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General Event Staff (Up to 12 Positions) - Department of Athletics and Recreation

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 4, 2016
Department of Athletics and Recreation
General Event Staff
Hours of Work: 

10 – 15 hours per week

$11.18 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2016 to March 2017

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is currently creating a list of energetic, outgoing, customer service focused team members to join our Panther Event Staff for the 2016 - 2017 varsity seasons.  General event staff are important in creating and enhancing the atmosphere and overall experience of Panther Events.


• Sales – tickets, merchandise and concessions
• Direct guests to appropriate seating areas; provide guests with directions or other venue information
• Security and crowd control - ensure venue is safe for guests
• Act upon all comments, complaints in a prompt and friendly manner
• Other duties as required


• Customer service experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience with handling cash
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to be assertive in a non-confrontational manner
• Ability to think outside the box
• Ability to adjust easily to unexpected circumstances
• Dependable, enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly and courteous
• Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
• Must be comfortable in large crowds
• Must be able to stand for extended periods of time (3-4 hours)
• Must be able to work in various weather conditions as some events are held outdoors
• Event experience is an asset

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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