Part Time (Work Study) Event Support

Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA 16802
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA 16802
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA 16802
Job Description


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The Bellisario College of Communications is seeking to hire a Penn State student to fill a part-time position assisting with the promotion and execution of College Events and special activities.

Position will:

  • Assist and participate in the implementation of in-person and virtual college events and collaborate with other Bellisario faculty and staff in the planning and attendance of college events and activities.

  • Maintain inventory of event supplies to ensure cross-collaborations with events; research, obtain quotes, recommend display materials, equipment, and giveaways following Bellisario and Penn State policies and guidelines.

  • Assist with the set up/tear down at event locations

  • Serve as front of house staff - welcoming guests, providing information, and directions as needed.

  • Assist with the creation/printing of event related items (nametags, table tent cards, other items as needed)

Required skills/experience areas include:

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, Word)

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Ability to receive and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, where various forms of communication and organizational skills are crucial to be effective

  • Experience and working alongside a diverse group of people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds

  • Ability to detect potential issues; and work through/troubleshoot issues as they arise

  • Physical labor will be required during the transportation of supplies to event locations, and during event set up/tear down.

Preferred skills/experience areas include:

  • Career event planning practices, timeline management, promotion and/or communications

  • Use of Microsoft apps Forms, SharePoint, OneNote, other event planning support software a plus!

Working location would be on University Park core campus in the Bellisario College of Communications, with onsite presence required as needed at a variety of event locations. Working hours are typically Monday through Friday with flexibility, working approximately 10-15 hours/week on average. During busier times, additional hours may be required.

Students who received a Federal Work Study award have the opportunity to obtain a job and perform related duties either on campus, or remotely, if possible and at the discretion of the employer. Students applying for Federal Work Study positions should clarify expectations with their potential employer regarding either on-campus/in-person or remote work arrangements. A Federal Work Study award does not guarantee a job position is available.

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