Campus Recreation Student Employment

CRW 2017 Student Staff

CRW Student Staff Fall 2017

Employment with the Campus Recreation and Wellness department means you are helping your fellow students enjoy the various sports, fitness programs, and outdoor activities offered at WCU. Please review the requirements and job descriptions for each position. Several positions have certification requirements that are a condition of either hire or employment. If it is a condition of hire, then the applicant must already have the certification at the time of application submission. If it is a condition of employment, if hired the applicant must have the certification by the first day on the job.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit all of the listed materials in the Application Packet to the Campus Recreation Center front desk, in the application drop box OR the application packet can be emailed to 

For more information, please contact Campus Recreation & Wellness at (828) 227-7069 or email

Application Packet

  1. CRW Job Application
  2. Current Cover Letter and Resume
  3. Copies of all Certifications (CPR, Lifeguard, Personal Training, Wilderness First Aid, etc)

Hiring Process

Campus Recreation & Wellness moved toward a hiring process that resembles what students face after they graduate from WCU. We hope applicants learn how to prepare their professional documents (cover letter, resume), how to interview in various forums, and how to represent themselves in a professional setting.

Applications Open: March 12th-March 25th 5pm

  • The muli-round process begins with an application period, where applicants can submit their application packet (see How to Apply Section above).

Application Review: March 25th-March 26th

  • The CRW Hiring Committee, composed of professional and student staff, will grade and rank applicants based on their professional documents (cover letter and resume).
  • Please visit the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) in Reid Gym for help with these documents. We will use the CCPD's Professional Handbookas our rubric for grading.

1st Round Interviews: April 2nd - April 3rd

  • Group interviews, where applicants will be placed in small groups and asked questions by the CRW Hiring Committee.

2nd Round Interviews: April 6th, 9th-11th

  • Individual interviews, where the applicants will be interviewed and asked questions specific to the job they applied for. 

Available CRW Positions:

  • Adventure Shop Specialist
  • Certified Lifeguard 
  • Certified Personal Trainer 
  • Climbing Wall Apprentice
  • Graphic Design Assistant 
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Intramural Sport Official
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Club Sport Supervisor

Complete List of Job Descriptions

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