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Student Involvement - Event Staff

Please note that although work-study status is considered for this position, it is not required. Everyone is welcome to apply despite their work-study status.

Event Staff Job Description

Event Staff are students representing the Office of Student Involvement (formerly Student Activities & Leadership Development) who provide a positive peer security presence at student organized social events on campus. They work with social event hosts and Public Safety officers to maintain a fun and safe environment at these events. Event Staff does not replace student organizers / event hosts in the execution of social events. Event Staff will only work events at venues that have a capacity of at least 50 or more people. 

  1. Assist in staffing the entrance and exit doors
  2. Ensure venue capacity is not exceeded
  3. Assist Public Safety in emergency situations at the event
  4. Generally, help to maintain a safe and well-organized event
  5. Check to see if appropriate policies are being followed ( i.e. correct food and non-alcoholic rations, checking of identification, etc)
  6. Attend training and Event Staff meetings as required
  7. Assist in other duties as assigned

Event Staff is NOT Responsible for:
  1. Collecting money at entrance doors
  2. Staffing the entrance alone (an event organizer should also be present)
  3. Collecting money from guests
  4. Staffing an entrance to residential part of a house without the assistance of one of the organizers
  5. Setup / Breakdown of furniture or equipment

  1. Be in good academic standing at Wesleyan University
  2. Not have any violations of “The Code of Non-Academic Conduct”
  3. Strong interpersonal skills
  4. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  5. Ability to be assertive and manage conflict

Scheduling and hours:
  1. Must be willing to work late nights/weekends

Application Process:
  1. A cover letter (1 page) to include why you are interested in this position. Please also include why you believe a peer presence is useful or necessary in contributing to a vibrant and safe student social scene and any related work experience.
  2. Please list the name of a current Event Staff member that referred you to the position.

$14 an hour (Students with work-study are encouraged to apply)

Student Involvement