Loved working with students and professors in a dramatic setting!
Admini Assistant, Drama Department (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 17, 2013
I always started the day with sorting the messages from the phone, fax machine, and email. Then delegated tasks to the student workers. The rest of my day consisted of time managing and executing all the different tasks of my job; Associate Chair's schedule, memos, copies and secretarial duties, hiring, firing, and supervising student workers, mail sorting, supply ordering, class assignments, grade entries, professor scheduling, facilities management, incoming student reports, prospective student inquires, tours, timesheets, payday, etc...
I learned how to multitask, and prioritize, and how to delegate and manage people.
My coworkers were a smart group of talented drama professors, full of creativity and energy. The support staff all had a background in theater, and we all enjoyed the success of the department and knowing that somehow we all contributed in a small way to that success.
The hardest part of the the job was working during the quiet summer. The students weren't there to liven up the empty halls and the job was a lot of "house cleaning" and getting ready for the fall.
The best part of the job was always spring with students finishing up requirements and graduating. The weather was great, the campus looked pretty, students and staff were happy. There was always a celebratory feel to the department. Helping students succeed with higher education was very fulfilling.
getting to see live theatre and watching the talented students
The occasional "Drama Queen"