Work and volunteer experience

employment opportunities

Applications for student staff opportunities in Athletics and Recreation for the 2023-2024 academic year are now closed! Please note applications closed February 20th, 2023 at 11:59pm. Please connect with listed department staff for further information on each position.

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 12 hours a week?

  • Set-up and take down of game day equipment.
  • Greeting participants for their games and confirming registration.
  • Reffing intramural sport games
  • Provide general risk management, supervision, and score keeping for intramural leagues.
  • All applicants need to be confident independently reffing sport games.

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 Kara Crampton:

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 Get Active 101 Program: weekly education sessions, 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
  • Promote, coordinate, and lead guided hikes around Kelowna
  • 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 Kara Crampton:

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 Ellie Punnett:


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, TikTok 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 Kara Crampton:

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: