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

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


ACADEMIC Positions

Quantitative Analysis and Data Science position at Saint Louis University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to announce that we will be seeking to hire a new tenure-track position for a fall 2024 start date. We are seeking a scholar with strengths in Quantitative Analysis and Data Science. The area of expertise is open, as is the rank.

The Sociology and Anthropology Department is a collegial department with opportunities to teach in the graduate program and develop courses for the newly implemented university core. Our new colleague will contribute to our department’s commitment to support the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism – Missouri UniversityTenure Track

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor, with expertise in recreation resource management/human dimensions of natural resources.

The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to research (45%), teaching (45%), and service (10%). We seek candidates to develop an extramurally funded, high-impact research program that addresses contemporary issues related to policy, visitor experiences, behavior and resource management outdoor recreation; interpretation, outdoor education, and environmental communication; environmental conflict management; human dimensions of natural resources; or other aspects of social behavior and resource management in parks, outdoor recreation, and tourism. The successful candidate will typically teach 3-4 courses per year, supporting the two degrees in the undergraduate curriculum (Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism; Natural Resources Science and Management) as well as the graduate program in the School of Natural Resources, focusing on human dimensions of natural resources, outdoor recreation policy, visitor behavior, interpretation of natural and culture resources, and methods in research and evaluation.

Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism – Missouri University – Non Tenure Track

This is a non-tenure-track position 9-month appointment in the School of Natural Resources (SNR; at the University of Missouri (MU), Columbia.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses related to Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Primary responsibilities will include organizing and teaching four undergraduate courses per semester in both spring and fall semesters. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses such as Personnel Management and Leadership; Ethics and Diversity; Park and Sport Facility Operations; Private and Commercial Recreation and Sport; Introduction to Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities; Finance of Sport, Tourism, and Leisure Services; Introduction to Sport, Recreation, and Tourism; or Methods in Research and Evaluation as well as the opportunity to teach a specialty graduate level courses (total of 8 courses per year), along with advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The position will strengthen the education program by teaching across degree emphasis areas to engage students understanding in the field of leisure.

Starting Date: January 1, 2024, or as negotiated

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Justice – University of Washington in Seattle – Apply Before 9/1

The Department of Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington in Seattle is excited to announce a search for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Environmental Justice, beginning fall 2024. We are particularly interested in scholars who also focus on racial justice, and can help our interdisciplinary department build pathways for students to engage with community-based work for racial and environmental justice. Please see for more details, and for information on how to apply.

Faculty, Sport and Movement Science (Recreation, Outdoor & Event Management), Full-Time, Temporary, Fall 2024 – Salem State University

The Sport & Movement Science department at Salem State University is seeking a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2024-2025 academic year. This position is part of a Salem State initiative to expand the potential of our newly re-designed Recreation, Outdoor & Event Management concentration. The ideal candidate will work as a collaborative faculty member committed to academic excellence, innovation, student success, and be eager to help grow the concentration. The position may be reappointed for up to two additional years subject to available funding. With continued growth of the concentration, it is expected there will be employment growth with the addition of tenure track lines in the department.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: West Virginia University School of Natural Resources

The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position starting in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. The successful candidate will focus on the topic of human dimensions associated with visitation in America’s public lands and waters, including National Forests in the Pacific Northwest and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries. The position includes a competitive salary over a 12 month period, renewable annually based upon performance and a full benefits package. Applicants from all backgrounds, including those underrepresented in outdoor recreation science and higher education, are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should email to inquire about these positions. Please include a current CV and cover letter in your email.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Recreation & Sport Management – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites nominations and applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor of Recreation & Sport Management position in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. This is a 9-month, full-time non-tenure track position with the possibility of summer teaching for summer pay (i.e., extra pay).

Close Date: September 2, 2023 or until position is filled

Salary: Commensurate to education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: August 2024 (Fall 2024 Semester)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science (GIS) – Southwestern University

Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science (GIS) to begin in Fall 2024. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by August 1, 2024.Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate (1) academic training in the current theory and methods as well as applications of environmental GIS (2) enthusiasm for developing courses suited to the liberal arts context that reflect inter/transdisciplinary approaches (3) a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students and mentoring undergraduate research and (4) a record of working towards inclusivity, equity, and diversity in their teaching and institutional service.

