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AS Productions Assistant 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Productions Assistant 2020-2021
About the Department The purpose of AS Productions is to provide a comprehensive program of student activities and events for all Western students and their community. AS Productions presents Art Exhibitions, Live Music, and Entertainment 
About the Position

The Production Assistant (PA) fulfills a wide variety of support functions at ASP events. The PA will assist with the staffing and implementation of large-scale events as well as the consistent weekly programming out on by ASP Event Coordinators. 

Terms of Position

Position begins after a qualified student is interviewed, selected and submits their employment paper work to the AS Personnel Office. The term of position will generally begin at the start of fall quarter and end the Friday of Prep Week the following spring quarter. Position holder should not work any hours during finals week of each quarter unless an exception to this condition is granted by the Director. Position holder is required to attend any trainings or orientations as required by the office coordinators or Director. Position may begin later in the year or at any point in which a position becomes vacant. Position works an average of 10 hours a week.

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions. 

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

  • Effective interpersonal and public speaking skills.   

  • Ability to lift moderate weight (20– 30lbs.) and to setup backstage and hospitality areas. 

AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
  • Ensure the continuity and legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
Position Responsibilities
  • Actively participate as an ASP team member. 

  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the Logistics &Volunteer Coordinator as scheduled to keep him/her informed about the day-of-show experience of past events and to prepare for upcoming events. 

  • Attend all ASP staff meetings as scheduled by the ASP Director. 

  • Devote approximately 10 hours per week to fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. 

  • Ability to work a very flexible schedule including some late-night hours and often weekends. 

  • Be available day-of-show to run miscellaneous errands for ASP Coordinators. 

  • Serve as a driver to pick up and drop off performers and equipment/supplies. 

  • Assist in the set up and take down of equipment when necessary. 

  • Assist in keeping track of event attendance. 

  • Assist with disseminating promotional materials and generating word-of-mouth buzz for upcoming events. 

  • Serve as a cashier for merchandise sales. 

  • Serve as a presenter for ASP Films during film showings. 

  • Serve as a presenter/emcee for Underground Coffeehouse Open Mic Nights. 

  • Serve as an usher for ASP events in the Performing Arts Center when necessary. 

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned. 


Starting hourly rate of $14.00.

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions: 

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position? 
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Fall Training between September 7th – 18th, Winter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 

Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th. 

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


Job no: 497830
Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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