Full & part-time jobs, internships, academic and volunteer opportunities
Full & part-time jobs, internships, academic and volunteer opportunities
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Parks, Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management Jobs and Academic Opportunities Newsletter

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Camp Counselor instructing campers to play a game

IMPORTANT Information for students preparing for summer internships: Please remember that your internship paperwork is due to Martha Brown (mcbrow23@ncsu.edu) by April 3rd.

EDUCATIONAL Opportunities

Law School Panel/Lunch with NC Bar Foundation

On Thursday, March 30th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Witherspoon 201, lawyers from the North Carolina Bar Association will be hosting a panel covering all aspects of pursuing a career in the legal field. Topics covered include:

  • Is Law School right for me?
  • Taking the LSAT and Selecting a School
  • Financial and Other Considerations
  • What to Expect During 1L Year

Please use this link to register for the event as attendance is capped at 70. Pizza will be provided from Ruckus Pizza.

Prevention Services at NC State is offering a Suicide Loss Support Space for students on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 through April 25th. This can often be a stressful time of the semester and students impacted by suicide loss may need additional support. This is an open drop-in where students can seek community around this uniquely painful experience. No need to sign up or commit to more than one session, come as you are.

Tuesdays – 4-5:15 PM – Campus Health Rm. 2301

Contact Angel Bowers with questions at abjohns2@ncsu.edu

ACADEMIC Positions

The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) at NC State is hiring tutors for the Fall 2023 semester. Interested in applying? Job descriptions and links to apply can be found here.

Instructor/Assistant Professor in Recreation and Parks Management at Frostburg State

Frostburg State University, Department of Recreation and Parks Management seeks applications for an Instructor/Assistant Professor in Recreation and Parks Management to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This full-time, tenure-track position will begin Fall 2023 and is located on the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes the University System of Maryland benefits package. To Apply: Please visit http://frostburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2390.

Executive Director, Hospitality Leadership -UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – SALT LAKE CITY, UT

In a newly created role, the Executive Director, Hospitality Leadership will have the opportunity to lead an entrepreneurial effort to create an innovative hospitality management institute at the University of Utah from inception through realization. The Executive Director will serve as a visionary leader of this enterprise, working to lead and build programs that bring industry, academe, and students together to prepare University of Utah students to meet the critical needs of leadership in the hospitality industry.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is hiring an outstanding instructor for a one-year, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies with social science emphasis to begin August 2023. This position is a sabbatical replacement. We seek scholars with a Ph.D. by time of hire in relevant fields spanning the social sciences whose expertise centers on intersectional environmentalisms and/or environmental justice. Ability to demonstrate experience with or interest in creating place-based teaching methods for undergraduates is highly desired. Strong, collegial communication and collaboration skills are essential.

Human Dimensions Specialist – Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources – Colorado State University

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the conducting of research on the human dimensions of invasive animal impacts, wildlife disease impacts and other aspects of human-wildlife conflicts. Successful applicants will work collaboratively with numerous researchers at the USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Colorado State University Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in order to accomplish research and outreach objectives. This position was created to help meet the demands associated with Human Dimensions research at the National Wildlife Research Center, as part of the cooperative agreement with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at CSU.

Assistant Professor of Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education- Brevard College

Brevard College seeks an enthusiastic teacher to fill a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education (WLEE), beginning in the fall of 2023. Candidates considered for this position will preferably possess a terminal degree in a field related to Wilderness Leadership or Outdoor Education. Candidates with a masters degree may be considered for a non-tenure track. The starting date for this position is August 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Partnership Raleigh Conservation Intern – Paid Position

Partnership Raleigh is seeking candidates ages 16-22 for the Conservation Intern Program who are enthusiastic about conservation and natural resources management to participate in an eight-week program focused on improving Raleigh Parks and Nature Preserves. An eight-week commitment is required from June 12, 2023 to August 4, 2023.

Work Hours: Crew members will be required to work 34 hours per week and commit to the entire 8-week program. In addition to this compensation, Crew members will also receive natural resources-related leadership, team building, and life skills. The knowledge, abilities, and experiences gained through these PRCR-led trainings will prove valuable to Crew Members as they seek future employment. Apply by 3/31

Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute – Camp Long Summer Camp

Title: Summer Camp Recreation Specialist

Work Dates: May 14 – August 9, 2023

Location: Camp Long, Aiken, SC

Description: Camp Long provides an opportunity to experience new and exciting activities; including climbing wall, archery, canoeing, and many others offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff. Counselors facilitate campers in areas of summer camp programming including archery, high adventure, team course, and waterfront. The camp is run out of the Camp Long in Aiken, SC. We are involved in all of the following types of camps: 4-H, rental group camps, and traditional programs. We are looking for people who would be willing to be trained as ropes course facilitators and/or lifeguards (all trainings will be provided by us).

