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NC State University

Parks, Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management Jobs and Academic Opportunities Newsletter – Summer I 2024

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


ACADEMIC Positions

Fall 2024 Academic Support Program For Student-Athletes

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

Assistant Professor – Sport & Recreation Management, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management – James Madison University

The Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, & Recreation Management at James Madison University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Sport & Recreation Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, set to begin in Fall 2024. The Hart School is an affiliate academic unit in the College of Business. The Hart School serves approximately 1,000 students in both Sport & Recreation Management and Hospitality Management along with a Sport & Recreation Leadership program with more than 40 students at the Master’s level. Our mission is to engage in transformational education through innovative teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We seek an innovative and collaborative faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in Sport & Recreation Management and possibly graduate courses in Sport & Recreation Leadership (3/3 teaching load). Applicants should have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in Sport and Recreation Management. The applicant must be able to show evidence of a clear research agenda, work independently on research, and be willing to engage in collaborative scholarship with faculty and students across disciplines. The applicant should also be prepared to engage in service to the university, community, department, and profession.

Lecturer in Recreation Management – App State University

Appalachian State University is searching for a one year lecturer in recreation management. Details about the position and required application materials can be found here. The start date for this position is August 12th. Review of applications will begin immediately. The application period closes on July 1st.

Lecturer in Outdoor Recreation and Park Management – University of Tennessee

The School of Natural Resources in the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture is seeking a Lecturer of Outdoor Recreation and Park Management to establish a nationally recognized program in outdoor recreation and park management. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track, regular, faculty position. The position supports the undergraduate BS program in Forestry with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation and Park Management (ORPM) and contributes to a robust teaching program in outdoor recreation and park management. The Outdoor Recreation and Park Management concentration in the School of Natural Resources is new to the University of Tennessee. This is an exciting opportunity to build a new program from the ground up and have significant input in how the concentration operates.

Assistant Director, Civic and Campus Engagement – The Rachel Carson Council – Washington, D.C.

The RCC seeks an aspiring, creative, committed, and flexible environmental leader toward the beginning of their career, willing to help expand and innovate at a small, but respected and growing organization. The ideal candidate will combine the imagination, empathy and writing of Rachel Carson with her dedication to connecting with a wide network of academics, activists, NGOs, and writers to protect the environment through education, writing and advocacy, bringing impeccable, but accessible, science and solutions to the public and policy makers.

Assistant Professor- Natural Resources and Recreation Management – Marshall University

Marshall University’s Department of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences (College of Science) seeks a qualified and dedicated individual for a tenure-track position at rank of Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Recreation Management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

This position provides an opportunity to contribute to the academic growth and development of students while engaging in impactful research related to natural resources, recreation, tourism, sustainability, human dimensions of the environment, outdoor/environmental education, adventure programming, or other closely related disciplines. Any inquiries may be directed to gager@marshall.edu

Career Line Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Faculty – Parks, Recreation, Tourism – University of Utah

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in the College of Health at the University of

Utah is pleased to announce a career-line assistant professor (lecturer) position. The Department is looking for a skilled educator who will cover classes in the core curriculum and provide representation on Department, College, and University committees. This appointment will begin January 2025. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching core classes including but not exclusive to introductory and mid-level courses in parks, recreation, and tourism management. Preference will be given to individuals with skills and interests in teaching the business and management of parks, recreation and tourism services (e.g., financial management, personnel, marketing, facilities, etc.). Service based responsibilities representing the Department on College and University committees may also be required.

EDUCATIONAL Opportunities

Student Presenters Needed – 2024 ACC Sports Sustainability Conference

The 2024 ACC Sports Sustainability Conference is being held July 10-12 at the University of Miami. One of the sessions at this conference will be student-led. The planning committee is currently looking for potential student presentations. Information, including FAQs follows including examples of previous student presentations. Learn how ACC institutions leverage their academic and athletic strengths to green their gameday for people, planet and our collective future.

Sponsored by the ACC Sports Sustainability Team, the 2024 ACC Sports Sustainability Conference unites and magnifies the ACC’s winning traditions in sports sustainability.

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Fall Internship – Athletic Communications Intern – NC State University

The NC State Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for an 11-month internship (Aug – June) in Athletics Communications. The interns will report to the Director of Athletic Communications and will assist the Athletics Communications office with coverage of the university’s 22-sport varsity athletics program. The anticipated start date is August 2024 with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2024. Dates are somewhat flexible. The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $12.50 with a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Part-Time Position at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (Cary, NC) – Game Day Operations

The USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) opened in 2007 and since has hosted the 2011 Pan American Team, 2009 USA Baseball World Cup Team, 2008 and 2020 United States Olympic Baseball Team, and the 2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels home baseball schedule. This year the National Training Complex will once again serve as the host site for the National High School Invitational. Additionally, USA Baseball will hold the Collegiate National Team, 12U-15U National Teams, the annual National Team Identification Series, and various Prospect Development Pipeline events.

