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Student Employment

More than a paycheck

Working for University Recreation & Wellness is more than a paycheck!  You get to develop important job and personal skills, meet new people, and feel good about helping to build a community of active Terps.  As a RecWell student employee, you get to work in an environment that also encourages you to be active and well.

RecWell has over 20 different jobs for students of all abilities and interests. The hiring period for some positions varies throughout the year and depending upon need. However, you can submit your application at any time. RecWell student positions include:

  • Adventure Trip Leaders
  • Bike Shop Mechanics
  • Challenge Course Facilitators
  • Climbing Wall Staff & Setters
  • Club Sports Supervisors
  • Facility Staff (ERC, Ritchie, and Armory)
  • Golf Course Grounds Staff
  • Golf Course Pro Shop Staff
  • Graphic Designers
  • Group Fitness Instructors 
  • Intramural Sports Officials and Scorekeepers
  • Lifeguards
  • Member Services Representatives
  • Operations Assistants
  • Outdoor Equipment Rental Desk Staff
  • Personal Trainers
  • Photographers
  • Pool Operators
  • Safety Instructors
  • Swim Instructors
  • Tennis Instructors
  • Water Safety Instructors
  • Weight/Fitness Staff


Currently enrolled UMD students who are service-oriented, reliable, and have a passion for inspiring others to be active and live well can apply. RecWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your interest in working for University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell).

  • Our next phase of recruitment will be in October for Spring 2023. We are still hiring for some positions for Fall 2022. If you apply for one of these positions, a member of our student employment team will follow-up with you directly.
  • RecWell Employment Information Sessions are held each semester prior to interviewing applicants for available jobs in the following semester. Plan to attend one of the information sessions to learn about employment opportunities with RecWell.

Click here to apply to work with RecWell


We have completed most of our hiring for summer and fall 2022. We are still hiring for the following positions for summer:

  • Lifeguards - contact Ron Willoughby (
  • Pool Operators - contact John Felts (
  • Safety Instructors - contact Ashley David ( 

We are hiring for the following positions for fall:

  • Lifeguards - contact Ron Willoughby (
  • Pool Operators - contact John Felts (
  • Safety Instructors - contact Ashley David ( 
  • Climbing Wall Staff - contact Meghan Loughry (
  • Bike Shop Mechanics - contact Amanda Preperato (
  • Challenge Course Facilitators - contact Meghan Loughry (
  • Adventure Trip Leaders - contact Meghan Loughry (

Contact Us

Portrait of Alex Franklin

Alex Franklin

Coordinator, Student Personnel & Training
Portrait of Amanda Preperato

Amanda Preperato

Assistant Director, Student Development & Adventure Program
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