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Event Operations Graduate Student Application

Job Description

General Responsibilities

The Event Operations Graduate Student Assistant assists the full time event operations staff in all game/event operations functions. The Event Operations Graduate Student Assistant contributes to the coordination of game/event operations functions for all Athletic Events. Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as Game Manager for assigned sports – 1 fall, 1 winter, and 1 spring sport.
  • Assists with staffing plans and supervision of event staff members.
  • Serves as visiting team and officials contact. • Football Game Day

Football Game Day

  • Assists with the execution of all home football events
  • Assist with the Creation and Distribution of Credentials
  • Assist with the setup and break down of Memorial Stadium.
  • Helps supervise transportation operations on football game days.

Other Duties

  •  Produce and update various manuals for regular and post season play
  • Oversees scheduling of event volunteer workers and operations student staff
  • Assist in the set-up, break down for all home contests
  • Serve as point of contact for selected external events
  • Communicates with other athletic department units and assist with job tasks when able
  •  Maintains and inventories all department equipment
  • Assists with daily general office work

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to manage time and commit to all required office and event hours
  • Must enroll in the Clemson Graduate School
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Excellent oral communication skills, written communication skills, and customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, keep up with high-energy, fast paced environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Event Management/Operations experience
  • Ability to serve as a Graduate Assistant for two years
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Working knowledge of collegiate sports and NCAA guidelines


  • Networking opportunities and interaction with department staff members
  • Hands-on experience working in collegiate athletic event management
  • A semester stipend

Interview Process

  • Once the application deadline has passed, applications and resumes will be reviewed and phone interviews will be conducted with selected applicants.
  • If necessary, final candidates may then be asked to attend an in-person interview at the McFadden Athletic Administration Building. This interview may also be conducted via ZOOM, if needed.
  • Selected applicants will be notified via email.

Event Operations Graduate Student Application