Thank you for your interest in working at the Aquatic Center here at Ohio University. Campus Recreation, Aquatic Center offers various opportunities for student employment and experiential learning such as Recreation Assistant, Lifeguard, Student Facility Operator, Facility Maintenance, and Swimming Instructor. These positions will be advertised throughout the year on an as needed basis. Click here for basic job descriptions for these positions.

The Aquatic Center is currently hiring for MAINTENANCE AND SUMMER LIFEGUARDS.  Check back throughout the semester for updates.  Please contact ouac.hr@gmail.com for questions.  


To apply for positions at the Aquatic Center:

Download the PDF of the application, fill it out and return via email for review. Please click here to download the application form. Once the form is completed, please feel free to email as an attachment to the email indicated below for each position or turn in the printed form at OUAC Front Desk.



  • Must be enrolled student at Ohio University with at least six (6) credit hours for undergraduates, and at least five (5) credit hours for graduate students.
  • Willing to work between 6 and 20 hours per week.
  • International students must have a valid work permit and PID number.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with people on a daily basis.
  • Available to work weekend hours.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings

The following American Redcross Certifications are REQUIRED if applying for a lifeguarding position.

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor (suggested, not required)




Looking for hardworking individuals to join our maintenance staff.

Responsibilities will include repair, organization, and safety inspections of the Aquatic Center.

Must be willing to work a minimum of two hour blocks in-between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.

No certifications or past experience required.

Send application to: ouac.schedule@gmail.com

Summer Lifeguard

Looking to fill our summer lifeguard staffing needs. Responsibilities include pool surveillance and general facility upkeep. Must be willing to work between 20 and 28 hours per week.

Send application to: ouac.hr@gmail.com

If you are hired at Campus Recreation, the following forms and information will be required 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


"Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community."