Part-time Employment at University Unions

Part-time Employment Application Process

University Unions provides job opportunities and training for approximately one hundred part-time employees in customer service, retail, food service, clerical, and technical positions. We hire throughout the year but fill most openings in the weeks before the beginning of each semester.

Most part-time positions at University Unions have student status as a requirement.

Persons interested in applying should:

  • Obtain an application packet from the Business Services office,
    or download and print the application file below:
  • Completed applications may be dropped off at the following locations:
    • William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Hospitality Desk
    • Texas Union Hospitality Desk
    • Texas Union Business Services office, UNB 3.112, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
    • No emails accepted.

Additional food service positions may be available with University Unions Dining Services, managed by Aramark. To apply for a position with Union Dining Services, drop by the Aramark office located inside Quizno's on the second level of The Texas Union 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, or call 475-6500 for more information.

University Unions at The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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WCP (formerly SAC) Event Host

Hiring Department: William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Reservations
Hours: Flexible hours available including morning, afternoon, and evening shifts (M-F 7am-11pm).
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

Job Description:
The WCP Reservations Office Event Host’s primary responsibility is to assist in coordinating and ensuring the successful execution of events in the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP). This individual is integral in communicating with the event sponsors throughout all stages of the event planning process. Candidates for this position should possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and a passion for exceptional customer service. They will need to adapt well to change and maintain their composure in a customer service role. They should be capable of handling a wide range of personalities and be able to manage conflict while remaining professional. Additionally, Event Hosts promote the WCP and its services and opportunities to the campus community. As such, this individual must be upbeat, approachable, and enjoy interacting with various types of populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in planning and programming events held in the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center.
• Provide building and event space tours to potential clients (student organizations and University departments) and be well versed in the amenities and services offered by the WCP.
• Provide support to clients as they schedule reservations through the University Unions Online Reservations System and answer questions as they arise.
• Communicate with event organizers and outside vendors to assist in coordinating their events.
• Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling and data entry.
• Support on-site events by checking in with clients and assisting with load in and load out.
• Communicate event needs with other WCP departments including housekeeping, audio/visual, building safety and security, and maintenance.
• Work on special projects to enhance the operations of the Reservations Office.
• Assist in other areas of the WCP when called upon by other departments.
• Maintain thorough knowledge of The University of Texas Institutional Rules and WCP facility Policies and Procedures.
• Use a variety of software packages, including word processing, Outlook, Photoshop, event scheduling software (Events Management System [EMS]), PowerPoint, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Availability to work on alternate weekends, to be scheduled in advance by the supervisor.
• Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a passion for exceptional customer service.
• Ability to adapt to change and maintain composure as challenges arise.
• Ability to manage conflict while remaining professional.
• Be upbeat, approachable, and engaging.
• Outgoing personality and comfortable with new people.
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin.

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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UNB Building Monitor

Hiring Department: University Unions
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am-3:30pm
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $11.00/hr

Job Description:
The primary role of the Building Monitor is to maintain building security, ensure University Unions policies and procedures are implemented correctly, and assist staff in providing services to students, faculty, and guests in a professional and friendly manner. This position requires effective communication and problem-solving skills, high attention to detail, excellent time management, and a strong work ethic.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Escort nightly deposits.
• Contribute to a shift report.
• Assist Hospitality desk workers with their routines and aid Housekeeping and A/V staff when needed for events and day to day operations, such as the tear down of A/V equipment after events.
• Provide access to event spaces for patrons with event reservations, monitor scheduled events, and take attendance for each.
• Conduct regular checks of the building spaces to ensure events are going smoothly and all policies are adhered.
• Ensure building equipment in the Texas Union and Hogg Auditorium is operating correctly through software and manual inspections, submitting work orders to fix problems.
• Keep reserved rooms secure when not in use.
• Conduct periodic ID checks of individuals and groups in the building and report suspicious activity.
• Respond quickly to emergencies and provide assistance as needed by patrons or first responders.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Interact with guests and coworkers in a professional and respectable manner.
• Responsive and clear communication skills with regard to speaking, emails, phone calls, and text messages.
• Prior employment/experience in a supervisory or managerial position.
• Demonstrated ability to manage time and multiple tasks efficiently while providing quality results.
• Approachable and friendly personality, ability to work well with others as a team, and solve problems on their own.

