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Job Opportunities

Athletics & Recreation plays a central role in student wellness, engagement and community-building while offering meaningful student-development opportunities in the form of paid work and student-club leadership.

As one of the largest student employers on campus, we are a 'for students, by students' operation with a range of different roles available. While our work continues to evolve, prospective student-staff are encouraged to review available jobs below.

Our annual Hiring Carousel will be announced each winter in anticipation of upcoming Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter job opportunities. The Carousel typically takes place in March of each year.

Full-time job opportunities are shared via Ryerson's Careers website.

Career Boost

The Career Boost Program provides on campus work opportunities for current undergraduate students. Find out if you're eligible for the program on the Career Boost website.

Current Opportunities

Lifeguard

A Ryerson Lifeguard is a highly motivated, dedicated and responsible individual who monitors patrons and ensures a safe swim environment in the University pool, located within the Recreation & Athletic Centre. Lifeguards oversee the safety of pool patrons and act as ambassadors for Ryerson Athletics & Recreation with students and community members. Lifeguards work closely with the Head Lifeguard.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 5-15hrs)

Position

  • Non-career boost

Qualifications

  • At least two years previous lifeguard and/or swim instruction experience required
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible work experiences
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to recreational and instructional swim programs
  • Current National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid, and CPR Level ‘C’ certification
  • Current Swim Instructor certification is an asset
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Responsibilities 

  • Constant monitoring of pool patrons in and out of the water, enforcing pool rules with patrons, and identifying any safety issues
  • Follow routines to open and close pool at beginning/end of day as assigned 
  • Regular monitoring and recording of pool temperature and pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels
  • Report on swim programs to Head Lifeguard on a regular basis
  • Understand and actively implement emergency evacuation procedures when necessary
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to all patrons

Customer Service & Outreach Assistant 

The Customer Service & Outreach unit in the Department of Athletics & Recreation is dedicated to providing excellence in customer service to Ryerson students, faculty/staff and community members while they pursue health and well-being through movement. 

We aspire to:

  1. Actively engage Ryerson students
  2. Build a strong sense of community and connection in our spaces
  3. Be the champions for individuals and groups who have been historically underserved and excluded from sport and recreation.

This position is a great opportunity for a student to gain experience in customer service, event and project planning, operations and management. Successful candidates will be the primary front line service providers in Recreation and provide friendly and accurate knowledge regarding Ryerson Recreation memberships, services, programs and facilities.

Terms & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter  (Part-time 10-15hrs)

Positions

  • Non-Career Boost
  • Career Boost 

Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Self-motivation and drive - the ability to take initiative
  • Relationship building
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Decisive decision making and problem solving

Responsibilities

  • Operation of the RAC and MAC Front desks
  • Focusing on relationship management with campus stakeholders ensuring their expectations are met in our spaces and at events such as first year student orientation, campus outreach initiatives, and academic orientations
  • Process program, membership and services registration, facility bookings, and massage therapy appointments
  • Actively championing equity initiatives and programs to create safe, welcoming spaces in RAC and MAC

Event Supervisor

This position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in event planning, operations and management. The successful candidates will work closely with the unit supervisor to host events in Ryerson’s Athletic & Recreation facilities. Examples of events include: student group cultural celebrations, club activities, competitive sport tournaments, community programming, corporate conferences, career fairs, etc.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 10hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost 

Qualifications

  • Ability to setup sport and A/V equipment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Strong customer service and time management skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Responsibilities

  • Prepare the facility on event days by setting up equipment and configuring the event spaces
  • Build and manage relationships with stakeholder and client groups to ensure that their expectations and needs are met on event days
  • Ensure that the facility and event programming are safe and inclusive for all participants
  • Identify and address any issues that arise on event days and help provide solutions
  • Actively communicate any escalated situations to the Unit Supervisor if extra support is required
  • Report near misses, injuries or incidents to the unit supervisor

Event Booking Assistant

This position is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in event administration, planning, operations and management.The successful candidate will work closely with the unit supervisor in the planning of all events hosted in Ryerson’s Athletic and Recreation facilities. The candidate will communicate with internal Ryerson student groups, staff and faculty as well as external stakeholders and clients, such as not-for-profit and corporate organizations to ensure that these groups have everything they need to host their events at Ryerson. Examples of events include: student group cultural celebrations, club activities, competitive sport tournaments, community programming, corporate conferences, career fairs, etc.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 10hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost 

