As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.POSITION SUMMARYThe Event Rentals Staff (The Burke) will be responsible for assisting Event Rentals Manager with day-of prep/setup and teardown/clean up of events and other engagements for The Burke, both onsite and offsite within a given period. This position would benefit from a background in event production, hospitality, and/or special events.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvide logistical support for daytime programming (room setup, teardown, cleaning, scheduling, etc)Assist facilitation of various logistical details including acting as exhibit/door monitors, guest support, and layout execution as delegated by Event Rentals Manager/Lead.Actively participate in all aspects of the operation of events from setup to tear down.Provide the highest level of customer service to external clients, University departments, and museum staff.Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.Be present at assigned events as needed to ensure client satisfaction. Learn, know and train on museum security procedures for securing building during and after events.Uphold the institution's commitment to equitable and inclusive practice.Uphold at all times the security and safety of the building and exhibits, Ensure all events and contractors operate in compliance with Integrated Pest Management Plan.Door Monitor: Supervise traffic of classified access to various points of the building during and eventExhibit Monitor: Supervise entry and exit points of exhibits to ensure no food/drink allowed into exhibit spaceSetup/Teardown: Facilitate setup/teardown of events as per event outlines or direction from leads within specific time frameQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequiredPosition requires highly energetic person with a positive attitude that is driven, creative, and resourceful in achieving results.Demonstrated experience working with the public.Exceptional attention to detail.Able to both multi-task and handle change.Excellent communication and collaborative interpersonal skills.Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to work as a team and liaise effectively with various external and internal audiences, including vendors, contractors, professional peers, and employees.Required computer skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)PreferredPR or hospitality experience.Previous experience in museum events or similar, project coordination or production. Education/experience/certificationsHigh school graduation or equivalent AND two years of full-time clerical experience OR equivalent education/experienceSpecial remarks regarding work environment, if applicableThis position will include a consistent evening/weekend scheduleAbility to lift 30+ pounds and help setup tables, chairs, other event equipmentAbility to stand for long periods of timeApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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