With thousands of conferences and events executed annually, SCES relies on a diverse team of work study and non-work study students to support its year-round operations, including day and night shifts. During the academic year, flexible, part-time shifts allow students to schedule work around their classes. During the winter, spring and summer breaks, students may request full-time shifts when available. Students receive on-the-job training, cross-training and learn the Student Center approach to quality service along with opportunities for advancement to include On-the-Spot Awards, which recognizes individuals who go beyond the call of duty. Students who are responsible and can communicate well, are willing to learn, and like to work in a fun team environment are most likely to succeed at the Student Center.

Candidates may apply online or in-person. To apply online, view the job descriptions below and, when ready, click on the “Apply Now” button to fill out an application, attach a résumé and cover letter (optional) and submit electronically. To apply in-person, visit the Student Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A printable copy of the application is available for download. Print it out and bring it with you when applying in person. For questions or difficulties applying online, call 949.824.4805 or email sceshr@uci.edu.

Applicants that are selected for employment will have to complete a background check.

Positions at the Student Center

AV Technician

AV Technicians are a team of well-trained specialists providing conference center AV equipment and service support to meet clients’ multiple needs. In addition to equipment setup, operation and maintenance, AV techs provide creative program consultations and immediate response to service challenges. Primary activities include digital network operation of built-in projectors, screens, intelligent lighting, cinematic projector, and audio equipment in addition to setting up, operating and breaking down analog PA systems for live performances and corporate events. The position will also potentially include testing and troubleshooting broken equipment, performing repairs, system maintenance, and various other duties as assigned.

Professional development opportunities include mandatory and optional technical training, InfoComm industry association benefits, and potential leadership roles. All techs are expected to learn The Center’s Approach to Quality Service in addition to enterprise-level operations and will receive cross training with other Student Center Event Services sub-units. Some AV/IT experience preferred but not required. Work study preferred, but not required.

Finance and Business Office Assistant

Under the general supervision of the Finance Manager, provides support with daily invoicing, filing, and bookkeeping of financial records. Other duties include assisting in sorting mail, cash handling, and maintain confidential employee files. In addition, provides assistance in monthly reconciliations of ledgers and special projects as needed.

Ability to handle projects independently, with absolute confidentiality and sensitivity to campus policies and objectives. Demonstrates computer skills; including word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail and web browser software. Skill to independently develop administrative procedures and systems in support of job responsibilities. Skill to set priorities independently to reflect relative importance of job responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals. Skill to work accurately and efficiently with large amounts of detailed numerical data while under pressures of time constraints and frequent interruptions. Skill to establish and maintain comprehensive file system with easy user access. Punctual and conscientious.

Information Technology

Web Developer NEW

In a team environment, web developer will design, program, and document web-based applications for the Student Center. Duties include client- and server-side scripting and database development. Must be knowledgeable in .Net and Microsoft SQL Server. Successful candidates will be organized, self-motivated critical thinkers and eager to learn new technologies and programming languages.

IT Programmer

In a team environment, programmer will develop multi-user Java portlets that will plug into the Student Portal. Primary activities include design, programming, documentation and training of Java applications. Additional duties include troubleshooting Java, JavaScript/CSS, PHP, MySQL, Linux, XML and other tools and operating systems. Successful candidates will have experience using Eclipse along with excellent oral and written English communication skills and a willingness to learn new technologies and programming languages.

IT Technician

Primary activities include upgrading Windows, Mac OS, Linux, server platforms, networked printers, computer accessories, websites and networks in addition to desktop and server hardware and software maintenance and technical support. Successful candidates will translate complex technical issues into easy-to-understand terms for non-technical end-users across the Student Center and is eager to learn a variety of hardware and software components.


The marketing department relies on a wide range of creative services including graphic artists and designers, interactive designers, copyeditors and writers, photographers, models, on- and off-screen talent, social media specialists, audio technicians and videographers to provide print, online and video marketing materials for Student Center & Event Services but also campus partners and off-campus clients. When you join the marketing department, you can expect a collaborative team environment that includes unique creative challenges. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in developing their portfolio, exploring new career possibilities or enhancing their experience within the marketing and advertising industry. Primary hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


Assist media services department in every aspect of pre- and post-production videography and editing, where talent and means allow, on a variety of projects including promotional marketing videos, highlight reels, keynote presentations, image magnification (IMAG) during live events, raw footage, webcasts and training videos. Candidate is expected to demonstrate a genuine interest and understanding of the fundamentals of videography and be prepared to operate cameras, lighting and audio equipment. A working proficiency with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom 4, Photoshop, Final Cut, and sound editing software for Mac is highly valued. Some weekends and evenings are required. Ideal candidate is detail oriented and motivated to learn under tight deadlines.

Operations Crew

These team members assist with operations at the UCI Student Center’s and the Cross-Cultural Center’s conference and event spaces. Primary activities include arranging furniture, setting up event equipment, assisting with audiovisual devices, cleaning, and organizing event facilities. Team members will be asked to empty trash cans, sweep, vacuum, use green chemicals to sanitize patio tables, trash cans, glass, walls and fixtures. Other duties include bussing patio tables, cleaning minor carpet spills, dusting and picking up recycling materials. At times, team members will be asked to help inventory and stock janitorial supplies, restock and repair bathroom dispensers, organize closets, clean and inspect vacuums and other equipment, write repair orders, climb ladders, and move and operate equipment.

Reservation Specialist

Under the guidance of professional event specialists and reporting directly to the office manager, this is an ideal opportunity for those desiring general office and event planning experience in a world-class facility hosting thousands of events annually. Primary activities include booking event spaces, primarily in the UCI Student Center, Ring Mall, general assignment classrooms, and may book other spaces when in an L3 – L4 position, or when assisting an Event Planner with special projects. In addition, the Reservation Specialist will assist the department by performing a variety of clerical duties.

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