Campus Events Technician(s)

Part-Time (Student)
McMaster University Campus
2 months

Please note, this position closes on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 11:59pm.


The Campus Events Department provides the McMaster community with a diverse range of programming throughout the year including concerts, speakers, Charity Ball and other activities.

The Campus Events Technician will work with the technical crew for all aspects of the ‘day of show’ production for live events. Assist with
any requirements for audio/visual productions, including set up, operation, and removal of all production
related aspects within the scope of responsibility laid out for each show. Assist the Senior Technicians
with troubleshooting technical issues that may occur during an event or performance, and identify
equipment found to be defective. Take part in active training towards the position of Senior Technician.
General shop and office labour.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills and a cheerful disposition for dealing with staff and clients
  • Ability to responsibly complete assigned tasks in a responsible and safe manner
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and think clearly
  • Self-discipline and ability to work alone responsibly
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks as assigned
  • Extremely punctual

Effort & Responsibility

  •  Odd hours of work are common, requiring time commitments early in the morning, late in the
    evening, and on weekends
  • Responsible for maintaining a professional image of both the MSU and Campus Events
  • Heavy Lifting required (over 50lbs)
  • Standing for long periods of time

Working Conditions

  • Periods of intense working hours leading up to marquee events such as Welcome Week,
    Homecoming, and Light up the Night
  • Activities are organized both indoors and outdoors in many differing weather conditions
  • Typical bar/pub atmosphere which could be smoky and loud (hearing protection recommended)

Training and Education

  • On the job training provided
  • Classroom training provided
  • Basic understanding of electronics, sound, lighting and computers an asset
  • Additional health and safety training will be provided


  • Proper safety gear
  • Work gloves recommended
  • Steel toed shoes / boots required

Please find the job description Campus Events – Technician (locked) to see a full listing of the duties & responsibilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TerrmMay 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
SupervisorDirector of Campus Events through the Campus Events Technical Coordinator
RemunerationGrade A - $15.65 per hour

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