Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventure Jobs

Female student in kayak in water

Outdoor Adventures is a great place for current USA students to find employment. The Student Recreation Center is conveniently located on Jaguar Boulevard and easily accessible to USA students who live on and off campus.

Apply to be a Climbing Wall & Gear Rental Attendant or an Adventure Trip Leader here. Read more about the positions below.

Climbing Wall & Gear Rental Attendant

Climbing Wall Attendant jobs are available each semester for any current USA student. The climbing wall is open 2:00-8:00pm daily. The wall may be open extra hours occasionally for private parties and special events. Climbing Wall Attendants are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week and are scheduled based on availability and around academic class times. Timely schedule requests and availability updates allow time for other activities and home visits. Climbing Wall Attendants are required to attend a 4-hour safety course prior to beginning work. Climbing Wall Attendants will also be required to work at the Gear Rental Desk located in the Student Recreation Center next to the climbing wall, where climbers receive gear. Outdoor gear rental also takes place at this location. Attendants will also be required at the Outdoor Rental Center (often referred to as the Cabin) when needed. Climbing Wall Attendants’ pay ranges from $7.25-$8.00/hour. 

Climbing Wall & Gear Rental Attendant Application

Adventure Trip Leader

Trip Leader jobs are available each semester for any current USA student. Trip Leaders can expect to lead 1-4 adventure trips a month, depending upon skill and availability.  Adventure Trips last anywhere from several hours to several days. At the beginning of each semester Trip Leaders will be assigned trips based on a preference sheet they have filled out. Adventure Trips run in the Mobile area and other locations across the Southeast. Trip Leaders will be given various training such as Wilderness First Aid, Truck/Trailer driving, Paddling Skills, Leadership Skills, and Group Camping. Trip Leaders will be responsible for planning their trips, contacting participants, creating risk management plans, and teaching necessary skills to participants. Trip leaders are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week. Trip Leader pay ranges $7.25 – $8.00/ hour.

Adventure Trip Leader Application