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

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EDUCATIONAL Opportunities

Interested in Grad School? Research Assistantship Positions in the Wildland & Recreation Management Research Lab at the University of Montana

Dr. Will Rice, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation and Wildland Management, has announced funded assistantships in his lab at the University of Montana (Missoula, MT).


Summer 2023 Sport Management Study Abroad – Head across the pond to the UK and take part in a trip where you’ll take PRT 366 (Sport Programming) and PRT 478 (Sustainable Sport Facility Management). More information can be found here, as well as information about scholarships for the trip.


First-Generation Summit 2022 – Are you a first generation student wanting some more information on how the university can meet your specific needs? The event is being held November 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click here to register.


Study Abroad Summer 2023 – Interested in studying abroad? The Department of History has announced their 2023 interdisciplinary Summer in Cuba: History, Environment and Culture program. Click here for more information!


Apply to be a Research Assistant – NC State Park Visitor Intercept Surveys: A research team is working with North Carolina State Parks to gather input on revenue management strategies. As part of this project, visitors will be intercepted and surveyed at 15 NC State Parks. Our research team is looking for students who enjoy being outdoors to fill these research positions. Each of the 15 already selected parks will be visited twice (once in high season and once in low season) by a team of two research assistants. Most visits will last two days.

The position pays $15/hour plus travel to each park and expenses using North Carolina state rates. Shifts will be within 2 days with typical schedule outlined below:
Day 1: AM: Travel to park, PM Data collection (~4 hours), Overnight or travel home if in driving distance
Day 2: AM data collection (~4 hours), PM travel home

If you have more questions, please reach out Ann Savage: (919) 515-0920.


Maymester 2023 Study Abroad Opportunity Open to All Graduate and Undergraduate Students: Spain: Exploring Community Engagement, Family, & Culture in Barcelona and the Camino de Santiago is a Maymester study abroad course aimed at fostering intercultural competence, community engagement, self-reflection, and a more global understanding of youth, family, and community sciences in Barcelona and along Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago. Students will have the opportunity to learn about youth, family, and community issues within an international context and develop skills to effectively engage with diverse populations across cultural, geographical, and linguistic differences. This course fulfills the Global Knowledge requirement that undergraduates need to graduate.

Ready to Apply? Additional information, including the application link, can be found here. Still need more information? Come to our info session on November 15th at 6pm via Zoom at this link.

Contact Maru Gonzalez or Cintia Aguilar with questions or to be added to the listserv to stay up to date with the latest details.

See this brochure with more information.

As a reminder, scholarships are also available through NC State’s study abroad office. One in three students who apply for a scholarship receive one — those are good odds!

We also have an exciting raffle: The first ten students who submit an application will be entered to win a 50L hiking backpack.

ACADEMIC Positions

Clemson University Position Announcement – Assistant Professor in Tourism and Event Management

Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) seeks applicants for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Tourism and Events Management (TEM). This position is available starting in August 2023 and is located on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. (Doctorate Required)

Clemson is also searching for an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management program.

Corliss Outley (coutley@clemson.edu) and Bob Brookover (bob@clemson.edu) are co-chairing the search committee and will be glad to answer any questions you have about the position.

Review of applications begins on November 11 and continues until the position is filled.


The College of Health at Ball State University seeks faculty candidates in Exercise Science and Sport Administration in the School of Kinesiology.

You can reach the respective search committee chairs as listed below:

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Sport Administration, Dr. Benjamin J. Downs, Chair of the Search Committee, bjdowns@bsu.edu
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Dr. Paul R. Nagelkirk, Chair of the Search Committee, prnagelkirk@bsu.edu
  • Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Exercise Science, Mary Winfrey-Kovell, Chair of the Search Committee, mlwinfreykov@bsu.edu


The Outdoor Leadership program at North Greenville University is seeking applicants for an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership to begin Fall 2023.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 8 to receive full consideration. Sam Keith (Sam.Keith@ngu.edu) is chairing the search committee and happy to discuss any questions you may have.


