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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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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 

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

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

 

The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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.
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

Senior Program Lead

Our Intramural program is undergoing a process of evolution and revitalization.  The new role of Senior Program Lead will be pivotal to the successful re-alignment of this program’s offerings and operations.  The successful candidate must be dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusiveness in principle and in practice.  They will work closely with the Intramural  & Recreational Clubs Coordinator, leading student staff in organizing and operating leagues, tournaments and other Intramural programming.  The Senior Program Lead has significant responsibility in hiring, training and leading the students staff who deliver and administer these programs.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall Winter (Part-time 15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven commitment to serving Ryerson students.
  • Extensive experience in sport and/or event planning and management.
  • Extensive knowledge of sport operations.
  • Prioritizes safety and risk management. 
  • Passion for building a fun, safe, welcoming environment.
  • Seeks to collaborate and build relationships and consensus.
  • Proven leadership, communication and management skills.
  • Experience administering or participating in eSports will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the planning, organizing and implementation of leagues, special events and tournaments.
  • Assists with hiring, training and direction of student sports operations staff, including other Program Leads.
  • Ensures that all programs and operations reflect a strong commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Collaborates with other Program Leads to develop, promote and pilot progressive programming aimed at serving individuals and groups beyond our Program’s traditional offerings.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator and other Program Leads in producing annual program evaluations, including consultations with participating and non-participating students.
  • Deliberately and systematically develops professional relationships with key stakeholder groups on campus.
  • Fosters a stronger community by administering the Fair Play System, addressing participant conduct issues in accordance with department policies.
  • Assists the Coordinator in updating staff operations manuals, policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Coordinator in succession planning, hiring and training of the next  Senior Program Lead.

Program Lead, Administration

Our Intramural program is undergoing a process of evolution and revitalization.  The new role of Program Lead, Administration is instrumental to our efforts to meet the needs of Ryerson students.  The successful candidate must be dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusiveness in principle and in practice.  They will work closely with the Intramural Sports & Recreational Clubs Coordinator and other student leaders in planning, organizing and operating leagues, tournaments and other Intramural programming.  The Program Lead, Administration is responsible for overseeing the administrative work which supports our program delivery, including league and tournament scheduling, maintaining player and team standings and statistics, etc.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional organizational and data management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving Ryerson students.
  • Passion for building a fun, safe, welcoming environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of sport operations.
  • Advanced computer skills.  Experience in administering IMLeagues and / or Innosoft Fusion will be considered an asset.
  • Experience administering or participating in eSports will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities

  • Schedules intramural league and tournaments games via IMLeagues.
  • Coordinates the resolution of any scheduling issues, including relevant communications with staff and participants.
  • Maintains up-to-date records of Intramural activities on IMLeagues, including standings and team statistics.
  • Trains staff in administrative processes and systems relevant to their roles.
  • Revises and maintains the Intramural Sports Administrative Manual to reflect the latest policies and procedures for administering the Program.
  • Assists with scheduling of student staff and  payroll.
  • Assists the Senior Program Lead and Coordinator with hiring and training student staff.
  • Represents Intramural Sports and promotes our messages and programs at various on and off campus events.

Program Lead, Marketing and Promotion

Our Intramural program is undergoing a process of evolution and revitalization.  The new role of Program Lead, Marketing & Promotions will be indispensable to successfully communicating our wellness centred messages and driving participation in active wellbeing at Ryerson.   The successful candidate must be dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in principle and in practice.  This person will work closely with other Program Leads in the unit, as well as other marketing professionals in Athletics & Recreation to develop and carry out a marketing and promotion plan for Intramural Sports.

Term & Hours/Week

  • Fall/Winter (Part-time 15hrs)

Position

  • Career Boost

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience in marketing and promotions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving Ryerson students.
  • Passion for building a fun, safe, welcoming environment.
  • Proven ability to build a strong social media presence.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Collaborative and consensus building approach to leadership.
  • Excellent computer and digital media skills.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, develops a multi-year marketing and promotions plan, including semesterly and annual benchmarks for success.
  • Maintains engaging and fresh, up to date content on Ryerson Intramural webpage, IMLeagues portal and social media accounts.
  • Builds and maintains a strong Ryerson Intramural Sports social media presence.
  • Researches and stays abreast of industry trends and knowledge.
  • Oversees informational communications to participants via IMLeagues, e-mail and social media.
  • Represents Intramural Sports and promotes our messages and programs  at various on and off campus events.
  • Maintains a high standard of professionalism in all communications. 
  • Ensures a strong EDI lens is applied to all communications to participants and our community.

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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!

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 multiple 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
The 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
The 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
The application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied!