Want one of the most exciting jobs 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).

Our team of 80+ students are the ones who make the magic happen in the DC. Whether it's helping prepare for a big event, learning all kinds of state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, gaining some major management experience, or simply helping folks navigate their way around our campus — the Davis Center is a vibrant hub of activity on our campus and we need your skills (and winning personality) to help it run smoothly. 

Davis Center roles are not dependent on work study - all students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Application Information

  • Applications Available: March 4, 2024
  • Priority Application Deadline: March 22, 2024
  • Group Interviews: March 30, 2024
  • Individual Interviews: Early April 
  • Begin Employment: Fall Semester (mandatory Staff Training begins in August)


What We Hire For

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From Information Desk Assistants to Technical Coordinators, a variety of positions make up the whole Davis Center team. Each provides a fun and rewarding campus experience, and the opportunity to develop your professional skillset. 

Click the drop-downs below to learn more about each role!

Building Manager

The student Building Managers serve as the eyes and ears of the building, representing 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 Desks and Event Service Teams. Full job description (.pdf)

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 Assistant

Office Assistants support all functions of the Student Life and Davis Center Operations & Events resources, services, and staff. Assistants deliver outstanding customer service. These staff members respond to day-to-day office services and resource needs of students, faculty, staff, and guests. Full job description (.pdf)

Reservation Assistant 

Reservations Assistants support all functions of the Davis Center Operations & Events Office and deliver outstanding customer service. These staff members work with directly with campus event clients to plan and schedule events, process event reservations, participate in logistical planning for event execution, 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)


Why Work in the DC?

Jobs in the Davis Center are not dependent 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 references — and have a blast doing it.

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Apply with Confidence

We know applying for a job can be a bit intimidating. The UVM Career Center is here to help. They offer lots of resources and services to help you ace the application process-- everything from resume reviews to mock intereviews (and they're located right here in the DC!)

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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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