Wilson Commons Student Employment

Wilson Commons houses many services for the University community and provides opportunities for student employment. Wilson Commons Student Activities employs students at the Common Connection, the Hive Game Room, the Common Market, and Hartnett Art Gallery. We also employ students as Building Managers, Event Support Technicians, and Program Assistants. Work study is preferred for some positions.

Working in Wilson Commons is rewarding and fun for students with good interpersonal skills and for students with a desire to work in service oriented jobs. From supervising pool tournaments to loading in a band, from programming events to making fudge, Wilson Commons has employment opportunities for motivated students.

The major attributes for employment in Wilson Commons are solid interpersonal skills, a professional attitude, friendliness, and responsibility. Most jobs in Wilson Commons have flexible hours, and are “schedule friendly.” Many of the areas are supervised by a student with experience who reports to the professional staff in Wilson Commons Student Activities.

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The Common Market employees are responsible for the sale of candy, newspapers, tickets and sundry items. Customer service skills are essential and prospective employees must have blocks of time available during regular business hours. Experience in cash sales and cash registers is helpful, but not required. The Common Market also hires students to make the homemade fudge that is sold.


Serving as the main point of contact for individuals and groups looking for information about activities and places to go, Common Connection employees are expected to be knowledgeable about many facets of the University and local community. Regular duties include giving out information regarding events in person, on the phone and though e-mail; managing the key sign-out for Wilson Commons, maintenance of the Lost and Found Log, and assisting students with transportation information. Knowledge of the campus and Rochester community is helpful along with an outgoing personality and eagerness to help others.


The Hive Desk Attendant is responsible for the video games, board games, pool tables, and other recreational activities in the Hive. Along with cashing out Blimpies Transactions, Hive attendants check out recreation equipment, ring up sales, and help with the game room promotions and programs. Qualifications include the ability to work accurately with money; responsibility, friendliness, dependability, and a flexible schedule. Cash register experience is helpful but not required.


Hartnett Gallery staff are responsible for greeting gallery patrons, answering and discussing questions regarding the exhibition, guarding the art exhibitions, and supervising the gallery during building hours. Gallery staff should work well with people and be punctual. No specialized knowledge or training is required, although this might be a rewarding opportunity for students with an interest in art.


Several opportunities are available as Program Assistants in Wilson Commons. Possible position responsibilities include: coordinating van reservations and usage of the SA vans and assisting the professional staff in coordinating major events, community building programs, and special programs throughout the year. Program Assistants may be responsible for general secretarial duties, correspondence, computer work, filing and other responsibilities as required. These positions call for responsible, dependable people who require minimum supervision. A flexible schedule is most helpful.


Members of the Event Support crew are responsible for all non-classroom related audio-visual set ups on campus. Extensive training is provided for sound, lighting, and technical work. Event Support personnel are also responsible for general Wilson Commons room set-ups and audio-visual support. Event Support personnel must have flexible schedules and be must be able to take direction as well as work independently.


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Important Dates:
Manager Training Begins: August 20th Employment Fair: August 27th
W.C. Student Employee Training: August 29th Classes Begin: September 1st