Contact: If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and three references to Cody Greene at cgreene@clemson.edu.

Construction Management Internship – NC State

NC State University Design & Construction, a part of the Facilities Division, is looking for interns for 2023! We are responsible for all construction projects on campus with a value of $500,000 or greater. We are looking for eager and hard working undergraduate candidates to join the intern team starting full-time in May 2023 with a possible part-time continuation into the school year, depending on class schedule. An ideal candidate is someone interested in construction management, construction/civil/environmental engineering, architecture, the business operations of construction, or any of those related fields.

This position is an excellent entry-level opportunity for undergraduate students and exposes candidates to the expansive design and construction industry. Interns are expected to work full-time (40 hours/week) and will be compensated $13/hr. Please submit a resume directly to Jim Rains via email at jerains@ncsu.edu. Join our team to be a part of projects like the Electrical Distribution Upgrade, Greek Village Apartments/Townhomes, Integrative Sciences Building, and renovations across campus!

Kidzu Children’s Museum – Chapel Hill – Unpaid Internships

We host interns in our Administration, Communications, Education and Programs Departments. Interns are typically selected in August (for the fall), January (for the spring), and May (for the summer). You are always welcome to send us your resume in the event an internship is not currently available and we’ll contact you or keep it on file until a position opens up. Resumes can be emailed to info@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org or mailed to 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Attn: Kailey Singleton

Aramark Destinations – Internships for Hospitality and Parks & Recreation students

Working at our national parks is an incredible way to gain work experience, travel, & network. Attached are flyers & information that best showcase the properties. Below are links to all open positions on our website.

Open Positions:

Fight Flow Academy is offering a management internship position in Raleigh

Intern will participate in business planning and implementation, with an emphasis on client relations, sales and marketing, gym management, and special programs. Interns will also have an opportunity to gain meaningful experience related to financial accounting and planning, class programming, and programming for clients outside the facility.

Internship responsibilities can include:

  • Sales and marketing: starting with lead generation through to closing sales. We provide training regarding inbound marketing and sales processes, as well as fundamental approaches to sales. We pay commissions on closed sales.
  • Customer relations activities
  • Community outreach
  • Social media marketing
  • Develop new marketing pipelines, special marketing projects
  • Developing process improvements throughout the gym
  • Involvement and potential management of special project (for instance, working on developing programs for companies such as self defense, boxing/kickboxing, and fitness seminars)

Interns gain hands-on experience, working on challenging, meaningful projects with guidance from a mentor and other members of our team. This internship offers some flexibility based on student interest.

Those interested should contact Scott Johnson at Scott@fightflowmma.com

Resource Assistant Program -USDA Forest Service – National Forests in North Carolina.

The Resource Assistant Program is currently hiring for a summer cohort, including multiple positions in NC. All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship, which is a useful tool that can help with future employment in a federal agency.

Here are the USFS positions that are currently being advertised in North Carolina. Some are with the National Forests in North Carolina and others are part of the USFS Southern Research Station:

Positions beyond NC: Resource Assistants Program opportunities are advertised through our partners’ job boards. Click on the links below to see current openings with our national partners (locations including and beyond NC).

Summer Leadership & Adventure Camp Intern – Triangle Training Center

If you love the outdoors, have a heart for kids of all ages, and want to explore a professional career in education, adventure, leadership development, and/or experiential learning, come join us for a month of hard work and hard play!

Our team seeks energetic humans excited to share their magic with kids and colleagues. You will be a great fit if you possess the following superpowers: a playful personality, high levels of integrity, experience working with kids, lots of adaptability and patience, and a “can-do” attitude.

In addition to being compensated for sharing your positive presence with us, you will receive top-notch training in facilitation skills, experiential learning methodology, and technical safety from one of the state’s most respected leadership development organizations.

$2,500 stipend. Housing at Triangle Training Center is included but not required.
Roughly 40 hours/week – hours will vary day to day, week to week
Triangle Training Center is in Pittsboro, NC

First Tee Greater Wilmington – Wilmington, NC
Our internship offers unique, hands-on opportunities for Interns to gain real world experience and explore a career path they may not know existed. First Tee is a worldwide youth development organization that enables youth to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.