Responsibilities

  • Communicate via email, phone and in-person with stakeholders and clients in advance of event to collect their event needs (equipment, detailed schedule of programming, setup requirements, facility configuration, etc.)
  • Gain an understanding of stakeholder and client group needs by researching individual organizations, community groups and governing bodies
  • Conduct facility tours
  • Provide exceptional customer service by assessing event needs, such as facility configurations, A/V, and equipment for proposed events, while offering recommendations to clients to enhance their event planning and preparation
  • Build new relationships and develop relationship management strategies with existing stakeholders and clients
  • Draft facility quotes and contract agreements 
  • Create event day plans that capture all elements of the event programming, setup, strike and facility conversions

Qualifications

  • Event planning experience is an asset
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable with taking initiative

Facilities & Fitness Centre Supervisor

The Facilities and Fitness Centre Supervisor position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a recreational fitness environment. Under the immediate supervision of the Recreation Facilities and Equipment Coordinator, students will be responsible for the safety, operation and supervision of the RAC/MAC facilities and our members. Staff will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate use of fitness equipment, maintenance, cleanliness, and providing friendly customer service to our members. This position is responsible for opening and closing the RAC/MAC facilities, monitoring Open Recreation/Drop-In Sports, equipment setups/teardowns and employing a risk management approach through their work. Athletics and Recreation employees are consistently looking to provide a safe and inclusive space for our members and providing an exceptional customer service experience for our members.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 5-10hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost 

Qualifications

  • Passion and excitement for recreation, health, and wellness.
  • Ability to perform physical labour and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Current Standard 1st Aid and CPR Level C with AED (courses available).
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Awareness of, and appreciation for, individual uniqueness and diversity.

Responsibilities

  • Opening and closing both RAC and MAC facilities.
  • Overseeing facilities at all times to minimize risk - keeping safety and security of our equipment and members in mind.
  • Performing various facility/equipment cleaning, general repairs, and inspections specific to our recreation equipment and spaces.
  • Reporting injuries and incidents and completing facility work order requests.
  • Resetting equipment throughout the facilities.
  • Act as Fire Wardens and First Aid Responders in emergencies, and follow emergency procedure protocols.

Fitness Centre Supervision Desk Supervisor

The Fitness Centre (FC) Supervision Desk Supervisor position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a customer service and operations role. Under the immediate supervision of the Recreation Facilities andEquipment Coordinator, this position is responsible for the supervision of the RAC FC, operation of the FC Supervision Desk and creating service requests for facility repairs. This position is responsible for squash court and Studio 2 facility bookings, maintaining inventory of lendable fitness equipment and towels. Successful candidates will be responsible for opening and closing the FC and Supervision Desk, fitness equipment resets, risk management, and supervising Women’s Only FC Hours. Athletics and Recreation employees are required to provide a safe and inclusive space for members and deliver exceptional customer service to all our members.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Spring/Summer (Full-time 35hrs or Part-time 5-10hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost 

Qualifications

  • Passion and excitement for recreation, health, and wellness.
  • Ability to perform physical labour and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Current Standard 1st Aid and CPR Level C with AED (courses available).
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Awareness of, and appreciation for, individual uniqueness and diversity.

Responsibilities

  • Using FUSION (facility management software) to sign out/in fitness-related lendable equipment and to book squash court and Studio 2 facilities.
  • Organize and track inventory of lendable equipment.
  • Generate facility service requests to management and Facilities Management and Development.
  • Set up/supervise Women’s Only FC Hours
  • Overseeing facilities to minimize risk; ensuring the safety and security of our equipment and members.
  • Act as Fire Wardens and 1st Aid Responders in emergencies.

