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

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

Student in the College of Natural Resources uses tools in the wood shop

Don’t miss the College of Natural Resources Internship and Job Fair happening on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Talley Student Center. Join over 40 employers to network and make connections in the fields of parks, recreation, tourism, and sport management. Employers will be looking to fill internships and part-time and full-time job opportunities in a wide range of industries. Make sure to RSPV an attending student so employers will know who will be there!

ACADEMIC Positions

Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management – University of Tennessee

The Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management (RHTM), in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) seeks applications for an Assistant Professor with an emphasis on Hospitality Management. Preferred specialization areas include: (1) Corporate meeting and event planning, (2) Lodging (emphasis on revenue management), or (3) Data analytics. This is a tenure track, nine-month position with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position start date is August 1, 2024. Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three references to:

Assistant Professor in Kinesiology (2 positions) – Towson University

The College of Health Professions invites applications for two tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professors in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2024. One position will be hired based on research and teaching expertise in sport governance and sport-related management including sport facilities and events; the other position will be hired based on expertise in sport and human performance, including coaching, leadership, and recreation coordination and programming. Candidates with expertise in both areas and may expand beyond single disciplinary boundaries are highly valued and encouraged to apply. Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CHP-3714.

2024 Climate Leaders Program Request for Applications

The annual KIETS Climate Leaders Program (CLP) is designed to empower, educate and inspire the next generation to embark on careers and become innovative leaders in addressing climate change. The Program focuses on developing solutions to adapt to, mitigate or reverse negative effects of climate change. KIETS CLP will select NC State students as KIETS Climate Leadership Scholars annually. These Scholars will be supported to work with our world’s best leaders and organizations working on climate change solutions.

More details about the program and the nomination/application process can be found at Nomination and application forms must be submitted online by 11:59 pm, October 22, 2023.

Two open-rank tenure-track faculty positions – Sport Management – University of Illinois

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two open-rank faculty positions in Sport Management, nine-month and tenure-track. We seek candidates with a strong, well-defined research agenda in sport management who have the ability to teach sport management courses and other courses in the RST core. This position builds on the Department’s interdisciplinary strengths in community and organizational development, health and wellbeing, sustainable change, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The start date for these positions will be August 16, 2024.

For full consideration, please submit all required materials by October 10, 2023. Screening of candidates will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please create your candidate profile at and upload the following materials to position numbers AHS22F006 and AHS22F007

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Events Management – Oxford Brookes University

If you are an inspirational and talented colleague who wants to be part of a vibrant community of educators and researchers, then you’ve found us! As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Events Management you will contribute to teaching across our programmes, be supported to pursue your research and engage in knowledge exchange with partners.

We are seeking applications from outstanding individuals who are motivated to shape the future of Oxford Brookes Business School through their teaching and research. If your interests and ambitions align with our mission and vision, then we want to hear from you. Oxford Brookes Business School colleagues are supported to realize their full potential while working as part of an inclusive community to shape tomorrow.

To find out more about this role please review the full Applicant Information Pack, which includes the job description and person specification. You can find all vacancies at Oxford Brookes Business School’s website:

Non-tenure track position – Conservation Education – University of Missouri

Position Description: Assistant Teaching Professor in Conservation Education within the Schoolof Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure-track endowed position with teaching and scholarship or teaching responsibilities. The position will also be affiliated with the Institute of Fisheries, Wetlands and Aquatic Systems. Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting Date: August 2024, or as negotiated. To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at, Job 48723.

Tenure Track Asst. Professor in Climate Justice or Environmental Justice – University of Illinois

The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (GGIS), in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites applications and nominations for a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography with research and teaching experience in Climate Justice and/or Environmental Justice to join a transdisciplinary cluster of new professors focused on Climate Impacts, Risk, and Inequality. We seek applications from individuals with experience in the uneven impacts of climate change and related environmental processes on vulnerable communities, preferably with an urban focus, in any world region. Candidates may use qualitative, quantitative, geospatial, or mixed methods in their work, but we are especially interested in critical human geographers.

TT Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning – Missouri State University

The Department of Geography, Geology and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024 with expertise in community and transportation planning and geography. A Ph.D. in Urban Planning or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach an introductory Urban Studies general education course and have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department’s Community and Regional Planning and Geography and Sustainability major programs, including the community planning practicum (studio) and transportation planning courses. A commitment to undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, mentorship of graduate research within the department’s master’s programs, community engagement, and maintenance of an active research agenda are required. Candidates should be willing to work towards recruitment of students into a growing Planning program. Candidates who have experience working with design software or geospatial applications and can incorporate these into courses are encouraged to apply. Link to ad and application portal:

Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management – Coastal Carolina University

The Conway Medical Center College of Health and Human Performance at Coastal Carolina University, Department of Recreation and Sport Management, announces two (2) full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning in August 2024.

