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Temporary Part-time Massage Practitioner - Recreation and Wellness

Apply now Job no: 493295
Work type: TEMP - Temporary Hourly
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services


Services provided include chair massage, full body massage, maintain client paperwork and forms. Must have completed all coursework to become a massage practitioner, including all practical hours, and provide proof of completion of both national exam and license. Starting wage is based on experience and skills. Massage Practitioner position may work an average of 15 hours a week and have additional opportunities to work events. This is a part-time non-benefited position.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must have completed all coursework to become a massage practitioner, including all practical hours from board approved education program.
  • Board Certified through State of Michigan
  • Current license as a massage therapist in the state of Michigan
  • Prior experience in massage therapy 
  • CPR/First Aid Certified preferred


  • Provides expert and professional massage services, including Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and prenatal massages. Must practice based on the NCBTMB standards of practice, principles and ethics.
  • Maintains and has knowledge of all maintenance and use of equipment related to massage.
  • Responsible for following all policies and safety procedures. Immediately notifies supervisor of accidents and potential safety hazards.
  • Monitors and maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of work areas. Assists with other functions as needed.
  • Monitors and maintains levels of supplies, and notifies management when ordering is necessary.
  • Provides Chair massage, and full body massage 
  • Render massage services to clients as approved by the University to includes; GVSU employees, students, alumni, retirees, and Fieldhouse members and public 
  • Maintain client charts including consent forms, client assessment, and treatment plan 
  • Keeping progress/session notes 
  • Maintains and keeps current all professional certifications and licensing related to massage therapy.
  • Communicating needs related to direct supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and some weekends
  • Support special events and services requests

Salary: is competitive based on client load

Department/Division: Recreation and Wellness

Campus: Allendale Campus

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter, resume and proof of current massage therapy license for the state of Michigan.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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