Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation is interested in hiring capable, confident students of character who are seeking not only a job, but also a place to learn, lead, and grow. Campus Recreation departments are distinct and provide variety in job duties, as well as scheduling flexibility - including early mornings, nights, and weekends. Some departments require specific student positions to be American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certified (we provide that training once hired). Job applications are accepted all year long.

Current Positions Available


The Aquatics Department is now hiring lifeguards and water safety instructors for summer employment. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and have appropriate American Red Cross certification(s). Employment includes use of the facility and some facility programs. For more information, contact Aquatics Coordinator Dr. Pam Footit at 615-898-2104.


Campus Recreation is in need of a marketing staff member to work approximately the following schedule: Tuesdays 8am-2pm, Wednesdays 1pm-4pm, and Fridays 8am-11am.

Students in the Campus Recreation marketing department perform a variety of tasks that inform the public of programs, activities and events scheduled. These tasks include, but are not limited to: web site maintenance, public relations and other media releases and updates, flyer and poster production, bulletin board maintenance, and event planning. Students also perform a variety of tasks related to general office management.

Applicants should be comfortable working with various computer programs including Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign & Illustrator.

The application for employment can be found at this address: http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/docs/JobApplication3.pdf

Please complete all sections and submit your application to the Recreation Center office, located in room 101 of the Rec Center, or fax your application to (615) 898-5568 to the attention of Ray Wiley.

Service Scholarship & Federal Work Study Placement

Service Scholarship and Federal Work Study students may complete their required hours here at Campus Recreation. If you would like to be considered for a position with Campus Recreation to fulfill your hours, please follow the job application process being sure to mark where appropriate that you are a Service Scholarship or FWS recipient. (Keep in mind, submitting an application does not a guarantee placement with Campus Rec).

Field Study and Internships

Campus Recreation may offer Field Study, Practicum, and Internship opportunities to qualified students. We conduct a thorough application and interview process for candidates to help them build job search and interview skills as well as to ensure a proper match both for the candidate and Campus Rec. (Application for Field Study, Practicum, or Internship is not a guarantee of placement with Campus Recreation.)

To be considered for Field Study, Practicum, or Internship candidacy, please turn in the following three items at the Rec Center office by the appropriate deadline:

  • Campus Recreation job application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume


Spring Semester December 1
Summer Semester April 15
Fall Semester April 15


How to Apply for a Position with Campus Recreation

  1. Fill out and print the online job application or pick one up in the Campus Recreation office. We are located in Room 101 of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center, and our office is open Monday - Friday between 7:30am - 5:00pm. If you are interested in applying for the MTSU Mascot "Lightning" position, click here.

  2. Answer all questions.

  3. Note and answer the questions regarding Presidential or Service Scholarship and/or Federal Work Study if this is the type of position you are seeking.

  4. Choose three departments (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) you are most interested in working. Individual departments have unique job duties so take a moment to look at the position descriptions to choose what interests you the most.

  5. Page Two of the application has a section for your availability. It is important to check the time slots you would be available to work.

  6. Return the completed application to the Rec Center office, or FAX the application to (615) 898-5568. The office is open 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Contact Information

Office Phone:
(615) 898-2104


Mailing Address:
Campus Recreation P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Physical Address:
1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37132
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