Dedman College of Hospitality, Teaching Faculty I (9 Month Salaried) – Tallahassee, FL

The Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time Teaching Faculty I position in Recreation and Tourism, beginning approximately August 2023. For information about the program, please visit the web at:

Description: Develop and instruct undergraduate courses in recreation, hospitality, and tourism management. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: recreation, events, hospitality, outdoor activity, tourism management, or conventions and events management. Advise students and provide service to the campus, community, and industry—support ongoing program growth and development.

Required: earned doctorate in Recreation, Hospitality, and/or Tourism Management or a related field from an accredited university.

Preferred: Traditional and online teaching experience in recreation, hospitality, and/or tourism management.

Prior significant industry management experience, excellent oral and written English communication skills, and successful classroom teaching performance.

Contact Info: For more information, please contact Cynthia Johnson at


Part-time Instructor Sport Management (Elon University)

The Department of Sport Management at Elon University seeks to hire part-time instructors for in-person classes, for the 2023-2024 academic year. These appointments are part-time, non-tenure track, and with no guarantee of renewal. Our classes will be in-person either M-W-F, for 70 minutes each class, or T-TH, for 100 minutes each class. We also have a few M-W afternoon classes, for 100 minutes each class.

Courses include but are not limited to: Sport Law, Sport & Media, Sport Communications, Research Methods, Event & Venue Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Promotion & Sales, and Sport Finance. Candidates should have professional experience in sport management industries/fields. A master’s degree is required. A terminal degree is a plus. Applicants should apply by submitting a short letter of interest with their qualifications, current Curriculum Vita (CV) and contact information of at least three references to


Alternative Spring Break Team Leader

People First Tourism Lab has been collaborating with the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement ( for a long while; specifically in the offer of alternative service break programs during Spring Break. Apply now to become a student leader! Selected students are trained in leadership during the Fall semester and then help to plan the trip. As compensation, a portion of your trip will be paid for (depending on the number of student leaders selected and whether you are leading a domestic or international trip). Typically, Student Leadership and Engagement will cover half of the trip cost. Team Leaders will be responsible for fundraising for the balance of their trip.

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

The Bradford Internship – New Hill, NC

The Bradford is nestled on 16 acres in the quaint town of New Hill, North Carolina. It was intentionally designed to embrace the countryside of Europe while incorporating the serenity of home. A place where effortless elegance meets approachable luxury. We are currently hiring for our Fall internship. This position is a semester long position (roughly three months) and pay is $100 per every event worked- minimum total is $1,200. Role and Responsibilities: Assist in planning + logistics for upcoming events; Participate in company’s social media marketing plan; Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of the venue; Assist in blog posts + social media; Assist in planning + executing Open Houses or other events hosted by The Bradford; Create networking + vendor appreciation events; Work weddings and other events at The Bradford; Assist in standard administrative tasks (ex. answering phone calls, inquiries, etc). Please reach out to Molly Fields if you are interested:

Spring 2024 Police Intern – Raleigh, NC

Duties and Responsibilities: Each intern will be scheduled ride-a-long assignments in various divisions throughout the department (Field Operations, Investigations, Special Operations, Wake County Court, Police Records, Public Information Office); Take detailed notes of their experiences; Use observation and critical thinking skills to assess situations; As part of the internship program, the student will be required to give an oral presentation about what they experienced and learned throughout their internship. This presentation will be given to the Command Staff after the completion of all assignments within the internship.

Specialized internships are offered to students on a limited basis to a specific working unit, such as Planning, Social Worker, or the Detective Division. Students requiring more than 160 hours per internship will be classified as a Specialized Intern.

Durham Performing Arts Center – Multiple Internships

Internships at DPAC provide hands-on experience for college students interested in a career in working for live entertainment venues and presenters. Interns have the opportunity to work alongside DPAC staff and participate in valuable career experiences and special projects. As an intern with DPAC, you can get a taste of the management, event services, sales, ticketing, and marketing that are part of DPAC. We look forward to providing our interns with challenging tasks and real learning experiences.

Please contact for questions/concerns.

Available Internships:

Marketing / Public Relations

Box Office / President’s Club Internship

Guest Experience Internship

Audience and Events Service Internship

Durham Sports Commission Internship

Are you passionate about sports and eager to kickstart your career in the sports industry? The DSC Internship Program will allow you to unleash your potential, gain valuable experiences, and make an impact on the vibrant sports community of Durham! To Apply: Contact with an attached resume.

Raleigh Founded is Looking for Interns

This role at Raleigh Founded is designed for students or recent grads who are interested in business, entrepreneurship, event management, HR, operations, project management, design, sales, or other relevant topics, and who are interested in immersing themselves in a community of entrepreneurs and getting hands-on experience with space operations.

