Recreation Assistant

Recreation Assistant

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Posted Job Title
Recreation Assistant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Recreation Operations Assistants perform the duties that keep Pottruck Health & Fitness Center operational including managing facility reservations, re-racking equipment, disinfecting equipment, and serving as a visible resource to patrons and regularly walking through the space looking for medical issues and enforcing rules.

Job Description

  • Enforce all departmental and fitness room policies and procedures; Provide excellent customer service and maintain positive relations and rapport with members of the facility; and Represent the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Monitor facility maintenance and housekeeping needs (e.g., lights burned out, damages, areas unusually hot/cold); Disinfect equipment and touch points as directed; and Monitor entry/exit points for access control issues.
  • Assist in emergency action plan as needed and perform any other duties as required by the professional staff

  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Basic knowledge of computers and technology
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Ability to walk for hours at time and bend and lift up to 50 lbs

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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