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:
    • SAC 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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Mechanic Technician

Hiring Department: University Unions Maintenance
Hours: Mon-Sun, 15-20 hours (flexible) per week
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

Job Description:
This job is an entry level building maintenance position. Student employees will assistant with building maintenance tasks such as plumbing, painting, wood refinishing, dry wall repairs, and troubleshooting restaurant equipment. In addition, student employees will gain a working knowledge of power tools and their specific functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Organize and clean the maintenance shop and power tools
• Replace light bulbs throughout University Unions Buildings (Texas Union & Hogg Auditorium)
• Assist with plumbing and electrical repairs in University Unions Buildings
• Assist with all other preventative maintenance requests and tasks

Qualifications:
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin.
• Ability to work effectively with others and follow oral and written instructions
• Punctual, responsible, flexible, and adaptable
• Excellent organization and prioritization skills
• High attention to quality and detail
• Self-starter who takes initiative on projects
• Eager about personal and professional development

Preferred Qualifications:
• Available to work through Summer 2018

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

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Cactus Cafe

Hiring Department: Cactus Cafe
Hours: MWF 10am-2pm (may be flexible)
Date Available: August 1, 2018
Pay Rate: $7.75/hr + tips

Job Description:
This position provides counter assistance and bar tending for the Cactus Cafe.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Use a cash register to sell soft drinks, alcohol, and food products.
• Prepare drinks.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Friendly, responsible, independent worker with excellent customer service skills.
• Past bar tending or counter experience is helpful.
• Cash handling experience.
• Experience in a food service operation.
• Bar experience during night and happy-hour shifts.
• Must like music and be willing to work with bands.
• Must be punctual.
• Must be good with math.
• Must get TABC certified.
• 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 the current semester.
• In addition to the application packet, please submit a resume with all co-curricular involvement and work experience.
• Must be available to attend the student staff training on August 24-25, 2018.

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Tower Tour Guide

Hiring Department: University Unions Tower Tours
Hours: Various
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr

Job Description:
Texas Union Tower Tour Guides are part of a team responsible for the highly popular University Tower Tours. Guides take patrons up an elevator to the Tower observation deck, recite an informational speech, and answer any questions guests may have.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Available to work evenings and weekends
• Memorizing a large amount of information
• Reciting a friendly, clear, and interactive speech to present to groups of up to 25
• Managing large groups of people
• Working well with a diverse staff and patrons
• Providing excellent customer service; being friendly and bubbly with a positive attitude
• Adhering to strict security policies
• Behaving professionally at all times
• Working at a high altitude and walking stairs

Preferred Qualifications:
• Customer service experience
• Excellent communication skills with both co-workers and patrons
• Wide knowledge of UT Austin history and information
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin

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

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Underground Cashier

Hiring Department: Texas Union Underground
Hours: Tuesday 7:30pm-12:30am, Sunday 5:30pm-12:30am
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $8.25/hr

Job Description:
This position with the Texas Union Underground is an active job requiring excellent customer service skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Must be able to complete TABC alcohol training
• Cash handling and cash register shift reconciliation
• Stocking of all retail items
• Preparation and completion of inventories
• Cleaning and upkeep of the Underground facility
• Cleaning, troubleshooting, and maintaining bowling, billiard, and other recreation equipment
• Working behind the bowling lanes periodically
• Ability to learn Qubica (pool/bowling computer system)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Outgoing person with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
• Cash handling experience
• A willingness to assist others
• Be a current student at The University of Texas at Austin

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

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SAC Ambassador

Hiring Department: Hospitality, Student Activity Center
Hours: MWF 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 11am-3pm, 1-5pm, 5-9pm, 3-7pm, 7-10pm, 9pm-1am; TTh 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 11am-3pm, 1-5pm, 5-9pm, 3-7pm, 7-10pm, 9pm-1am; Sa 9:45am-2pm, 2-6pm, 6-10pm, 9pm-1am; Su 11:45am-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-9pm, 9pm-1am
Date Available: August 24, 2018
Pay Rate: $8.25/hr

