Student Employment

On-the-job training, CPR, First Aid, and meetings are required for all employees.   A variety of training, certification and leadership opportunities are available.

Graduate Assistantships
There are many exciting opportunities for graduate students to be involved with Georgia State University’s Department of Recreational Services for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are seeking graduate students who desire to gain work related experiences in one or more of the following areas: Fitness Center (Fitness Testing/Personal Training), Instructional Programs/Group Fitness, Intramural Sports, Marketing, Outdoor Recreation, and Sport Clubs. Note ~ Fitness Testing/Personal Training candidates must be pursuing a graduate degree in Exercise Science.

To Apply – Send resume, cover letter, the names and phone numbers of three references and date of application to the graduate program to: Melissa Buchheit, Interim Director, Recreational Services, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3975, Atlanta, GA 30302, or email to  Note that priority deadline for application in the Exercise Science program is February 1, 2015 and Sports Administration is April 1, 2015. Other majors will need to contact the appropriate department separately.

Review of applications will begin February 2. We will initiate phone interviews as early as Monday, February 16.  We will start on campus interviews as early as March 23 and we anticipate notifying candidates in early April in regards to awarding positions.  If you application appears to qualify you for a phone interview, you will be contacted by mid-February. To qualify your application for consideration of a phone interview, all candidates must have applied to a graduate program at Georgia State University.

Current open positions:
Aquatics *Teach lifeguard training and water safety instruction *Assist with supervision of student lifeguards and aquatic instructors *Manage off-campus pool during Summer semester (Indian Creek Recreation Area) *Assist with pool and facility operations, including risk management *Coordinate special events with other student and staff members

Additional Salary Information: Stipend – Up to $4,500 per Fall and Spring semester plus $2,362 for summer, with in-state/out-of-state tuition waiver. The appointment is on a semester-to-semester basis dependent upon job performance and availability of funding.Fees – Assume responsibility for all student fees (currently $1,064 for Fall 2014). Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Prerequisite experience/knowledge qualifications are particular to each position and program area. All applicants must apply to the appropriate college to be considered. No offer can be made unless the student has been officially admitted to a graduate program of the university. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the application deadlines relevant to their program. Visit the College of Education Sports Administration and Exercise programs for additional information.

Health/Medical Insurance – Students must provide documentation of health/medical insurance or purchase the mandatory health insurance through GSU.