Community Coordinators will focus primarily on day-to-day space operations, customer service, community management, administrative tasks, and assisting with sales and leasing but will be introduced into the community to build their professional networks. Staff will also work closely with them to identify professional goals and develop programming and connections specific to their areas of interest.

Any interested student should contact Isabella Dearr (

Wilson Tobs Baseball – Fall Internship

Wilson Tobs Baseball Club has begun their interview process for the 2023 Fall Internship Program. If you are interested please, do the following: Email Mike Bell ( directly with your resume and references and Apply online at TeamWorkOnline:

The Front Office Interns will receive experience in multiple departments within our organization such as marketing, sales, media relations, event operations, community relations, and more!

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Durham Sports Commission – 2023 Champion Durham Classic Basketball Tournament

The Durham Sports Commission is in need of volunteers for the 2023 Champion Durham Classic basketball tournament. The event will take place on December 26th – December 28th at the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are looking for volunteer opportunities. Please reach out to Assistant Director Lulu Black for more information:

Women’s Icepack Media Team

The Women’s Hockey Team at NC State (Women’s Icepack) are looking for more people to join the media team. The team is looking for social media managers, graphic designers, and photographers/videographers. The Women’s Icepack is 4 years old. We won the ACCHL tournament in 2022 and came in second this past season. We are a student organization that is trying to grow to eventually move to be a D3 team. Practices are at 10:45 pm on Sunday nights and games are in Greensboro and other cities. Weekend availability is required and the occasional Friday. Knowledge of hockey is not required but is always welcomed.

Social Media Manager:

  • Create posts for Instagram, Twitter (X), Facebook, and TikTok
  • Create captions for every post
  • Live tweet, post, and update during games
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, Canva, and basic photo editing skills

Graphic Designer

  • Knowledge of Canva, Lightroom, Photoshop, and/or any other graphic design tool
  • Creating graphic designs to be posted on social media platforms
  • Work quickly to create posts for game updates.


  • Has own equipment (not necessarily required)
  • Editing skills
  • Strong knowledge of camera equipment
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Videography skills


Recreation Activities Specialist – Parks and Nature Programs – Garner, NC

The White Deer Park Nature Center is seeking a friendly, motivated Recreation Activities Specialist to plan, implement, and supervise environmental education programs, activities, and camps for all ages!


Capital Project Manager – Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Raleigh Parks is seeking a strategic and self-motivated Capital Project Manager professional who is passionate about enriching our community as a better place to live, work and play. This position supports the Planning and Capital Projects section of the Division of Resources with a focus on the implementation of the Capital Area Greenway Program, Greenway Master Plan, and initiatives of the City of Raleigh’s Strategic Plan. The position also serves as a project manager implementing greenway trail projects included in the Capital Improvement Program, offering the opportunity to work on a variety of park development and planning projects that have a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve.

Historic Oak View County Park Park Aide–Education

A Park Aide–Education serves as a knowledgeable and friendly representative for Historic Oak View, providing educational experiences to school groups and the general public. The park is currently seeking dynamic and engaging individuals from all backgrounds and abilities to join our Part-time Educator team. Although well-rounded candidates are preferred, candidates with an ability to engage visitors will be preferred over those with strong content knowledge.

Afterschool Program Counselor – Morrisville Parks and Recreation

This a part-time weekday counselor position to provide after school care for elementary school aged participants at Cedar Fork Community Center. Counselors would oversee groups during the afternoon for activities, games, homework, and arts & crafts. We are looking for motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to work as After School counselors. The hours are Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. If there are any Early Release, shifts will start earlier.

Vice President of Membership – YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Are you passionate about building strong communities and making a positive impact on people’s lives? We are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven VP of Membership to join our dynamic team at YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Camps and Operations and in conjunction with the VP of Marketing, you will be responsible for driving membership growth and retention through strategic planning, innovative marketing, and exceptional customer service.

Camp Counselor – Apex Parks and Recreation

Camp Counselors make time away from school fun! As a Track Out Camp counselor, you will lead and actively participate in active/passive games, arts and crafts, food experiences, outdoor activities, science experiments and more. Camp Counselors are expected to be role models and provide meaningful experiences for their campers. This position is supervised by the Camp Coordinators and full-time Recreation Program Specialist.