Important details:

  • Duration is May 22nd to August 18th (dates are flexible)
  • Hourly Pay (32-40 hours a week)
  • Free Clothing, 3-Hole Par 3 membership, and more
  • Housing not included, but we will do our best to help provide affordable housing
  • Easy application process

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Athletic Trainers Needed – San Lee FC

San Lee Soccer Team is in need of Athletic Trainers to help during games. Contact info@sanleefc.com for detail or reach out to Julie Dutchess: juliedutchess@gmail.com.Visit upsl.com for more information regarding the league. Home matches are at Wakemed soccer park in Cary at the following dates:

  • 4/8 at 5:00 pm
  • 4/23 at 6:00 pm
  • 5/6 at 2:30 pm
  • 6/3 at 6:00 pm

Student Opportunity: Apex EarthFest!

Apex EarthFest will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 12:00-4:00pm at Apex Town Campus (73 Hunter St, Apex 27502).

We are extending an invite to local students this year to participate at EarthFest in one or two ways:

  1. EARTH EXPO: A science fair-format festival activity where students can share school or personal projects, presentations, demonstrations, artwork pieces, and ideas related to environmental sustainability! We’re super flexible on medium, group work, etc. – it’s meant to be fun, educational, and interactive! It could serve as a good extra credit opportunity, as well.
  2. Volunteering: Students can earn volunteer hours with us! There are several opportunities listed on our Volunteer Guide. If students are interested, please point them to this Form.

If any students are interested, please email megan.pendell@apexnc.org.

Special Olympics – North Carolina

Please invite your friends and family to join in volunteering with Special Olympics North Carolina. Many local counties will be holding their Spring Games and Invitational events between March and May, and need lots of volunteers to hold the events. You will receive a reminder email with links to important information closer to the event.

We are currently recruiting for events throughout the state and more events will be added in the coming weeks. If you are interested in other opportunities please email volunteers@sonc.net.

Kidzu Children’s Museum – Chapel Hill – Volunteer Opportunities

Want to be involved but not sure where to start? That’s okay! We’ll work with you to create a meaningful, personalized experience at Kidzu. Here are just a few areas where you could volunteer: Arts & STEM, Environmental Sustainability & Stewardship, Accessibility & Social Justice, Emerging Language & Literacy, Education & Programming, Child Health & Wellness, and Partner in Play.

Complete Kidzu’s online volunteer application to provide us with your interests and availability. Contact info@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org with any questions.

Carolina Fantasy and Golf Experience in Chapel Hill

The Carolina Fantasy Experience is a basketball camp for men and women over 30 years of age. The men and women are alumni and or supporters of North Carolina. They are coached by the current North Carolina Basketball team for the weekend. They end the weekend by having a golf tournament with the team as well!

We are looking for student volunteers that are interested in helping out at the experience from Thursday, June 22nd – Monday, June 26th, 2023, at the Dean E. Smith Center and the Chapel Hill Country Club. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Nick Holliday: nholliday@g3marketing.com


Parks and Recreation Director – Selma, NC
An employee in this class performs a variety of administrative, supervisory, and professional duties in the management of parks and recreation activities for the Town. The employee develops and plans work operations, projects departmental growth and development, and develops new and modifies existing policies and procedures. The Director manages the short-term plans and day-to-day activities through professional, technical, or other staff including the selection, training, appraisal, and supervision of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff. Work involves long range planning for facilities development and capital improvement, parks acquisitions, and program expansionto meet population needs.

For questions, please reach out to Leigh Ann Blanton (lblanton@selma-nc.com).

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area – Parks Superintendent – Vance County

This position has total accountability for the administration and supervision of a state park in the areas of interpretation and environmental education, natural resource management, program management, law enforcement, search & rescue, emergency medical response, wildland fire suppression, and public relations. Position Closes: 3/31 – Apply Today!

Parks Regional Superintendent – Wake County

The South District Superintendent position is classified at the advanced law enforcement level. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Operations, this position is responsible for the overall administration and operations of the South district, one of four districts, within the Division of Parks and Recreation. The South District Superintendent directly supervises 11 Park Superintendents in addition to the South District Office Assistant. This position is indirectly responsible for supervising 114 permanent employees and dozens of seasonal staff with an average annual district attendance of over 5 million visitors per year. The South District encompasses over 69,000 acres between park, recreation area, and natural area units.

