Student Employment


Student Employment

We promote our student jobs through, by using kiosks, and through events like new student orientation.

The Student Centers buildings are environments within the university where the Mason community comes to relax, engage, refuel, contemplate, and rejuvenate. The offices housed within our buildings serve our purpose to build and enrich environments for the Mason Community.

Students can become a part of this process by pursuing student employment with us! We are looking for a team of dynamic students to develop, support, and enhance these environments through a variety of different staff positions.

Have you received great service from a member of the Student Center’s team? Please take the time to nominate that staff member for recognition.

Why Is Student Centers A Great Place to Work?

As a department, we encourage…

  • Bringing together a multitude of people and ideas
  • Questioning current thinking and trying new ideas
  • Putting ideas into action
  • Presenting an open and welcoming community

Benefits of working for the Student Centers include the opportunity to…

  • Shape the quality of student life on campus
  • Develop important skills and knowledge that can be applied to future job positions
  • Engage in personal and professional training
  • Network with faculty, staff, students, and visitors from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Have flexible scheduling to support academic responsibilities
  • Earn income to fund your educational goals and college experience
  • Play games at the Corner Pocket for free!

Requirements & Qualifications

Students who wish to become a member of the Student Centers Team should have…

  • A positive attitude and innovative spirit
  • A desire to give back to the Mason Community and leave the university better than you found it
  • An interest in learning and growing from the experience personally and professionally
  • A strong work ethic
  • An ability to learn new tasks and concepts quickly
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing (cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0) with the University
  • At least two semesters of work eligibility (preferred but not required)

To Apply

Students interested in applying for a position with Student Centers should submit a resume and cover letter and be prepared to participate in a professional interview. Here’s how:

  • Handshake: All current job openings for Student Centers student employment are listed in the Handshake database. Students can use Handshake to submit their resume and cover letter. Please contact Career Services at (703) 993-2370 if you need assistance using Handshake.

Student Employment Positions

Student Centers hires dozens of students annually to perform various tasks in and around our facilities. We focus on delivering superior customer service to our customers (student groups, staff and faculty, external companies and vendors, etc.).

Some positions are highly technical and require experience while others require only a willingness to excel and take leadership responsibility. All offer on-the-job training of skills that build good workplace experience.

Please see below descriptions of our different student employment positions. These positions are given for informational purposes only and may or may not be available at the time of viewing. Students should check Handshake to see what positions are currently open.

Office Assistant

An office assistant is ready to assist customers at the front desk

Location: Johnson Center, suite 324
Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 7pm
Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

Office Assistants help with the daily operation of the administrative office and provide excellent customer service by…

  • Communicating and enforcing Student Centers policies
  • Processing advertising requests (such as banners, kiosks, and easels)
  • Selling lockers and managing the locker rental program
  • Answering clients’ questions via phone, email, and in person
  • Processing and filing paperwork
  • Providing support to professional office staff
  • Performing other duties and projects as assigned

Event Technician

Event Technicians help with sound reinforcement, video, and technology issues, plus preparation, setup and wrap of events and meetings.

Location: Johnson Center room G10; various event venues on Fairfax campus
Schedule: Varies based on event reservations, but event technicians primarily work nights and weekends.
Hours: 12 – 20 hours per week

Event Technicians…

  • Able to operate and configure in-house and portable A/V systems for event support as well as other equipment needed and reserved by the client for their event.
  • Assist in executing overall event logistics in coordination with other university partners, such as University Events, Catering, Facilities, and others.
  • Reporting of all client usage of facilities and equipment during shift and associated activities.
  • Engage in job critical and professional development training opportunities through required workshops and group meetings.
  • Assist Event Technology Supervisor in the tracking of equipment and resources, as well as basic equipment maintenance as requested.

Event Support Assistant

Event Support Assistants help meeting planners have successful meetings and events with “day of” on-site support.

Location: Johnson Center room G10; various event venues
Schedule: Monday – Thursday 7am – 12 midnight (Friday – Saturday 7am – 1:30am during summer and holidays);
Hours: 10 – 20 hours per week

Event Support Assistants are responsible for…

  • Provide face-to-face customer service support for meetings and events.
  • Prepare venues for events including unlocking doors, ensuring rooms are set according to standard and custom diagrams, cleaning furnishings and removing trash.
  • Meet with event contact prior to the start of the event to ensure that the facility is set-up properly and that all requested equipment and services are in place.
  • Ensure the in-house systems, audio/visual equipment and lighting levels are set correctly and functioning properly.
  • Act as a liaison between the event contact and university support services.
  • Provide assistance to ensure that the event is as successful as possible while enforcing facility and university policies and procedures, as well as department guidelines.
  • Report facility and event issues and concerns following the event to supervisor and other relevant staff as appropriate.

Event Rentals

Connor taking a stack of chairs into a storage room

Event Rentals Assistants ensure all events are setup properly to ensure the clients event is a success.

Location: Johnson Center room G10; various event venues
Schedule: Daily 7am – 11pm, varies depending upon events and semester
Hours: 15-20 hours per week, Sunday – Saturday

Event Rentals staff…

  • Pick-up, transport, and deliver requested items.
  • Set-up and break-down event furnishings.
  • Meet with clients prior to the start of the event to ensure that all equipment and services are in place.
  • Assist Event Rental Supervisor in the tracking of equipment and resources, as well as basic equipment maintenance as requested.

Building Services

Connor taking a stack of chairs into a storage room

Building Services assistants conduct inspections, assist with work order completion and help maintain Student Centers spaces.

Location: Johnson Center
Schedule: M-F 10:30am – 1:30pm, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Building Services staff…

  • Conduct daily inspections of common spaces.
  • Place work orders into facilities maintenance system.
  • Assist General Maintenance Technicians with work order completion.
  • Assist with tracking and inventory of supplies and equipment.

Recreation Assistant

Recreation Assistants help students have a playful, relaxing time between academics.

Location: Corner Pocket in The Hub
Schedule: Daily (The Corner Pocket is open in the afternoons and evenings during summer, plus special events, such as private parties, at various days and times)

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

The Recreation Assistants provide impeccable customer service for the Corner Pocket by…

  • Distributing playing equipment to visitors
  • Collecting rental fees
  • Coordinating gaming tournaments
  • Promoting upcoming specials
  • Providing support during Corner Pocket events

Student Centers Marketing & Communications Assistant

The Marketing and Communications Assistant supports the marketing needs of the department.

Location: Johnson Center
Schedule: According to weekly shifts. 
Hours: 10-15 hours per week

  • Collaborate with the Visual Marketing Coordinator and Corner Pocket Marketing Coordinator to develop and design concepts to promote events and services offered by Student Centers, Event Services, and the Corner Pocket Game Room 
  • Assist the Marketing Team in managing the Student Centers website, social media updates, and branding
  • Serve as public relations representative, for events such as Admission Open Houses, Green & Gold Showcase, and shopMason
  • Document our events through still and video photography 

(Candidate must possess some level of skill in the Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and HTML. Videography and/or photography skills are a plus)