Full and part-time jobs, internships, academic opportunities, and volunteer
Full and part-time jobs, internships, academic opportunities, and volunteer
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NC State University

Parks, Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management Jobs and Academic Opportunities Newsletter – November 2023

Full and part-time jobs, internships, academic opportunities, and volunteer events inside

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ACADEMIC Positions

Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) – On Campus Job for Spring


Located centrally on campus, the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) supports the academic, personal, and professional development needs of all student-athletes at NC State. Each semester, hundreds of Wolfpack student-athletes benefit from ASPSA’s tutoring services thanks to the efforts of our support staff.


  • Tutor: Provide individual, small group, and/or drop-in style content tutoring based on specific academic courses
  • Academic Mentor: Work on academic skills such as time management, goal setting, self-advocacy, test preparation, note-taking, and reading comprehension
  • Writing Assistant: Work in ASPSA’s writing center to support writing across multiple disciplines

To find more about the qualifications for each position and the application, you can visit our website: go.ncsu.edu/aspsa

NC State College Advising Corps

NC State College Advising Corps hires recent graduates to serve as AmeriCorps college advisers in high-need, rural high schools in North Carolina. AmeriCorps College advisers support students in underserved communities plan for, apply to, and enroll in college. The AmeriCorps college adviser role is a 1-2 year paid service position. It is a great opportunity to gain experience in the field and gain many transferable skills while making a positive impact in communities. We seek service-minded individuals to help empower students across the state!

Our current vacancies are:
James Kenan High School in Duplin County
Northampton County High School in Northampton County

To learn more and apply, please visit https://go.ncsu.edu/cac

Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Success Program – Johnson C. Smith University

Reports to the Director of the Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence. The Assistant Director will work to meet the academic support needs of student-athletes. Specifically, this person will have oversight of the program administration and all aspects of academic advising and success coaching team for student-athletes; monitoring of daily, evening and some weekend study hall requirements.

GIS Manager II – University of South Carolina

Responsible for oversight and management of the requirements contained in the University’s campus wide site license agreement with ESRI, as well as being the primary GIS support contact for University-related research, teaching, outreach and service that contains a geospatial component. Coordinate and provide geospatial technology-related training and guest lectures/presentations throughout campus on the application of geospatial technology to a wide array of disciplines. Coordinate and provide consultation and support throughout campus on geospatial technology issues, and issues related to the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) license contract. Supervised by the Chair of Geography Department who will provide direction, general guidelines, and set priorities.

Nature and Health Alliance Program Manager – Texan by Nature

Texan by Nature is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Nature and Health Alliance, a nationwide collaboration between leading universities and other research organizations. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance understanding of, foster evidence for, and communicate about the relations between nature and health. See the full job description. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample by November 15, 2023, to Joni Carswell via email at jobs@texanbynature.org.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management – Clemson University

Currently the Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area within the PRTM program at Clemson University serves 200+ students and growing. We seek a faculty member who will continue the program’s excellence in teaching, demonstrate an emerging line of fundable research related to sport, have expertise in contemporary quantitative analyses, translation, and application and exhibit a proficiency in open-source statistical tools (e.g., R, Python). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty across the PRTM department, College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, and broader university; conduct relevant research, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, advise and mentor graduate students through theses and dissertations, engage in departmental, college, and university service, and carry out other departmental duties as required.

Assistant Professor of Recreation Sciences – East Carolina University

East Carolina University seeks an individual for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sports Management in the Department of Recreation Sciences (RCSC) within the College of Health and Human Performance for an August 2024 start date.

Primary responsibilities of the position are to: Teach in the graduate and undergraduate sports management concentration and within the shared core classes in Sports Management and Recreation Sciences; Contribute to the advancement and promotion of Sports Management concentration within the undergraduate and graduate programs; Supervise Sports Management student field experiences, mentor students on academic procedures and career goals, and engage in outreach within the region.

9 Month Teaching Instructor Position – Recreation Sciences – East Carolina University

East Carolina University seeks an individual for a nine-month, fixed-term Teaching Instructor with experience in Sport Management and/or Community Recreation in the Department of Recreation Sciences (RCSC) within the College of Health and Human Performance for an August 2024 start date.

Duties include teaching within the shared core classes in Sport, Recreation, and Park Management; Contributing to the advancement and promotion of the undergraduate program in Recreation and Park Management; Supervising student field experiences; and mentoring students on academic procedures and career goals.

