Student Employment at The Commons

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Want to learn leadership and professional development skills? Apply to become one of the 100-plus student workers at The Commons! Student-workers help support VCU student organizations, connect with the Richmond community, and keep The Commons running smoothly all while learning valuable on-the-job training skills.

Working at The Commons offers the chance to learn valuable interpersonal, managerial, and organizational skills. Such skills are very advantageous upon graduation as you enter the job market.

Join the Student Employee Team at The Commons!

  • Fun working environment
  • Central location
  • A REAL experience
  • Be one of the first to know about events

Requirements

Students must be awarded federal work-study and have a cumulative VCU grade-point average of 2.2 or higher. 

Student jobs at The Commons offer flexibility and convenience. Equally important, student employment with The Commons provides the chance to learn valuable interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills. Such skills are advantageous upon graduation as you enter the job market.

Go to vcujobs.com and search through the postings to see what positions are currently available. If you find one that interests you, fill out an online application and check back periodically to see the status of your request.  You can build skills and experience for your future career at The Commons.  You will gain experience in time management,  communication with others in the work setting,  problem-solving skills, and, an understanding of diverse personalities, philosophies, and cultures.

Current student employees at The Commons connect via their RamsConnect group.

Snapshots of Student Employee Roles

Facilities Assistants 

Facilities Assistants are responsible for a variety of duties involved in maintaining a comfortable environment and efficient operation of The Commons, Hunton or Larrick Student Centers. Facility Assistants prepare meeting rooms for use by setting up meeting furniture, cleaning before and after use, and setting up audio-visual equipment. 

Information Assistant

The Information Assistant is the initial contact with building users and the public which requires a courteous and professional demeanor. The Information Assistant manages a variety of services for students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University, including call transferring, Internet searches and directions.

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

The Student Manager is responsible for day, weekend and evening management of The Commons and Larrick Student Center event spaces and supervisory responsibilities for the Student Assistants.

Office Assistants 

The Office Assistant provides high-level administrative support for the administrative offices, Student Leadership & Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority office, and the Event Services teams at The Commons. This role serves as the initial point of contact for The Commons and handles information requests and event reservations, 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.

Marketing Positions

The student employees are responsible for the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of promotional communications, informational materials, and outreach activities to promote the programs, facilities, and services offered by The Commons. 

Audio-Visual Techs

Audio-Visual Tech student employees are responsible for setting up requested AV equipment. They ensure that the equipment is set up correctly as well as connecting user devices to the in-house equipment. The tech assigned to an event is responsible for mixing live sound and troubleshooting tech problems.

Student Involvement Ambassadors

Student Involvement Ambassadors serve as the initial point of contact for students and staff visiting The Underground and The Hub. Student Involvement Ambassadors serve as a resource for members of student organizations regarding registration, finance, and programming.

Changemakers

This student leadership role supports the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement office in areas such as related to storytelling, active citizenship, and social change.