Student Jobs

Join our team as we move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well. We believe we’re more than a building. We’re building a movement. And we want you to be part of it.

We are one of the largest student employers at UW, and we highly value student development. We provide leadership opportunities and transferable skills to students from every school and college on campus.

Every day we practice customer service, problem solving, critical thinking, professionalism, team building, and other skills that you can talk about in an interview with a future employer. Join our team at one of the best places to work in town!

 

 

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Full position descriptions, job qualifications and responsibilities, pay details, and application instructions are available on the Student Jobs Platform. Please review the information below for a general overview of our entry-level positions. Most jobs do not require previous experience, and promotion opportunities are available in nearly every area. Work-study is available for each position listed.

Application process: The application process varies by job type. For example, our group fitness instructors have a three-step hiring process and our creative positions in marketing and communications require a portfolio of previous work to be submitted with your application.

Certifications: For positions that require CPR/AED/First Aid and other safety certifications, please note that we offer classes on campus to help you fulfill these requirements. In most cases, students receive a discount when registering.

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Accounting

Accounting Assistant

Get the behind-the-scenes look at the business side of our operations. Work with our finance team to manage expense tracking, revenue coordination, cash handling, program evaluation, and other special projects for the division. You’ll support our programs and learn the daily business functions that make them run. Students with academic experience and career interests related to finance and accounting are preferred.

Pay rate starts at $10.85/hour. Average 10-12 paid hours per week.

Aquatics

Lifeguard

Ensure the safety of all participants in the pool area. Enforcing preventative measures, promoting consistency, and remaining alert are the most important aspects of this position. It is the charge of the lifeguard to guide participants to safe behavior, to intervene when necessary to maintain safety, and to perform any required rescues. Current CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications are required.

Advancement opportunities include Aquatic Supervisor and Aquatic Lead positions.

For more information, please contact Racheal Weiland, coordinator of aquatics, at racheal.weiland@wisc.edu.

Swim Instructor

Teach swim lessons and aquatic safety to participants who represent a wide range of experience and confidence in the water. The American Red Cross® Water Safety Instructor certification and previous experience teaching swim lessons are strongly preferred.

For more information, please contact Chad Schultz, assistant director of instructional programs and staff development, at chad.schultz@wisc.edu.

 

Fitness

Group Fitness Instructor

Inspire, energize, and motivate your fellow Badgers as a member of our group fitness team. We follow a “try, train, teach” model when hiring so you’ll first try leading a mini-workout (don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly what to do!), train with our veteran team members in our mentoring program, and then teach your very own class when you’re ready.

If you already have a certification or experience teaching group fitness, please submit an application through the Student Jobs Platform. If not, please click the button below.

Learn more about floor, mind-body, and cycling tryouts

 

Personal Trainer

Work directly with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. Trainers pass a certification exam and complete our mentoring program prior to training individual clients. If you are interested in becoming a personal trainer but aren’t certified yet, consider signing up for our ACE® Personal Trainer Exam Prep Course.

Learn more

If you’d like to learn more about these positions and or have questions about our hiring process, please reach out to our team.

Group Fitness: Raquel Sancho Solis
Personal Training: Xzaveion Price

Instructional Programs

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Applicants do not need to be currently certified, but should be willing to obtain the necessary certification in order to instruct classes.  Certification classes are offered throughout the year and at different days and times during the week.

Swim Instructor

Teach swim lessons and aquatic safety to participants who represent a wide range of experience and confidence in the water. The American Red Cross® Water Safety Instructor certification and previous experience teaching swim lessons are strongly preferred.

Tennis Instructor

Teach tennis lessons to participants ages 5+. Previous experience teaching and playing tennis is strongly preferred.

Learn more

For more information, please contact Chad Schultz, assistant director of instructional programs and staff development, at chad.schultz@wisc.edu.

Intramural Sports

Official & Scorekeeper

Join a team of more than 100 officials and scorekeepers (basketball only) on the field, court, or ice. We need officials for basketball, broomball, flag football, floor hockey, futsal, ice hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball. No previous playing or officiating experience necessary. We provide full training and mentoring for new officials.

There are several steps to the application process. Please make sure to read through the following information and complete all required steps.

Step 1: Submit an application through the Student Jobs Center

Step 2: We recommend that you attend a general information session. This step is not required but many applicants find it helpful. See below for info session dates.

Step 3: Attend all required clinics for the sport(s) you want to officiate. See below for clinic dates.

