Job Title:

SFU Varsity Athletics Event Staff


Simon Fraser University


Burnaby, BC

Closing Date:


Simon Fraser University Athletics & Recreation Employment Opportunity

Position Summary:

Varsity Event Staff are responsible for ensuring the professional execution of varsity sporting events including football, volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball. This position holds a wide range of responsibilities of varying complexity and importance including: box office management, guest services, merchandise sales, ticket taking, ushering, facility set-up and acting as a minor sporting official.

Event Staff are a mandatory part of the delivery of all NCAA Div. 2 competitions, providing exceptional customer service to all attendees of SFU Varsity events.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the efficient and compliant execution of all varsity competition as per conference and NCAA sporting regulations
  • Execute sales roles such as ticket sales, ticket taking, merchandise sales, ushering and security.
  • Perform sport-specific roles imperative to successful event delivery including 3-ball attendant in volleyball, field of play maintenance in basketball, sub liaison in soccer and ball chaser in softball.
  • Provide exceptional customer support to a varied demographic of fans, coaches and athletes, adapting tone and communication-style to each user group.
  • Assist with the set up and tear down of all varsity event venues including preparation of front-of-house spaces, field of play and all spectator areas
  • Contribute to the in-game atmosphere through fan engagement including greeting and surveying fans and wayfinding
  • Ensure the safety and security of spectators as well as the field of play in order to execute a professionally-run event
  • Uphold and enforce SFU Varsity Athletics Code of Conduct
  • Work closely with members of the Table Tech Staff to ensure game timing is maintained
  • Attendance at mandatory staff meetings/perform other duties as required


Ideal candidates for the position should have a passion for customer service and sport. Those that are hard-working individuals, able to work independently, and multitask with a high degree of accuracy are likely to excel. Candidates will also be a great fit if they are natural leaders, self-initiated problem solvers, able to work well under pressure and time constraints and have a sports minded background.

  • Experience and familiarity with Simon Fraser University and/or the NCAA
  • Previous experience with sport preferred
  • Customer service experience an asset
  • Able to work primarily Thursday and Saturday evenings // occasional Tuesday, Friday evening
  • First Aid certification an asset

Organizational Structure:

Reports directly to the Event Coordinator in the Department of Athletics & Recreation. Works in cooperation with the Events Programmer and other varsity event and departmental staff.


$12.65/hr (inclusive of benefits).

Additional Perks:

Free locker, free group fitness pass and 50% of select recreation programs.

Positions to fill: ~40


Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2018-07-11

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