Harvard Recreation Employment




Group Exercise Instructor Training Course - Spring 2017 Edition

Do you think you'd make a good group fitness instructor?  Do you love motivating people to get healthy, fit and happy? This fall, we are looking for motivated individuals to enroll in our training course to become group exercise instructors.  Upon completion of the course, you will take the ACE Group Exercise Instructor Certification exam. Once certified with ACE, you will have the opportunity to take part in an apprenticeship and audition to teach classes on the Harvard Recreation group fitness schedules, at MAC and Hemenway.  The cost for materials and the exam is $240.  We will be offering a limited number of scholarships to undergraduates to cover the cost of the program. See below for more details.

Benefits of becoming a group fitness instructors with a nationally accredited ACE certification: 

  • Gain employment at fitness centers all over the country  
  • Learn valuable public-speaking skills, which translate into almost any career!
  • Stay fit and healthy while earning extra income
  • On-campus employment opportunities
  • Inspire, motivate and transform lives
  • So much fun!

The course will meet Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm, as well as occasional weekend days from February 3 to May 5, 2017 at the MAC.  For more information and to apply, contact Area Fitness Manager Dawn Stenis at dawn.stenis@fitcorp.com. And check out this article: 7 SIGNS YOU'RE MEANT TO BE A GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR


Group Exercise Instructors

Harvard offers a full schedule of recreation classes including yoga, Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, water fitness, ZUMBA and more. We are always looking for talented and motivated instructors. Candidates are required to possess a current CPR certification and a nationally accredited Primary Group Fitness certification such as ACE, AFAA, SCWfit, or NDEITA.  If you are certified, enthusiastic, reliable, and want to join a fun and supportive team contact fitness managers Ariel Wahl ariel.wahl@fitcorp.com and Laurel Mathiesen laurel.mathiesen@fitcorp.com. Indicate formats taught, certification type and availability in your email.


Personal Trainers

Malkin Athletic Center and Hemenway Gymnasium, both located on the campus of Harvard University, are looking for an experienced (at least 1 year), full-time personal trainer to work with a diverse University community. He/she must have a current personal training certification through a nationally recognized, IHRSA accredited organization (such as NASM, NSCA, ACSM, etc) as well as have current CPR/AED certifications. This trainer must be open to working a varied schedule, have the ability to effectively manage his/her schedule, work as part of a team, and deliver superior customer service.

Interested individuals can contact Hemenway Fitness Manager, Laurel Mathiesen laurel.mathiesen@fitcorp.com.


Fitness Floor Trainers

Qualifications: Current (or in pursuit of) nationally recognized Personal Training certification and CPR/AED certification.

Description: The Fitness Floor Trainer will supervise the strength and cardio areas in order to create an environment where the member is exercising in a safe, clean, comfortable, and non-intimidating environment. The Floor Trainer will deliver customer service by providing safe and appropriate fitness information and instruction to members. The Floor Trainer position is a stepping stone to becoming a full time Personal Trainer or Fitness Specialist, they may also supplement time through personal training and teaching group exercise classes at their discretion outside of scheduled hours.

Interested individuals can contact Hemenway Fitness Manager, Laurel Mathiesen laurel.mathiesen@fitcorp.com.

 


Recreation Center Staff

This position entails, but is not limited to greeting members, controlling access, providing excellent customer service to members, monitoring fitness areas, cleaning and organizing the equipment, etc. At this time, we are accepting applications for RCS positions at the Malkin Athletic Center and Hemenway Gymnasium. Please contact Jonathan Keefe (jonathan.keefe@fitcorp.com) to begin the application process.


Water Fitness Instructor

Qualified candidates will have a nationally recognized Water Fitness Certification (i.e., AEA, SCW) and CPR certification. Please contact Laurel Mathiesen laurel.mathiesen@fitcorp.com to apply and schedule an audition.

 


Sailing Center Steward

 

The Harvard Sailing Center is looking for stewards to monitor the boathouse. Responsibilities include: open, close and monitor the Harvard Sailing Center. Greet and monitor recreational members and assist them with rigging if necessary. Monitor boats sailing and assist with capsize recovery/rescue if necessary. Monitor weather and close down if necessary. Lead rigging and facility orientations for new/potential members. Perform small custodial and maintenance tasks during down time. Requirements: rigging, sailing and capsize recovery of small dinghies. Motorboat driving competence. Hourly Pay: $10. Hours: 1-7pm weekends and selected weekdays, June 1-August 31. Contact: Bern Noack, Assistant Sailing Coach at bcnoack@fas.harvard.edu or 857-998-0979.


Lifeguards

 The Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for Lifeguards for the Blodgett and Malkin Pools. Applicants should have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training including CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers. To schedule a tryout, please contact Miles Keesy at mkeesy@fas.harvard.edu.


Stadium Bubble Monitor

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently seeking front desk monitors for its winter bubble. The bubble serves as an indoor athletic facility for university varsity and club teams as well as various non-Harvard groups from January through mid-March.

Primary responsibilities of the monitor will include:
  • Enforcing bubble schedule among users
  • Ensuring that the 150-person capacity limit is enforced, while keeping all outside groups and guests from entering the bubble
  • Maintain upkeep of facility by reminding and helping users return all equipment to designated areas
  • Opening and closing facility – locking doors, turning on and off lights
  • Assisting in facility closures, emergency situations when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
For more information, please contact Kyle Pasake at dha-ops@fas.harvard.edu.