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Colgate University Temporary - Athletic Event Staff in Hamilton, New York

Job Category

Casual Wage

Position Title

Temporary - Athletic Event Staff

Full Time/Part Time

Part Time




Athletic Event Management

Department Statement

Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.

Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University 'Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.

This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year for all positions combined. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.

Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member of ECAC Hockey and the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for Temporary Athletic Event Staff.


Athletic Event Staff members will be needed for Colgate athletic events (football, soccer, field hockey, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball). Pay ranges from $12.50/hour and up, depending on the job position. Must be able to work as needed, which are mostly evenings and weekends. Become part of the "one team" culture with great customer service skills.

Various job positions are available, for the athletic event staff positions:
- Ticket Takers: Collecting game tickets for admission at Colgate athletic home events.
- Ticket Sellers: Selling game tickets for Colgate athletic home events.
- Will Call Attendants: Distribute game tickets from various constituents (e.g. home/visiting team guests, unofficial/official visits, will call pick up, etc.) Must follow all NCAA, Patriot League, ECAC Hockey and Colgate University ticket policies.
- Ushers: Assisting fans to their seats, secure home facility, and provide event information to customers.
- Parking Attendants: Facilitate customers through the three (3) parking lots available for Colgate home football and men's ice hockey games.
- Score Clock Operator(s): Controlling the scoreboard controller at Colgate athletic home events. Will work with official crew during the game.
- Statisticians: Tracking the official game stats of Colgate athletic games. Will work with the official crew during games (basketball and volleyball only).
- Instant Replay Operator: Tracking game situations and working with officials concerning the Instant Replay Program (experience with GotoReplay for ice hockey, Synergy for basketball, and in-house program for volleyball). Will train and must attend mandatory training sessions, prior to start of season (basketball/volleyball/ice hockey only).
- Instant Replay Spotter: Assisting the Instant Replay Operator in reviewable game situations that take place through the duration of the game. Will work with officials during the game (basketball only).
- Penalty Box Personnel: Assisting at the ice hockey games with the timing of penalties, as well as placement and removal of ice hockey game goals during intermissions (ice hockey only).
- Music Coordinator: In charge of playing music for the facility before, during, and after games.
- Kiosk Attendant: Selling Colgate Athletics' apparel at Colgate athletic home events (ice hockey only).
-Bounce House Attendant: Supervise the Colgate bounce house with children through waivers and capacity of area.
-Daktronics Assistant: Work the Daktronics board to display graphics on our LED scoreboards (basketball/ice hockey only).

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Employee must be dependable and able to work flexible hours, as needed. Ability to have great customer service skills with the public and stand for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.

Employee must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis.

Must be 18 years of age, or older, to apply for these positions.

Preferred Qualifications


Physical Requirements

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.

Other Information

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.

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Work Schedule

Evenings and weekends, as needed.

Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.

Clery Act


The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at . You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: .

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.