Texas Tech University

Student Employment

Work at Texas Tech Rec Sports!

Rec Sports employs over 350 students annually in such positions as Intramural officials, Rec Center employees, Aquatic Center lifeguards, Outdoor program and Fitness/Wellness employees and fitness instructors. Additionally, student assistants work in our offices, maintain our fields and work in a wide-variety of other capacities. Minimum wage or better is paid for these on-campus, easily accessible jobs. All employees must be registered for classes. Various positions become available at different times of the year.

Rec Sports Leadership Circle Application - Current Rec Sports Employees Only

The Rec Sports Leadership Circle is designed for Rec Sports Student Employees to create unity among student employees, provide leadership development opportunities, establish a common language for student leaders within Rec Sports, find new and innovative ways to add value to the Rec Sports student employment experience, and be the Rec Sports Student Employee voice.

The Rec Sports Leadership Circle will accept a maximum of 12 Rec Sports Student Employees into the program, with one member from each department area guaranteed. The remaining four seats in the Circle will be at-large seats, meaning some department areas may have more than one member in the Leadership Circle.

The Leadership Circle is a yearlong curriculum will include: "The Student Leadership Challenge"; career readiness; character development; transferable skills; community service; introduction to NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation; and travel to meet with other Rec Sports Professionals.

Application Process:

  • Complete and Submit the Leadership Circle Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest (1 Page):
    • How do you plan to create unity among student staff across all of Rec Sports?
    • What do you hope to gain out of this experience?
    • Why do you want to be part of the Leadership Circle?

Apply:Online Application

The Application Deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 5pm.
Candidates will notified by Friday September 13 via email if he/she was selected for the Leadership Circle.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Rec Sports Student Employee
  • In good standing (academic and student conduct) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Committed to attending monthly training sessions and meetings during the 2019-2020 academic year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective Interpersonal communication
  • Possess high level of maturity and ability to use independent judgment
  • Desire to make a difference for Rec Sports
  • Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, discipline and self-confidence
  • Excel as a team player while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm

So How Do I Get Started?


Fit/Well Front Desk

Supervisor: Kami White-Waden

Email: kami.waden@ttu.edu

Not Currently Accepting Applications

Massage Therapist

Supervisor: Kami White-Waden

Contact: kami.Waden@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications.

Personal Trainer

Supervisor: Zachary Jones

Contact: zachary.s.jones@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications


Small Group Training

Supervisor: Zachary Jones

Contact: zachary.s.jones@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications


Group Exercise

Supervisor: Johanna Valencia

Contact: johanna.valencia@ttu.edu

Click here to apply

CrossFit Texas Tech

Supervisor: Zachary Jones

Contact: zachary.s.jones@ttu.edu

Click here to apply




Contact: aquatics@ttu.edu

Click here for more information

Swim Lesson Instructor

Contact: aquatics@ttu.edu

Accepting Applications

Click here for more information


Facility Assistant

Supervisor: Leigh Blake

Contact: leigh.blake@ttu.edu

Currently Accepting Applications

Click here to apply


OPC Staff

Supervisor: David Young

Contact: david.young@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications


Sport Officials

Supervisor: Jamie Kemp

Contact: james.kemp@ttu.edu

Go to the officials page more info


Sport Club Student Directors

Supervisor: Jared McCauley

Contact: jared.mccauley@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications


Summer Camp Counselor

Supervisor: Brett Jackson

Contact: brett.d.jackson@ttu.edu

Not currently accepting applications