Student Employment

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

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…

    • Deliver and set up all sound and lighting equipment prior to the event
    • Operate and troubleshoot technical equipment during the event
    • Take down all equipment after event completion and return to proper storage areas

    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…

    • Monitoring Student Centers building operations
    • Setting up and breaking down event spaces
    • Troubleshooting technology issues
    • Provide “day of” support for events taking place in Student Centers-supported buildings
    • Working well in a fast-paced environment
    • Exhibiting the can-do attitude required for customer-oriented events management.

    Event Operations


    Event Operations helped with staging and prep for meetings and events.

    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 Operations staff…

    • Supports transport, set-up, and break down of event furnishings
    • Prepare venue for events
    • Provides basic training to clients regarding presentation equipment (i.e., in-room projector operation for Powerpoint presentations)
    • Acts as liaison between groups and university-supported services
    • 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