MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Events Assistant (Student Worker)
Conference & Event Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. More than 15,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Reporting to the Manager of Conference and Event Services, the Events Assistant is responsible for providing event support to the Conference and Event Services operations and for assisting with the implementation of services for meetings, conferences, performances, and special events held on campus. The Events Assistant must possess a strong sense of responsibility, be diplomatic when dealing with clients and be comfortable networking with the community. Primary responsibilities include:
•    Monitoring external conferences, meetings, performances, and special events on campus.
•    Meeting and greeting clients and ensuring all aspects of their event is running smoothly.
•    Liaising with other university departments including Facilities, Catering, Parking and Security to troubleshoot during events.
•    Preparing delegate conference packages, staffing registration tables during conferences and providing campus tours.
•    Reporting to the Event Planner responsible for the event any issues and other feedback or details from their shift.


This role is expected to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals and groups.  The successful candidate must be an effective communicator and troubleshooter, enthusiastic, self-motivated, adaptable, and able to take initiative and responsibility for assigned tasks.  The successful candidate must be able to present themselves in a professional and businesslike manner in all dealings with the public.


A broad knowledge of the university is required, including the layout of the buildings and grounds.  The successful candidate will have an interest in the events or arts industry.  Experience planning and organizing large events and troubleshooting and solving problems would be considered an asset. Must be capable and willing to move furniture, boxes and AV equipment on occasion. 

This position is funded by the Magnet Student Worker Placement Program. To be eligible, applicants must be:
•    Registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution (part-time or full-time enrollment in college, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programs)
•    Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. International students are not eligible.

Position Requirements

Extensive evening and weekend work is required and ability to work flexible and varied hours as required by client needs is essential. On average this position will work approximately 10-15 hours per week. 


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Student Casual
Salary MSA Band A (Steps 1-5): $15.00 - $18.59 per hour
Closing Date July 26, 2021
Competition No. 21.07.113

Personal Information Collection Notification
Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.