Event Assistant (Part-Time)

Cambridge, MA
Operations /
/ On-site
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Part-Time Event Assistant to join The Engine’s Community Operations team. This is an entry-level position, perfect for students looking to gain valuable experience in event management, customer service, and administrative tasks. As an Event Assistant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of events while providing exceptional service to our clients and attendees.

Areas of Responsibility

    • Customer Service: Welcome guests with a friendly demeanor, provide event information, and assist with any inquiries
    • Front Desk Support: Manage the event check-in process, handle guest registrations, and direct participants to the designated areas
    • Event Set-Up: Assist in the preparation and set-up of event spaces, including arranging seating, decorations, and equipment. Follow directions from the event lead to ensure all logistical requirements are met
    • Technology Support: Help with simple audiovisual setup and troubleshoot basic tech issues during events
    • Administrative Tasks: Assist with basic data entry, maintain guest lists, and support

Qualities of the ideal candidate

    • Strong communication skills and a customer-friendly attitude
    • Reliable, punctual, and adaptable to changing tasks
    • Interest in events and a willingness to learn
    • Comfortable with basic technology
    • Attention to detail and ability to follow directions
    • Positive attitude and a team player

Schedule and Compensation

    • Part-time position, irregular schedule determined by the needs of events
    • Must be available to support a minimum of 4 events per month 
    • Hourly pay determined by experience, between $18-$30 per hour
    • Guaranteed at least 3 hours of work per event shift