Director - Galen Piper

Assistant Director - Melissa Hazzard
717-477-1123 x 3732

Graduate Assistants - Summer 2016

  • Alexandra Heller - Facilities/Aquatics
  • Chelsey Kaiser - Student Personnel


ShipRec Desk Staff - Desk Staff Application

Staff work both the entrance desk and the cardio/strength desk in ShipRec. General responsibilities include access management, policy enforcement, marketing and promotion, membership sales, equipment distribution, maintaining the cleanliness of the ShipRec cardio/strength area (i.e. cleaning cardio and strength equipment, equipment inspection, reporting equipment damage, and monitoring the proper operation of equipment), and emergency response. Hours are scheduled based upon staff availability.

Group Fitness Instructor
- Instructor Application

Instructors are responsible for planning and instructing safe, fun and effective group fitness classes, supervising group fitness participants, and creating a supportive exercise environment. Hours are flexible around instructor and room availability.

Intramural Staff - IM Staff Application

Intramural staff are responsible for the facilitation of all intramural sports activities. Duties include game organization and roster management, officiating, equipment distribution, policy and rule enforcement, emergency/injury response, scorekeeping, and ensuring a safe playing environment.

Lifeguards - Lifeguard Application

Assigned to the Heiges Field House pool. Duties include performing life-saving duties as needed, monitoring and enforcing pool rules and policies, maintaining order and cleanliness within the pool area, managing pool access, and ensuring proper opening and closing of the facility. Current lifeguard and CPR/First Aid certification required.


  • Hand deliver to the ShipRec entrance desk
  • Fax: 717-477-4054 (Attention Galen Piper)
  • Email: (Please use "Employment Application" in the subject line)
  • Mail: Galen Piper, Director of Recreation, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg PA 17257