Hiring is done each semester and on an as needed basis. Applications are kept on file for 6 months.
Recreation Assistant: Starts $7.85/hour
Job Description: Responsible for the daily operations of the climbing facilities and the Rental and Sales Center.Responsibilities at the Climbing Facilities include maintaining a safe environment through routine safety checks of equipment and patrons' rigging and belay technique, providing a clean and organized climbing area, entering information into the participant database, and assisting patrons to better ensure a safe and fun climbing experience.Responsibilities at the Rental and Sales Center include knowledge of reservations, rentals, returns, resale, inventory, cleaning, and equipment repairs.
Trip Leader: Starts at $7.85 /hour
Job Description: Assist with all trip responsibilities while leading participants through adventurous outdoor activities and instructing in outdoor recreation skills. Oversee safety and welfare of outdoor adventure trip participants (often in a remote setting) and provide a positive, high quality experience. Assist with trip logistics and itinerary planning. Attending all trip leader workshops and meetings, and complete all trip related paper work, equipment check out; adhere to vehicle policies and first –aid response as well as handling participant questions or concerns procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: American Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Wilderness First Aid preferred); currently enrolled as a student or professional staff at Ohio University; experience leading or as a participant in one or more of the following outdoor pursuits: overnight camping, backpacking, day hiking, outdoor rock climbing, canoeing, or kayaking; valid driver's license. Experience leading or instructing outdoor recreation activities is a plus.
Additional Information: Trip leaders do not have a regular schedule, but work when trips offered by Outdoor Pursuits have a minimum number of registrants to run. Approximately 4-5 weekend trips are offered each semester as well as summer skills clinics and the New Adventures freshman wilderness orientation program prior to the fall semester. Trip themes and locations include overnight backpacking, canoe touring and canoe paddling skills, rappelling, top-rope climbing and day hikes as well as overnight sightseeing tours to front country locations.
Challenge Program Facilitator: $10/hour
Job Description: This position requires flexibility, professionalism, and a commitment to being a member of the Outdoor Pursuits team. Facilitators blend a combination of interpersonal skills, technical skills, and a desire to work with people to provide meaningful educational experiences to challenge program participants. Facilitators are responsible for everything related to the actual day of as challenge program event including developing the activity schedule, set up of the course, and ensuring that the days' events run smoothly and safely. Facilitators must complete the 40-hour Outdoor Pursuits Challenge Course training before leading a program and will be trained in the skills required to safely and confidently lead a group through a the high and low challenge courses as well as have the opportunity to be trained on the zip-line, pamper pole, rappelling tower, and Giants' Ladder.
Additional Information: Facilitating for the challenge program is not a regular hourly shift job but rather an "as needed" job ie; the work schedule is determined by how often challenge course programs are reserved by groups. All facilitators are notified as groups reserve the course and have the opportunity to request to work. Winter and summer work is also available but is not required to apply for the position. An ongoing staff training program is one of the requirements with this position. Facilitators that meet requirements are eligible for a pay increase after one season of employment.
Return completed Employment Application and Cover Letter to:
Dan Vorisek, Director
Ping Recreation Center
Athens, OH 45701
If you are hired at Campus Recreation, be sure you complete the following forms prior to your first working shift:
- I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
- Home Land Security
- Direct Deposit (bring a canceled check or deposit slip)
- OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System)
- W4 (tax exemptions)
You must bring your original Social Security Card & Driver's License
OR Passport OR VISA
Questions Contact: Dan Vorisek (597-1485) firstname.lastname@example.org