Work with us!

Each year, RecSports hires enthusiastic customer service-oriented individuals to assist us in providing exceptional programs, facilities, and experiences for the Notre Dame community. You do not have to be a Notre Dame student to work with us; in fact, we employ members of the Notre Dame community in all of our program areas! 

How to Apply

Summer Employment (May-August 2024)

If you are interested in summer employment opportunities (May 2024 - August 2024), applications are now OPEN! 

Fall 2024 Employment (August-December 2024)

Applications for Fall 2024 are open and close on Friday, April 5.

Missed the deadline? Come visit us at the SAO on-campus hiring fair on April 10 in the McNeill Room (LaFortune Student Center) between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please contact Veronica at vballinger@nd.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How old do I have to be to work with RecSports?
  2. Where can I apply?
  3. Do I need to be CPR certified to work with RecSports?
  4. Can I do homework on shift?
  5. When is the best time to apply?
  6. What would you consider an entry-level job?
  7. What does a RecSports employee do at work?
How old do I have to be to work with RecSports?

All applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age or older to work at the University of Notre Dame.

Where can I apply?

Submit your interest in employment at any time using our online application. Questions about the employment process can be directed to Veronica Ballinger at vballinger@nd.edu.

Do I need to be CPR certified to work with RecSports?
RecSports will cover the cost of a CPR certification if you are not already certified at the time of hire. However, if you are applying to be a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, or Lifeguard, you MUST be certified in your specialty by a nationally accredited association before applying.
Can I do homework on shift?

Here at RecSports, we work with integrity and prioritize safety over all else. Keeping those two core values in mind, all RecSports employees are responsible for the safety of participants and each other;  we have a shared responsibility to take care of our programs, spaces, and participants. To make sure everyone stays safe, visitors have a great experience in our facilities, and everybody has fun participating in our programs - homework is not permitted on shift.

When is the best time to apply?

Always be thinking ahead! If you want to start with us in the fall, you should think about applying over the summer. However, RecSports typically starts reviewing applications during the following timeframes:

  • Summer application review starts around Spring Break
  • Fall semester application review starts around the beginning of the summer
  • Spring semester application review starts after fall break

Our applications are always rolling, and we review them as positions open within our respective teams. If you have specific questions about any of our available jobs, we encourage you to reach out to the supervisor for that position.

What would you consider an entry-level job?

We have lots of entry-level positions within RecSports that do not require prior experience or valid certifications. We train you on the job, and give you all the tools you need to succeed in your new role!

  • Sport Programs Officials
  • Facility Operations Recreation Attendants 
  • Climbing and Bouldering Wall Attendants

Positions that require prior experience and/or current certifications include:

  • Lifeguards
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Sport Programs Supervisors
What does a RecSports employee do at work?

It depends on the job! Some of our most common roles are described below:

  • Sport Programs Officials are trained through Officials Clinics to officiate one of the many intramural sports that we offer! You learn how to make the calls to keep people safe while also having fun! Being an official doesn't require previous experience, but you do have to attend the scheduled Officials Clinics to work.
  • Facility Operations Recreation Attendants work in all of our facilities (i.e., the Rockne Memorial, the North Dome, Smith Center) and they get trained to do lots of things! These folks are responsible for keeping people safe by enforcing policy, responding to emergencies, cleaning equipment, checking IDs, and much more. 
  • Climbing and Bouldering Wall Attendants function very similarly to the Recreation Attendants, except they work exclusively at the Climbing and Bouldering Wall. Additionally, these staff members get trained to belay participants, give orientations to the space, and educate climbers.