Help Wanted

The McNamara Alumni Center is an award-winning event venue in the Twin Cities hosting 800 events a year. We hire part-time University of Minnesota students to help with events in two ways:

Event Setup Crew

6-10 hours per week with shifts typically 1-2 hours long in the evening and on weekends
$12-$13 per hour

Job Description:
  • Help perform the setup of events such as dinners, conferences and weddings in 10 different event spaces
  • Transport, move and lift furniture (tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Accurately interpret floorplans created by event coordinators for proper room setups
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Ability to move and lift furniture up to approximately 25 pounds
  • Work flexible hours depending on the event schedule
  • Function in a team-based environment (2-5 crew per shift)
  • Excellent attention to detail and timeliness
  • Responsible and reliable

Student Event Staff

10-15 hours per week with shifts typically occurring in the evenings and on weekends
$13 per hour

Job Description:
  • Serve as the venue contact for weeknight and weekend event clients (conferences, weddings, galas, etc)
  • Thoroughly review each event’s file and confirm room setup is accurate, AV is on and ready, etc.
  • Greet clients upon their arrival and facilitate any room setup changes (add tables, AV, etc.)
  • Operate AV including laptop presentations, panel microphones, etc.
  • Give tours to prospective clients to generate bookingsM
  • Shut down meeting rooms and lock up building, noting issues that need attention by building management—vandalism, doors not locking, etc.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Self-directed; able to work independently
  • Prioritizing multiple projects and tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • AV operation
  • Resourceful and make good judgments, especially when troubleshooting
  • Move and lift furniture, approximately 25 pounds

To inquire if we are hiring or to apply, email a resume with availability to:
Alaina Battaglia
Senior Event Services Coordinator
alainab@umn.edu
612-624-7823