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Employment Opportunities


As the largest student employer, you can be one of the 400 student employees hired each year. Work in a team-driven environment to develop real-world experience, and these top competencies for professional growth: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Communication, and Professionalism. We offer flexible scheduling, paid training, job promotions, and professional development opportunities.

For more information about our employment opportunities, expectations, pay rate, and more, download our Campus Rec Job Descriptions . Questions? Feel free to email campusrecreationemployment@unc.edu or contact any of Our Professional Staff!

Position Availability

Current position availability is listed below and will be updated as positions are filled/available. 

Position: Current Availability:
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Carolina Adventures
Challenge Course Facilitator None
Climbing Wall Instructor None
Expeditions Instructor None
Facility Operations
Operations Ambassador None
Fitness & Wellness
Group Fitness Instructor None
Personal Trainer None
Marketing Assistant None
Sport Programs
Operations Team Member None

*To start employment, you MUST be eligible to work in the United States AND provide physical documentation for identity and eligibility. View acceptable documents.

Diversity and Scholarships

Campus Rec is committed to providing safe, inclusive and accessible opportunities to all students and staff of the University. Reasonable adjustments will be made for those with disabilities who are interested in working for our department. Read our on-going Commitment to Inclusion.


Campus Recreation strives to provide a diverse and intentional recreational program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment. We cannot do this without acknowledging the barriers to the fitness industry faced by underrepresented communities. We are proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for individuals committed to increasing the diversity in fitness and recreation. 4 full scholarships are available per academic year, 2 per course (ACE Group Fitness Instructor and NASM Personal Trainer Certification prep courses). Learn more about each course HERE.


This application will open January 10 and will close on January 24 for the Spring 2024 courses. Recipients will be notified, and funds will be applied, prior to the start of the scheduled course. Interested in applying? Please find the application HERE.

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