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Event Assistant

Company: Virginia Tech
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:




Job Description


The Event Assistant (EA) is supervised by the Event Operations Supervisor and the Manager of the Executive Briefing Center (EBC). The Event Assistant position will assist the Event Operations Supervisor with the execution of events held at the Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, VA, and work as part of a team to provide onsite support services that contribute to the overall experience of clientele. The Event Assistant work will include day/evening/weekend shifts with occasional staff meetings and trainings. Hours may increase or decrease based on seasonal needs. Due to the nature of this position, the Event Assistant will be required to bend, stand for at least 6 hours, push, pull, lift, carry and move items up to 50lbs or more. The work schedule will vary and has the potential to include consistent evening and weekend work depending on the needs of the events of the center.




Required Qualifications


Strong customer service skills. Knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment and computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Must be a team player. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Flexibility and the ability to quickly and smoothly handle unanticipated changes and needs. Strong attention to detail and the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to lift or push up to 50lbs. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations as well as demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy.




Preferred Qualifications


Previous related experience in a hotel and/or conference center.- Experience with audio/visual equipment such as laptops, projectors and microphones. Working knowledge of supporting events and using online meeting platforms.








Salary Information




$20/hour




Review Date


1/5/2023




Additional Information


This position is an onsite position and is located at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.





About Virginia Tech


Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.



Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Larissa LaCour at llacour@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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