Student Employment

We hire many student employees throughout the year. If you are ready to apply for a position listed below, download an application or contact the listed supervisor depending on which position you are interested in applying. You can also apply through the Financial Aid Job Board by clicking here.

Administration Office Assistant 

We are currently looking to hire a student membership assistant that has availability Monday through Friday - hours are flexible. This position is expected to facilitate the sale of memberships, including handling payments, customer service and logging payments with the full-time office assistant. In addition, the student membership assistant helps with membership data entry and answering phones. For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit the Financial Aid Job Board
Please contact Liza Pedraza at with any questions. 

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. Our current certification course offerings are posted here on our website. 
Please contact Courtney Hill at with any questions.

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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 Chris Watkins at

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Outdoor Trip Leader 

Outdoor Trip Leaders for R.O.P.E. are responsible for planning and executing the overall facilitation of our outdoor trips.  Leaders are expected to create and foster meaningful environments for trip participants, while simultaneously ensuring the mental and physical safety of each individual. This position requires interpersonal communication skills, the ability to think critically and the flexibility to work both independently and with a co-instructor. No prior experience is necessary! Applications open November 1st each academic year.
If interested, please contact Kris Cortez at

 icon_pdf R.O.P.E. Trip Leader Job Description

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Outdoor Adventure Center Supervisor 

Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) Supervisors are responsible for the overall supervision over outdoor equipment rentals, outdoor trip registrations, educational clinics, and the OAC facility. Supervisors are expected to anticipate potential problems, collaborate with other Recreation Center program areas, and maintain a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the OAC. This position requires critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently. 
If interested, please contact Natalie Bolton at

 icon_pdf  OAC Supervisor Description 

 icon_pdfOAC Supervisor Application

R.O.P.E. Internship 

The R.O.P.E. Internship is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in Outdoor Recreation or related field.The intern will assist in developing educational and training materials for ROPE employees, co-lead students on outdoor adventure trips, aid in the teaching of a college course, and assist with supervision of day to day operations at the Outdoor Adventure Center.This position’s primary focus is personal growth and professional development.
If interested, please contact Kris Cortez at

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 contact Alex Faris at

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Summer Youth Activity Program Staff  

The goal for Summer Youth Activity Program (S.Y.A.P.) staff provide all of the individuals who are involved with S.Y.A.P. a unique, valuable and fun experience. We offer a dynamic work environment with competitive pay. Join our team of instructors and counselors that consists of students from Rice and other institutions who are led by a professional staff trained in education and recreation. It is our goal to provide each participant with quality instruction and an exciting and memorable experience. For more information visit our S.Y.A.P. Employment Page.


For Current Student Employees

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