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Fitness Intern, Recreation & Wellness

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Work type: Staff Part-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Position Overview

The Fitness Intern will assist the Assistant Director of Fitness and Marketing lead and support a growing and innovative Fitness program based on the BUBeWell experience framework for the Office of Recreation &Wellness and assist with efforts for the department of Health & Recreation. The dynamic Fitness program includes personal training, group fitness, and virtual programs and resources. This position will also help provide oversight of the HRC Fitness equipment, maintenance, purchases, and supporting student employees and services that helps develop and maintain faculty/staff relationships that promotes and improves the health and well-being of the Butler campus community. This position will help provide direct oversight of approximately 35 to 40-part time and student employees including Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, and Equipment Specialists. This position will strive to assist the Office of Recreation & Wellness foster an inclusive environment that seeks to serve a diverse campus community through actively developing and implementing strategies and programs to engage under-represented populations. This position directly reports to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Marketing.

This is a part-time position with a tentative start date of August 2024. 

The Office of Recreation & Wellness creates a foundation of well-being by providing exceptional, inclusive, and innovative programs, services, and facilities for the Butler community to enhance the student experience.


  • Overseeing diverse student staff in the areas of personal training, group fitness, and fitness floor operations
  • Assist with the evaluation, documentation, repair, and replacement of all fitness related equipment
  • Maintaining fitness area related email accounts
  • Help plan and facilitate all staff meetings
  • Assist in the planning and executing Office of Recreation and Wellness related programming 
  • Maintain scheduled weekly office hours
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Assistant Director of Fitness and Marketing
  • Participate in staff mid-semester and end-of-semester evaluations
  • Create, maintain, and update job aids, handbooks, and protocols for fitness staff(s)
  • Update and maintain certification databases
  • Create and manage contact lists
  • Create and send monthly newsletters
  • Assist in the in-house certification classes
  • Other duties as assigned

Group Fitness

  • Gather instructor availability and create semesterly group fitness schedules
  • Track and assess class participation counts and assists in evaluation of participation of group fitness classes and adjust classes as needed
  • Communicate schedule changes to staff and participants both physically and digitally
  • Assist in the customized group fitness class program 

Personal Training

  • Assist with client intake and trainer-client pairings, including client transfers
  • Maintain a minimum of two clients or one client and one fitness class
  • Assign individual Fitness Assessments as needed
  • Manage the Find Your Fit Exercise & Nutrition and the Find Your Fit Running & Nutrition programs

Fitness Floor Staff

  • Develop schedules and assist with evaluation of staff
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory system to support preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Engage staff to maintain cleaning standards

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum education 
  • Minimum years of experience in a discipline or area of work
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities necessary to perform successfully in the job
  • Licensing/Certifications

Position Information 

  • Pay Scale: $15/hour
  • Hours: 30 hours/week
  • Commitment: 1 year agreement (2+ years contingent upon successful evaluation at the end of 1 year)
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2024
  • Reports to: Assistant Director of Fitness & Marketing

About Butler

Butler University is an innovative collegiate university.  In the 2023 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report, it ranked Butler No. 1 overall among Midwest Schools. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest’s “Most Innovative Schools”. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”. Butler’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

In the Fall of 2018, Butler launched BUBeWell, the foundation for a transformative and holistic Butler experience.  Through BUBeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps the Butler community grow, learn, and the be the best version of themselves. As part of BUBeWell, the Office of Recreation & Wellness plays a major role in delivery of programs and services.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana is the hometown of Butler. Nicknamed the Crossroads of America and home to five professional sports teams, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and many major businesses and corporations. Indianapolis welcomes all and a place that celebrates diverse cultures and shared histories through festivals, arts, and cultural events. Named by Condé Nast as “the most underrated food city in America,” we also claim the world’s largest single-day sporting event (Indianapolis 500) and North America’s top-rated airport for six years in a row. In addition to the Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indy Eleven, Indians, and Fuel, we are homebase for the NCAA and numerous collegiate and Olympic Sports organizations. From jazz to motorsports to the world’s fastest bicycle wheels, Kurt Vonnegut and John Green to Salesforce and Eli Lilly and Co., our spirited social, cultural, and business entrepreneurs form collaborative partnerships and move big ideas into action. Forbes (2017) named Indianapolis one of the best cities for young professionals. Business Insider (2018) ranked Indianapolis 10th among best cities for new college graduates where jobs are abundant, and housing is affordable. Campus is only five miles from downtown, so Bulldogs really get the best of both worlds: a close-knit community with easy access to all that Indianapolis has to offer.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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