Student Jobs at The Commons

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Learn today's most desired job skills and gain practical, hands-on experience.  Connect with other VCU students and network with professional staff. Be part of a dynamic team of student employees committed to hard work, helping students and keeping the Commons running smoothly all while learning valuable on-the-job training skills.

Apply to become one of the 80-plus student workers at The Commons!  

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Join the Student Employee Team at The Commons!

FUN: working environment
EASY: central, walkable location
MEANINGFUL: resume-building experience
ACTIVE: VCU's hub for student activities
INCLUSIVE: all welcome

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Snapshots of Student Employee Roles

Facilities Assistants 

Facilities Assistants prepare event spaces for use and monitor public areas in our buildings. They set up and breakdown furniture and equipment, clean and reset spaces before and after use, and assist with minor AV needs. Facilities Assistants monitor Rams Lounge and take regular rounds of the building to ensure that maintenance issues are addressed. They provide support to the Student Manager during emergency situations.

Information Assistant

Information Assistants serve as the initial contact with students and guests that visit The Commons and Hunton Student Center. They maintain a working knowledge of policies and procedures of the University and our department. Information Assistants use customer service skills to answer questions, provide directions, and help research information and resources. 

Assistant Student Manager

Through an 8-10 week training program, the Assistant Student Manager will learn about the responsibilities associated with the evening management of The Commons building and Larrick Student Center event spaces and supervisory responsibilities for the Student Assistants. 

Student Manager

Student Managers are responsible for day, weekend and evening management of The Commons, Hunton Student Center, and Larrick Student Center's event spaces. They serve as peer leaders through their supervision of student assistants who work on shift with them. Student Managers handle safety and security issues and manage event spaces through leading setups and working with clients.

Office Assistants 

The Office Assistant provides administrative support for The Commons' office suite. This role serves as the initial point of contact for the office suite and handles information requests, conducts research, and performs general clerical tasks. Tasks include general office operations, including but not limited to, customer service, preparing correspondence, information assistance, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Audio-Visual Techs

Audio-Visual Techs provide technical support for a variety of meetings and events in our buildings. They set up and operate sound, lighting, and video projection, and troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed. They work closely with clients to ensure that their events are a success.