Expectations include delivery of instruction and mentoring with a learner-centered approach; curriculum leadership; and providing meaningful service to the University, community, and profession. Candidates must possess a master’s degree in Recreation and Park Management, Sports Management, or a related area.

Director of Development – TennGreen Land Conservancy

TennGreen seeks a Director of Development to strategically capitalize on recent successes and continue our record-breaking growth, ultimately expanding a successful program to build upon the financial resources necessary to further our urgent mission. We are looking for a Strategist to join our successful team. The Director is responsible for providing leadership for TennGreen in planning and implementing strategies to maximize support from all of its constituencies for institutional priorities.

Open-Rank Faculty Position – Health Technology And/Or Artificial Intelligence And HealthFor Recreation, Sport And Tourism – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

We seek candidates with an interdisciplinary research agenda in recreation, sport and/or tourism that addresses technology to promote health and well-being. Examples of research areas that align with this position include (but are not limited to): adoption of technologies, adaptive technologies, spatial analytics/geographic analysis, big data methods, especially those using (AI), and other AI and health technologies for health in the contexts of recreation, sport and tourism.

UIUC is hiring a cluster of faculty in the broadly themed area AI for Community Health to promote and support health and well-being. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty members hired as part of the cluster. The cluster will be supported by multiple research centers which will provide resources and support to develop this important research area. Participating centers include the Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) in the Grainger College of Engineering, the Center on Aging, Health, and Disability (CHAD) in the College of Applied Health Sciences, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research, among others.

Faculty Position: Clinical Assistant Professor – Arizona State University

The School of Community Resources and Development in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, invites applications for one, full-time, benefits-eligible, academic-year (9 month), career-track position of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. Application deadline is January 1, 2024; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Project Evaluator – NC State Extension

The Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences is seeking a full- time Project Evaluator to lead program evaluation, data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts for a Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) funded project focused on improving nutrition and physical activity access across 10 counties across NC. Applicant screening will begin late January 2024.

Questions? Contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Virginia C. Stage: virginia_stage@ncsu.edu



INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Two Internship Positions with the Carolina Flyers Ultimate Team

Social Media Intern: Manage Carolina Flyers social media accounts (Facebook, Tic Toc, Instagram and X); In conjunction with Carolina Flyers social media plan create a plan for an overarching social media strategy and steps to execute; Brainstorm new ways to engage followers and create enticing content; Engage with followers to grow Carolina Flyers audience; Create graphics and/or videos for social media channels; Schedule posts on a weekly basis; In season capture practice and game content for postings.

The Social Media Intern position is an unpaid internship and will likely require around 5-10 hours per week. Option to work remotely. Interested students, please send resume and cover letter to jonathan@carolinaflyersultimate.com

Ultimate Street Team: Explore community event, sporting events, and other gather opportunities to promote the Carolina Flyers; Create an interactive experience that helps promote and highlight the Carolina Flyers and the sport of professional Ultimate Disc; Be available for in-person promotions and enthusiastically promote the team; Candidate should be able to lift 50 pounds; Ideal candidates are looking for an opportunity to learn how to create and execute a grassroots marketing program this is enhanced by the enthusiasm of the Ultimate Street Team member.

The ideal candidates should have some sports management and marketing classes completed. Be enthusiastic and outgoing and available some weekends. Event activation pay available. A fan of Ultimate disc would be a plus. Internship time frame Dec – June. Send cover letter and resume to jonathan@carolinaflyersultimate.com

Sports Broadcast Operations Internship

SMT’s Durham-based operations team supports sports broadcast all across North America, in a variety of ways. The scope of this department includes help desk technical support for clients utilizing our technology, our travel team’s on-site operation of our broadcast technology and our recent addition of a remote production studio at our HQ.

The Sports Broadcast Operations Intern will be exposed to all elements of our operations department. This includes the completion of SMT’s internal Certification Training program, traveling to support at least 1 remote event and supporting events from our remote production studio. Interns will work directly with the managers of these teams throughout the course of their internship, as well as completing a system build as their final project.

Cary Christian School Sports Management Internship

Cary Christian School is looking for sports management interns for January through May 2024. The time window will be afternoons and evenings and potentially on a Saturday or two. This person will work be involved primarily in the events and practice portion of our program where the focus is on game day administration. In addition this individual could be involved in any of the following areas: logistics, eligibility, facilities, recognition, and branding. Further the athletic director would be happy to set aside time to give overviews based upon experience to add to the student’s learning which could also include copies of pertinent documentation that may help them in their professional development. Please contact Athletic Director Jeff Poore, jpoore@carychristianschool.org, or call/text (205) 585-0381.