This position is part-time and does not qualify for benefits. This position begins September 18th with 2 weeks of training prior to the first day of Track Out Camp on October 2nd . Hours limited to 40/week and range Monday – Friday between 7am – 6pm. Some examples of shifts are 7:15am – 3:45pm, 8:30am – 5:00pm, or 9:30am – 6:00pm.

Thales Academy (k-5 Apex) – After Care Program

Are you energetic, organized, and responsible? Do you like leading and acting as a role model for youth? If so, please apply! $20 per hour, M-F 3-6pm. Contact: Ms. Mathes at-

Before School and After School Counselor Job Opportunities – Morrisville Parks and Recreation

The Town of Morrisville Parks and Recreation department is hiring part-time before and after school counselors for the upcoming school year. Links to both jobs are below:

Position #1

Position #2


Volunteer Coordinator – DPAC

The Volunteer Coordinator’s role is to serve the volunteers as they serve our community by ensuring all program initiatives run smoothly, expectations are communicated clearly, and appreciation is expressed regularly. Additionally, the Volunteer Coordinator’s goal is to cultivate an atmosphere where volunteers are continually empowered and equipped in their service and feel appreciated for their service.

Event Staff – Part Time Positions – DPAC

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide guests with a positive impression of Durham Performing Arts Center by offering a superior, guest service experience. This position is expected to work cohesively with all employees of DPAC in order to maintain a superior level of service.

Event Operations Technician – DPAC

The Event Operations Technician is responsible for providing facility operations support during all ticketed and non-ticketed events at DPAC. This is a part-time position and hours will vary throughout the year depending on the calendar of events. Hours could range from 10 – 30 hours per week. Typical shifts are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, or 9:00 pm to 4:00 am. AVAILABILITY TO WORK WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, & SOME HOLIDAYS IS A MUST!

Digital Marketing Manager – DPAC

The Digital Marketing Manager’s primary role is to assist the marketing department in integrating business and department objectives into successful digital/online marketing initiatives that create awareness and drive revenue. This role will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing DPAC’s digital marketing for upcoming performances through maximized efforts of selling tickets and maintaining DPAC’s values, mission, and brand. This will include managing DPAC’s social media accounts, serving as the webmaster, assisting with all digital marketing efforts, and departmental support.

This position would report to the Senior Director of Marketing & Sales and would work collaboratively with the entire DPAC Marketing team. The position would also work closely with other staff including members of the Ticketing, Corporate Partnerships, Group Sales, Community Engagement, and Audience & Event Services teams.

Executive Director – NC Blueberry Festival Association · Burgaw, NC

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including the planning, execution, and fundraising for the annual two-day festival which is held the third weekend in June. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in event planning and management, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Average of 30 hours per week with extended hours leading up to and during the festival.


Part-time Community Events Staff – Carolina Hurricanes (Raleigh · NC)

The Carolina Hurricanes are seeking qualified candidates for a Part-Time Community Events Staff position within the Community Outreach department for the 2023-2024 season. The focus of this position is to expand our brand presence in the community and at Hurricanes home games.

The Community Outreach department strives to bring the excitement of hockey and the Hurricanes brand to all ages! Through a wide range of Community Outreach programs, the department not only connects with our biggest fans, but those who have never picked up a stick or witnessed a professional hockey game. Community activities include youth hockey and education programs at local schools, financial and in-kind support of the nonprofit community and presence at social events throughout North Carolina.

Please note, this position is event-based, and hours depend on the number of events scheduled.

Golf Attendant Outside Services in Raleigh, NC

The Outside Services Assistant is responsible for providing the highest level of professionalism and customer service for our Members/Guests by conducting the Golf Operations outside services efficiently. Job duties include: Assist golfers by loading bags, cleaning clubs, and preparing golfers for play ensuring all their needs are met and questions answered; Assist by giving suggestions on proper golf course etiquette; Assist golfers after their rounds by cleaning clubs, delivering them to their cars as needed and checking in the golf carts; Be knowledgeable about events at the Club, course conditions and any information that will be helpful to the Member/Guest, allowing them to enjoy the Club amenities and activities; Assist and coordinate services with other golf operations staff such as range attendants, cart attendants, marshals/starters, etc. to ensure seamless and efficient service to Members/Guests takes place; Must be able to interact with Members/Guests professionally, helping them with changes and last-minute requests as needed.

Need a professional head shot? The NC State Career Development Center is excited to announce the arrival of our Iris professional photo booth. This is a new service of free professional photos for NC State students and staff. The photo booth is self-service with a touch screen, high-quality lighting, and camera equipment. arrow