Working at the Viking Union

Hiring Procedure

The Viking Union only accepts applications for jobs that are currently open. To view current on-campus job openings (non-work study and work study) go to the WWU Student Employment website. For more information on job responsibilities, current position openings and hiring procedures, contact VU Administration at (360) 650-3450.

To apply for the Viking Union Web Developer 4 position,  Icon complete the Web Developer application. (497.7 KB)

To apply for all other Viking Union student jobs, Icon complete the Standard application (204.2 KB) .

Viking Union Student Job Descriptions

Break Cleanup Support

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Description: Provides break week support, up to 40 hours, Monday through Friday for Viking Union custodial staff.

Building Manager

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Description: The Viking Union is a place where students meet to share common interests, participate in activities, socialize, and enjoy an environment of learning. The flexibility of the Viking Union allows a student to gain self-confidence, information, and entertainment, all within one structure. The Building Manager's job is to maintain an environment conducive to the fulfillment of these goals.

Club Support Specialist

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Description: The AS Club Activities Office, aka, "The Club Hub", empowers, supports, and provides opportunities for diverse student interests and community building within clubs.The Club Support Specialist staffs the welcome desk in the Club Hub, points club leaders toward useful resources, assists them with event planning, facilitates office communication, and takes on special projects to improve the resources and information offered to clubs.

Computer Maintenance Assistant II

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Description: Viking Union Technical Services provides IT service delivery, web development, and user support to all areas of the Dean of Students Unit.  The Computer Maintenance Assistant provides front-line technical support to Associated Students, Viking Union, and Dean of Students employees, including: diagnosing and resolving hardware, software and networking issues; developing end-user documentation; providing website content management; and assisting the Manager of Information Technology in more complex projects.

Event Support Crew

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Description: Event Support Crew members need to be able to lift and move heavy objects in a safe manner, while protecting equipment and furnishings. Crew members are required to interpret floor diagrams, ensuring that specific details are carried out completely. A positive attitude is required, due to the nature of the job. Additionally, crew members are required to handle change funds, ensure tickets sales balance, and be assertive with crowd control techniques.

Event Support Crew Supervisor

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Description: The Event Support Supervisor is responsible for the hiring, training and scheduling of the Event Support Crew. The Event Support Supervisor obtains all applicable information relating to scheduled events during weekly Production Meetings, and is responsible for diagramming event floor plans and specific instructions for the crew to follow.

Event Tech Crew

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Description: Interest and experience in professional sound reinforcement and stage lighting as well as a basic knowledge of the equipment used are the essential requirements for this position. A positive attitude is required, due to reasonable amount of physical labor, training and work under stressful conditions. This is an entry level position. The student will learn various skills relating to the sound and lighting systems. The ability to work with people, in a variety of situations, is an important skill for the Event Technical Support Crew. Students with at least two years remaining at Western preferred. Must have a valid a Washington Drivers License and at least two years of driving experience.

Event Tech Crew Supervisor

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Description: The Event Technical Supervisor is a resource person for all events requiring the use of Viking Union sound, lighting or video systems. The Event Technical Supervisor will coordinate appropriate event personnel and system operation as requested by the Event Services Manager. The Event Technical Supervisor, with advisement from the Event Services Manager, will manage the training of Event Technical Crew members.

Gallery Attendant

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Description: The Viking Union Art Gallery is a center of relaxation where a WWU community member can browse through an art exhibit. The Gallery is programmed quarterly by the A.S. Productions Gallery Coordinator. The Gallery attendant is responsible for insuring the safety of the exhibit, as well as reminding users that food and beverages are not allowed in the gallery.

Info Desk Attendant

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Description: The Viking Union Information Desk provides a variety of services to the campus community. These include, but are not limited to, checking out lap top computers, sales of sundries, emblematic goods and newspapers, and information about the University and its events.

Info Desk Supervisor

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Description: The Viking Union Information Desk provides a variety of services to the campus community. These include, but are not limited to, sales of sundries, emblematic goods and newspapers, and information about the University and its events.

Lakewood Desk Attendant

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Description: Attendants are be responsible for the operation of Lakewood during the hours of operation.

Lakewood Operations Assistant

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Description: Assistants will help the Manager in the maintenance of the facility, equipment, grounds and building. Most work will be outdoors in all weather and will often be physically demanding. Transportation to Lakewood not provided. Familiarity with common landscape tools and all of the water sports equipment at Lakewood will be helpful.

Lakewood Sailing Instructor

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Description: Sailing Instructor at Lakewood, the Associated Students multi-use facility located on the south shore of Lake Whatcom.

Lakewood Windsurfing Instructor

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Description: Windsurfing Instructor at Lakewood, the Associated Students multi-use facility located on the south shore of Lake Whatcom.

Lost and Found/VU Gallery Staff Coordinator

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Description: The Viking Union has been designated as the Lost and Found Center for the campus. Items will be periodically forwarded from the various departments and buildings and held for two quarters, at which time they will be sold to the general public. In addition, the VU provides a variety of both online and bulletin board services for the campus community.

Marketing Intern

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The Marketing Intern has a key role in the Viking Union's organizational marketing strategy. As an intern, you will collaborate with a diverse group of VU Administration, staff, and students, to enhance and implement the Viking Union Marketing Plan.

Office Support Staff (VU Administration)

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Description: The Viking Union is a place where students meet to share common interests, participate in activities, socialize, and enjoy the environment of learning. The flexibility of the Viking Union allows a student to gain self-confidence, information, and entertainment, all within one structure. The VU Office Support Staff helps to maintain an environment conducive to fulfilling these goals.

Program Support Staff 2 (Finance Office)

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Description: The Finance Office coordinates the accounting of the Viking Union and Associated Students' budgets, ticket sales, cash funds, purchasing, and other financial transactions. The Finance Office Program Support Staff should have experience in Excel and information dissemination, as well as an aptitude for basic math.

Program Support Staff 4 (Finance Office)

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Description: The Finance Office coordinates the accounting of the Viking Union and Associated Students' budgets, ticket sales, cash funds, purchasing, and other financial transactions. The Finance Office Program Support Staff 4 is a senior level student position.

Reservations Assistant

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Description: Please see the PDF for a full description of the job responsibilities.

Student Custodian

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Description: Provides weeknight support, Monday through Friday, for custodial staff.

Vehicle and Banner Maintenance Person

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Description: The Viking Union vehicle maintenance person(s) will be responsible for cleaning, preventative maintenance checks, and mileage verifications for the VU/A.S. vehicle motor pool, filling in for the Day Custodian when he is at lunch, and checking campus banner locations.

Web Designer

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Description: The VU Web Designers are responsible for developing and maintaining the graphic look of the Associated Students and Viking Union websites using applications for web page editing and scripting, template development and web site management. Required characteristics include experience with graphical design and the design and development of media such as video and animation for web distribution.

Web Applications Developer

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Description: The Viking Union Web Application Developers are responsible for developing and maintaining web-based software for the Viking Union and Associated Students. Web applications are developed in a Unix-like environment using a variety of programming languages including: HTML/CSS, PHP, Python using Django, and JavaScript.

Other Student Employment

AS Personnel Office

The Associated Students Personnel Office (VU 505) maintains a listing of available jobs within its organization.

Student Employment Center

The Center For Student Work Experience (OM-285) maintains job descriptions and existing openings for students both on and off campus.