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Weight Room Attendant, Olympic Oval, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 13668

Updated: April 4, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Olympic Oval in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking several Recurring Part-time Weight Room Attendants. This position reports to the Guest Services Team Lead in the Guest Services Office.

The Olympic Oval is the premier Winter Olympic legacy facility from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games as part of the University of Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology. The facility provides programs and services for a number of local, national, and international stakeholders and is home to high performance athletes, world-class high performance programs, and excellent research. The Oval provides a dynamic environment for Faculty of Kinesiology programs including Dino Athletics, Active Living, and various Faculty courses and research initiatives.

The Olympic Oval brings international recognition to the University of Calgary through the hosting of major international world class events, the training of Olympic athletes, and ongoing development of high performance programs. Additionally, the Olympic Oval is recognized locally as a major part of the Calgary community, providing public skating, events and bookable spaces for various public user groups and entities.

The Weight Room Attendant will be required to cover shifts in the Weight room during the period Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00; peak periods being September- March. This position is the key liaison between the user groups and the Guest Services Team Lead.  The Weight Room Attendant must be able to think and respond quickly, effectively and creatively in order to provide responsible customer service. This position could require moderate physical demands.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Oversee and assist athletes using the Weight Room
  • Provide friendly and excellent front desk customer service
  • Light equipment cleaning
  • Weight room opening and closing duties
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety, risk management, and guest services needs of the weight room user groups are met
  • Ensure equipment is in safe and working order and respond appropriately when equipment is not available for use
  • Report and machinery deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Provide input for improvement and changes to enhance the weight room

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Third year Kinesiology or equivalent is a definite asset
  • Strong customer service skills are required
  • CFC and AFLCA certification an asset
  • SFA and CPR certifications
  • Some previous experience as a weight room attendant is required

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.



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