IWS - Conference and Event Services - Event Staff - Summer 24


_ We are looking for highly organized candidates with excellent interpersonal skills for the position of event staff. Our event staff is responsible for working under the instructions of the event coordinator, assuming the role of setting up events and striking setups, among other duties.

Moreover, our event staff needs to constantly be on their feet and attend to the many needs of eventgoers, requiring physical stamina and high energy levels.


Responsibilities and Career Competencies

  • Unloading equipment from trucks and setting up venues for events, including chairs, tables, and building stages. (C, TW,P, CT, L, )
  • Working independently under the instructions of the Event Coordinator. (C, TW,P, CT, EI, CSD, L, T)
  • Ensuring the event space is setup correctly according to the event needs. (C, TW,P, CT, CSD, L, T)
  • Adhering to event safety standards. (C, TW,P, CT, CSD, L, T)
  • Ensuring excellent levels of customer service. (C, TW,P, CT, EI, CSD, L, T)
  • Undertaking assistance with security duties. (C, TW,P, CT, CSD, L, T)
  • Undertaking assistance with I.T. and A.V. duties. (C, TW,P, CT, CSD, L, T)
  • Dispensing useful information to eventgoers. (C, TW,P, CT, EI, CSD, L, T)
  • Inspecting equipment for damage after use and reporting that to the Event Coordinator. (C, TW,P, CT, L, T)
  • Packing up equipment when the event is completed. (C, TW,P, CT)
  • Communication (C )
  • Teamwork (TW)
  • Professionalism (P)
  • Career & Self Development (CSD)
  • Critical Thinking (CT)
  • Equity & Inclusion (EI)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Technology (T)

Relationships:  employees will interact with faculty, staff, parents, students, prospective students, campus visitors, alumni, other departments, vendors

Education and Experience: • Previous experience working in an event setup or related field preferred. • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results in a fast-paced environment. • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur. • Professional appearance and attitude are essential. • Have a working knowledge of hand tools.

Preferred Skills: • Computer knowledge, i.e. PowerPoint, Social Media & New Technology. • Attention to detail. • Customer focused. • Willingness to learn new things. • Requires ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays, in addition to normal business hours. • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. • Ability to understand and communicate clearly with clients and colleagues, written and verbal communication.

Work Schedule: The priority work schedule is our open hours and during special events. Work hours can be flexible to accommodate the students' class schedule: • Sunday: Varies according to workload • Monday-Saturday: Varies depending on workload

Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job: •Heat, Cold, Odors/smoke, Noise, Vibrations, Wetness, Humidity, Dust, Light intensity

Physical demands included here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: • Reaching/handling • Stooping/kneeling • Crouching/crawling • Pushing up to 250 lbs. • Pulling up to 250 lbs. • Lifting up to 30 lbs. • Carrying up to 30 lbs

Number of Positions: 5

Pay Rate:  $10.50

Supervisor:  Kyle McCown / Charity Deel charitydeel@upike.edu 

Location:  HPE 7th floor and event spaces over campus

To Apply, complete required sections and upload your academic schedule (and practice schedule) in addition to uploading your resume 

Application Notes: Resumes and applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

Date Posted: 05/29/2024
Department: Student Affairs
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Institutional Work Study
We are no longer taking applications for this position.