Intramural and Recreation Clubs Projects Assistant 

This is a pivotal role to improve the intramural and recreation clubs programs in making it more efficient with its procedures, policies and planning/organization.   The successful candidate will assist the Intramural and Recreation Clubs Co-ordinaotor to creating a promotion plan, creating necessary procedures and reviewing and updating existing policies for both the intramural and recreation clubs programs.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Spring/Summer (Full-time 30-35hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • Takes initiative and can work independently 
  • Strong planner and organizer
  • Strong leadership Skills

Responsibilities

  • Updating and creating new ideas to promote intramural and recreation club programs
  • Hiring and training of student staff
  • Planning organizing intramural events
  • Updating, reviewing policies and procedures to the intramural and recreation clubs programs
Spring/Summer application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

Intramural Administrative Assistant  

This is a very important role for the Intramural program and the position will be relied on for the success of the various sport leagues and divisions.  The role will include Intramural scheduling, recording scores, standings, statistics and eligibility for all 11 sport leagues and roughly 3500 Intramural participants.  This position will also be heavily involved with communication to participants and promotion of the various positions. This role needs a person that is very detailed orientated, and dedicated to a lot of information input and willing to help with communications to all intramural participants.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 10-15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • can work independently 
  • Need to be very organized and detail oriented

Responsibilities

  • Heavily involved with creating schedules for various intramural sport leagues
  • Responsible for scores, standings, eligibility
  • Assist with fellow staff to implement intramural events, leagues, tournaments
  • Directly involved with some hiring of intramural staff and training

Intramural Projects/Events Assistant  

I am looking for a responsible and dedicated student that will specialize in planning, organizing and implementing programs and tournaments within the intramural program.   This will include TRY Cup events, intramural sport leagues. The successful applicant will need to be well organized, committed and dedicated to working with Ryerson students, as fellow staff as well as participants.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 10-15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • Takes initiative and can work independently 
  • Need to be very organized and detail oriented
  • Strong leadership Skills

Responsibilities

  • Directly involved with organizing and implementing intramural programs, leagues, events
  • Hiring and training of student staff
  • Heavily involved with planning or TRY CUP events, Unified Sport, Commuter Cup, Residence events
  • Some work with scheduling, standings, eligibility of intramural leagues

Convenors

This is an extremely critical position to the success of the Intramural program.   The program will need a convenor for each sport league that will be responsible for being present for sport nights, scheduling staff, problem solving and communicating with Intramural participants and being able to assist with injuries.  Each convenor will manage their sport and make sure each night runs smoothly. A good knowledge of the sport is an asset and having your CPR and First Aid is strongly recommended. 

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 8-10hrs)

Positions

  • Career Boost
  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • Takes initiative and can work independently 
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Works well with others and strong customer service
  • Can problem solve under hard situations

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and organize specific intramural sport leagues for each semester
  • Organizing and making sure staff are knowledgeable to their roles
  • Assisting with extra intramural one off events
  • Making sure participants are safe and engaging in a welcoming environment 
  • Problem solve situations that occur on a given evening and being fair and consistent with decisions

Scorekeepers

The Intramural program will need multiple scorekeepers for the various sports.   The program is looking for dedicated and committed people that are keen to keep score for sports such as basketball, volleyball, hockey, dodgeball.   These positions are essential to the success of the Intramural program but also the enjoyment of the participants. Some knowledge of the sport would be definitely considered an asset

Term & Hours/Week

  •  Fall/Winter (Part-time 5-10hrs)

Position

  • Non-Career Boost 

Qualifications

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • Strong communication and customer service 
  • Works well with others
  • Well organized
  • Knowledge in specific sports highly recommended 

Responsibilities

  • Signing in participants 
  • Filling out game sheets and doing the clock for the various sports
  • Assist and help out with any special events or tournament being run

Officials

The Intramural program will need various officials in basketball and volleyball. The program is looking for dedicated and committed people that have a great knowledge of the sport and are comfortable and willing to control and lead sport games. The position would involve calling and enforcing rules of the game for all Ryerson Intramural participants. Already stated but a strong knowledge of the sport, rules, and officiating experience is an asset.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 5-10hrs)

Position

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Strong communication and customer service 
  • Works well with others
  • Well organized
  • Knowledge in specific sports highly recommended 

Responsibilities

  • Enforce rules consistently  
  • Making sure participants are safe
  • Being consistent, fair and equitable to all intramural participants

Project Assistant

The Project Assistant will support the Manager- Facilities, Operations and Risk Management enegaging in projects spanning the following areas: administration, facilities, risk management, communications and operations. 