The Recreation and Sport Management department seeks highly qualified individuals who will play integral roles in the continued growth and development of rapidly expanding programs in recreation and sport management. Candidates must possess an earned Doctorate in Recreation, Sport Management, or highly related discipline (ABD considered); excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly productivity; and community/public engagement. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, undergraduate/graduate student advisement, mentoring undergraduate/graduate student research, establishing a record of scholarship and professional service/outreach, commitment to program assessment and accreditation, and collaborating with related academic programs. In addition, successful candidates should demonstrate research and teaching expertise in the following areas, respectively: Outdoor Recreation; Outdoor Leadership; History of National Parks; Leisure, Recreation & Wellness; Sport and Recreation Facilities; or related areas. Apply here:


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

Spring 2024 Internship – Hurricane Junior Golf Tournament

Are you passionate about golf and/or eager to dive into the exciting world of sports management? Look no further than The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Internship!

Step onto the green and into the heart of the action with this unparalleled opportunity to gain real-world experience in the dynamic and competitive realm of junior golf. As a part of our team, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping the future of young golf talent while honing your skills and building a network that could drive your career to new heights.

Ready to tee off your career in sports management? The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Internship is your golden ticket to an unforgettable experience that blends your love for golf with professional growth.

Internship Opportunities – The Merrimon-Wynne House – Raleigh, NC

The Merrimon-Wynne House is currently looking for hardworking, enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are eager to immerse themselves in the events industry. Gain experience, knowledge and contacts as you work hands-on with some of the area’s best vendors to create one of a kind experiences for our clients. Hours and schedule are flexible based on your availability; weekends are required.

General Requirements:

– Applicants should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of event planning and production (opportunity to extend internship/ position)
– College level student–may be completing internship for academic credit
– Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
– In addition to weekend events, weekly office hours are available with a flexible schedule
– Eagerness to learn the events and wedding Industry


– Attend 2-5 weddings per month
– Assisting at weddings and events as scheduled (will have the opportunity to work alongside both our venue team and planning team)
– Upholding expectations of responsibilities
– Maintaining a positive attitude + a willingness to work where you are needed
– Acting as an assistant on styled shoot projects
– Content creating for social media platforms

For more information and to apply, please contact Lucy Stenhouse:

Resort Intern Connection – Hilton Head Island, SC

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2024 Internship Programs hosted on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! Resort Intern Connection will be hosting four different internship time periods; spring, early summer, late summer, and fall.

SPRING 2024 – Feb 16th, 2024 through May 18th, 2024

EARLY SUMMER 2024 – May 13th, 2024 through Aug 17th, 2024

LATE SUMMER 2024 – May 24th, 2024 through Sep 7th, 2024

FALL 2024 – Aug 23rd, 2024 through Nov 30th, 2024

Broad Creek Marina Adventures

Broad Creek Marina Adventures is home to Hilton Head’s only adventure park, Adventure Hilton Head, featuring an outdoor go kart track, a zip line canopy tour, and high ropes challenge courses. We also offer waterfront dining at our restaurant Up the Creek Pub & Grill.

Hilton Head Health

Hilton Head Health (H3) has offered something truly unique since 1976: an effective personalized weight loss and wellness program developed through 40 years of experience – all in a beautiful resort setting on Hilton Head Island!

Island Recreation Center

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. The Association produces, provides and coordinates public recreation programs, wellness activities and community events.

Elite Resort Group of Hilton Head

Located on Hilton Head Island and has four premier timeshare properties. The four timeshare properties maintain Gold Crown resort level service and Certificate of Excellence.

Vagabond Cruise

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island’s original sightseeing and excursions cruise operator located under the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse within the Sea Pines Resort. This internship program allows you to rotate through reservations, food and beverage, vessel operations, and all other departments with the company.

All interns are PAID and housing is provided which is conveniently located on Hilton Head Island! Please make sure to APPLY SOON since the majority of our 2024 positions will be filled before 2023 ends!

Durham Sports Commission Internship Program

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.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Raleigh Parks – Deck the Parks

We need all the elves we can get, that includes you! Help us transform Pullen Park into a winter wonderland! Hundreds of lights, displays, wreaths, and garland need to be unpacked and hung for the holiday season. Help us ‘deck the park’ for a magical experience!

Volunteers will work in small groups or individually to hang lights, wreaths, and orbs. We will be wrapping trees, decorating bushes, running extension cords, putting up trees and more. Some ladder use may be required. By volunteering to help ‘deck the park’, you will be part of the park’s transformation into a winter wonderland.

