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Event Support (Labour) - Week Nights, Downtown Urban Campus

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Job ID: 16141

Updated: September 25, 2018

Location: Downtown Campus

Position Overview

The University of Calgary Downtown Campus is seeking a Recurring part-time week night Event Support (Labour) to ensure that the event spaces and classroom furniture are set up according to the needs of each user group and that the physical campus infrastructure is maintained to the standards expected of a Class A building.   This is a hands-on role that requires incumbents to understand visual setup maps, follow written instructions regarding furniture setup, organize work in order of priority, meet strict deadlines, and read and respond to emails.  A strong grasp of the English language is required.  Work will be undertaken with minimal supervision.

This position is primarily for week nights, actual hours will vary depending on the needs of the campus and the number of classes and events that are scheduled.  Duties consist of ensuring classroom/event set up, checking on the organization and cleaning of the equipment/storage rooms, and servery hygiene.  Other regular duties involve cleaning of classroom and event centre furniture, cleaning walls, moving recyclable bottles from the basement to the loading dock for pickup, and patching and repainting drywall as required.  Support may be needed to setup or tear down for weekend events.

Flexibility is required to occasionally start shifts earlier or end later depending on the event setup requirements.

Primary Purpose of the Position (Key purpose, functions, roles):

a) Setup and dismantle tables, chairs, staging, lighting, podiums, portable white boards / flipcharts and movable walls for special events and classrooms
b) Ensure all surfaces are clean
c) Ensure room is clear of debris
d) Ensure that white boards if supplied are cleaned and have appropriate markers (corporate clients only)
e) Ensure that flip charts if supplied have 1 full pad of paper and appropriate markers (corporate clients only)
f) Ensure room layout is both functional and aesthetically pleasing
g) Ensure waste and recycle bins are not overflowing during the day for hallways and classrooms
h) Ensure waste receptacles in washrooms are not overflowing during the day
i) Perform the day-to-day maintenance and repairs required for a public, student-oriented facility with a focus on the loading dock, the equipment/storage rooms, the servery, and cleanliness of classroom furniture
j) Wall cleaning and/or drywall repair and repainting
k) Other irregular cleaning duties may be assigned as required.

Expertise/ Qualifications Required:

- Must have a strong grasp of the English language both verbal and written.
- General labour and physical strength skills are required to assemble, tear down, and store furniture.
- Requires an ability to organize physical spaces.
- Must be able to work with little or no supervision.
- Must have a pleasant, customer-service oriented demeanor.
- The incumbent must provide safety boots.

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. 


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.



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