Special Events Assistant - NPS
- $28 Hourly
The Center for Workforce Inclusion is recruiting for a Specialist Events Assistant position within the Experience Service Program (ESP) that provides support to the United States Department of the Interior, National Capital Parks-East in Washington, DC.
Role and Responsibilities: Supports the planning and execution of special programs and events for a portfolio of parks managed by National Capital Parks-East in Washington, DC and PG County Maryland. Events are held at sites such as Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Fort Washington and Oxon Hill Farm.
- Event planning, logistics and operations. Includes working with park ranger staff to design the event with interpretive themes. Coordinating with divisions across the park to plan and prepare for events (admin, maintenance, resource management, US Park Police, permits, etc.). Logistical planning such as coordinating getting needed equipment to the event site and/ or renting equipment, developing operations plans, creating planning documents, etc.
- Administration: Completing permit applications, event compliance, researching vendors, getting estimates, preparing packages for contracting, scheduling deliveries, staff, etc., creating requisitions, following up to ensure vendors are paid, etc.
- Execution of events includes: scheduling staff, set-up/breakdown of events, briefing staff and volunteers, welcoming visitors, keep event running according to the event "Run of Show", tracking numbers of visitors/ attendance.
- Communications: writing briefing packages and 3 week out reports, press releases, calendar of events listings, creation & distribution of event marketing materials, creating after action reports.
- Putting event systems in place for the future, organizing event gear cache and creating a system for other parks or divisions lend our equipment and ensure it's return, researching potential grant opportunities to support the special event budget.
Qualifications and Education Requirements: Successful candidates must meet the age criteria of being 55 years of age or older and eligible to work in the United States; able to pass a Federal Background check; AA or certificate; Skill in typing and using word processing and other software. Comprehensive knowledge of office procedures and routines to provide administrative support. Microsoft Suite; SharePoint a plus. Work will be performed in the office and the field. Job requires the ability to lift at least 40 lbs and to be able to stand for extended periods of time during events.
Hours & Compensation: Part-Time position working 24 hours per week @ $28.00 per hour; 6-12 month project.
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