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Graduate Assistant, Technical Services - Centennial Student Union


To be considered for this position, please submit the following to
1. Letter addressing qualification for the appointment (Cover Letter);
2. Resume;
3. Contact Information for three references; and
4. Unofficial Transcripts



POSITION START DATE: September 12, 2023


• Assist in providing technical support for the Centennial Student Union schedule of events, meetings, and conferences; which may include nights and weekends.
• Assist in maintaining equipment functionality and inventories.
• Assist in the training and development of student employees.
• Maintain and update a student employee handbook and training program.
• Serve as a communication conduit between functional areas within the Centennial Student Union fostering quality customer service.
• Other administrative and leadership responsibilities as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Eligible for admission to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program.  Appointments are contingent upon acceptance into a graduate program by assistantship start date. 
  • Enrollment in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing.
  • Previous experience working with audio, video, computer graphics, multimedia systems, stage lighting, live event management, musical, and/or theatrical staging.
    Admitted to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program by start date.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing.



  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Strong preference given to students enrolling in the Theatre/ Music, Information Technology, or Student Affairs programs.
  • Exceptional decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in writing skillfully, speaking notably, and listening attentively.
  • Experience in developing training programs.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Present strong leadership and management skills.
  • Previous experience working closely with students, faculty, and student affairs professionals in the higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 plus tuition stipends, dependent upon availability of funds, period of appointment, and assignment. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.


Minnesota State System policy requires that graduate assistants must reside within the State of Minnesota for the duration of their appointment. 

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Ryan Marcy-Strelow & James Ball, CSU Operations

Student Union  

Minnesota State University, Mankato

CSU 220

Mankato, MN 56001 

Phone: 507.389.2224

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 



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