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Employment Opportunities


Below is a list of resources for professional employment, as well as available internships and graduate assistantships. Massachusetts colleges and universities that offer graduate assistantships. We do our best to keep this information as up to date as possible, but we always suggest contacting the school/program directly. If you would like your school to be added to this list, or you have information to update, please contact Dean Bowen.

Bluefish is a job board run by NIRSA that features full-time recreation jobs as well as internships and graduate assistantships from all across the country (and sometimes beyond). Bluefish is a great resource that a very high percentage of college/university recreation departments use to advertise open positions.


If you're looking for jobs specifically in Region 1, you can head here and MARS members are encouraged to submit job announcements and information directly to us for including on our site.

Graduate Assistantships/Internships


For students looking to break into the field, a Graduate Assistantship or internship is a great path to explore. Although there are different types out there, Graduate Assistantships can generally be thought of as an internship, but the bonus is that you'll also be studying toward an advanced degree while gaining valuable experience in the field. A high number of recreation professionals have taken this path and attaining a masters degree in a related field will make you that much more appealing to a potential employer. See below for schools in Massachusetts that offer GA/Intern positions along with links for more information. To add your school's opportunities to this list, please send an email with a link to your webpage.


Current Known Opportunities in MA

DAPER Club Sports & Intramural Part-Time Supervisor, Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation, 

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: This position assists the Manager of Club Sports and Intramurals with the organization of club sports and intramural activities for DAPER. Hours will vary slightly during the academic year to meet operational needs. This position supports the day-to-day operations for club sport and intramural programming for indoor and outdoor facilities.

Adventure Learning Instructor / Recreation Coordinator (Wellesley College)

Job posting and description link

Brief Description: The Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department (PERA) is seeking an individual with experience working within a community of diverse students and colleagues. Successful candidates will by their teaching, administration, leadership or service demonstrate they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and our community. Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation/Associate Professor of the Practice, the Adventure Learning Instructor/Recreation Coordinator will manage all aspects of the climbing wall, will lead the Outdoor Adventure Education program and support the overall recreational programming for the department.  This position is responsible for the curriculum development of the PE Climbing Wall classes and the Outdoor Adventure Education program.

University Recreation- Fitness Coordinator (Northeastern University)

Job posting and description link

Brief Description: The Coordinator of University Recreation- Fitness is responsible for the continued development and administration of the Northeastern University Recreation Department's Fitness Programs. Under the direction of the Associate Director of University Recreation - Programs & Student Development, this position assists in the coordination of the scheduling and supervision of a comprehensive group fitness and personal training program serving the needs of a 21,000 student population, which includes the training, development, hiring, and evaluation of the Group Fitness Instructors and/or Personal Trainers.

Athletic Operations Coordinator (Brandeis University)

Job posting and description link

Brief Description: The Athletics Operations Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, certification, daily supervision of student lifeguard staff (30+) and manage annual operating and payroll budgets. Manage varsity events for assigned sports. Oversee and coordinate external rentals as a revenue source for the university. Oversee the maintenance and effective day to day operation of the Linsey Pool and ensure the pool is compliant with all local, state and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications.

Last updated on 5/22/2023

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