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

Building Supervisors (Holy Cross, PT)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: Building Supervisors are tasked with maintaining building safety and security and managing The Jo, its staff, programming and maintenance when the professional staff is not working.  Building Supervisors will open and close the facility every day of the week and operate the facility all day Saturday and Sunday as well as for special events.

Jamie Shannon

Director of Campus Recreation

College of the Holy Cross

One College Street

Worcester, MA 01610



Manager of Fitness (UMass Boston PT)

Job posting and application link

The Manager of Fitness is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of a culturally- centered  and comprehensive fitness program within the recreation department of the Division of Athletics and Recreation that reflects the diversity of the campus.  The manager ensures the needs of all members, including students, faculty, staff and community are well served by offering group fitness, personal training, small group training, fitness outreach, and specialized programs. The Manager is also responsible for the management of the fitness staff and equipment. 

UMass Amherst Campus Recreation
UMass Campus Recreation will be seeking several dynamic individuals to come join our rapidly expanding team, programs, and facilities. As our department enters our 5th year as member of Student Affairs and 3rd as member of the Campus Life and Wellbeing Collaborative, we are moving toward a more integrated model of wellbeing focusing on creating educational opportunities for our students.  With over 14,000 of the 32,000 students living on campus, there are exciting opportunities to expand our services and facilities in the near future. We recently opened an award-winning turf facility, are opening a climbing facility in fall 2023, and are engaging in preliminary discussions for a large facility renovation/expansion project to our flagship recreation center.  Our student development focused philosophy with values of connection, resilience, strength, social justice and most importantly play!  We live in an environment of that encourages professional development and growth and strives for excellence in all we do. 

Coordinator for Fitness Programs
Develops and manages comprehensive educational programs focusing on cardiovascular training, strength training, and supervision of 60+ student staff that oversees 24,000 sqf. in our main facility. These spaces include free weights, selectorized machines, functional fitness areas, and wide variety of cardio equipment.  This position will also supervise personal training services and staff and is under general direction, the Associate Director for Programming.

Coordinator for Sport Programs
This position plans and supervises over 40+ Sport Program activities and staff; manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of new Sport Program activities. This position serves under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs.

Coordinator for Club Sports
This position plans and supervises Club Sport activities for 46 clubs; manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of new Club Sport activities. This position serves under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs.

Coordinator for Facility Operations/Aquatics
This position assists in the planning, management, & supervision of facility operations and aquatics.  This includes personnel management and supervision of Recreation Center Building Supervisor Team of 12-14 student staff and 30+ Lifeguard staff working at two different pool locations on campus. This position serves under the general direction of the Senior Associate Director for Facility Operations.

Campus Life and Wellbeing Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Develop and implement comprehensive wellbeing-related marketing and communications plans to include branding, timelines, objectives, and related data analysis for projects in support of Campus Recreation, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, and the Center for Health Promotion. The focus of this work is in advancing a holistic vision of wellness for campus, and executing area-wide communications strategies and objectives. This includes website management, mailings, flyers/brochures, banners, posters, email communications, calendars, presentations, etc.  Develops content and maintains digital signage system; gathers relevant content and publishes.  Hires and manages student staff team to assist with these efforts.  This position serves under the functional supervision of the Director of Campus Recreation.

Program Coordinator (Salem State University)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: The program coordinator is a key member of the Salem State University Campus Life and Recreation staff that offers programs including fitness, wellness, leadership, intramural sports, esports, informal recreation, co-curricular evening and weekend programming and special events. Under the direct supervision of the director of campus life and recreation, the program coordinator will be responsible for contributing to the development of a comprehensive programming calendar, including co-curricular evening and weekend programming, esports, and intramural offerings, while assisting with the operation of the Gassett Fitness Center and assisting in the oversight of 25Live for department managed spaces. The program coordinator supervises student staff and part-time contract employees.  

Springfield College - Graduate Associateships

Springfield College is located in western Massachusetts in beautiful New England, just 85 miles from Boston and 120 from New York City. The college that invented the game of basketball has a rich tradition in recreation, physical education and athletics.


Athletic Training/Sport Clubs

Fitness & Wellness

Facility Operations/Events

Intramural & Club Sports

Assistant Business Manager, PERD (Boston University)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: The Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance is seeking an Assistant Business Manager to assist in the day to day business operations of the department, including the administration of part-time human capital management, to include hiring and payroll for 1,000 weekly-paid staff. Oversee all overbase payments for departmental units. Organize the department's human resources life cycle, with emphasis on training and development. Work with the departmental units to improve recruiting and retention for all part-time staff positions. Prepare detailed financial reports encompassing the area of part-time payroll. Assist the business team with reconciliation and other business tasks as needed.

Assistant Fitness Director, Performance & Equipment (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: As the Assistant Fitness Director, Performance and Equipment, you will be directly responsible for the pricing, programming, and policies for personal training, fitness assessment, and fitness instructional programs. You will also oversee equipment maintenance and repair at both Zesiger and Wang fitness centers and direct delivery of fitness/performance-related wellness content across campus.

Assistant Director, Wellness & Marketing (Northeastern University)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: The Assistant Director of University Recreation – Wellness & Marketing develops, proposes, implements, and administers wellness and learner opportunities for University Recreation with an intentional focus to create inclusive opportunities integrating recreational opportunities outside of traditional fitness and sports programs. This position also coordinates the delivery of marketing and design materials and communication needs; to include brand awareness, program/event promotion, and the cultivation of global recreation experiences throughout the University network.

Coordinator for Competitive Sports and Recreational Day Camps (Boston College)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: The Coordinator for Competitive Sports and Recreational Day Camp helps provide leadership of the Club Sport program, Intramural Sport program, and Recreational Day Camp.  They assist with the day to day operational and administrative duties governing the university’s Club Sports and Intramural program with a focus on student formation and development.  The Coordinator duties include administering game day and event operations and risk management, overseeing student staff, and administrative tasks such as van management, scheduling, travel planning, and financial processes, as well as the day to day management of the Recreational Day Camp in the summer. This position will also have responsibilities overseeing Intramural Sport leagues and staff, including hiring, training, and scheduling staff, creating leagues, and overall management of nightly activities.  This position reports to the Assistant Director, Competitive Sports and Recreational Day Camp.

Coordinator of Club Sports and Summer Programs (Wentworth Institute of Technology)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: The Coordinator of Club Sports and Summer Programs reports to the Director of Fitness and Wellness and provides the administration and management of the Wentworth’s club sport program consisting of 5+ competitive teams at present time with over 100 students. Club sport responsibilities include coordinating team expenditures and budget management, advising sport club officers and members on general team operation, mentoring and developing team leaders, planning for emergencies and risk management, and at times providing oversight at practices and team events. The Coordinator also oversees the sport club student employees and assists with hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, and mentoring.

Marketing & Communications Manager (Boston College)

Job posting and application link

Brief description: Evaluates existing marketing plan and implements a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy through the use of print, web-based and video media; Further develops brand and image ensuring that a unified identity is communicated to all Campus Recreation constituencies; Promotes awareness of company brand among internal and external constituencies by reinforcing brand standards, and ensuring consistency in messaging content as well as the look and feel across all marketing mediums


Last updated on 6/30/2022