Employment at UBC Recreation

Employment Opportunities at UBC Recreation

UBC Recreation is always looking for great people to join its team of staff and volunteers. We rely on both paid staff and volunteers to operate every aspect of our programs.

Intramurals Volunteer Positions

Intramurals is a team of 120 passionate volunteer student staff who organize UBC’s most iconic events, leagues, and marketing initiatives. With support from 7 professional staff members with experience in sport management and student development, all of our student staff are challenged to grow as individuals and innovate within their roles as student leaders.

Paid Positions – Athletics & Recreation

UBC Recreation hires for the following paid job opportunities at various times throughout the year. Find out more about about the various positions and how you can join our team!

  • Administrative support staff
  • Instructors
  • Coaches
  • League Sports Officials
  • Lifeguards and Supervisors
  • Event staff
  • Marketing & graphic design program staff
  • Front desk staff
  • Facility Operations staff

Search for ‘UBC – Athletics and Recreation‘ on Careers Online to view available jobs.

Current Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring: Intramural League Officials

Are you looking to get involved with the UBC Recreation Intramurals program and make a difference in your community?

We are currently hiring officials for the following Leagues:

  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Futsal
  • Ice Hockey
  • Inner Tube Water Polo
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball


As a member of our Officials Team you are empowered to be creative, communicate effectively and resolve to fun, safe and fair play. You are responsible for maintaining the tempo of a game, mediating game play and ensuring safety of all participants.

You will work in a fast paced environment in a role that will be supported through ample training and a strong community. We offer lots of opportunities to connect and have fun with other Intramurals staff!
Please be aware of the following important dates.  Candidates must be available to attend at least one of the following hiring fairs:

    • 1st Hiring Fair: Sunday, September 15th*
    • 2nd Hiring Fair: Monday, September 16th*
    • Sport-specific Training Dates:
      • Basketball: Thursday, September 19th 7-10PM
      • Dodgeball: Tuesday, September 17th 7-10PM
      • Flag Football: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Innertube Water Polo: Sunday, September 15th 12-3PM
      • Ice Hockey: Tuesday, September 17th 8-11PM
      • Soccer: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Futsal: Wednesday, September 18th 7-10PM
      • Volleyball: Thursday, September 19th 6-9PM

NOW HIRING: Intramurals Assistant Directors for 2019/2020

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Calling all UBC students!

UBC Recreation Intramurals is hiring!

If you are looking for a new student leadership opportunity, and are passionate about sports, event management, photography, or social media, then Intramurals has the opportunities and community you are looking for!

120 volunteer student staff strong for over 50 years, Intramurals organizes iconic events such as Day of the Longboat and Storm the Wall, as well as is responsible for the management of 9 league sports and 4 unique marketing initiatives, overall engaging with over 20,000 participants each year!

Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year are open again, so don’t miss your chance and apply online NOW!

Now Hiring Operations Staff | Apply by July 7

We are currently accepting applications for Operation Staff at multiple UBC Recreation Sport Facilities including: Aquatic Centre, Thunderbird Arena, Student Recreation Centre, UBC Tennis Centre, UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre, Fitness Centres, and War Memorial Gym for the 2019/20 Fall/Winter.

Apply by July 7.

Now Hiring Operations Staff | Apply by April 3

We are currently accepting applications for Operation Staff at the UBC Tennis Centre and the UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre for 2019 Summer and 2019/20 Fall/Winter.

Spring Break Aquatic Camp Instructors

Aquatics Camps Hiring

We are still on the hunt for some Aquatics / Swim Camp Instructors and Aquatics / Swim Camp Supervisors for spring break camps. Make a little extra money over spring break (Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 and Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 29, 2018). Gain some valuable leadership experience and build your resume! Competitive pay and flexible hours. Make a difference, make a positive impact in a camper’s life and have fun!

Camps run between 9am and 4pm for a 7 hour day. This position requires leaders to be in the water directly supervising and engaging campers.

Who are we looking for?

  • People with experience working with children in group settings
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Aquatic specific knowledge & skills is an asset
  • Valid Standard First-Aid/CPR Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

Please review the job postings and follow the application instructions in the documents.

