Set Up Tech

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Staff

Salary Range: $26,208.00 - $26,208.00 Salary/year

Job Category: OTRS Non-classified


Position Overview:

Assist with the set-up and breakdown of campus events, programs, and activities. Support on-site coordination of vendors, staff, and/or volunteers. Respond to questions and provide information. May assist with collecting recycling materials across campus. This position is 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, and may require occasional evenings and weekends due to scheduled campus events and programming.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The Nigh University Center serves as the town square of the University of Central Oklahoma campus by providing high-quality convenient services and amenities that continue to meet the changing needs of the UCO community and the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It is essentially the doorway to the campus and within its 221,721 sq. ft. of interior space, it houses Enrollment Services, Career Services, Transportation and Parking, the Food Court, a full-service restaurant, Starbucks, a bookstore, and bank as well as the Conference and Events Office that manages 25 meeting rooms and over 37,000 square feet of available space.

Under the direct supervision of the Building and Set up Technician Supervisor, performs set-ups of the Nigh University Center meeting and conference rooms. Considered the lead Set Up Technician when the Building and Set-Up Technician Supervisor is not present and performs set-ups to accommodate the needs of each customer while complying with all University policies and rules. Moves and arranges furniture and equipment (tables, chairs, stages, pianos, etc.) to comply with Conference and Events set-up sheet for the event in the room. Assists with the setup and operation of various audio/visual equipment in the Nigh University Center. Also performs cleaning duties of rooms, hallways, storage areas, entryways, etc. in the Nigh University Center when needed or as instructed. Assists with some administrative duties.

  • Uses information from the Conference and Events Office set-up sheet, as directed by the Supervisor, to set up the room as requested for each event.
  • Moves the furniture (tables, chairs, stages, pianos, etc.) to rooms and arranges them as instructed. Maintains a clean and orderly storeroom for furniture and moves furniture to and from storage as necessary.
  • Follows instructions as to the proper furniture arrangement techniques and spacing requirements so it will be suitable for the event and meets the customer's desires.
  • Assists the audio-visual staff with the set-up and operation of various audio/visual equipment in the Nigh University Center.
  • Communicates customer requests during events to the Conference and Events Office.
  • Keeps furniture clean and presentable for events, i.e. cleans off tables and chairs, takes off tape or ribbon left on furniture, etc.
  • Checks rooms to see if the set-up is correct and that the room is clean and ready for the customer.
  • After an event, responsible for checking rooms and securing any equipment needed. Reports rooms that need cleaning, damages to room or furniture, or any appearance of policy breach by a customer to the supervisor.
  • Performs various janitorial duties as needed such as sweeping, mopping, cleaning glass doors, dusting furniture, washing walls, etc.
  • Performs light maintenance duties including changing out bad light bulbs in the Nigh University Center and any maintenance request that may be asked of them by a supervisor.
  • Assists with some administrative duties and helps create a weekly schedule
  • Considered the lead Set Up Technician and specifically the other full-time Setup Technicians and student workers while the Building and Set up Technician Supervisor is not present.
  • This is an essential position and may be required to come to work when there is inclement weather.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

Requires 3+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Has demonstrated proficiency within the discipline through job-related training or on-the-job experience


  • Acts as an information resource and coach for colleagues with less experience.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team, depending upon project needs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be a strong leader within the unit.
  • Good base knowledge of all phases of a conference and events operation.
  • Read and understand manuals and instructions printed in English and documents legibly in same.
  • Good oral and written communications are needed to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Have good customer service skills.
  • Team player: the ability to work as a member of a team.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. regularly and 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry 200 feet.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry up/down 30 stairs.
  • Ability to walk regularly for long periods of time across the campus.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use and reach with hands and arms regularly.
  • Ability to climb in high places using a ladder or balance frequently.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, and crawl occasionally.
  • Ability to push or pull dolly loaded with up to 120 pounds for 300 feet occasionally.
  • Must have close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Pass PFT (pulmonary function test)


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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