2024 Fall Internship: Event Coordination Intern – NC State University

NC State Student Centers oversees the operation of Talley Student Union, Witherspoon Student Center, and Outdoor Event Spaces. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for the NC State Community. In support of the university’s educational mission, we serve as a cornerstone for student growth, learning, and involvement through the highest quality services and facilities. In 2015, we opened the newly renovated Talley Student Union, a 283,000 square foot facility that serves as the hub of student life at NC State University.

Operating within the division of Campus Enterprises, NC State’s division for retail and hospitality, we approach achieving university goals with a unique blend of student success, customer service and a focus on the physical environment.

UNICEF For Every Child – Paid Internship

A paid internship is being offered by UNICEF! As an intern, you will analyze data, examine research and government policies, and gather information from residents about the city’s needs, Interviewing key city stakeholders and summarizing research. In our city, interns will play an important role in some of the most important decisions. Each child will benefit from the perspectives and expertise of the student.


Athletics Program Supervisor – Town of Wendell

The Athletics Program Supervisor plans, coordinates, and supervises a variety of athletic and leisure time activities for the citizens of the community. Work involves considerable planning and scheduling of activities and contact with participants and temporary staff. The employee modifies existing programs in concert with the requested needs of the community; recruits part-time and volunteer staff as well as participants; publicizes program activities; coordinates activities with center staff; and supervises the successful implementation of such programs. Employee also is responsible for ordering equipment and supplies and maintaining the appearance and safety of assigned grounds, buildings, and other facilities.

Camp Staff Wanted: Summer Opportunities at YMCA Camp Seymour

YMCA Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor, Washington has Summer 2024 Overnight Camp positions! This opportunity is great for students studying education, recreation, leadership, environmental science, those that are involved with campus outdoor recreation, or who just love to get outside! Our positions offer students the chance to gain transferable skills, have a summer of growth, and the ability to connect with peers from around the world. We provide housing and food for staff throughout the duration of our season as well as 2-3 weeks of paid training depending on the position. We are able to offer internships for students who are looking to satisfy degree requirements or to gain experience and knowledge in a field they care about.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation: Utility Craftsman – Idaho Falls, ID

As a versatile team player, you’ll contribute to construction, trades, maintenance, and more, reporting directly to the Recreation Site Maintenance Foreman, in our East Region Office. Your role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from constructing diverse structures like buildings, bridges, and hangars to handling remodeling tasks. Operating heavy equipment, interpreting blueprints, and conducting surveys will be second nature. Your skill set will extend to trades such as concrete work, carpentry, and steel erection. Plumbing, electrical work, landscaping, and equipment maintenance will also fall within your expertise. Stepping into a leadership role, you’ll supervise project assistants, maintain meticulous records, and provide valuable insights to other jurisdictions. Your attention to detail ensures excellence in every task you tackle.

Environmental Health Program Manager – Watershed Management

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the environment? If so, this is the position for you! The Environmental Services Department provides opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth. You will be working with a team of scientists and engineers of diverse backgrounds, bringing expertise and experience from various sectors – government, industry and academia – with a passion to protect the environment. The Water Quality Division strives for first‐class service delivery and continued national recognition by making contributions that have broader impacts and implications beyond the County. The Watershed Management program is an integral part of the Water Quality Division. As the Watershed Management Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to rapidly learn, lead and participate in projects that support the nationally recognized and award-winning Water Quality Division that is striving for international recognition.


Recreation Leader – Front Desk Lake Lynn – Raleigh

Recreation Leaders assists recreation facility directors and assistant directors in overall management and operation of the facility and recreation programs. Recreation Leaders are considered essential staff and can supervise a facility in the absence of a full time staff member. This position requires an extensive amount of training, including Safety, First Aid/CPR and Fire Safety, which will be provided.

Camp Tekoa Staff Positions

Work at Camp! Camp Tekoa is hiring students who want to live, work and play in an outdoor environment. Join hundreds of other staff your age from all over the world. Make friendships! Make an impact! Get paid to play in chacos and t-shirts! Apply today and have YOUR life changed.

We are still hiring: Ropes Course Facilitators, Lifeguards and Family Group Leaders (Counselors)! We have managed many internships in the past and are happy to work with you!

Gipson Play Plaza Manager at Dix Park

Reporting to the Dix Park Executive Director and working closely with staff across the Raleigh Parks system, the ideal candidate is a dedicated and motivated individual who can stay highly organized, multi-task, take initiative, and build and maintain good relationships internally and externally. This position is responsible for ensuring the Gipson Play Plaza offers a world class visitor experience. The GPP Manager must anticipate the needs of a busy and dynamic park; expand and manage relationships with public and private partners at the operational level, manage capital and operating projects, grow and expand earned revenue opportunities, and work closely with our maintenance team.