State of NC Internship – Science Communications & Marketing Intern (In Person)

Department: Natural and Cultural Resources

Division: Museum of Natural Sciences

No less than spending your summer helping to save the world – one Instagram reel, one web post, one newsletter at a time 🙂 Join our team of science communicators & marketers to help share the story of what the Museum does. You’ll refine current skills, gain new ones, engage your creativity, and work to create your own body of work that is both mission driven for the Museum, but also helps add to your portfolio of skills and assets to ensure this internship helps you move forward in this field of work. Ultimately this internship will be shaped by the skills, interests, and enthusiasm you bring to the table. We need many different types of voices, so why don’t you come help us tell our story?

Spring internship opportunity with Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea-Trail is looking for a paid, part-time student intern (10-15 hours per week) for the spring 2024 semester to help our organization fulfill its mission to bring together communities and volunteers to build, maintain, and advocate for an enduring footpath connecting North Carolina’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures and to ensure that all people feel welcome on the trail. A start date in January or February 2024 is preferred and weekly schedule is flexible.

Asheville Tourists Internship Program

The Asheville Tourists internship program is designed to teach students about sport management. All individuals must receive college credit for the internship and a letter from the school must be provided prior to the internship. Interested? Send us your resume! Contact Hannah Martin at hmartin@theashevilletourists.com.

USA Baseball Internships – Multiple Positions

Every year we offer about 20 different internship opportunities and hire about 50 interns in total, under a wide variety of departments, including:

  • Operations
  • Media Relations (Communications/Social Media/Broadcasting)
  • Creative Services (Photo/Video)
  • Baseball Technology/Data Analysis (Player Development//Performance)
  • Accounting
  • Retail
  • Athlete Safety

Wilson Tobs Baseball Summer Internships

We are more than half way through our interview process for the 2024 Summer Internship Program. If you are interested please reach out as soon as possible with your resume, references, and what position you are applying for.

Interns will focus on a specific organizational department but will also receive experience in marketing, sales, media relations, event operations, community relations, and more.

Internship Positions Available:

  • Operations & Event Management
  • Digital Media & Graphics


VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Bridge II Sports

Old State North Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 2nd and 3rd at NC State. Please contact Miles for more information on how to Volunteer.

Contact: milesh@bridge2sports.org

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Carolina Flyers Game Day Volunteers

The Flyers are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic people to assist our operations staff at home games to help provide a fun professional sports experience for our fans. If you are interested in helping out during the 2023 season, please fill out the form linked above. All game day volunteers get into the game for free and get a sweet 2023 Flyers staff t-shirt! We can’t wait to meet you!




Assistant Parks & Recreation Director – City of Albemarle

The City of Albemarle is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the recreation programs, activities, and special events within the Parks and Recreation Department. As The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, you will play a key role in the development, coordination, and management of recreation programs, facilities, and services within the City of Albemarle. You will work closely with the Director of Parks and Recreation to plan, organize, and implement a wide range of activities and initiatives that promote health, well-being, and community engagement.

Arts and Cultural Program Supervisor – Chatham County

The Arts and Cultural Program Supervisor is a new addition to Chatham County Parks and Recreation team and is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and supervising a new and diverse range of art and cultural programs, and events, and instructional classes to serve our residents. This position works closely together with the other Program Supervisors to coordinate programs and special events and must have the ability to work flexible hours, including some required evening and weekend work.

Social Science Technician – Grand Teton National Park

The social science technician works closely with the park social scientist to better understand visitor use and experience, as well as recreation related impacts in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. Major duties include: Developing data collection protocols and sampling plans; Collecting social science data related to visitor use, visitor experience, and visitor related resource impacts, including deploying visitor use monitoring equipment, downloading information from equipment, administering face to face interviews with park visitors, observing visitor behaviors, and using GIS equipment and mobile applications; Organizing and consolidating data to prepare for analysis; Analyzing social science data to answer research questions; Communicate social science research via written reports to a range of audiences.

Associate Director – Learning and Evaluation – KABOOM!

