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The Department of Recreational Services offers a job fair at least twice throughout the semester for current Kent State students interested in working at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Ice Arena, Allerton Sports Complex or Crooked River Adventures.

Next Job Fair: Friday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.

All Job Fairs are held from 5 - 6:30 p.m. During the Recreational Services Job Fair, prospective employees can meet area administrators, talk to current student employees and learn more about working for Recreational Services. Every applicant is required to attend a Job Fair presentation. Applicants may network and talk to hiring managers at any time throughout the Job Fair, however, they must attend the presentation (and receive a nametag) before they can turn in their materials and officially apply.

After they attend the presentation, candidates are invited to turn in their cover letters, resumes and applications. Applying to multiple areas is allowed and encouraged. Candidates should bring multiple copies of their materials if they wish to apply to multiple areas. Candidates should also come dressed in interview attire. 

Job Application (PDF) Helpful Hints

  • Dress in business attire to increase your chances of receiving an interview. Jeans, leggings and ripped clothing are not considered appropriate attire.
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume, cover letter and job application if you want to apply to multiple areas.
  • Be prepared to sell yourself! Create a 30-60 second pitch all about you, and lead with that pitch when you introduce yourself to each administrator.
  • Take the time to research the areas and their specific jobs below. A basic understanding of each job will make it easier for the administrator to get to know you.

Review the job descriptions below, or visit an area's webpage to learn more about our programs and services. An asterisk (*) indicates an area is actively hiring at the next job fair.

Areas and Positions

Adventure Center Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure TBA - Adventure Center Assistant (PDF), Adventure Center Administrative Assistant (PDF)
Allerton Sports Complex Greg Bailey, Senior Assistant Director TBA - Concession Worker (PDF), Supervisor
Aquatics Tahlia Pate, Aquatics Coordinator TBA - Lifeguard (PDF)
Crooked River Adventures Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure TBA - Livery Staff (PDF)
Fitness Ben Cope, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness TBA - Wellness Receptionist (PDF), Personal Trainer (PDF)
Flashfleet Chris John, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure TBA - Flashfleet Assistant (PDF)
Facilities Scott Manzo, Building Maintenance Supervisor TBA - Student Custodial Worker
Grounds Scott Manzo, Building Maintenance Supervisor TBA - Student Groundskeeper (PDF)
Guest Services Nick Baber, Guest Services Coord TBA - Member and Guest Services Specialist (PDF)
Operations Chris Baker, Assistant Director of Operations and Aquatics TBA - Recreation Assistant (PDF)
Ice Arena Juliann Montemayor, Assistant Manager, Skating Programs TBA - Guest Services Assistant (PDF), Student Maintenance Worker (PDF), Counter Worker/Ice Aide (PDF), Ice Arena Marketing Assistant (PDF)
Intramurals Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator TBA - Sports Official (PDF)
Marketing Steven Langdon, Marketing Coordinator TBA - Public Relations and Marketing Assistant (PDF), Student Graphic Designer (PDF), Digital Media Assistant (PDF), Photographer (PDF)
PEAK Summer Camp Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator TBA - Camp Counselor (PDF)
Technology Gautam Gupta, Lead IT Support Analyst TBA - Technology Assistant (PDF)
Tri-Rec Ben Cope, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness TBA - Recreation Assistant (PDF)
Wellness Beth Michel, Group X and Instructional Classes Program Officer TBA - Group Fitness Instructor (PDF)


Graduate Assistantships, Practicums and Internships

The Department of Recreational Services provides quality educational experiences to students majoring in sports administration, leisure studies, marketing or other similar degree programs.

For questions about Graduate Assistantships, contact:

Phelan Fletcher, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Coordinator pfletch3@kent.edu 330-672-0460

For consideration for a practicum or internship, send resume and cover letter to:

Kim Rufra, Interim Director Kent State University Recreational Services 1550 Ted Boyd Drive Kent, OH 44242-0001

Recreational Services is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or disability.