Park Ranger II -Hanging Rock State Park – Stokes County, NC

This park ranger provides educational programming, natural resource management, law enforcement/emergency services, seasonal and permanent employee supervision, administration, operations, and maintenance to Hanging Rock State Park. This ranger will supervise one journey level ranger, seasonal positions, and when required serve as acting park superintendent.

PEC Gymnasium Supervisor – Durham – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Description of Duties: Work 15-25 hours a week on average. Work schedule could include Weekdays 3-8pm and/or Weekends 2–5pm. The position would be off during school holidays, extended weekends and breaks, and over the summer. Be able to supervise the PEC recreation areas and athletic event space. Complete paperwork as needed.

Idaho State Park Ranger – Statewide

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to fill Park Ranger positions through the state of Idaho to provide education and information services for park visitors, maintain park facilities and grounds areas, and ensure compliance with park rules and regulations. These positions involve various skills including: public relations; natural resource management; park building and grounds maintenance; park and recreation rule compliance, and conflict resolution of visitor and user issues.

Assistant Recreation Center Supervisor – City of Fayetteville, NC

The City of Fayetteville’s Parks, Recreation and Maintenance department is currently recruiting for Assistant Recreation Center Supervisors to perform a variety of paraprofessional duties to assist in planning, organizing and conducting a wide variety of activities, operations and programs in support of an assigned recreation center; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibili­ty.

Resource Assistant – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE- Forest Service

5 vacancies in the following locations: Paris, AR, Olustee, FL, Silver Springs, FL, Provencal, LA, Winnfield, LA

Duties: The responsibilities list below are at the full performance level (GS-06):

Perform technical financial work to analyze the facts throughout the transaction and accounting process; Audit financial documents to ensure correct balances and information is accurate in financial tracking systems; Monitor business management accounting systems and processes to ensure management needs are addressed; Create and maintain documentation to provide accurate project information; Deposit revenues to proper accounts to maintain accurate accounting records; Prepare and submit documents to supervisors for project files.

NC 4-H Camps 2023 Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

Our North Carolina 4-H Camps & Centers are now hiring for our 2023 summer camp season. All seasonal summer camp positions are now posted on NC State University’s employment web page, with links to each specific position below. For summer camp cabin counselors and activity instructors, compensation begins at $300/week for new staff, plus room and board during the camp week. Returning staff are paid additional amounts based on tenure. Specialized positions, such as our new Temporary Youth Mental Health Professional, pay even more.

Questions about employment? Contact Dave Herpy, NC 4-H Camping Specialist, at 919-515-8483 or via email djherpy@ncsu.edu.

Seasonal Interpreter – Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation – Heyburn State Park

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has an exciting opportunity for students majoring in Natural Resources, Recreation and Park Administration, or similar fields, to work with IDPR at Heyburn State Park. This position will provide students the chance to gain exposure to several activities within the Department of Parks and Recreation, while providing an opportunity to acquire real-world experience directly related to their choice of profession. It will give them a solid understanding of what to expect from a career in natural resources.

This position will provide hands on training in the field of interpretation and resource stewardship under the supervision and guidance of Heyburn Assistant Manager Courtney Davenport.

Kidzu Children’s Museum – Chapel Hill – Multiple Positions

Always wanted to join an energetic and diverse team of makers, educators, and Wordle players? Now’s your chance! We’re hiring in both our development and education departments. Open positions include:

  • Grant & Development Manager- Kidzu is seeking a Grant & Development Manager who will organize and support all aspects of museum fundraising. This individual will play a key strategic role in Kidzu’s development program and work with the team to maximize financial support from various sources, including foundations, corporations, and individual contributors.
  • Camp Instructor & Museum Educator – The Camp Instructor & Museum Educator will facilitate Kidzu’s summer camps with the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional public and paid programming. This includes, but is not limited to, field trips, group visits, workshops, and drop-off events.
  • Summer Camp Aftercare Assistant – In addition to facilitating the daily camp pick-up process, Kidzu’s Summer Camp Aftercare Assistants will engage campers in crafts, games, and other activities while exploring Kidzu’s exhibit areas, outdoor learning garden, and makerspace.
  • Visitor Services Associate – Kidzu is currently searching for energetic and engaging employees with the ability and interest to work on-site within the Visitor Services department. This part-time position serves as “the face of the museum,” greeting and sharing information with museum visitors.

Learn more and apply today: https://bit.ly/3nkxT31

Community Planner – DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – National Park Service

The Transportation Program for the Intermountain Regional Office of the National Park Service is hiring a Community Planner. The vacancy closes April 7, or once the first 50 applicants have been received.


