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Concession & Event Assistant/Bar Tender - Extra Help


The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University ( GSU ) invites applicants for Concession & Events Assistan t part-time seasonal positions. We seek individuals eager to serve in a joyful high-pace environment with a spirit of generosity, radical hospitality, and inclusion.

The Center for Performing Arts ( serves as a welcoming cultural destination, showcasing diverse voices and stories that cultivate, connect, and inspire our community through education, entertainment, and compassionate dialogue.

Concession & Event Assistants support a variety of event-related duties, including event preparation, concessions operations, and mixology. The job includes setup and cleanup of concession and event areas and equipment in support of produced, presented, rentals, and internal GSU events and receptions hosted by diverse stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Provide high-quality service to guests by offering them snack and beverage items for sale.
  • Steadfast production while working a fluctuating and sometimes demanding schedule, including mandatory attendance at events.
  • Setup and cleanup of concession and event areas and equipment, inventory controls/rotation
  • Dispense food and beverages including preparation, cost tally, and cash transaction with the customers.
  • Use basic math skills and handle cash transactions in a fast-paced environment. Responsible for a cash bank of over $200.00
  • Inspect identification to ensure customer meets age requirements for alcohol consumption.
  • Observe customer alcohol consumption and behavior to prohibit sales to intoxicated parties.
  • Preparation and set-up of event areas (bar set up, decorations, other duties, as assigned)
  • Support buses and lunch arrangements coordination in conjunction with the Theater Manager/ Patron Service Manager for arts in educational performances.
  • Assist Theater Manager and Patron Service Manager with front-of-house duties and coordination of VIP activities/special events, as needed.
Physical Demands:
Occasional heavy lifting up to 20 pounds particularly in the concession stand duties and general endurance during certain weekend events.

This is a temporary assignment which will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Employees in this position performs a variety of duties as assigned by their supervisor and outlined above. Pay rate is $15 – $17 per hour commensurate with education/experience.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Age 21+ required.
  • High school diploma
  • One year in a cash handling position.
  • Experienced in bartending and concession stand operations.
  • Knowledge of liquor dispensary laws and mixology.
  • Basic math skills to handle cash transactions in a fast pace environment.
  • Must adhere to all the standards and ethics required by GSU and the State of Illinois, including the Procurement Code.
  • Must be a detail-oriented, friendly, and efficient troubleshooter, able to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must maintain a friendly attitude with all public and coworkers.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years in cash handling position.
  • One year of bartending experience.
  • Some experience in event planning.
  • Basset License
  • Stellar communication and interpersonal skills
Supplemental Information

Please attach the following required documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Three Professional References

Candidates who are offered this position will be required to pass background screening and physical lift test.

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