The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is searching for two (2) open-rank faculty 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 and other courses across our curricula. Please consider joining a dynamic group of faculty to build on the department’s interdisciplinary strengths in community and organizational development, health and wellbeing, sustainable change, and inclusion.

Contact: wstewart@illinois.edu

RST department website: https://ahs.illinois.edu/recreation-sport-&-tourism


The Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) in the College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is pleased to announce a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Spring semester of 2023.

Primary Responsibilities: Instruct undergraduate RPA courses in the core curriculum, teach courses in the recreation concentrations per background qualifications, and have the opportunity to teach in the graduate program.

Minimum Qualifications: The applicant must have (1) either an earned doctorate in recreation administration, parks, or a related field by appointment start date OR an earned doctorate by appointment start date AND a master’s degree in recreation administration, parks, or tourism; (2) University teaching experience; (3) Effective verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills with students, staff, colleagues, and professionals in the recreation field.

For More Information: Contact Sherry Jones, Search Committee Chair, Department of Recreation and Park Administration


Ball State University is currently searching for a Tenure Track Sport Administration faculty position in the College of Health for Fall 2023. seeking faculty candidates who have earned, or will have earned their doctorate in Sport Management/Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment. Candidates should have evidence of successful teaching in Sport Management/Administration courses, evidence of scholarly productivity through national/international publications and presentations, and evidence of ability to pursue external grant funding. Practical experience in the sport industry is not required, but welcomed given the unique demands of the curriculum and realities of working in sport. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the graduate and undergraduate Sport Administration curricula, conducting research and advising graduate student research, and engaging in professional service.

Click here to apply for this position.


Old Dominion University is searching for a Lecturer Position in Tourism & Hospitality Management in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies program. The Department of Human Movement Sciences in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University invites applications for a position as a Lecturer starting in July 2023.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Tourism and Hospitality Management major, which include topics such as hospitality marketing & sales, and hotel operations & management. The candidate will participate in program government as it relates to the Tourism and Hospitality Major within the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies degree. Click this link to apply. Email Professor Lindsay Usher if you have any questions.


The Department of Sport Management (SPM) at the University of Florida (UF) is accepting applications for one full-time, non-tenure-earning, faculty Lecturer. This is a 9-month, full-time position that begins August 15, 2023. An earned doctorate or master’s (accompanied with at least 5 years of industry experience) in sport management or related discipline is required. Candidates should be passionate toward student learning and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence. We are seeking applications from candidates with expertise in any area related to the management, marketing, or governance of sport. Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate expertise in managing sport organizations, sport career preparation, sport business and finance, revenue generation, and/or sport operations. Finally, preferred candidates will have (1) three or more years of experience teaching in higher education; (2) sport industry work experience; (3) experience teaching in an online environment; and (4) experience guiding student internships and practicum experiences.

Please see the linked job description for more information. Full job description and application link can also be found here: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524328/lecturer


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Sport, Outdoor Recreation, and Tourism Management (SORT). A program that recognizes the intersection of these disciplines is seeking a candidate with a tourism background who can teach existing undergraduate courses in the core curriculum and develop topical courses within the candidate’s expertise. The program’s focus is to highlight the economic and social impacts of tourism to the southeast Tennessee region, rather than an emphasis on hospitality. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in tourism and/or special events.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Tourism or related field at the time of appointment; Ability to teach in the core SORT curriculum and tourism-specific courses, such as Principles of Tourism, Tourism Impacts, and Tourism Planning; Previous experience collaborating with community partners; Demonstrate an ability to produce scholarly work; Experience with multi-modal course delivery; Outstanding verbal and writing skills.

Full position description, required qualifications and application can be found here.

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Grey’s Point Camp – Situated near the Chesapeake Bay and along Virginia’s Rappahannock River, Grey’s Point Camp is a great spot for adults and kids alike to fish, swim or enjoy the water park. The organization is looking for an Activities Assistant intern to help plan and lead events and programming. Please see more information here.