Outdoor Recreation Planner – Bureau of Land Management

Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource.

These positions are located in Barstow and Needles, California as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Information about the surrounding areas can be found here: Barstow & Needles, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

California Desert District | BLM

Northeastern States District | BLM

Outdoor Recreation Planner – National Park Service

The position Outdoor Recreation Planner, GS-0023-09 located at Congaree National Park in Hopkins NC.This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expected to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Community Planner – National Park Service

This Community Planner GS-0020-11 Term position is located at the following location: Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell MA. This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expected to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Parks Director – Catawba County, NC

Catawba County is recruiting a strategic, self-motivated Parks Director to lead the Catawba County Park System, ensuring alignment of all park system policies, operations and development with the Board of Commissioners’ strategic vision and the County’s performance outcomes. The Catawba County Park System is comprised of nearly 1,500 total acres of preserved natural habitat across four parks featuring 48 miles of trails and a variety of amenities maintained for passive recreation.

Marketing & Operations Coordinator – Outdoor Recreation Industry – Denver, CO

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry (OREC) Office, a division within OEDIT, is seeking a Marketing & Operations Coordinator, reporting to the Deputy Director of the OREC Office. The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (“OEDIT”) was created to foster a positive business climate that encourages economic development through support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado. A comprehensive slate of programs within OEDIT’s divisions support economic development efforts for all Colorado businesses – new and expanding, traditional and emerging, small and large – including retention programs to ensure the continued competitiveness of Colorado’s economic base, and job training to keep Colorado’s workforce the best in the nation.

Temporary Outdoor Education Instructor – Reidsville, NC

NC State University’s Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center is seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for our fall program season beginning August 19, 2024 and ending November 22, 2024.

The Penn 4-H Center provides day and overnight programs to elementary, middle, and high school students on our 220 acres in Reidsville, NC. Program staff Provide instruction for nearly 20 programs in environmental science and cultural history to elementary school students in the Environmental Education Program. Topics include aquatic ecology, forest measurements, predator/prey relationships, wildlife habitats, pioneer living history, canoeing and much more. Staff also facilitate team challenges and Low and High Ropes course elements with students in the Soaring Thru Spaces program. A 2 week paid staff training is provided at the beginning of the season (tentatively Aug 19- 30) and as part of that there will also be a 3 day high ropes course training provided that staff are required to attend.

Adventure and Sport Programs Coordinator – Red Rocks Community College, Colorado

The Adventure and Sport Program Coordinator oversees and administers the daily operations of the adventure program, which includes outdoor adventure trips such as mountain biking, outdoor climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, and snowshoeing, the sports programs, special events, the indoor climbing wall, equipment rental, student development, teambuilding programming, monitoring budgets and researching vendors, maintaining records, equipment, and inventories, marketing, planning, and reporting. This position ensures compliance with risk management, safety, and injury policies and procedures. The Adventure and Sport Program Coordinator provides leadership and supervision of 15+ student employees including timesheet processing, overseeing development and assessment of learning outcomes, and coordinating the Trip Leader apprentice training program. This position oversees administration of the CPR/AED/First Aid and outdoor certifications of employees.


Sales & Services Assistant – Visit Greenville, NC & Play Greenville NC Sports

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team as an entry level Sales & Services Assistant. In this role, you will be responsible for working with sports groups, family reunions, and meeting and convention groups that have already been booked by our sales staff. You will be responsible for ensuring that these groups have a successful and enjoyable experience in Greenville-Pitt County.

Event Manager – Marriott Hotels – Raleigh, NC

Like people? Like planning? Come work with us! The Stateview Hotel is seeking a dynamic Event Manager who has the passion and talent to join our Sales team. We are looking for talented people who have a genuine passion for service. Our Core Values involve personal development, people, and a desire for wanting them to succeed. We believe each member of our team has a key part to play in our delivery of outstanding service and memorable experiences for each guest. We want a hotel that people want to come to, not through. Find out today what a career with Pyramid Global Hospitality at the StateView Hotel can mean for you!

