Southeast Missouri State University

Recreation Services is the employer of choice for most Southeast Students. From Personal Trainers, to Intramural Sports Officials, Activity Attendants and Facility Supervisors, we have a variety of employment opportunities with flexible hours to fit any busy student's schedule. Click here for a Recreation Services Employment Application.

Return the completed application to the main office (room 101) at the SRC-North. Thank you for considering Rec Services!

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Intramural Sports Officials

All you need to do to become an intramural sports official is attend the introductory meeting and training sessions for each sport you wish to work. Starting pay for Intramural Sports Officials is $7.50. Bring a Picture ID and either your Social Security Card or Birth Certificate. For a listing of training dates, visit the Intramural Sports Official's page. Contact Jen Rose at (573) 986-7379 or jrose@semo.edu for more information.

Why Consider Employment with the Department of Recreation Services?

The Department of Recreation Services is one of the largest employers of students on campus. In 2011, we employed over 140 different students to assist us in the many programs and facilities that we manage. In the past 10 years, we have paid out over $1,000,000 to SEMO students in the form of salary for positions we administer. Many students feel that they can work close to their residence hall, off-campus apartment, etc. We are “close to home” and provide an assortment of hours (we are operational 5 a.m.-11 p.m. most days of the week and almost the same amount of hours over the weekend!) to students.

Are We Looking For You?

We are looking for SEMO students (you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours) who may possess the of following traits:

  • Self motivated
  • Customer service experience
  • A friendly demeanor
  • experience working with children
  • Experience working with patrons of all ages
  • Trustworthy
  • Dependable
  • Likes to smile!
  • Empowered
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to work over school breaks

These are just some of the traits that current student employees have with Recreation Services. Do you have most of these skills? If so, we would like to speak with you!

What’s In It For you?

As an employee with Recreation Services, the benefits are many:

  • Most positions start at minimum wage, but selected positions make much more hourly.
  • A yearly merit raise in salary. The longer you stay with us, the more you earn!
  • Scheduling flexibility – we are open many hours in several different facilities.
  • Ease of getting to work – we are on campus and close to many off-campus apartments.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population and “hone” your overall customer service skills.
  • Paid training in most situations (including mandatory CPR/AED training and sometimes first aid certification!)

How to Apply

Steps for Applying for Employment:

  1. Complete an application.
  2. Verify your ability to be employed (Driver’s license, original social security card are required. A passport will also work!).
  3. Complete any paperwork as required by the Office of Student Financial Services (tax paperwork, etc.)

Anticipated Openings – None at this time.

About Southeast and Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University is a university of approximately 12,000 students located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri along the Mississippi River. The University, founded in 1873, offers over 150 different areas of study and academic disciplines. Cape Girardeau is a community of approximately 40,000 residents. We have quick and easy access to Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. We are 1.5 hours south of St. Louis and 2.5 hours north of Memphis.

About Recreation Services: Based out of the 135,000 square feet Student Recreation Center-North complex, the department has seven full-time employees, six graduate assistants, and over 180 student employees. Major program areas include Fitness and Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Pursuits, Sport Clubs, and much more. Our state-of-the-art Student Aquatic Center, which provides leisure, lap, and spa capabilities for users, also contains an infinity edge, rope swing, bouldering wall, and zipline for recreational use. The Student Recreation Center-South also houses approximately 20,000 square feet of activity space that includes a fitness room and support areas. The Intramural Sports Complex contains over 20 acres of outdoor field space (including lighted softball, flag football, and soccer fields).

Primary Functions of Graduate Assistants: This paraprofessional position is much like a full-time position. Graduate assistants will be responsible for specific program areas, supervision of student staff, marketing and promotion of their areas, risk management protocols, communication, and much more. Graduate assistants are required to work a minimum of 20 hours weekly.

Required Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have specific experience in their chosen position. Experience as an undergraduate student employee in a recreation setting is required. A lifeguard certification is required for the aquatic position. American Red Cross Instructor certifications are a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working within a recreational sports setting. Supervision of student employees; Training and evaluation of student employees; an understanding of recreational philosophies and principles.

Academic Information: Master’s degree options include Higher Education Administration (Sports Management option), Community Wellness, Exercise Science, Public Administration and Business Administration. A cumulative 2.75 GPA is required. A 3.0 is preferred. Specific degree requirements may differ according to the academic major. Candidates MUST be admitted into the graduate school before an offer can be extended. Benefits: A complete in-state (Missouri residents) tuition remission is available for Missouri/Non-Missouri residents and a stipend of approximately $7,700.00 for nine months (all books and dedicated student fees are the responsibility of the graduate assistant and not paid by the department). Additional income for breaks and summer months may be available. Professional development assistance may also be available.

Evaluation/Renewal: This position is renewable for one year pending a complete evaluation of candidate performance and duties. Termination or non-renewal of the assistantship may result if specific duties are not accomplished or the candidate receives documented poor performance reviews.

Southeast Missouri State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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