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Want to work at one of the coolest, most exciting places on-campus? The Davis Center is perhaps the most welcoming and developmentally-focused place for students to work at UVM (though admittedly we might be a little biased).

Whether it's helping prepare for a big event, learning all kinds of state-of-the-art audio and technical equipment, gaining some major managment experience, or simply helping folks navigate their way around our campus — the DC is a vibrant hub of activity on our campus and we need your skills (and winning personality) to help it run smoothly.


Why Work in the DC?

Jobs in the Davis Center are not dependent up on a work-study award, all current students are welcome to apply when applications are open.  Some of the benefits of working in the DC are:

  • Flexible scheduling - the DC is open late! And with a number of positions available, we've got a wide variety scheduling options.
  • An Epic Environment - Not everyone can say they work in a 186,000 square foot, state-of-the-art environmental facility.  Working in one of the highest trafficked buildings in the state is sure to ensure your job is interesting, exciting, and full of awesome experience.
  • We Build Great Leaders - Student employees get to participate in a professional development program that provides opportunities for advancement and leadership training and experience.
  • The People - Have you met the DC crew? We're awesome. Working in the Davis Center automatically gives you a membership on a fun, diverse, student-centered team. You'll make close friends and lasting professional refrences — and have a blast doing it.


Hiring Timeline

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We start recruiting for student employees mid-Spring Semester.  Applications will be live from Monday, March 4th through Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Info session dates coming soon!

All applicants are expected to participate in a group interview on Sunday, March 31 2019.

What we Hire For

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From Info desk staff to technical coordinators, a variety of positions make up the whole Davis Center team — none of which are work study dependent, so all students can apply.  

Building Manager

The student Building Managers serve as the eyes and ears of the building, representing University Event Services, the Davis Center, and the University as a provider of quality customer service. These student leaders coordinate the daily operations of the Davis Center during established building hours, and serve as the primary contact for event clients. Expected to be "building generalists," they trouble-shoot issues, provide a safe and secure environment, and coordinate support of the Information Centers and Event Service Teams. Full job description (.pdf)

Davis Center Information Desk Assistant

The Information Desk Assistants greet and respond to the day-to-day needs of the University’s faculty, staff, students, and guests with a pleasant, positive, “can do” attitude. The Information Centers are staffed all hours the Davis Center is open.  These students utilize creativity, problem-solving skills, and various print and on-line resources to provide information for guests.  The Information Desk Assistants also provide a variety of services to the campus community including equipment and game rental, a central lost and found system, and a ticketing service. Full job description (.pdf)

Office/Reservation Assistant 

Office/Reservations Assistants support all functions of the Davis Center Operations & Events Office and deliver outstanding customer service. These staff members respond to day-to-day facility reservations, process Olin Atrium tabling reservations, sort mail for the Davis Center tenants, oversee Atrium banner display program, provide reports to event management, create event diagrams, and assist with overall needs of students, faculty, staff, and guests. Full job description (.pdf)


Production Assistants provide event support by setting up tables, chairs, staging and other items in preparation for events at the Davis Center.  Additionally they help to maintain the overall appearance and upkeep of Davis Center facilities and inventory. These student staff members help to ensure facility and guest safety. Full job description (.pdf)


Technical Assistants provide expanded support for sound reinforcement, lighting, computer, and audio-visual support. These staff members set up, operate, and break down the technical equipment for each event.  These students will interact directly with clients and presenters on a regular basis, requiring outstanding customer service skills. Full job description (.pdf)


Additional Positions with Campus Events...


The Event Production Assistant is a vital member of the Campus Production Team assisting with delivery, set-up, onsite client support, breakdown, and storage for a variety of indoor and outdoor campus events (e.g. meetings, concerts, lectures, ceremonies, and conferences). Reporting to the Production & Technical Manager or assigned team member (Production Specialist or Student Lead); our team sets up tables, chairs, stage, multimedia and other event related inventory. These students will interact directly with clients and presenters on a regular basis, requiring outstanding customer service skills. Full job description (.pdf)


Office & Waterman Information Desk Assistants have shifts in two different locations. When working in the office they help with scheduling and planning events on campus using our EMS software system. When staffing the Waterman Information Desk they greet and assist all faculty, staff, students, and guests with a pleasant, positive, attitude. Utilize creativity, problem-solving skills, and various print and on-line resources to obtain information for customers. They review daily event reservations within the Waterman Building, Old Mill John Dewey Lounge and the Ira Allen Chapel and provide technical support for the existing room equipment when necessary. Full job description (.pdf)


Summer Conference Assistants work between mid-May and mid-August. They are responsible for front-line guest relations in campus housing related to the following areas: Front Desk Operations; Guest Room Preparation; Inventory Control; Administrative Duties; and other duties as assigned. Ability to live on campus throughout the duration of employment and be certified to drive UVM vehicles is required. In addition to receiving a competitive hourly compensation, students selected as Summer Conference Assistants receive free housing during the summer. Full job description (.pdf)


How to Apply

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Applications will be accepted Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:45:00PM


If you have any questions or problems with the application, please reach out to us at dcjobs@uvm.edu.  We're here to answer any questions you might come up with as you navigate the application process. 

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Positions we Hire For:

The Davis Center hires student employees for the following positions. View the position descriptions if this might be a future job for you:


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Need Help with On-Campus Employment?

The Student Employment Office (SEO) is here to help you find work on-campus.  Check out their database of jobs and learn about what forms you'll need out to be a campus student employee.

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DC Employees of the Year

Every year we recognize members of our outstanding student staff for their outstanding commitment to making our building the best it can be.  

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