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Front Office Clerk, Olympic Oval

Job ID: 26555

Updated: August 8, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Olympic Oval in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time Front Office Clerk.

The Olympic Oval is home to the “Fastest Ice in the World”™, attracting the best athletes from Canada and around the world to train and compete in our world-class facility. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors, public skaters, high performance athletes and coaches to our building, located on the University of Calgary campus.

The Front Office Clerk reports to the Team Lead, Sport Partner & Guest Relations and is responsible for providing a welcoming experience, appropriate information and a seamless retail experience for Olympic Oval user groups. The successful candidate must be able to think and respond quickly, effectively and creatively in order to provide an exceptional guest experience that anticipates needs and exceeds expectations.

This position requires the ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends. The Oval’s peak season is August to March due to extremely high customer volumes, competitions, and performance athlete training. The Oval provides a dynamic environment for Faculty of Kinesiology programs (including Dino Athletics, Active Living, Faculty courses and research initiatives) and is recognized locally as a major part of the Calgary community, providing public skating, events and bookable spaces for various public user groups and entities.

Your key purpose is to maintain the efficient operation of the Olympic Oval Front Office and coordinate with operations to ensure an exceptional guest experience for all users of the Olympic Oval, both internally (faculty, staff, athletes, and students) and externally (general public, organizations and sponsors).  

You will be responsible for responding to general inquires in a courteous and professional manner, processing payments, processing program registrations, public announcements, assisting with special projects, maintaining an organized, clean working environment, handling guest relations requests for the Olympic Oval and Kinesiology, and general campus wide information.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Guest Experience

  • Maintain strong lines of communication with operations, competitions, programs and leadership to ensure a holistic, positive guest experience
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Respond pleasantly, accurately and professionally to general telephone, email, in person inquiries and requests from staff and guests
  • Be able to commit to working a minimum of two shifts per week
  • Understand the guests and partners in the building and control access as needed


  • Operate the POS system for public skating admissions, athlete fees and other monetary transactions
  • Balance cash outs and provide proper reporting for your shift
  • Organize and keep tidy the front office and front office supplies
  • Complete monetary transactions using the UCalgary CSIS system and Moneris machine
  • Complete Front Office Task List
  • Process various payments (memberships and entry fees)
  • Maintain photocopies and fax machine
  • Handle guest requests
  • Print Oval access cards
  • Manage couriers and prepare outgoing mail
  • Use a hand-held radio

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Previous experience in an office, retail or customer service environment
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in cash handling, payment card industry and utilizing a POS system is an asset  
  • Must be bondable
  • Sport experience and/or Speed skating knowledge is an asset

Application Deadline:  August 19, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase 2.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology[insert link to open in new window].

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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