Student Employment

We hire many student employees throughout the year. You can find all of our job positions on Handshake.

If you have any questions, please contact the listed supervisor depending on which position you are interested in applying for.

Job descriptions can be found below:

Intramural Sports Official

Intramural sports officials are responsible for all rules, policies, and procedures of the game being played and should provide excellent customer service to all participants. Requirements include general knowledge of sport(s), interest in officiating, and availability to work evenings and/or weekends. We train our officials for flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, and floor hockey.

If interested, please contact Cara Caspersen at

Outdoor Facilities Assistant

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify potential accident hazards on the fields
  • Be alert or prevent accidents (risk management)
  • Monitor all patrons within the field perimeters
  • Enforce all field and facility policies and procedures in a consistent manner.

If interested, please contact Maggie McGuffee at

Operations Assistant

Looking for a position on campus with flexible hours? Apply to be an OPS Assistant today!

Additional information about the position and application can be found here: Handshake. Currently only looking for closers; people willing to work 8:00 PM to midnight especially on the weekends.

Weight Room Attendant

Join the Gibbs Recreation Center team as a Weight Room Attendant!
We're looking for students that are self-motivated, friendly, and enjoy working independently in a busy environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for Rec Center patrons to exercise in.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of equipment, tidiness of walkways, and keeping stock of various items within the space.
  • Observing the Cardio/Weight Rooms and enforcing building policy.
  • Providing excellent customer service to patrons through knowledge of the space and equipment.

Compensation: $9/hr

Apply here: Handshake

Questions? Please contact Jessica Benoy at

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

The Aquatics program is always interested in hiring quality lifeguards and water safety instructors. We are looking for Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors with current American Red Cross certification. If you are not certified, we encourage you to sign up for one of our certification courses or seek out local places that offer the certification.
Please contact Jessica Benoy at with any questions.

Apply here: Handshake

Outdoor Adventure Trip Leader

ROPE trip leading is a developmental experience through which staff members build leadership, decision making, and outdoor skills while facilitating outdoor trips for the university community. Our trip leaders lead 2-3 trips each semester and attend additional training trips and seminars to develop their skills abilities. If you have a passion for the outdoors, facilitating a good time, or travel, stop by the OAC to talk to us about the experience.

Additional information and application can be found here: ROPE Trip Leader

Questions? Please contact Kris Cortez at

Outdoor Adventure Center Rental Staff

Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) rental staff are responsible for the overall coordination of outdoor equipment rentals, outdoor trip registrations, educational clinics, and the OAC facility. Staff are expected to maintain a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the OAC, manage rental needs, and assist with adventure trip logistics. This position requires critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently. Applications are available on Handshake for Rice University.

Questions? Please contact

Group Exercise Instructors or Personal Trainers

Interested in leading participants through exercise classes to improve their health? Successful applicants for this position are energetic, positive, and comfortable leading groups of people. This position requires previous experience with group fitness instruction.

If interested, please email us at

Summer Youth Activity Program Employment (Summer 2022)

If you are at least 17 years of age and considering a career in athletics/recreation, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, child psychology or management of any kind, working for us will provide you with practical, meaningful experience to build your resume. We offer a dynamic work environment with competitive pay. Apply today to join our team of counselors!

Program Dates - Summer 2022

Counselor Training dates: May 31 - June 1
Session 1: June 8-17
Session 2: June 20-July 1
Session 3: July 11-22
Session 4: July 25-August 5
*There will be no camp the week of July 4-8

Additional information about the SYAP Counselor position can be found here: