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Crew Lead

Rate of pay: $10.70/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Functionally supervise Set-up Crew in performing assigned tasks. Assign new tasks as needed. Work with custodial staff to ensure building is cleaned per event schedule.


  • Supervise Set-up Crew to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner. Assign appropriate tasks as needed.
  • Set up AV equipment for events based on services requested. Preform equipment checks on all AV equipment in meeting and event spaces.  Notify Facility Manager of any concerns.
  • Maintain inventory lists for AV equipment, event equipment, and general building furniture/fixtures. Notify Facility Manager in reports of any concerns or shortages.
  • Train Set-up Crew as assigned.
  • Perform set up duties consisting of setting tables, chairs, staging, lecterns, dance floors, linens and other equipment needed based on the scheduled event.
  • Clean meeting and public spaces involving vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, emptying trash, dusting and other associated cleaning activities.
  • Assist as an usher at large concerts, speeches, films, or lectures as necessary.
  • Participate in various building projects involving the movement and/or relocation of furniture, sign stands, etc.
  • Participate in the recycling of paper, cardboard, newspaper and other items. Ensure proper removal and/or disposal.
  • Assist day and evening custodial staff with the cleaning of restrooms, public areas, and outdoor areas surrounding the IMU.
  • Assist mechanic in lifting and moving of materials, painting, and light construction work with direct supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Six months of IMU Event Services employment required.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and leadership skills is required.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
  • Experience putting into operation various pieces of audio visual equipment (PA systems, slide/overhead projectors, LCD projectors, computers, TV/VCR/DVD players, etc.) is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to climb ladders and operate powered lifts after proper training received.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Emergency Response

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