Great working space, become friends with your co-workers
House Manager (Former Employee), Decatur, IL – August 5, 2014
On a typical day at Kirkland working in the box office you make sure the drawers are balanced, check messages, and check the outgoing ticket sales. After completing those jobs you would call back people who have left messages, then you would wait to answer phones and help customers who walk up to the box office windows to buy tickets. Working at Kirkland – more... I've learned that it isn't always fun and games, hard work leads to great outcomes and experience. Everyone working in the box office is at the same level, there are people who have worked there longer and they are great people to look upon for questions and concerns. Working in such a small space has some pros and cons, pros would be becoming friends with your co-workers and being able to ask questions more easily. Some cons would be that you don't have a lot of space to move around which leads to a hot working environment. The hardest part of the job is telling the customers that there are not exchanges on tickets. However, the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing how much the customers enjoy the show in the end and seeing them come back to purchase more tickets for other shows. Also, being a House Manager entitles you to work the event that is held at the Kirkland Fine Arts Building. Working an event means you have to show up early to unlock doors, turn lights on, and make sure the event will run calmly and smoothly. I've learned that no matter how hard you try, something can always go wrong but you just have to learn from it and keep on working to try and improve for the next time. The hardest part about working an event is making sure you have enough Ushers working. If some don't show up, you have to write up a warning that tells them this is their first warning, and they have one left before getting fired. The most enjoyable part is again, seeing how much the customers enjoyed the show and seeing them return for future events. – less
Co-chair of the SOAC (Former Employee), Decatur, IL – August 4, 2014
I worked as chair of the Student Organization Allocations Committee that helped student-run organizations acquire money for events. I personally met with a representative form each organization and assessed their requests with the administration. The administration wanted to accommodate each organization as best as possible. The members of my committee – more... were all senate members, as well, so they shared the passion for service. – less
receiving clerk (Former Employee), Decatur, IL – March 8, 2014
Pros: summers were relaxed. holidays were not required work time. attending food shows.
Cons: management would change often.
Day would begin at 7:30 AM. I would check with kitchen to see what was needed, meet with sales people throughout the day to order necessary items for the department and assist with the meal card system as needed.
Student Office Assistant (Former Employee), Decatur, IL – October 24, 2013
Typically I would come in and help the students with their homework or help them study. After that was over with, I along with other co-workers, would plan educational, team building, personal, and fun activities for them to participate in.