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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WCP (formerly SAC) Event Setup Staff

Hiring Department: William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center
Hours: M-F 7pm-11pm
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

Job Description:
The Event Setup Staff are responsible for the physical setup/breakdown for all meetings and events in the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP). The position is highly collaborative with other event support departments in the WC.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure that all room and event setups are completed as listed in the event setup worksheets and/or setup diagram.
• Setup/breakdown tables, chairs, stanchions, staging, etc. as necessary to meet the needs of the WCP.
• Lock and unlock meeting rooms as needed.
• Moving boxes, equipment, furniture etc. into or out of storage.
• Report all facility or equipment problems to the supervisor.
• Attend any scheduled meetings and training sessions.
• Assist loading dock with deliveries as scheduled.
• Complete all paperwork as assigned by supervisor.
• Assist with set up of AV equipment and help return any AV equipment to its proper location upon completion of events.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Dependability and punctuality
• Ability to follow-through on tasks until completion
• Attention to detail
• Ability to take direction, have strong problem solving and time management skills
• Ability to lift and move furniture and must be able to lift over 50 lbs
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Must have strong communication and customer service skills and the ability to interact with a variety of clients, staff, and visitors
• Must be flexible, adapt easily to change, self-motivated and have the ability to learn quickly
• Scheduling flexibility
• Ability to work evenings
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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Cash Operations

Hiring Department: University Unions, Business Services
Hours: Available shifts: M, W, F 8am-12pm; M, W, F 12pm-5pm; Th 12pm-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr

Job Description:
This position with Cash Operations assists with the daily monetary operations of University Unions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the receipt, disbursement and recording of money in the Texas Union.
• Assist in the cataloging and storage of documents according to University auditing procedures.
• Handle cash in a secure environment with attention to detail.
• Additional duties include making deposits and picking up change orders.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in counting money and maintaining records.
• College level course work in bookkeeping or accounting.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel creating ledgers, pivot tables, and logic formulas.
• Business and Economics majors.

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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Executive Director's Office

Hiring Department: University Unions
Hours: Available shifts: M 8am-12pm, W 8am-12pm, Th 11am-2pm
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $8.25/hr

Job Description:
Provide front line support and assist multiple levels of staff in the Executive Director’s Office of the University Unions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide telephone support
• Perform data entry
• Update and maintain filing systems
• Drive a University vehicle to deliver Unions calendars
• Transport contracts and other documents from Union to other campus departments
• General clerical/administrative duties, drive University vehicle to run errands on and off campus
• Other related tasks as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong communication skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail in a working environment
• Working knowledge of standard office machines including copier, personal computers (Macintosh preferred), printer, fax machine and multi-line telephone
• Familiarity with UT campus

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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Business Services

Hiring Department: University Unions, Business Services
Hours: Available shifts: Flexible M-F
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr

Job Description:
Provide administrative and fiscal support to University Unions Business Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Data entry for fiscal transactions.
• Prepare and process Business Services payments.
• File, copy, and organize financial records.
• Maintain inventory of office supplies.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in a work environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in working in a professional office environment.
• Experience in bookkeeping or accounting and Ten-key typing skills.
• Business majors preferred.

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.

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Graphic Designer

Hiring Department: University Unions, Business Services
Hours: Available shifts: Flexible M-F
Date Available: Fall 2019
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

Job Description:
Opportunity for a creative and talented graphic designer in the University Unions at the University of Texas at Austin.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Learn the ins and outs of the client/designer relationship with clients from University Unions departments as well as student clients in Campus Events + Entertainment
• Create and design layouts for our clients to promote the University Unions and advertise many of the exciting events produced by Campus Events + Entertainment
• Projects typically include: posters, handbills, promotional items, t-shirts, flyers, banners, signs, and social media graphics
• Participate in weekly design reviews

This job posting is open until filled and may close at any time without notice.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Graphic design experience
• Solid working knowledge of Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• An understanding of graphics production requirements and techniques
• Preparation of print-ready files
• Knowledge and application of design, typography, layout and color
• Work on other items as needed

Requirements:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin or other college/university and be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.
• Please include your portfolio URL at the top of the first page of the application, or submit .pdf files to jeffs@austin.utexas.edu.