Student Activities & Commuter Programs: Event Assistant

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  • Job Number:518706
  • Grade:Student C
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Do you want to work in a fun, positive, and collaborative environment? Do you want to help put on concerts, dances, and other epic activities for your fellow students, while learning the ins and outs of event management? Do you want to work with entertainers and musicians from around the country? Then Student Activities & Commuter Programs is the place for you! We are currently looking for students to join our team as Event Planners. This is a great opportunity to gain professional work experience with flexible hours, while attending classes. HOURLY RATE: $10.50



  • Meetings: The Event Assistant will attend weekly meetings with the Student Activities staff
  • Marketing: The Event Assistant will work with the SLL graphics and marketing team to develop materials to promote positive mental and physical health.
  • Event Assistance: When time permits, the Event Assistant will assist with events planned and organized by other Student Activities Event Planners. This may consist of serving food, checking tickets, etc.
  • Event Organization: The Event Assistant will take a lead role to conceptualize, plan, and deliver one (or more) social or educational event during the course of the year, such as video game competitions, lecturers, comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, gameshows, outdoor recreational activities, cultural events, and other social programming. This will be done in concert with the Event Manager. 
  • Gallery Attending: Event Planners may assist with attending the gallery, welcoming visitors, and offering them information about the show.


Strong attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision, ability to complete tasks thoroughly and responsibly. Ability to work with a team to co-plan programs and work toward group consensus. Specialized tasks with skills to be developed to include the planning, promotion, facilitation, evaluation, and reporting of campus wide events.

It is also necessary that the applicant be able to lift up to 40lbs with or without accommodations, and stand for long periods of time. The applicant must be reliable, punctual, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent communication skills. Successful candidates are energetic, dynamic, and have a desire to learn and grow.


  • Must be enrolled as a UAA student in 6 or more credits. 

  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

  • Experience in customer service.


  • Must be enrolled as a UAA student in 6 or more credits. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Experience in customer service.



Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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