Student Graduate Assistant for Guest Services, Reservations and Event Support

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Student Graduate Assistant for Guest Services, Reservations and Event Support
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement

Posting Number 2016354STD
Job Description

Ohio University Event Services is a $5.5 million dollar operation with responsibility for the operations and event coordination for the John Calhoun Baker University Center, Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Galbreath Chapel, Walter Hall Rotunda and outdoor spaces as well as execution of major university events. There are 16 full-time staff and 170 plus student employees. The graduate assistant will gain hands-on and theoretical experience in event management, venue management, student staff management and major event management. The graduate assistant will primarily focus on event planning and advancement, logistical arrangements for major university events, such as Commencement, operations of a university information desk and student staff training.

Successful candidates will:
¬ Be comfortable with electronic databases and web-based tools
¬ Work a minimum of 20 hours per week
¬ Assist with student staff scheduling, training, and supervision
¬ Be responsible for communicating and enforcing all appropriate policies
¬ Assist and/or coordinate events taking place within our facilities
¬ Develop and coordinate student staff training programs
¬ Gain experience with large scale event planning
¬ Start working one week prior to the beginning of classes
¬ Work the week following Commencement
¬ Be able to work evenings and weekends
¬ Actively participate in the departmental meetings
¬ Handle other duties as assigned
¬ Be representative of a division that upholds a framework of equity and social justice

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have attained a bachelor’s degree and be accepted into a graduate program at Ohio University. Preference will be given to individuals interested in a career in event planning, college union management, student activities, or auditorium management. We prefer those who are able to make a two-year commitment to the Assistantship and are accepted and enrolled in the College Student Personnel or Higher Education Program. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills in addition to student supervisory experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to work in a fast-paced, ever evolving environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Department Baker University Center
Pay Rate
Posting Open Date 11/22/2017
Posting End Date 02/02/2018
Job Category Student Hourly
Planning Unit Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Schedule
Campus Athens
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Employment Type Part-Time Term

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants for Details)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate your current course of study:
    • College Student Personnel
    • Critical Studies in Educational Foundations
    • Counselor Education
    • None of the above