Event Support Assistant - UAA Performing and Fine Arts

Event Support Assistant - UAA Performing and Fine Arts

  • 528310
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Student Employee
  • Closing on: Mar 1 2025
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA College of Arts & Sciences

Event Support Assistants help users and patrons of the various venues in the Fine Arts Building througout the year.

Front of House Assistants help with ticket sales and cash handling procedures. Cash drawer reconciliation and providing statistical information. Assisting patrons with navigating the venue and answering basic questions about the Division of Performing and Fine Arts Events. Supervision and orientation of ushers. Coordination with event staff and creatives. Careful attendance tracking through ticket stubs. Enforcement of general theater policies, including seating policies. Maintaining a clean and secure house and lobby.

Behind the Scenes Assistants help with operating sound, lighting, recording, and video equipment. Videotaping events for the Division of Performing and Fine Arts. Supervising student volunteers in the basic operations of sound, lighting, recording, video equipment and event assistance.

Event Support Assistants may assist the Videography & Technical Support Specialist with Fine Arts projects and audio/visual needs, including inspecting, delivering, picking up, and level one troubleshooting of audio/visual equipment for classroom use.

Position requires general knowledge of computer systems, audio-visual equipment and the aptitude for learning how to operate unfamiliar computer and electronic equipment. To thrive in this role you should have strong customer service skills and professional demeanor in person and on the phone. Must enjoy working with the public, be pleasant and diplomatic, and have effective communication skills. Ability to direct and lead other students is also expected. Knowledge of event structures is helpful.

Front of House assistants: Knowledge of or experience with ticket sales and cash handling procedures and cash drawer reconciliation is helpful.

Behind the Scenes assistants: Knowledge of or experience with operating sound, lighting, recording, and video equipment. Videotaping events for the Division of Performing and Fine Arts. Ability to supervising student volunteers in the basic operations of sound, lighting, recording, video equipment and event assistance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Organization and attention to detail is necessary. Ability to follow instructions, work independently, exercise sound independent judgement, and communicate directions clearly to other students. Ability to compile statistical information. Must be completely dependable and able to work assigned hours, with weekend and evening hours required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, work in high, tight spaces, and maneuver small flights of stairs.

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:
A) Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
B) Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and
C) Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or is a newly enrolled student.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage Alaska. This is a part-time, Student Assistant 2 position with a minimum pay of $14.96/hour. 

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact David Fink at dfink@alaska.edu


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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