NPS Park Planning InternshipThe Park Planning Fellow will support park planning projects that will improve national park infrastructure, expand visitor access and opportunities, evaluate potential new park sites as authorized by Congress, and engage local communities and organizations in planning processes. This position will help NPS staff and partners cultivate strong relationships through park planning processes which involve working with many disciplines, park stakeholders, and members of the public. For more information and to apply click here. Deadline to apply is 11/1


The Performance AcademyThe Performance Academy is dedicated to helping athletes become better athletes and we believe in training with a purpose. We are looking for interns that are dedicated, full of energy and have outstanding work ethic. Upon the completion of this internship, candidates will have an understanding of how a sports facility is run and the skills needed to work in that environment. Candidates will work with the following departments: Front Office, Marketing & Technology, Sports Performance, Summer Camps, Baseball and Softball. Interns will gain experience using Canva, Mailchimp, all social media platforms, Google Analytics, and Mindbody. Click here for more information!


Wareham Gatemen – The Wareham Gatemen organization is one of ten teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). The CCBL is a collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As the nation’s premier collegiate summer league, the league has produced over one thousand former players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball. The Wareham Gatemen Organization is currently accepting applications for a variety of internships for the 2023 summer season. Applications can be filled out directly on our website. Visit https://gatemen.org/ and click on the “internships” tab to see all available internships.


Duke University Athletics – Do you love college athletics and see yourself working in them someday? This would be a great way to get your foot in the door and gain some experience. Duke University has multiple internship opportunities for next spring. Click on each link for more information. Facilities and Events, Events and Game Ops, Game Ops – Basketball, Baseball and Football Facilities.


Hurricane Jr. Golf Tournament – Are you interested in golf and want to head to Florida for a few months? Then this could be the perfect experience for you. Numerous opportunities with this organization and there’s more information here.


The Clayton Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting local businesses through sponsored events that engage the community. As an intern at CCOC, students would get to learn a great deal of hands-on event planning skills, especially social media, event signage, and event logistics. From local networking events to professional business summits and county-wide street festivals, our programs run from small to large, and there is so much to be done for each. You will learn about what goes on behind the scenes with event planning as well, including sponsorship services, event layout, and material preparation. While this is an unpaid internship, students would gain invaluable real-world, hands-on experience. If you are interested, please reach out to Maria Smith, our Director of Operations and Events at maria@claytonchamber.com


Wilson Tobs Baseball Club has begun their interview process for the 2023 Spring & Summer Internship Programs. If you are interested please reach out to Mike Bell via email with their resume, references, and what position you are applying for.

2023 SPRING: Interns will receive experience in multiple departments within our organization such as marketing, sales, media relations, event operations, community relations, and more! Positions Available: Front Office Staff Interns

2023 SUMMER: Interns will focus on a specific organizational department but will also receive experience in marketing, sales, media relations, event operations, community relations, and more. Positions Available: Athletic Training Intern; Operations & Event Management Intern; Video Production & Media Manager; Digital Media & Graphics Manager

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

CNR Community Service Opportunities:

Family Fun Day at the Schenck Forest with CNR and Locus Family-Centered Pediatric Therapies

When: Sunday, Oct 30th

Time: Student volunteers present from 1:30-4:00pm

Volunteer: Join us to help with children’s games, crafts, face painting, pumpkin scooping, guided trail walks, and more…

Pre-registration Form – sign up HERE


Swim Meet Volunteer – Athletics is looking for some help with swim meets as we get into the fall and winter months. Please click here to sign up.


North Carolina Senior Games – a great opportunity to make connections and get involved.


The National Park Service has updated their seasonal hiring schedule and units in the Intermountain Region (MT, WY, CO, AZ, UT, NM, TX, OK) will be hiring for the following positions during the respective dates listed (other regions are on different schedules). Details about positions and info on how to apply can be found here.

