The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist performs varied athletics equipment stores work (including issuing, storing, maintaining, and repairing athletics equipment used in intercollegiate athletics), maintenance and laundering of practice and competitive gear, and preparation of athletic venues. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies stored in the equipment room and accurate records of equipment issued to authorize persons. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist performs preventive maintenance functions on athletics equipment. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist presents coaching staff with suggestions of equipment that is needed and should be ordered for their respective sports.
Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.
Experience: Two semesters experience as a team manager or student equipment attendant at the college level or one year of experience in stores-keeping, preferably in a recreational or athletics facility, is required.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with student-athletes, coaching staff, and other authorized personnel are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Mechanical aptitude in the use of small hand tools, is preferred. Computer proficiency is preferred.
Certification: Must be certified by the American Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) or obtain certification within 12 months of hire.
Effort: Must be able to lift and transport equipment, furniture, and materials weighing up to 80 pounds. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Other: Evening and weekend work is required. Must be available to work flexible hours in order to attend on campus athletics events.
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mi...d-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. Today, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.