This is a part-time, varying hour summer position for an individual to assist the Associate Director and Administrative Coordinator with preparation, coordination, and day-of logistics for 13 summer 2020 SHARP Training (2-3 day workshops). Each workshop requires a few hours of prep in the week before, and then day-of assistance (~8-10 hrs/day). Schedules have minimal flexibility as they align with specific workshop days.
The Event Assistant must be able to work 7:30am-5:30pm all of the following dates to be considered for the position:
June 8-9 (2 days)
June 11-12 (2 days)
June 17-19 (3 days)
June 22-23 (2 days)
June 25-26 (2 days)
June 29-30 (2 days)
July 9-10 (2 days)
July 23-24 (2 days)
July 27-28 (2 days)
July 30-31 (2 days)
August 10-11 (2 days)
August 12-14 (3 days)
August 20-21 (2 days)
The Event Assistant will help with various tasks before and during each workshop, which might include:
90% Day-of logistics and customer service: Assist with set up and clean up, check-in, attendee questions, catering and food preparation, and with any assistance instructors might need during their training. This is a behind-the-scenes role to have the trainings run as smoothly as possible.
10% Workshop preparation: Assist with copy-editing, printing, creating nametags and certificates, organizing workshop materials, and any other tasks related to workshop organization.
High School graduate or equivalency required.
The Event Assistant needs to have strong skills in customer service, communication, organization, and attention to detail.
In your application, please include a cover letter that states you are available to work from 7:30am - 5:30pm for all training dates listed in the Position Summary and describe your experience on running events.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 507154
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