The George Mason University, Arlington Campus Office of Events Management is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a part-time Senior Events Assistant. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The successful candidate will be responsible for Audio/Visual technical support and logistics for events in the Van Metre Hall building on the Arlington campus. The emphasis of this position is to coordinate and operate A/V needs, assist in set-up for conferences, meetings and events, and to provide excellent customer service to all clients during their event. The Senior Events Assistant reports to the Arlington Campus Senior Event Manager.
Assist the Audio-Visual Manager by having a good working knowledge of all A/V systems in Van Metre Hall event venues;
Troubleshoot minor technical problems and provide user support when required;
Obtain event space keys and appropriate set-up information for responsible events;
Verify all equipment requested for events is set in the exact manner as described on the set-up report (unless otherwise directed) – this will involve the setting of tables, chairs and basic A/V equipment in accordance with reservation requests;
Maintain order in all storerooms and ensure aisles and mechanical equipment areas are kept clear of equipment;
Perform event area walk-through according to the event schedule;
Assist event manager(s) with their program needs while enforcing User Responsibilities of GMU-Arlington;
Identify maintenance discrepancies and/or damages within event space and forward to Event Manager;
Set the following day's set-up requirements when applicable;
Interact with client prior to event start time to ensure setup requirements are accurate and check in with client periodically throughout event;
Interact with Catering, Housekeeping, Facilities, and the Information Desk when necessary;
Perform other duties as assigned by Events Management staff.
Must be a high school graduate;
Possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse audience, including current university faculty and staff, alumni, donors, students, and the community;
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends;
Must be able to safely and independently move items up to 50 pounds;
Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
Possess strong customer service, time management and organizational skills with high attention to detail;
At least six months experience working in an A/V tech support capacity.
Familiarity with higher education;
Working knowledge of all aspects of audio and multimedia applications, visual/audio hardware configuration, conference A/V set-ups, and knowledge of electronics used to support events.
Location: Arlington, VA
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.