Student Opening: Event Planner - Music


Number of Openings: 1

Pay Rate: $15.50

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

Department: Activities & Programs


The Music Group brings a diverse lineup of concerts and music related events to campus throughout the academic year (at least 24 events per year). These events include annual marquee events (such as WAM-O-Rama, Gigs Student Sound, and the Spring Jam™ Battle of the Bands competition) and up to 2 large-scale concerts (previous artists include Jesse McCartney, Smino, Chris Lane).

Individual Music Event Planners are responsible for the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of roughly 5 events per semester.

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  • Current UMN-TC degree seeking student. See student employment eligibility
  • Must plan to maintain student eligibility through two semesters, at a minimum
  • Able to work 10-15 hours a week during the academic year and 5-10 hours a week during the summer. Must be available for weekly advisor & team meetings and available for some of the Spring Jam, Welcome Week and Homecoming events. (Pages will update as event dates are confirmed)
  • Time management, organizational, customer service, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient in Google Applications Suite
  • Ability to receive and delegate tasks
  • As events are occasionally held off-site, able to bend and lift (up to 25 lbs team lift) 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work in a team-focused atmosphere
  • Prior event programming and/or event coordination experience

Notes for This Posting

This Student Events & Entertainment Music Event Planners needs to expect to be available and eligible to hold a U of MN student position through Fall, 2024.

The Event Planners work week varies, typically ranging from 10 hours to 15 hours. The Event Planners have some office hours (Mondays-Fridays, between 8:30am and 5pm) plus must be available occasional evening and weekends to assist with events.

Event times, for both in-person and virtual events, vary, but some expected events are:

  • Saturday, 20-April-2024: Spring Jam
  • Monday, 09-Sept-2024 through Saturday, 14-Sept-2024: Homecoming Week

The position will accept applications until filled.

Work-study students are encouraged to apply.


  1. You must be able to work for the Fall, Spring, Summer.
  2. You must be able to work 3 shifts per week.