Work will occur outdoors in October and November. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear/bring layers. Work will be equivalent to light yard work or home holiday decorating. Restrooms are available onsite.

More Raleigh Parks Volunteer Opportunities Here


Volunteer Opportunities with Victory Junction!

Victory Junction is one week away from starting our busy fall family programs! We can’t serve our campers and families without our amazing volunteers who support our weekends, help make sure camp is ready, provide supplies, and so much more. We have endless opportunities for you & your friends, families, students, team, club, or organization to get involved:

Family Weekends – Volunteers get paired with a family and spend the weekend supporting them through activities & meals. These programs run from Friday night to Sunday afternoon and provide the opportunity for families to explore the magic of Camp together!.

Group Volunteer Days – bring a group to camp and work on specific projects to help support the camp. This could range from prepping cabins for families, facility maintenance, or prepping activities for programs. These can take place on any day when programs are not happening at camp.

Remote Volunteer Opportunities – if you cannot make it to camp, we do have some projects that can be done remotely. Some examples include collecting donations from our wishlist, making blankets for campers, and building craft kits for our REACH program.

Durham Sports Commission Needs Volunteers

The goal of the DSC Volunteer Program is to empower passionate individuals to contribute their time and skills in support of enhancing the culture of sports in Durham. Our volunteer program will strive to create a vibrant and inclusive network who feel a sense of teamwork and belonging while serving their communities. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us with the following events:

  • 2023 NAIA Football National Championship – December 18th, 2023
  • Champion Durham Classic – December 26th-28th, 2023

Click here to fill out the volunteer form and learn more about these events.

Email for more information.

Carolina Flyers Game Day Volunteer Staff

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 below. 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!

Special Olympics North Carolina – Unified Track & Field District Manager – Volunteer Position

The Unified track & field District Manager oversees and manages program activities within the assigned schools. They will report directly to SONC staff regarding the status of each school program, along with necessary paperwork. They will be the liaison between SONC and the schools for which they are assigned.

Program Overview: Special Olympics North Carolina Unified Track and Field is a fully-inclusive co-ed interscholastic high school track and field program which successfully facilitates social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities. Students train together and compete as teammates. Unified Track and Field teams are regarded like every other interscholastic sports team at the high school.

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week for 8 weeks minimum

Contact Hailey Miller for more information and to apply


NC 4-H Camping Specialist Position

NC 4-H has posted the 4-H Camping Specialist position, which leads and oversees the management of our North Carolina 4-H Camps & Centers across the state. We have 5 facilities total, with 3 that currently operate as traditional summer camps, schools field trip programs, and as conference centers in the spring and fall season. We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified person from the Parks & Rec field to join our team here in Raleigh. This position is responsible for overall success for each 4H Center, each with a customized operation, audience, budget, facility and locations.

Assistant Director – Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources – Raleigh

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (Raleigh Parks) seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking leader passionate about making our city a better place to live, work, play, and learn. We are looking for candidates that have the dynamic ability to think strategically while responding to the details of daily operations. This position offers the opportunity to work for a nationally recognized organization in a growing, creative, diverse city. Located in the ResearchTriangle region of North Carolina, Raleigh is conveniently two hours from the NC mountains and beaches.

Outdoor Programs Manager – Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

In support of efforts to build a healthier and more active community, the Outdoor Programs Manager will ensure that people of all ages have opportunities to learn about – and participate in – local outdoor activities. The Director will develop strategies and build on-going relationships that lead to a significant increase in the number of people utilizing the trails, natural spaces, and other natural resources in Rutherford County that are available for their recreational use. Special emphasis will be given to introducing “beginners” to these options and providing them with information that will help them maximize their enjoyment of chosen outdoor activities. Hours will vary depending on the program schedule and may include early morning, weekend and evening shifts.

Park Supervisor – Surry County, NC

The County of Surry is accepting applications for a full-time Park Supervisor to work in the Surry County Parks and Recreation department. An employee in this class performs general maintenance of Fisher River Park and other County-owned properties. The position requires the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public. Must present a professional image to the public in appearance and conduct. Work is performed under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Operations and Parks and Recreation Director.

Multiple Opportunities – Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

Customer Service Representative 2, Boise, ID

Join us as a Customer Service Representative 2 in our Registration and Reservations unit, based at our headquarters in East Boise, ID. You will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of inquiries and tasks, ensuring our customers receive the assistance they need. You’ll have the chance to hone your multitasking skills in a dynamic environment and prioritize tasks effectively. Be the voice that brings our parks and services to life, providing exceptional assistance to our valued members and the public!