Job Description:
The primary role of the Student Ambassadors at the Student Activity Center (SAC) is to assist and provide services to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the building in a professional and friendly manner. This position requires highly effective communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to assist numerous guests efficiently. Student Ambassadors are integral in directing guests around the building and to other locations on campus. Therefore, candidates for this position should have good awareness of the campus's changing landscape and all advertised events in and outside of the Student Activity Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Receive all incoming phone calls to the SAC general information line
• Receive patrons as they enter into the building
• Provide available services such as faxing, copying, access to the Student Workroom, and the Comfort Room.
• Assist in the distribution of tickets for special events.
• Direct tours of the SAC.
• Create documents and presentations for various administrative and promotional purposes such as DigiKnow slides and posters.
• Create imaginative decorations for the building.
• Assist in traffic control during times when the building has high occupancy.
• Assist with building evacuations and emergency procedures.
• Maintain the Hospitality Desk and make sure it remains professional in appearance at all times.
• Refer patrons to alternate locations if information cannot be found.
• Assist with all outgoing and incoming mail and e-mail.
• Assist all full-time SAC staff in various duties and projects.
• Maintain thorough knowledge of all SAC, University Unions, and campus-wide events.
• Maintain thorough knowledge of SAC building policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Must be available to work alternate weekends.
• Be able to navigate through information and answer questions about UT and the Austin community. Vast knowledge of the University and the Austin community is a plus.
• Must be punctual, responsible, team players, problem solvers, organized, engaging, friendly, and upbeat.
• Strong communication skills are a necessity for this position.
• Candidates for this position must be approachable and eager to share knowledge about the Student Activity Center and The University of Texas at Austin in person as well as via phone, and written e-mail communication.
• 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.
• Must be available to attend the student staff training on August 24-25, 2018.

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HMA Usher

Hiring Department: Hogg Memorial Auditorium
Hours: Various
Date Available: Immediately
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 theatre, if necessary.
• Work schedule depends on the events scheduled in Hogg Auditorium and varies weekly.

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 is mandatory.
• Available to work through Summer 2018 and beyond.
• 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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HMA Front of House Manager

Hiring Department: Hogg Memorial Auditorium
Hours: Various
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr

Job Description:
Hogg Memorial Auditorium front of house managers are responsible for working as the student team lead of Hogg Auditorium alongside full-time staff and fellow student staff. Front of house managers ensure the successful operation of Hogg Auditorium as a student centric performance space for events planned and produced by registered student organizations and departments on campus. Front of house managers strategically promote the mission and purpose of Hogg Auditorium through extensive teamwork, excellent customer service, and "calm and collected" crowd management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide on-site assistance at Hogg Memorial Auditorium during events including assisting with line management coordination, admissions, access to the facility, general ushering duties (monitoring capacity and fire marshal regulations), safety and security throughout the event, including responding appropriately to any emergencies that may arise during the course of an event, and assist with the general set up of furniture provided by the facility (tables, chairs, podiums, stanchions).
• On a rotation basis, serve as the team lead for the ushers and volunteers ensuring the successful execution of team responsibilities on event days.
• On an event basis, complete Front of House Performance Reports documenting event-related specific details: injuries, lost and found, building maintenance needs, front of house staff time reporting, and other details as needed.
• Pre-event briefing of usher and volunteer teams related to safety and emergency evacuation procedures, or building-specific tasks.
• Represent Hogg Memorial Auditorium during events including but not limited to tabling and presentations to student organizations.
• Other duties as assigned that support the efforts of University Unions.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Must be flexible, adapt easily to change, well-organized, self-motivated, innovative, engaging, have an ability to perform tasks with little to no supervision, take initiative, learn quickly, and have strong problem-solving and time management skills.
• Availability to work primarily during evenings and weekends, in additional to occasional daytime and weekday events.
• This position involves extensive teamwork; therefore, candidates should be team-oriented, spirited, and have an ability to lead and collaborate with others successfully.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Exemplary communication skills in all forms.
• Must commit to this position as your primary job for the duration of your appointment.
• Some experience planning, producing, or supporting events.
• Able to lift over 24 lbs.
• Previous experience with radio use and etiquette.
• Previous crowd management experience (professional and/or volunteering).
• Available to work through Summer 2018 and beyond.
• 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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Student Employment Program Assistant

Hiring Department: Student Strategic Initiatives
Hours: M-F flexible
Date Available: Immediately
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr

Job Description:
The Student Employment Program Assistant will provide administrative assistance for the University Unions Student Employment Program, which provides growth and development opportunities for 140 student employees in 20 different positions across the University Unions (Texas Union, Student Activity Center, Hogg Memorial Auditorium, and Student Services Building).

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Execute logistics and administrative tasks related to training and development programs such as tracking attendance, making catering orders, creating signage, ordering supplies
• Compose and send emails to student staff in regards to development opportunities and program updates
• Analyze survey feedback from program participants by creating organized, succinct reports
• Serve as a leader for the Student Staff Training Leadership Team which assists with planning fall training
• Provide administrative support with new and related projects as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
• Interested in staff training and development, project management, event planning, or a related field
• High attention to detail and quality
• Excellent organization and prioritization skills
• Self-starter who takes initiative on projects
• Flexible and adaptable
• Eager about personal and professional development
• 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, as well as a cover letter.