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Event Operations Assistant - Athletics

Apply now Job no: 507380
Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Temporary, Part Time, Time Varies
Position Description

Job Summary

The Intercollegiate Athletics Department sponsors 21 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Under general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Operations, this position provides game operations assistance for home contests. Responsibilities include set up and take down of athletic facilities and equipment for practices and games, assisting with game/event management, and crowd control issues. Keep records of all student workers and equipment needed for assigned events. Supervise student and volunteer game operations crew at assigned events.

This position runs from August 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023, with the possibility of extension. This is a temporary, intermittent position with variable hours.

Department Summary

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 21 sports at the NCAA Division I level.  All sports compete in the Big West Conference except Football (Big Sky Conference), Wrestling (PAC 12) and Men’s Swimming and Women’s Swimming (MPSF).  Women's NCAA Division I sports programs: basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, softball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, and golf.  Men's NCAA Division I sports programs: football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, outdoor track and field, soccer, and wrestling.  Currently, the following eight sports are ticketed: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, baseball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and wrestling.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the name and type of athletic equipment and clothes used in intercollegiate sports programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to compare names and numbers rapidly and accurately.
  • Demonstrated ability to post and keep simple records.
  • Demonstrated ability to sort, maintain and inventory supplies.
  • Ability to mend and do simple sewing by hand and machine

Education and Experience

  • Any combination of training, experience, and/or education sufficient to demonstrate the required skills below.

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials: Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire), a valid driver's License.  

Possession of or ability to obtain an American Red Cross First Aid Certificate.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $18.00 - $20.19 per hour

Classification Range: $18.00 - $24.99 per hour

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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