Knowledge of strength training and cardiovascular exercise. 
  • Good communication skills. 
  • National fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent).
  • Adult CPR/AED.
  • Audition required.

Hourly rate: $12.00  | group_x_job_description.pdf  |  group_x_2_certification_requirements.pdf

Member Services Representative
  • Serve as front-line resource for inquiries and be the face of Wellness and Recreation.
  • Provide excellent customer service to promote a positive first impression.
  • Enforce Wellness and Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Serve as liaison between participants/members/guests and Wellness and Recreation staff.


  • Excellent communication, administration, professionalism and confidence.

Shifts will vary and include weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends

Hourly rate: $7.25 | member_services_1_job_description.pdf 

Personal Training
  • Develop personalized, safe and effective exercise programs for patrons of various fitness levels.
  • Conduct and assess health and fitness screenings.
  • Provide safe and effective instruction in cardiovascular and weight training equipment.
  • Conduct equipment orientations.
  • Develop, document and implement one-on-one, partner, or group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients. 
  • Instruct clients on basic exercise physiology and inform them as to proper lifting and exercise techniques. 
  • Provide all the necessary information, techniques, and proper procedures for working out and helping patrons stay active and healthy.
  • Enforce facility and program policies.


  • Experience in developing comprehensive, customized exercise programs.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of strength & aerobic training, flexibility, exercise selection & training intensity and duration.
  • Good communication skills. 
  • National fitness certification (NASM, ACSM, ACE, ISSA, AFAA).
  • Adult CPR/AED.

Hourly rate: $15.00 | personal_training_1_job_description.pdf

RecSports Officials & Scorekeepers


  • Officiate intramural games including Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, and many more.
  • Responsible for game management, displaying strong communication skills, and demonstrating high knowledge of the rules.
  • Officials are expected to provide customer service to the participants and enforce game rules in order to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the participants.
  • Officials are expected to have a moderate level of physical fitness to endure the physical demands of the game while maintaining a high level of focus throughout the entirety of the game.
  • No prior experience is required, but a strong interest in sports is encouraged and attendance at trainings are mandatory.


  • Keep score and statistics of intramural games including Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer and many more.
  • Assist with data recording and entry, facility management, and serve as positive brand ambassadors for the intramural sports program with high levels of customer service and enthusiasm for recreational sports.
  • Scorekeepers are expected to be familiar with program policies and basic rules knowledge to assist with game management.
  • No prior experience is required, but a strong interest in sports is encouraged and attendance at trainings are mandatory.

Hourly rate: $7.25


Lifeguard is responsible for surveying a body of water conducting rescues to help week or injured swimmers get to safety. Their duties include speaking with swimmers to enforce swimming rules, keeping track of each swimmer in the water, and administering first aid to injured swimmers.

Responsibilities:  90% Keeping patrons safe in and around the water, 10% Organizing pool deck. 

Required Qualifications, Education, Skills: Familiarity with water and comfort around it. Will need to pass lifeguard certification. Needs to be able to effectively san and notice any patrons struggling in the water. Must be able to swim. Friendly, engaging and focused.

Preferred, Other Qualifications: Loves being around water. Lifeguard experience is preferred.
For additional information contact

Climbing Wall

The WRC Climbing Wall staff provide recreational indoor climbing wall programming to students, employees, guests and community members of the WRC.  Staff instruct participants in climbing and belaying techniques, bouldering skills and safety precautions; maintain and enforce rules of the wall, WRC policies and procedures and safety protocols; inspect and maintain climbing equipment, climbing wall and related materials and supplies. 

The duties and responsibilities of this position require excellent communication skills, decision-making skills, a friendly personality, basic computer skills and an ability to instruct participants, enforce policy and pro-actively set the example for safety and behavioral standards.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled Georgia College student during the current and/or upcoming semester(s) in which student will be employed.
  • Be able to perform the physical requirements related to climbing, belying, bouldering, set up and take down of equipment and related tasks.
  • Be able to learn and perform specific skills related to indoor climbing.
  • Have, or obtain, First Aid, CPR/AED certification.


  • Indoor climbing experience preferred
  • Successful candidates will be able to learn, perform and demonstrate skills following training period including but not limited to: Knots, Climbing Movement, Participant Briefing and Orientation, Belaying, Belay Check-Offs, Wall Operations, Customer Service, Equipment Knowledge and Inspection.

This is intended to summarize the student position of Wellness and Recreation Climbing Wall Staff. For additional information contact: