Mason Square Plaza Programming Assistant

Fairfax, VA
$15/hour commensurate with experience
May 27, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
Full Time
Mason Square Plaza Programming Assistant The George Mason University, Office of University Life for Mason Square, seeks a part-time Programming Assistant to support event scheduling and execution of Mason Square Plaza Programs and Events. This position works collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to ensure successful program and event execution and community engagement. The types of events the Program Assistant can expect to assist with include, but are not limited to, the outdoor summer concert series, movie nights, fitness classes, community engagement classes including juggling, stargazing, dance, meditation, and more.This role requires an energetic and assertive individual with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills who enjoys working outdoors and is passionate about events and engaging with people. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable event production experience by working with dynamic and creative events designed to bring the Mason Square and Arlington community together. This position is perfect for those seeking to develop skills and knowledge relevant to the event planning and public space management fields.This position requires a flexible schedule, with some morning, evening, and/or weekend availability. Compensation is $15 per hour and Plaza Program Assistants may work anywhere between 15 - 30 hours per week, depending on availability and to be determined by University Life Mason Square leadership.Duties include: Execute Mason Square Plaza programs and events, including equipment setup, communication with instructors and/or performers, and supervision of the event;Serve as the Mason Square public liaison and interact with all visitors politely and patiently;Respond to and troubleshoot logistical event issues and manage accordingly;Responsible for setup and breakdown of event equipment and plaza games;Promotion of activities and events utilizing established social media channels;Document events by taking photos and conducting attendance counts;Prepare timely event reports;Prepare material for upcoming events including informational signage and programs; andAdministrative duties as needed, including assistance with planning and outreach, scheduling, and data entry.Required Qualifications:Demonstrate interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively both individually and on a team;Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);Flexibility to work non-traditional/flexible hours - must be available evenings and weekends if needed;Demonstrate communication skills and be detail-oriented;Ability to be a self-starter;Ability to maintain high energy and friendly attitude throughout entire shift;Ability and willingness to work outdoors in most weather conditions;Ability to take direction, but also problem-solve individually as needed; andAbility to lift 20 pounds regularly, 50 pounds occasionally, and stand for extended periods of time.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in event planning, staffing, recreation, retail and/or customer service preferred.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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