Events Assistant, Recreation Services & Athletics

Job Number:
Events Assistant I
Date Posted:
August 12, 2019
Employee Group:
Hiring Range:
$11.64 - $12.10 per hour + 6% vacation pay
Position Category:
Variable Hour, Continuing
Probation/Trial Period:
910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first
Salary Range:
$11.64 - $12.10 per hour + 6% vacation pay
Start Date:
As soon as possible
0-34 hours per week
Recreation Services
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Variable Hours
Close Date:
Professional Areas:

*This posting will be used to hire up to 8 positions*


  • Assists and/or directs the public and acts as usher
  • Enforces safety regulations and controls access to facilities
  • Issues and/or accepts entrance admission, sells tickets, accepts cash, reconciles cash and ticket sales and completes appropriate records
  • Announces events, plays music, ensures audio and visual equipment is operating properly and returns equipment to equipment desk
  • May act as scorekeeper for events, obtain signatures of officials and complete score sheets and/or events summaries
  • May operate timekeeping equipment following established rules and procedures, disconnect and return equipment to equipment desk
  • Sells food and beverage items, accepts cash, makes change, reconciles cash and completes reports
  • Sets up, positions and disassembles equipment and/or fixtures (i.e.: bleachers)
  • Assists coordinators of recreation and athletic events as required
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned 


  • High school completion or equivalent.
  • No previous experience is necessary as on-the-job training is provided.
  • Familiarity with recreational and sports activities (particularly basketball and volleyball) would be an asset.
  • Basic math skills and some knowledge of scorekeeping ?
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions ?
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and the public ?
  • Ability to handle and reconcile cash ?
  • Ability to make quick and accurate recording in the process of scorekeeping ?
  • Ability to work day, evening and/or weekend shifts 
  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned which may include lifting up to 50 pounds. 
  • Successful clearance of the Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check

or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.