Employment

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The Fitness Centers are primarily run from a dedicated and enthusiastic student staff. With over 60 students employed each semester, the Fitness Centers are one the largest campus employers. The following is a list of positions that are available each year. For more information, e-mail us at fitness@oswego.edu.

Facility Attendants - This position is primarily responsible for checking in members, daily care and maintenance of equipment, and providing assistance to all members in a helpful manner. To apply, pick up and return an application at either fitness center or Residence Life and Housing. The application can also be printed out here. Filling out an application does not guarantee a position is available, however all applications will be kept on file until the end of the academic year. Much of the hiring occurs towards the end of April for the following academic year. A full job description can also be found here.

Personal Trainers - This position is primarily responsible for creating and demonstrating basic exercise programs to Fitness Center Members. An 8-week training course is required for the application process. The personal training course is a non-credit class offered every spring semester that is open to everyone. Completion of course does not guarantee employment. The class will be in the Spring Semester; Tuesday from 5:15 - 7:00 and Sunday afternoons. To learn more about the class and position, the informational session will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:30 in Lanigan 107. A full job description can also be found here.

Group Exercise Instructors - This position is primarily responsible for leading a variety of group exercise classes including kickboxing, step, toning, indoor cycling and yoga. An 8-week training course is required for application process. The group exercise instructor and yoga courses are non-credit classes offered every spring semester and are open to everyone. Completion of course does not guarantee employment. A full job description can also be found here. The informational session will be Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 pm in Campus Center 205.

Student Managers - This position is an unique and exciting leadership opportunity that is reserved for current student employees. The student managers have a variety of responsibilities including direct supervision of student staff, public relations, staff development, maintenance of equipment and assistance in all the overall Fitness Center programming. Student manager positions are also available for the personal training and group exercise programs.

Graduate Assistantship - The graduate assistants for the Fitness Centers work with the Fitness Center Manager in assuring the efficient and effective function of both facilities. A successful candidate for the position must be a full-time graduate student and matriculated into a graduate program at SUNY Oswego by the start of the employment. The next anticipated opening(s) will be for the Fall 2014 semester. For more information, check out the full job description.