As Director of Learning and Evaluation at KABOOM! you will work to establish a data-informed, learning-focused approach to advancing KABOOM!’s mission of ending playspace inequity through the analysis of research, data, and other information. You will lead KABOOM!’s efforts to map gaps in playspace equity, help to determine the quality of existing playspaces in partnership with municipal and nonprofit networks, and significantly contribute to the measurement of outcomes and outcomes that results from our work. You will work to support KABOOM! staff and external research consultants to expand the organization’s capacity to measure the effectiveness of its work and to advocate for increased investment in closing the playspace inequity gap. You will also support the drafting of funding proposals that demonstrate KABOOM!’s evaluative capacity and support the building of relationships to improve park and playspace equity. Finally, you will support Directors, Vice Presidents, and the CEO as they leverage data, research, and other kinds of information to make the case for ending playspace inequity across the United States.

Track Out Camp Counselors – Triangle Rock Club

We are proud to work with some of the highest quality Camp Counselors in the area and are looking to add to our team! We’re hiring applicants who have a demonstrated passion for climbing and genuine desire to work in youth development. Top candidates are those who are good team players, enthusiastic, and engaging. Enjoys working with user groups that include youth, families, first time customers, and beginner climbers.

Learn more about this role at trianglerockclub.com. To apply submit resume and references to our Programs Manager, Brenna Adams at brenna@trianglerockclub.com.

Parks and Recreation Athletic Specialist – Concord, NC

The purpose of this position is to coordinate the development, implementation, and assessment of recreation and leisure programs held in centers, parks, or other sites around the city.




Director of Tourism Marketing – Fayetteville

Nature of Work: Executes responsible, professional, and supervisory work at DistiNCtly Fayetteville by marketing and promoting Fayetteville and Cumberland County as a destination. Performs professional duties in managing, developing, and implementing tourism marketing programs for DistiNCtly Fayetteville. The position requires independent judgment and discretion in creating concise, error-free informational materials to advance the promotion of the communities of Cumberland County as an ideal destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. The position serves as the direct supervisor to the Tourism Marketing Manager. Work is performed under the supervision of the President and CEO.




Facilities Positions – Epic Careers

As a worldwide leader in the development of software for healthcare organizations, Epic is driving change for an entire industry – and it’s one that affects the quality of life for everyone. Employees will be collaborating with some of the best minds in technology and medicine to make healthcare safer and more efficient.

If you are looking for opportunities, we have a variety of positions (we recruit from liberal arts, business, science, and engineering disciplines), and would love to meet you. Head to www.careers.epic.com to find out more.




NC State Gaming and Esports Lab Student Advisor

NC State Gaming and Esports Lab Advisors provide excellent customer service and assist patrons with specialized gaming needs in the NC State Gaming and Esports Lab located in the Hunt library. Students will staff the Lab, helping users with technologies such as PC gaming stations, video game consoles, streaming software, and more. They will also be responsible for greeting visitors, answering questions and providing introductions to the NC State Gaming and Esports Lab. The incumbent will also work on projects to support the space which may include developing and teaching workshops, broadcasting, recording, or streaming gameplay, supporting events, and exploring new games and platforms.

Coordinator, Business Operations – Olympics/Paralympics

The Coordinator, Business Operations is primarily responsible for supporting the business operations team and for business systems used by the Olympic & Paralympic teams. The Coordinator works closely with the Sr Director of Business operations and other team members across the Business Operations team to develop and manage consistent processes related to systems and business operations. This position will also focus and own special projects with clear deliverables that enhance the efficiency and overall production of the team related to product development, sales, inventory management, guest services and more.

Program Coach – First Tee – Charlotte

Assist, lead, teach, and coach the First Tee Life Skills Experience utilizing the First Tee methodology and curriculum at scheduled classes. Through this experience, you will help young people become responsible future citizens and committed, active golfers. Additionally, you may participate in curriculum development, administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.

Director of Outreach – First Tee – Raleigh Area

The Director of Outreach will be primarily responsible for Community Partnership

programs within the Chapter’s service area. The primary purpose of these programs is to introduce First Tee to historically underserved communities in a way that will inspire youth’s interest and lead to continued participation. Inspired by a genuine passion for empowering and helping young people succeed in life, this person will be a highly visible member in the community, working diligently to promote and expand the efforts of the organization.

Athletics Program Coordinator – Tennis Center – Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for an Athletic Program Coordinator for the Tennis Center to supervise, plan and coordinate the athletic activities and operations of the Recreation Division; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Recreation Division.

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