THC – Community Liaison, Texas Main Street Program – Austin, TX

This position provides essential support to the Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) and the network of 90 communities across Texas. The TMSP is a downtown revitalization effort with more than a 40-year track record of assisting Texas communities of various sizes. This is one of several programs housed within the Community Heritage Development Division (CHD) in the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

Under the direction of the TMSP state coordinator and assistant state coordinator, the community liaison will ensure that TMSP has foundational data for a well-rounded understanding of local program staffing, assets, preservation initiatives, and performance to inform the TMSP team and national Main Street America accreditation process. The community liaison will develop relationships with local program participants and ensure that stakeholders (Main Street managers, board members, city staff, and partners) are actively developing a preservation-based foundation of Main Street America’s revitalization strategy, the Main Street Approach™. To this end, the liaison will work with TMSP staff to organize and implement an annual virtual and in-person educational curriculum while tracking local programs’ completion of continuing education opportunities

Social Media Manager – Discover Durham

For the Social Media Manager role, Discover Durham requires someone dedicated to increasing awareness of Durham’s attractiveness as a visitor destination across social networks by creating, curating and publishing content. From a leisure marketing perspective, the manager will execute the organization’s social-first content strategy as well as develop new ways to engage with new and returning visitors as well as those who are proud of and regularly engage with the Durham community. The manager will be a strategic contributor responsible for planning an editorial calendar and producing content as well as developing social media campaigns and tracking KPIs that align with the larger Marketing team’s goals. This person will serve as a social media expert within the organization and advise different departments and leadership on approaches and executions.

Event Planner – Charlotte Country Club

Our Event Planners work to deliver first class event services and exceed Member expectations. Our Event Planners give very personalized assistance to our Members by providing a “high-touch experience” that includes helping the host in almost every aspect of their event. Our Event Planners, working as a team with culinary, service and facilities teams, are keenly focused on providing a “five star” personalized and professional service.

With social grace, dedication, creativity, and finely tuned attention to detail, our Event Planning Team plans a variety of banquet functions. Some include wedding ceremonies and receptions, dinner dances, Monday Golf Outings, cocktail receptions, business meetings, celebration dinners, holiday parties, and more. Our Club is a vibrant and busy operation twelve months of the year.

Event Operations Manager – Fusion Sound and Lighting – Greensboro, NC

Are you a young, excited individual looking to join a young, dynamic, and energetic team that breaks the 9-5 standard and works to push the company further? If so, we may have the perfect job for you! From coordinating gear and staff to implementing efficient systems, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that every event is a resounding success. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for organization, you will streamline processes, optimize workflows, and uphold the highest standards of quality at every turn. Join us in shaping unforgettable experiences and making memories that last a lifetime.


Assistant Coach, Women’s Rugby – Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte’s Royals began their four-year transition into the Division I ASUN Conference on July 1, 2022 and became the only North Carolina school to play in the ASUN.

This position is considered a Responsible Employee for purposes of the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. As such, this position is required to report any incident of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence to the university’s Title IX Coordinator when made aware of such. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible,12-month position that reports to the Head Coach, Women’s Rugby.

Retail Golf Instructor/Teaching Professional – PGA TOUR Superstore – Raleigh, NC

As the leading specialty golf retailer, PGA TOUR Superstore proudly offers you the opportunity to earn competitive pay as you pursue your passion into a lasting golf career. With a private, technology-rich environment in which the Golf Instructor can operate, all lessons are taught within a private golf simulator driven by industry-leading launch monitor technology and outfitted with high-speed video capture from multiple camera angles. Emerging technologies in ground force pressure mapping or 3D motion analysis are also available at a growing number of retail store locations which help our instructors tailor game improvement game plans that inspire people to play their best and achieve their goals.

Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach – Duke University

Duke University is seeking a qualified candidate for the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach / Goalkeeper Coach position. This position will assist the Head Coach with the organizing, planning and coaching of the Women’s Soccer team.

Player Development and Video Assistant – Duke University

Duke University is seeking a qualified candidate for the Player Development and Video Assistant position. This position will assist the women’s basketball program with day-to-day operations.

Associate Director of Sports Marketing – Duke University

Duke University is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Associate Director of Sports Marketing with a concentration in Women’s Basketball. This position will oversee the development, coordination and implementation of the Women’s Basketball marketing plan for Duke University. The successful candidate will be a key team player in building revenue generation, game day atmosphere, branding and community outreach.

Account Executive, Group Sales – Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE) is seeking a passionate, committed, high-energy sales person to sell group tickets for our organization. As a Group Sales Account Executive you should be highly motivated and organized with an outgoing personality. HSE provides valuable benefits and competitive time off policies to help you and your family lead healthy, balanced lives.

Head Swim Coach/Aquatics Coordinator – Salem College

The Head Swim Coach and Aquatics Coordinator is a dual role which has oversight of pool and facility maintenance and coaches the Swim Team. This person will need to be able to solve on-the-job issues by utilizing effective critical thinking and decision making skills and possess the ability to work with diverse populations. The Head Swim Coach and Aquatics Coordinator must be able to enforce pool policies and be able to communicate effectively why policies are in place. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that reports to the Director of Athletics.

Assistant Tennis Pro – Invited Clubs – Raleigh, NC

The Assistant Tennis Professional is responsible for assisting the Tennis Director with all Club tennis activity programming, including developing and promoting racquets programs for all age groups.

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