Inidividuals must be self-sufficent, working on mulitiple projects in fast-paced environments, ensuring:

1) Detailed research of intended subject matter extracting valuable market information
2) Comprehensive Analysis of findings and industry best practices
3) Assembly of data
4) Presentation of findings benefiting program users and Athletics and Recreation

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter  (Part-time 10 -15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Working independently 
  • Managing time and miltiple projects efficiently and effectively 
  • Fostering interpersonal relationships
  • Attention to accuracy and details
  • Conveying ideas and thoughts 
  • Emotionally intelligent 

Responsibilities

  • Create action plans, set project goals and manage to completion 
  • Conduct detailed research of intended subject matter according to business needs, market trends and patterns 
  • Utilize various professional sources to find and extract pertinent information 
  • Frequently self-audit work and check data for errors and inconsistencies 
  • Document, report and present findings to management and end users

Administrative Lead

The Administrative Lead has overall responsibility for administration of the summer camp program. This includes inputting camper information into the camp database, producing lists and reports, and ensuring the confidentiality of all information. The Administrative Lead reports to the Seasonal Camp Coordinator

Term & Hours/Week

  • Spring/Summer (Full-time 36.25 hrs)

Position

  •  Non-Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Attainment of or enrollment in university degree or college diploma 
  • Previous experience using CampBrain program is an asset
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ & successful completion of a criminal background check

Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate daily external Day Camp communication (phone, email)
  • Monitor registration for Summer Camp (including communication with potential and registered
  • families), updating CampBrain and Fusion databases as necessary
  • Assist with development and delivery of staff training
  • Provide supervision of campers as required
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
Spring/Summer application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

Media Lead

This highly motivated, dedicated and responsible individual tells the story of Ryerson Summer Camps. This staff members helps grow the Day Camp brand, and enhance the overall Day Camp experience for campers and families. The Media Lead takes exceptional photographs of the Day Camp program, and creates unique and engaging content across a variety of social media and online platforms. 

Term & Hours/Week

  • Spring / Summer (Full-time 36.25hrs)

Position

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications 

  • Attainment of or enrollment in university degree or college diploma 
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of social media, specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Demonstrated skill set as a photographer. Personal access to camera equipment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of online marketing tools, including Constant Contact email marketing software, and online and social media advertising
  • Current Standard First Aid, and CPR Level ‘C’ certification & successful completion of a criminal background check
  • In addition to completing an application form, interested candidates are asked to send 2-3 samples each of original photographs, writing samples, and social media content by email to the Camp & Aquatics Coordinator

Responsibilities 

  • Capture, organize, and distribute photos of all activities and areas of Day Camp & group photos to families
  • Conceptualize, create, and publish compelling content using original photo and videos, animation, and other content on Day Camp Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
  • Ensure all content has consistent look and feel, language and tone, and adheres to Day Camp expectations and Ryerson University branding guidelines
  • Provide supervision of campers as required
  • Prepare for, and actively participate in, staff training and meetings
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
Spring/Summer application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

Recreational Camps Lead

The Recreation Camps Lead has overall responsibility for activities offered as part of our Multi Sport and Leader-in-Training programs, as well as overall responsibility for campers and LITs in this section. This includes organizing rotational activities, full group programs, and overseeing program quality. 

Term & Hours/Week

  • Spring/Summer (Full-time 36.25hrs)

Position

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Attainment of or enrollment in university degree or college diploma 
  • Significant experience leading activities for children in a day camp setting (ideally 3+ seasons)
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in problem-solving and organization
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ & successful completion of a criminal background check

Responsibilities 

  • Create group rotational schedule for Multi Sport groups, accounting for availability of facilities and interest of campers
  • Provide support to Leader In Training Facilitators to create rotational schedules and curriculum
  • Facilitate large group Multi Sport activities, including All Group programs, lunch programs, and other special activities
  • Act as a liaison with the Camp Coordinator, Health & Wellness Lead, Camper Experience Lead, and Counsellor(s) regarding any Multi Sport or Leader In Training participant issues (including, but not limited to, bullying, difficult behavioural issues, social issues)
  • Assist with the development and delivery of staff training
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
Spring/Summer application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!