Park and Recreation Site Maintenance Foreman, Almo, ID

Join us at Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Cassia County with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. As the Recreation Site Maintenance Foreman, you’ll coordinate projects, oversee site maintenance, and contribute to preserving these natural treasures – perfect for those with a passion for construction and the outdoors!

Harriman State Park Administrative Assistant 1, Island Park, ID

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is hiring an Administrative Assistant 1 to play a pivotal role in managing reservations, retail operations, and visitor services at Harriman State Park, all while preserving the park’s pristine natural beauty and rich history. If you possess excellent communication and organizational skills and have a passion for history and providing top-notch office support, we invite you to join our team.

State Park Ranger (Multiple Positions):

Bruneau Dunes State Park, Mountain Home, ID: Nestled in Southern Idaho’s heart, Bruneau Dunes State Park, with its 4,800 acres and North America’s largest sand dune, beckons outdoor enthusiasts. As a Ranger, you’ll be at the forefront of exciting park developments, expanding educational programs, and enhancing visitor facilities while safeguarding this unique natural haven. For application details and to apply before the closing date, please click here.

Ponderosa State Park, McCall, ID: Ponderosa State Park is on the lookout for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to become a valued member of our Ranger team! Nestled along the shores of beautiful Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, Ponderosa State Park spans over 1,000 acres of lush forests and a pristine waterfront. As a Ranger, you’ll play a crucial role in these initiatives, ensuring the safety and memorable experiences of our visitors while contributing to the conservation of this cherished natural gem.

Bear Lake State Park, St. Charles, ID: Bear Lake State Park is searching for a dedicated and hands-on individual to become an integral part of our team as a Park Ranger with a primary focus on maintenance, complemented by other essential ranger duties, including code enforcement. As a Park Ranger at Bear Lake State Park, you’ll have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in preserving the natural beauty and captivating environment of this unique park located in the southeastern corner of Idaho near the Cache Mountain range.

Recreational Operations Manager – Kitty Hawk Kites

We are looking for a results-oriented candidate with excellent interpersonal skills for the position of Recreational Manager. Responsible for setting regional goals such as sales estimates and revenue projections, ensuring that marketing efforts are consistent across each activity, managing a budget, and ensuring operation within the budget, among other duties. Recreational activities and profit centers include hang gliding, kiteboarding, watersport/bike rentals, zipline, paragliding, camping, and concessionaires.

Associate Director, 4-H Youth Development – Oregon State University

This is a full-time Associate Director position with the Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement, Extension 4-H Youth Development program. The Associate Director for Extension 4-H Youth Development reports to the Director for Extension 4-H Youth Development and is a member of the Extension 4-H Leadership team and will manage the day-to-day operations of statewide 4-H faculty and staff in program operations and will serve as the 4-H Youth Development risk coordinator. As a member of the Extension 4-H Leadership team, this individual will have responsibility for implementing strategy and will collaborate with the Director of 4-H on setting priorities.

The Associate Director for Extension 4-H Youth Development (4-H Associate Director) will provide overall leadership regarding applicable state and Federal guidance, statutes, and regulations for faculty, staff, and volunteers. This individual will work with regional and statewide 4-H faculty and staff to provide guidance on issues related to program operations, risk management, and youth protection in coordination with the Director of 4-H Youth Development.


Triangle BABCNC Program Planning Coordinator

This position is expected to help plan, coordinate, promote and deliver our events, assist in growing the organization’s membership/sponsorship base and to enhance effective communications with our membership. The President of the Triangle Chapter of the British American Business Council. The responsibilities of this part-time independent contractor role include, but are not limited to, the following main duties: program management, website management, membership/sponsorship management, general administrative duties.

For more information and to apply contact: Steve Cain at

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Steve Cain at


Referees Needed – Tri-Sports Social Club

The most important role in the leagues! Referees arrive early, set up, officiate games with a high level of consistency and integrity. They are also responsible for reporting the scores after the games in a timely manner. Individuals will need to learn to apply and enforce all rules for the sport they are officiating. Additional responsibilities include maintaining a fun, high energy environment at all games. All training & equipment provided. Pay Varies. Usually $15 per game or per hour. If you feel you have what it takes to be a part of our rapidly growing team, contact us. Be sure to let us know what nights, what position, & what sports you’re interested in as well as any other relevant experience (sports played, coached, officiated).

The Carolina Flyers are hiring for Multiple Positions

We have employment opportunities that will enhance your experience in sports management, marketing, and sponsorship relations. Multiple positions are now available. Click on the links below to learn more about each position:


Don’t forget to RSVP to attend the College of Natural Resources Internship and Job Fair, happening on October 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Talley Student Center! arrow