University of Illinois Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers with almost 700 student employees, ranging from lifeguards to officials to facility staff to ice skating instructors. Student employees play an invaluable role by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our guests. Campus Recreation will provide you with valuable work skills, life-long learning opportunities, and lasting friendships.

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity employer which is committed to having a diverse and customer oriented workforce. Special consideration is given to those students supporting their academic endeavors through the federal work study process (view Federal Work Study FAQs).

What employees say about working at Campus Recreation:

“The friendships, experiences, and sense of community I have gained in my time working for Campus Recreation all speak more loudly than any one experience. I would have to say my favorite memory is of the people I worked with and the time spent with them.”

“Meeting a diverse range of people and helping them achieve their fitness goals.”

“I’ve loved getting to know my co-workers while on the job, as well as building friendships with them outside of work. It makes the job even more enjoyable.”

“Seeing new people try climbing every day.”

“Through my promotion, I was able to have more responsibilities and gain a larger sense of belonging.”