  • Transportation planning and studies involving multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Complex analyses of alternative transportation options including data collection methodologies.
  • Advises parks, regional leadership, Washington Support Office.
  • Visitor Use Management planning with emphasis on transportation
  • Coordination with Federal, State, local governments, and private organizations

Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness Programs – University of Pittsburgh

The Assistant Director of Wellness & Recreation Programs provides leadership, management, and oversight of wellness and recreation programs ensuring offerings reflect the comprehensive needs, interests, and desires of the Pitt community. Core responsibilities include leading, supervising, and assessing wellness and recreation offerings; managing and supervising program staff; and contributing to the strategic planning and collaboration efforts of the Campus Recreation Department and Student Affairs Wellness Team.

The Assistant Director leads and supervises two (2) professional staff. Directly and indirectly supervise over 50 all temp and student staff. Oversees and leads training and development of professional, all temp, and student staff; manages program budgets and ensures revenue goals are met; oversees risk management; leads outreach efforts and supports marketing; develops, manages, and assesses emerging and collaborative programming.

Summer Job Opportunities: Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services – City of Raleigh
Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services provides entry-level experience working with children with disabilities in a fun summer camp setting. Open positions include:

  • Camp Counselor
  • Camp Director
  • Inclusion Medical Support Staff
  • Medical Support Manager


Zero Waste Captain – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC

Coastal Credit Union Music Park is seeking a Zero Waste Captain to help us take our sustainability programs to the next level. This role is the backbone and driving force behind Live Nation’s resource recovery and circularity program and is responsible for ensuring maximum landfill diversion during event waste sorting, educating both fans and staff, and supporting your Sustainability Coordinator’s efforts contributing to the venue sustainability culture. This position will partner with the Sustainability Coordinator and be part of the venue sustainability team. This is a seasonal, part-time position for show days. Hours per week will vary depending on show schedule and business needs at the time.


Assistant Athletic Trainer – Durham – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Description of Duties: Assist in the daily operations of the athletic training facility; provide coverage of practice and games (including travel) of assigned team/s and assistance with conflict coverage. Provide daily treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; work with members of the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine staff to provide proper evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletically injured student-athletes and referral to associated health care professionals when necessary.

PGA TOUR Champions Event

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic has recently posted a great opportunity for a qualified/proven sales candidate to drive tournament revenue through corporate sponsorships at a PGA TOUR Champions event in the Atlanta metro market. Interested candidates can view this opportunity on Teamwork Online or contact Ashley Hamilton (Tournament Director) Ashley@MitsubishiElectricClassic.com.

Assistant Athletic Director, Ticket Operations – University of Pittsburgh

The Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations will be responsible for leading all ticket operations efforts for all home facilities that the Pitt Athletics teams compete in, including Acrisure Stadium, The Petersen Events Center, the Petersen Sports Complex, the Fitzgerald Field House, and the future Victory Heights Arena. This person will drive the overall strategy and execution of ticket operations for 10 varsity programs while also serving as the primary contact for football ticket operations. The individual will be the primary liaison with our ticketing partners Paciolan, Dynamic Pricing Partners, and StubHub. The individual will also be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all ticket policies and procedures while working collaboratively with the Pitt Athletic Business Office and Panther Club (Athletic Development) to ensure proper financial and database management.

Director of Ticket Sales – University of Pittsburgh

The Director of Sales will oversee new sales efforts for all ticketed sports for Pitt Athletics. The candidate will work closely with the Associate Athletic Director of Sales & Service to recruit and hire ticket sales staff. The candidate will develop and maintain a personal client base of ticket sales prospects and customers. The incumbent will monitor the progress of the sales team and help with goal setting for revenue and production. The Director of Sales will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Sales & Service.

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Johnstown Athletics-General Administration – Pennsylvania-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. Pitt-Johnstown is a long-term member NCAA Division II and competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of the program including recruitment of quality student-athletes, academic success of student-athletes, game preparation and strategy, scheduling, fundraising, development of alumni relations, enhancing public relations, organizing camps and clinics, budget and compliance with all NCAA, PSAC and institutional rules and regulations. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals and mission of both the University and its Intercollegiate Athletics Program.

Students planning to do their internship over the summer need to set an appointment with Ms. Brown to discuss their plans and get their internship approved. Make sure your paperwork is submitted by April 3rd! arrow
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