  • Park guides – November 7-11
  • Park ranger (Interpretation) – November 7-11
  • Park ranger (Protection) – October 17-21
  • Recreation Fee Clerk and Technician – October 17-21
  • Visitor services assistant – December 5-9


Forest Service – Recreation Assistant: This person will be responsible for organizing and administering a basic recreational and physical fitness program or segments of an entire program. Positions could be in a number of different places throughout the country. Please click here for more information.


North Carolina Outward Bound School (Asheville, NC) is hiring for an Educator Program Director (EPD), responsible for managing and advancing NCOBS’s programs for educators, including the Educators Initiative, supporting partner schools and organizations in sending participants on wilderness courses, and growing the network of traditional and non-traditional educators connected to NCOBS.  Details for this job and more can be found on their careers’ website.


GALS (Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science) – Trip Leader: GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to learn science hands-on while overnight camping and backpacking through the wilderness. GALS was created to increase opportunities for students who identify as female or gender nonconforming, students of color, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). GALS strives to cultivate a passion for environmental science and stewardship, develop leadership abilities, enhance critical thinking skills, and promote teamwork. This program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in science and experiential education while immersed in a supportive community of peers. For more information on becoming a trip leader, click here!


The Director of Promotions & Event Sales at Hall of Fame Village (Canton, OH) will be responsible for securing large-scale public events to be held at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and other properties at the HOF Village powered by Johnson Controls. Additional event and tourism positions are also open at this location.


Capstone Event Group – Brand Content Coordinator: Come be a part of the group that puts on great events like City of Oaks Marathon and Tarheel 10 Miler! For more information and to apply, click here.


Charlotte Motor Speedway: Two separate opportunities for this organization, which puts on multiple events a year. It’s not just racing! The Event Coordinator doesn’t need to have a motorsports affinity, just someone who has a good work ethic and is teachable. The Event Manager A/V needs to have some A/V background and would be in charge of Speedway TV.


The Fayetteville Marksmen professional hockey team (Fayetteville, NC), proud members of the Southern Professional Hockey League, are seeking a passionate and qualified candidate for the position of Manager of Game Presentation & Activation. This role is responsible for coordinating all gameday and event activities and promotions, as well as overseeing and executing all corporate partnership activation.


University of Tennessee Athletic Department is hiring an Associate Director/Director of #Culture, who will manage all aspects of the employee life cycle for 300+ regular athletics staff in a fast-paced and growing athletics department. Reporting to the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief of Staff, this position serves as the primary point of contact for all facets within athletics human resources.


The Citadel – Ticket Operations & Sales Associate: This position is responsible for the Athletic Department’s ticket operations and box office duties, while also playing an active role in outbound ticket sales. This would be a great spot to start your career in sports. Click here for more information.


NC State Athletics: Calling all recent and soon to be grads! Want to stick around Raleigh and NCSU? The athletics ticketing office is adding a Service and Retention Account Executive. Interested? Click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Codi Pierce at clpierc3@ncsu.edu.


NCSU Football Video Student Position: We are looking to add 2-4 students to our staff that would be interested in working with us beginning February 2023. We have a handful of Sport Management majors that have worked with us in the past and some that are currently in the program.

The position begins in February and wraps up for the semester in April. The biggest time commitment is in the fall, August-December. We film all practices, games and winter workouts. We also edit the videos in our Catapult video system to be used by coaches and players for analysis and game preparation. No experience is necessary as we train everyone on what we’re doing. Most importantly, we are looking for dependable and motivated people to join our crew.

We typically practice in the mornings when school is in session. We ask our students to not schedule class until 1:00pm, if possible. We look mostly for incoming or current freshmen, but aren’t opposed to current sophomores. This helps us with attrition, while allowing the students to gain advanced experience with longer employment.

This is a great position for someone to get their foot in the door within collegiate athletics. In the past two years we have had multiple students land Internships, Graduate Assistant and full-time positions with Power 5 football programs.

It is a paid position at $9.00 per hour. Other benefits include team-issued apparel, meals and the opportunity to travel with the team for road games. If interested, please contact Errol Seaver at ekseaver@ncsu.edu.

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