Now hiring for summer 2019 positions

UBC Recreation and its sports facilities are looking for talented and motivated students to join its team of paid, operations, instructor, and administrative staff beginning this summer.

Read about the different opportunities here or search for ‘UBC – Athletics and Recreation’ on Careers Online to view available jobs.

NOW HIRING: Spin/Cycle Instructors

UBC Recreation is looking for fun and engaging Spin/Cycle Class Instructors for Term 2! Responsible for leading and instructing groups through programmed sessions and providing a high level of service delivery, instructors will nurture a sense of community amongst participants and ultimately help people move more! Candidates with strong relationship building skills and a sound knowledge of fitness theory are encouraged to apply.

  • Instructors can expect to work approximately 1-3 hours per week
  • Fitness Classes begin January 2, 2019
  • If you’re looking for a fun and dynamic role that focuses on helping others feel their best and live well, then look no further!


Apply before December 27, 2018 on UBC Careers Online.

[Applications Closed] Part-Time Promotions Positions Available

Promo Booth | UBC Recreation

Interested in gaining experience with promotions and marketing? At the heart of it, the Recreation Promotional Team is here to animate spaces and engage people. We believe in the idea that there is something for everyone within UBC Recreation and we connect them with the right experience. We’re looking for people who can start in December 2018 – April 30, 2019. Hours are anticipated to be regularly 5-10 hours per week, with January 3 – 14, 2019 being a larger time commitment of approximately 10 hours per week.


Promotional Team Member Positions (3-5 available)

  • Educate and promote UBC Recreation Programs to students, staff/faculty, and community members
  • Approach and engage people in conversation
  • Manage the set up and take down logistics of displays and promotional materials at activations both on and off campus
  • Report statistics around promotional events
  • Preferred start date in December, with mandatory training also in December.
Why should you work for UBC Athletics and Recreation?
  • Help impact the way recreation is delivered on campus
  • Gain real-world, practical workplace skills and experience in a fun, fast paced environment
  • Build your network and gain valuable work experience
  • Deliver exception recreation experiences to the UBC community
  • Hours that will fit around your student schedule
  • Make new friends and join a vibrant community


Please review the job postings (links below) and follow the application instructions in the documents.

The position has closed, if you are still interested, please check back in March or April for summer opportunities.

[Applications Closed] : UBC Camps Administrative Positions

Interested in gaining work experience in sports administration while working with a diverse range of people?

UBC Camps is a leading provider of high quality camps for children aged 3-18 years. UBC Camps offers a vast selection of spring, summer, fall and winter camps, including adventure, art and music, enrichment, sport and recreation, specialty camps, day camps, and more. In addition to extensive summer camp programming, winter break camps, spring break camps, pro-d day camps, and other year-round programming is offered for the local Vancouver community.

You will work in a fast paced environment, and gain valuable experience in program planning, project management, and problem solving. The two roles that are currently available include:

    • Program Lead – Overnight Camps
      • Responsible for day-to-day operations of UBC Camps Overnight Programming including planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Future Global Leaders non-classroom activities.
      • Duration of Position: January 7 – August 30, 2019
      • Paid Position (Salary)
    • Program Assistant – Customer Relations
      • Responsible for customer service, registration assistance, and communicating with parents, campers, staff, and administrative members to ensure efficient operations.
      • Duration of Position: January 28 – August 30, 2019.
      • Paid Position (Salary)


Applications must be submitted by Friday November 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

[Applications Closed] Move UBC Coordinator

Inspire people to more more!

Position Opening: Move UBC Coordinator

Based out of the Student Recreation Centre in the Physical Activity Department, the Move UBC Coordinator will support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Move UBC Campaign from November 19, 2018 – March 29, 2019. The goal is to launch a successful campaign in February 2019, one centred around encouraging people to be less sedentary and move more.

We’re looking to build a diverse team to promote the importance of moving more at UBC to become one of the healthiest campuses in Canada. This is a paid student position and the job posting is available on UBC Careers Online. Applications for the Move UBC Coordinator role are open until Sunday November 4.

Click here for more information about the Move UBC Coordinator role.