Films Assistant Position Description

OSI Films
Office of Student Involvement

General Description:

This position offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience through marketing/promotion, assessing students needs/interests, collaboration, and customer service in working with campus films. Weekend (Thursdays-Sundays) work is required.


  • Ability to be responsible, flexible, take initiative and be a self starter in handling responsibilities
  • Ability to relate to and communicate professionally with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Desire to engage the Mason community in films through promotion, assessing needs/interests, and collaborating across campus
  • Ability to represent Student Involvement in a positive and professional manner
  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA required
  • Applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Must be an undergraduate student at Mason
  • Must be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 5:00pm-12 Midnight and Sundays 2:00pm-9:00pm in rotation with other Films Assistants

Overview of Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate film showing including securing film, operating Johnson Center Cinema equipment, and connecting with Events Production as needed to resolve any issues with equipment operation
  • Serve as ID checkers and collect money for student, faculty, staff, and community admission into films
  • Prepare and serve concessions such as popcorn, candy, and sodas
  • Provide answers to questions and resolve issues and concerns quickly for film patrons
  • Generate ideas and solicit ideas/interests from general student body population for film selection
  • Distribute/Implement promotional materials/strategies for films through a variety of mediums
  • Promote and distribute loyalty program information to patrons
  • Distribute film experience evaluations to patrons
  • Attend Weekly Film Team Meetings
  • Attend Fall and Spring Weekend Team Retreats
  • Assist with overall Weekends @ Mason programming efforts as needed; Friday Night Events/Collaborations, Saturday Night Events, Mason on Location, Large Events, Theme Weekends, Film Programming, etc.


  • An average of six to twelve (8-14) hours per week. Position starts August 19, 2012 and ends May 10, 2013.


  • $8 per hour paid bi-weekly

Educational Outcomes:

  1. Overall understanding of Student Involvement office and opportunities offered
  2. Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community
  4. Ability to manage conflict effectively
  5. Ability to think creatively and engage others in film programming on campus
  6. Promotion, execution, and evaluation of film programming on campus

Films Assistant Position Application