ATH: Contest Operations Assistant (S99953)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Contest Operations Assistant supports the game day operations and experience for Varsity Athletic events.

Responsibilities include working athletic contests in various positions including running field set-up/breakdown, scoreboards, clock, sidelines, and other game operations positions based on sport. Hours vary based on availability, game schedules and game times.

The Basics

Department: Athletics
Supervisor: Scott Lehmann
Office Location: Merrill Gym
Pay Grade:
Hours: 5-10
Workers: 4

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Ability to effectively monitor and communicate to student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Ability to learn rules of various sports and apply knowledge. Punctuality, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines; Good oral and written communication skills. Indoor and outdoor work required. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Flexible schedule; hours include mornings, evenings, weekends, breaks, holidays and summer (if available). Assist with set-up/break down/changeover of athletic contests. Assist with crowd management, customer service, enforcement of guidelines and procedures. Assist with game day operations including running the scoreboard, game clock, game flow/sideline management, announcing, music, working with visiting teams and officials, and other duties. Complete scheduled tasks and necessary forms and reports. Uphold the mission and values and be an active representative of the Department of Athletics. Maintain a strong knowledge of and enforce all guidelines and procedures. All other duties assigned as by the supervisor and other Athletics staff


Reports to: Scott Lehmann and assigned game manager.


Work environment can be warm and noisy at times. Also may be required to work outdoors in cold or warm temperatures and weather.