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Grad Asst Event Operations/Championships Unit

College Sports


Location: Lexington, KY
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-14-2017

Job Description:

The University of Kentucky Athletics Department is currently seeking candidates for one graduate assistant position in the Event Operations/Championships Unit. This position will assist four full time staff members in the coordination and operation of 22 varsity sports and other special events.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Specific sport responsibilities will be assigned by the professional staff. • Assisting in the day to day operations, setup/strike of assigned athletic sports/events. • Staffing and supervision of part-time event staff for each assigned event the GA is assigned. • Creation/maintenance of visiting team guides and various operations manuals for assigned regular season & post-season events. • Scheduling, setup/strike for assigned facility space(s). Physical labor & lifting required at times. • Upkeep and maintenance of assigned inventory, supplies, materials and equipment. • This position will also have the opportunity to gain experience with hosting NCAA Championships and other special events. • General office duties • Other duties as assigned. The Graduate Assistantship is a two year commitment, renewable after the first year at the discretion of the athletics department. Please include three professional references along with the resume and cover letter.

This is not a formal Graduate Assistantship through the UK Graduate School, however, this position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.

Start Date: 8-1-17.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Sports Management or related field. Written documentation of admission to the UK Graduate School in Sports Leadership or other departmental approved graduate programs. Must be willing to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays in addition to weekly office hours scheduled around University classes. Working all home football games is mandatory.


Additional Salary Information:

This position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.

 

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