Student Employment Opportunities

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

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

Positions at the Student Center

AntMedia Videography and Photography Services

Under the general supervision of the AntMedia Videography/Photography Supervisor, student staff specialize as photographers, models, on- and off-screen talent, audio technicians and videographers to produce high-quality, professional media. 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 photographing live events, studio portraits, and step-and-repeat setups as well as post-production photo editing. Must be prepared to operate Canon DSLR cameras and lenses, lighting equipment, and tripods. A working proficiency with Lightroom 4, Photoshop, and the Mac operating system is highly valued. Previous experience preferred. Some weekends and evenings are required. Ideal candidate is detail oriented, able to communicate professionally with clients, and motivated to learn under tight deadlines.


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.

Information Technology

IT Software Developer

Web Software Developer

In a team environment, web developers will design, program, and maintain web applications for the Student Center. Duties include full-stack client and server-side scripting and database development for systems supporting various Student Center services.

Must be knowledgeable in JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and SQL. Successful candidates will have strong programming backgrounds and are organized, self-motivated critical thinkers eager to learn new technologies and programming languages.

Mobile Software Developer

In a team environment, mobile developers will design, program, and maintain mobile applications for the Student Center. Primary activities include design and implementation of iOS and Android apps used by students and staff throughout campus, as well as development and integration of RESTful backend services.

Must be knowledgeable in Java and/or Swift and Objective-C. Successful candidates will have excellent object-oriented programming skills and are organized, self-motivated critical thinkers eager 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, and social media specialists 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.

Copy Editor and Writer

Working under the direct supervision of the marketing manager, the web copy editor and writer is responsible for researching, pitching, and writing home page feature stories on deadline. The stories are unique to UCI and Student Center & Event Services. Other responsibilities include fact checking, maintaining style guidelines, proofreading and other writing responsibilities as assigned. Candidates must be comfortable learning and adapting to social media channels and be detailed oriented with a full command of English syntax and grammar. Familiarity with AP Style and SEO are a plus. Writing samples are required and basic photography and graphic design skills are preferred.

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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