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Audio Visual Student Assistant (Position open until filled) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Audio Visual Student Assistant  
Open Date 3/20/2023  
Close Date  

Audio Visual Student Assistant

Definition and Purpose

Under the supervision of the Coordinator – Event Management, the Audio Visual Student (AVS) Assistant is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all ASI Audio Visual Services. The Audio Visual function continues to be a major part of the services offered by the University Union. This department provides the University community with the ability to stage events (i.e. concerts, movies, etc.) and requires a technician to work in all areas of the building.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.

Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • Experience in the operation of audio-visual equipment preferred.
  • Experience working with the public preferred.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations (ladders, catwalks, etc.).
  • Ability to work night and weekend shifts as required.
  • Ability to be highly organized and have good planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and flexible schedule.
  • Strong mechanical/electrical/technical ability.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain mechanical and electrical maintenance of all audio-visual equipment owned by ASI.
  • Maintain certain aspects of all ASI facilities under the direction of the Coordinator – Event Management or the Audio Visual Student Manager.
  • Must hold a CA Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to our insurance underwriters.
  • Set up and operate stage lighting systems for ASI.
  • Set up and operate all ASI audio systems and equipment.
  • Set up and operate all ASI LED/LCD, information systems and projection equipment.
  • Program building lighting controllers as necessary.
  • Assist Facility Supervisor in supervising sponsoring group’s use of building facilities.
  • Set up audio visual equipment in various areas of the building when requested.
  • Operate movie projectors and associated equipment.
  • Assist the Event Management Student Assistant in advance technical planning with sponsoring group.
  • Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats.
  • Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers.
  • Awareness of safety concerns and risk management.
  • Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures.
  • Maintain a working relationship with staff and co-workers.
  • Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to student development and leadership.
  • Inform the Coordinator – Event Management or the Audio Visual Student Manager of problems to ensure production and quality are not compromised.
  • Maintain an on-call status whereby he/she is experienced in addressing mechanical problems outside work schedule.
  • Assure safe usage of all equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Period of Employment

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.

Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour; 10-20 hours per week needed (maximum 20 hours per week).

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 04/05/2022

Number of Openings 7  
Location University Union  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, crawling, climbing, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, balancing, pushing or pulling, lifting or carrying up to 75 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, repetitive use of legs, eye/hand coordination, driving cars, trucks, or other equipment.

Req Number STU-23-00034  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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