Info Session and Clinic Dates

Sport Session Type Date Time Location
All Info Session Wednesday, September 4 6pm Natatorium 1190
Soccer Rules/Field Clinic Monday, September 9 7:30pm Natatorium 1140 and Near West Fields
Lacrosse Rules/Field Clinic Tuesday, September 10 7:30pm Natatorium 1190
Flag Football Rules Clinic Wednesday, September 11 7:30pm Natatorium 1190
Soccer Rules/Field Clinic Thursday, September 12 7:30pm Natatorium 1140 and Near West Fields
Flag Football Rules/Field Clinic Sunday, September 15 7:30pm Natatorium 1190
Flag Football Field Clinic Monday, September 16 6:30pm Near West Fields
Ice Hockey Rules Clinic Monday, September 16 7:30pm Natatorium 1190
Soccer Preseason Tournament Tuesday, September 17 6:30pm Near West Fields
Flag Football Preseason Tournament Wednesday, September 18 6:30pm Near West Fields
Ice Hockey Field Clinic Wednesday, September 18 7:30pm Shell Ice Rink
Volleyball Rules/Field Clinic Tuesday, October 8 7pm Natatorium 1190 and Gym 3
Basketball Rules Clinic Wednesday, October 9 7pm Natatorium 1140
Basketball Rules Clinic Monday, October 14 7pm Natatorium 1140
Basketball Field Clinic Tuesday, October 15 7:30pm Natatorium Gym 1
Basketball Scorekeeper Training Wednesday, October 16 7:30pm Natatorium 1190

Maintenance & Grounds

Outdoor Maintenance Supervisor

Join the team responsible for the maintenance and repair for all of our facilities, including more than 60 acres of outdoor space. You’ll work with our Buildings & Grounds Superintendent to make sure our outdoor locations look great and are ready for play from April through September. If you enjoy the outdoors and physical labor, this could be the job for you!

Marketing & Communications

Brand Ambassador

Increase our brand value and awareness by building relationships with members of the campus community at outreach events. You’ll help brainstorm, design, and execute events of all sizes in collaboration with our professional team. Bring your creativity, positive energy, and enthusiasm for what we do and help us move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.

Communications Assistant

Engage a broad audience of current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and the greater Madison community. Use your creative writing skills to tell our story and set the tone for our brand across a range of platforms, including social media, email newsletters, blog posts, our website, and more.

Portfolio of previous work will be required upon application.

Graphic Designer

Develop creative materials to increase brand recognition and exposure for a large and diverse audience, including current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and the greater Madison community. Work collaboratively with our team to ensure a cohesive message and brand image across all of our assets. You’ll be responsible for our”look” and will gain experience working within brand guidelines.

Portfolio of previous work will be required upon application.

Photographer/Videographer

Deliver high-quality, compelling digital content for our social media platforms, website, email newsletters, blog posts, and more. Photographer and Videographer are re two separate positions on our team, but we often have students who love to do both. Help us tell our story in a creative, highly visual way.

Portfolio of previous work will be required upon application.

Member Services & Operations

Custodial Crew

Help keep our facilities clean and ready for action while also providing customer service. Work with our full-time maintenance crew to ensure a great experience for all of our members. A normal shift involves sweeping, disinfecting and restocking supplies throughout the building.

Facility Attendant

Create a warm and welcoming experience for all members and guests. Oversee the access points and fitness space at the Natatorium, Shell, and Ogg Hall Fitness Center. This position will rotate between the ID checker position and fitness monitor position on each shift. Facility attendants at the Shell also help to distribute skates for participants using the ice rink. You will enforce our policies and be in charge of maintaining, cleaning and checking the fitness areas.

We have separate applications to work at the Natatorium or at the Shell and Ogg Hall Fitness Center.

Member Services Assistant

Operate the member services desk at the Natatorium or Nielsen Tennis Stadium and provide excellent customer service to all participants. Responsibilities include processing sales for memberships, programs, and other services and managing our equipment checkout system. Excellent communication, customer service, attitude and personable skills are necessary. Previous tennis experience not required to work at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

We have separate applications to work at the Natatorium or Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Special Events

Special Event Staff

Event staff are responsible for the many different logistics involving special events and facility reservations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event set-up and tear down, transporting equipment, and controlling access of facilities when necessary. Event staff must have excellent communication and customer service skills, and be able to work quickly and efficiently. This positions has several physical demands such as pushing, pulling, and carrying equipment.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Counselor

Help us inspire the next generation of Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well. Actively participate and supervise our summer camp for grades K – 5 while ensuring a safe and supportive environment for everyone involved. Positions include Head Counselors, Camp Counselors, and Student Lead. Previous experience with youth activities or summer camp is preferred.