Work Days: Varies (evenings and weekends when necessary)
Shift Start/End Time: Varies based on event schedule
Hours Per Week: Varies
Weeks Per Year: Varies
Responsibilities include setting-up and breaking-down of tables, chairs, staging, dance floor, flipcharts, easels, blackboards and other equipment or conference materials as specified by event requirements, delivering/removing furniture and boxes around campus, assisting with office moves, and performing minor maintenance/repair associated with campus events. Selected candidates must be able to apply effective techniques to create working relationships with a diverse group of individuals to achieve common goals, successfully communicate and collaborate with others, provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment, and present a professional image in word, action and attire. Set-up crew members work with the Lead Events Specialist to make sure that all needs and/or requests are met prior to the start, during and at the conclusion of the event. Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma required with AAS degree and previous set up experience preferred. Interested individuals should possess effective verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated with little or no supervision, demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement, and demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies. Additional requirements include the ability to read and follow a diagram, proficiency in MS Office, email, and other software applications, as well as basic math skills, ability to push, pull, bend, stand for long periods, and lift up to up to 50 pounds, valid New York State Driver’s License
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.