Category: Recreation News

OAP Silent Gear Auction April 17

OAP Silent Gear Auction Saturday April 17 10am-1pm MacInnes Ice Arena Concourse

The Annual OAP Silent Gear Auction is back! Join the OAP Saturday, April 17, 10am-1pm on the MacInnes Ice Arena Concourse for your chance to bid on some sweet used outdoor gear! No preregistration needed. Just sign in when you show up and start bidding.

All bids are final. Winning bidders are expected to pick up item(s) from 2-4pm, Saturday, April 17.

Persons wishing to sell their gently used outdoor recreation gear can drop off gear at the OAP April 14-16, during the following times:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2-7pm
  • Thursday, April 15, 2-7pm
  • Friday, April 16, 10am-5pm

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed before arriving on campus. Masks are required throughout the building and during the event. There are no provisions for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers. Please limit personal items in the auction area to a minimum. Event capacity is limited and based on social distancing.

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  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course May 7-9

    American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

    Earn your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification in this 3-day intensive training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. The certification includes Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by the first date of the course (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes, and complete a timed event in which participants retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim 20 yards with the object. Online training prerequisites must be completed by the first day of classroom instruction. The instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions.

    Class size is limited. Registration opens April 2, closes April 30.

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  • Michigan Tech Recreation is Hiring for Summer 2021!

    Michigan Tech Recreation - Now Hiring! SDC, Gates Tennis Center, Outdoor Adventure Program, Aquatics

    We want you to work with us to provide Michigan Tech the best recreational opportunities possible!  Find your fit from the positions listed below and submit an application soon!

    Student Development Complex (SDC), Gates Tennis Center & Tech Trails

    The Student Development Complex (SDC) is a 235,000 square-foot complex that provides a wide range of recreation and fitness options for students, faculty, staff and the community. There are multiple positions that have a profound impact on the success of the SDC. These team positions include: 

    • Office Assistant (SDC Manager’s Office, Central Ticket Office, Gates Tennis Center)
    • Desk Attendant (Multipurpose Room, Fitness Center)
    • Laundry Attendant
    • Custodial Support and Event set up
    • Skate Guard

    Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP)

    The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) provides the campus and the community with opportunities to take advantage of outdoor recreation in the area.  We provide outdoor equipment rentals, trips and clinics, manage the Indoor Climbing Wall and High and Low Ropes Course, assist with maintaining the Disc Golf Course and more.. Summer positions vary from 15-35 hours/week and require a week of training May 3-7, 2021. Positions within the OAP include:

    • Rental Desk Employee
    • Trip Leader/Climbing Wall/Challenge Course Facilitator
    • Special Events
    • Bike Mechanic/Guide
    • Paddle Sports Leader(canoe/kayak/paddleboard)


    The SDC Swimming Pool comprises two pools, a lap tank and dive tank.  We provide swimming lessons, lifeguard certification courses, open swim and lap swim, group rentals and P.E. Courses. Positions within Aquatics include:

    • Lifeguard
    • Pool Deck Attendant
    • Swim Lesson Instructor

    Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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