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employment opportunities

The majority of Athletics & Recreation student employment opportunities have been filled for the 2022-2023 academic year. However, prospective students are still encouraged to reach out to the contact of the role they are interested in as some roles have not been completely filled.

Do you want to improve the lives of others through health and fitness? 

  • Frontline representation for all Athletics & Recreation programs and services.
  • Assist customers with membership sales and program registrations.
  • Provide a clean, presentable, and user friendly facility.
  • Event and equipment set up and take down for all practices, games, and other events.

For more information contact Maria Raitt:

Note: Hangar Fitness Centre Monitors requires a minimum of one year experience in the Customer Service Representative role

Looking for a job in the evenings, for only 4 to 10 hours a week?

  • Set-up and take down of game day equipment.
  • Greeting participants for their games and confirming registration.
  • Provide general risk management, supervision, and score keeping for intramural leagues.

For more information contact Crystal Westgate:

Do you enjoy helping others become active in a fun, inclusive environment? Join our team of Group Fitness Instructors on campus!

  • Must have certification in area of expertise and liability insurance.
  • Instruct safe and enjoyable classes.
  • Promote and support other instructors and programs.

For more information contact Jennifer Callow:

Would you like to help people get fit and healthy? Join our team of Personal Trainers on campus to make a difference in someones life!

  • Must be certified by a Canadian recognized organization.
  • Must have personal liability insurance.
  • Assist patrons to ensure safe and effective training.
  • Design and implement individual programs for clients.

For more information contact Jennifer Callow:

Do you like bikes, bike maintenance and encouraging green, sustainable transportation?

  • Manage the UBCycles team to offer friendly and safe bike rentals, maintenance and commuter services
  • Maintain a clean, functioning and welcoming environment in the UBCycles shop
  • Perform bike maintenance and bike loans, maintain shop equipment
  • Developing and executing cycle related programming and marketing initiatives
  • Maintain social media presence for UBCycles
  • Develop and enhance on and off campus partnerships

For more information contact Brianna Tsui:

Do you have a passion for helping others become and stay physically active?

  • Lead movement breaks in classrooms and meetings that encourage all participants to move more.
  • Manage the Workout Buddies Program: weekly walks, exercise and individual check ins
  • Support in the promotion, coordination and evaluation of the annual Move UBC campaign
  • Promote, coordinate, lead, and evaluate guided walks on campus.
  • Respond to questions and engaging participants in relevant and action-focused conversations about student wellbeing.
  • Educate UBC’s diverse range of communities about physical activity and movement-oriented programs and services (includes hosting booths and information sessions across campus).

For more information contact Brianna Tsui:

Looking to assist with competitive sport club team activity program planning and administration? 

  • Assist with supervision, training, and mentoring of team leadership
  • Assist with team statistics and data management
  • Assist with competitive sport club promotions
  • Assist with the Heat Athletic Council (HAC)

For more information contact, Russell Willms:

Looking to get involved in varsity athletics and learn the ins and outs of sporting events on campus?

  • Assist with set up and tear down of events
  • Assist with sport table management and operations
  • Assist with team statistics and data management
  • Assist with varsity sport promotions
  • Represent the University and department on the event floor
  • Game Day operations (statistics, scorekeeping, team services, entertainment)

For more information contact Kevin Kraft:


If you’re passionate about social media, marketing, writing and school spirit, this is the job for you!

  • Provide coverage of Heat varsity teams on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Write game recaps and athlete features for
  • Create weekly content for Heat social media channels
  • Shoot photos and video of Heat varsity games
  • Plan and execute promotional ideas and varsity game theme nights

For more information contact Jamie Howieson:

Ever wanted to know what goes into the production of a sports broadcast? Join our webcast production crew! 

  • Assist with set up and tear down of broadcasts 
  • Shoot and produce live Heat home games in soccer, basketball and volleyball
  • Provide play-by-play and colour commentary of Heat home games 


For more information, contact Jamie Howieson:  

Do you like bikes, bike maintenance and encouraging green, sustainable transportation?

  • Learn more about bicycles use, assist with bicycle repairs and maintenance.
  • Share your passion for cycling, active transportation, sustainability, and the environment and promote UBCycles to the broader UBC community.
  • Maintain a clean, welcoming and inclusive environment in the UBCycles shop
  • Engage with and assisting with coordinating UBCycle workshops and programs
  • Assist program members with enquiries and bike rentals/returns.
  • Fulfill duties assigned by the UBCycles Coordinator.
  • Commit three hours per week to the program.

For more information contact Brianna Tsui:

Do you love meeting new people and participating in fun events?

  • Assist with set up and tear down of events.
  • Ensure proper rules and regulations of the event are followed by participants.
  • Assist with marketing and promotions.
  • Ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and bystanders.
  • Add excitement to the event by encouraging all participants to have fun.

For more information contact Jennifer Callow: