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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. In case you need assistance with your CV, contact this CV writer to help you with your document.

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, Saturdays 10am-11pm, Sundays 12pm-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: Spring 2020
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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Business Services Student Associate

Hiring Department: University Unions
Hours: Flexible M-F 8am-5pm
Date Available: Spring and Summer 2020
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:
• Demonstrated 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.
• Availability to work through Summer 2020.

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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Usher- Hogg Memorial Auditorium

Hiring Department: Hogg Auditorium
Hours: Work schedule depends on the events scheduled in Hogg Auditorium and varies weekly; shifts can range from late mornings to evenings.
Date Available: Spring 2020
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

Job Description:
Ushers serve as front-of-house staff for Hogg Memorial Auditorium. The position is responsible for providing exemplary customer service, following safety procedures and caring for the facility during Registered Student Organization (RSO) and department events.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests.
• Attend to the needs of guests in a friendly and welcoming manner.
• Work with and take direction from our Front of House Managers and Event Managers.
• Act upon all comments/complaints in a prompt and friendly manner.
• Direct/escort guests to their seats.
• Ushers must understand the layout of the venue and area that they are assigned to.
• Answer guest questions regarding Hogg and surrounding area of campus.
• Assist in the resolution of ticket and seating problems.
• Assist Front of House Managers during late seating holds.
• Actively participate in the emergency evacuation of the theater, if necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Friendly, personable, and professional demeanor.
• A team player; ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work well under pressure.
• Interest in and enthusiasm for event management.
• Ushers are expected to stand for long periods of time.
• Ushers are expected to climb up and down stairs.
• Ushers are expected to lift and move up to 10 pounds.
• Ushers are expected to work in a dimly lit environment.
• Regular and punctual attendance.
• Ability to work late night shifts, weekends, and commencement functions.

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 Hospitality Assistant

Hiring Department: University Unions
Hours: Hours vary, late night and weekend shifts – must be available to work 3+ positions.
Date Available: Spring 2020
Pay Rate: $8.25/hr

Job Description:
Students in this position serve as the staff for the Hospitality Office and the Hospitality/Information Desk in addition to assisting with events in the Texas Union.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assisting patrons with directions and campus information.
• Utilizing scheduling software.
• Acting as the patron point of contact for event-related information.
• Answering multi-line phones.
• Handling the Union’s Lost and Found.
• Relaying information to other members of the Texas Union staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work late night shifts, weekend, and commencement functions
• Customer service experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Wide knowledge of University information

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
Hours: Flexible M-F
Date Available: Spring 2020
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:
• Dependability in adhering to a work schedule.
• Capability of lifting up to 30 lbs.
• 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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WCP (formerly SAC) Event Set Up Staff

Hiring Department: William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center
Hours: M-F 7-11pm
Date Available: Spring 2020
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. The position is highly collaborative with other event support departments in WCP.

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 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.

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.