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.

Volunteer Positions - Intramurals

Through the Intramural program, there are multiple opportunities to get involved as a student volunteer. Volunteers fill roles in game management, event planning, sport officiating, human resources, public relations, facility supervision, marketing, program delivery and much more. Our student leaders often describe their experience with the program as life altering. We offer a unique leadership development program that will assist students in all their future endeavors whether it’s a career in sports management or any other field, our students will leave the program with leadership skills, extensive practical experience and memories that will last forever. No matter what your major is here at UBC, there is a role that can benefit you as well as your resume.

The following volunteer Intramural Staff positions are currently open. 

2017-2018 Applications
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Please note specific details may vary from position to position - please read job descriptions carefully.


1718 Assistant Director Positions - Application Form Here 

Marketing Sector
Media - Photographer/Videographer

Please contact the Program Development team should you have any questions. ~ im.prod@ubc.ca

Current Employment Opportunities

We’re Hiring Sport Facilities Staff for North Campus

We're Hiring Sport Facilities Staff at UBC Sport Facilities
If you are a UBC student who is looking for a flexible work environment you can be involved in the newest addition to UBC Sport Facilities. We’re hiring operations staff and floor attendant staff who will work across multiple locations including the Student Recreation Centre, Ponderosa Commons Studio, the BirdCoop Fitness Centre, and the new UBC Life Building Fitness Centre that is opening in early 2018.

Why Work for UBC Sport Facilities?
  • Flexible hours designed to fit around your student schedule
  • Join a community of other fun and like-minded students
  • Convenience of working on-campus (no commute!)
  • Work in a university environment

Applications are open from Nov 14-28th on Careers Online

UBC creates new Physical Activity office

UBC Kinesiology, Athletics and Recreation, and UBC Wellbeing are partnering to establish the Physical Activity Office for the UBC Point Grey Campus. The new group’s primary mission will be to change behaviors, improve health, advance and translate research, and positively impact our campus and broader community through physical activity. Canada is facing a public health epidemic with recent research revealing that more than 90% of Canadian children are not meeting currently physical activity guidelines in Canada*. Canada also ranks amongst the worst of OECD countries for adult obesity rates*.



Through the Physical Activity Office, UBC has the potential to be a global leader in the study and programming of physical activity to improve individual health, wellbeing, and quality of life. This new resource will lead and coordinate programming, research, and education in physical activity and health promotion across the UBC Point Grey campus. The Physical Activity Office will also institute best practices and apply key learnings. Specific focus will be provided to translate research into practice through the application of research outcomes to improve the lives of the UBC community.

To advance the work of the Physical Activity Office, two new positions will be hired:

  1. Physical Activity and Wellbeing Strategist housed in the School of Kinesiology
  2. Physical Activity Manager housed in UBC Recreation

The postings can be found through UBC Human Resources job postings.

*Public Health Agency of Canada report on healthy living and chronic disease

UBC Recreation is Hiring Flag Football Officials!

UBC Recreation is hiring Flag Football officials for this school year! Search ‘UBC Athletics and Recreation’ on Careers Online to view the job posting. Please check UBC Intramurals League Sports Officials Information Package for detailed information.

Applications are now open! Apply on Careers Online by Nov 13, 2017.

The UBC Aquatic Centre is hiring Lifeguards & Instructors!

The UBC Aquatic Centre is hiring Lifeguards & Instructors for the upcoming school year! Search ‘UBC Athletics and Recreation’ on Careers Online to view the job posting.

Come work with us!

We have new job postings on UBC Careers Online! All postings are open until Thanksgiving weekend, giving you plenty of time to find what you like. Search “UBC Athletics and Recreation” to find our job postings.

Apply Today!

We have job openings in our Student and Recreation Centre and Aquatic Centre up now on the UBC Careers Online website. If you would like to be a part of our team, please apply on Careers Online; search “UBC Athletics and Recreation” to find our job postings. Application deadlines vary.

Join our team!

We’re currently hiring for positions to help out with our administrative offices at the Student Recreation Centre, run events at our UBC Boathouse, and work at the front desk of the BirdCoop Fitness Centre. Check out the job posting on Careers Online; applications close between August 14th and August 25th! 


The UBC Baseball Indoor Training Centre is Hiring!

Are you a student looking to work starting this September?! Check out Careers Online and apply to be a facility operations staff member at the Baseball Training Centre.

Applications close August 7th 2017. 

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is hiring Operations Staff!

Are you a student looking for some part time work in the Fall? Postings are available on Careers Online and close on August 7. Don’t delay!

UBC Aquatic Centre is Hiring Lifeguards/Instructors!

The UBC Aquatic Centre is hiring Lifeguards/ Swim Instructors for the upcoming school year! Search ‘UBC Athletics and Recreation’ on Careers Online to view the job posting.

Application deadline is July 31st 2017.