Come work with us! – Event Assistant

Job Description:

The Ethical Society of St. Louis is a Humanist congregation that also offers its building for rental. We are looking for an energetic and detail-oriented event assistant to join our small but growing team. Due to its size, design, and location, our building frequently serves as a venue for speaker events, gatherings, and occasional concerts. 

Qualifications and Expectations

Facilitating these events requires energy, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage details. The events are also dynamic, which means that successful event assistants must be flexible and able to handle unexpected changes and challenges.

Moderate to heavy lifting is a common aspect of the job, so applicants must be in good general health, and must possess the strength and endurance necessary for moving chairs, tables, sound equipment, and the occasional piano.

Applicants should also possess a high degree of comfort regarding the use of audiovisual equipment (or be comfortable learning relatively quickly.) Building rentals often occur multiple times per week, and they usually take place later in the evening. Event workers should generally be available from approximately 4pm until 11pm. Shift includes set-up, working the event itself, and clean-up and building lockdown.

Ideal candidates will possess their own reliable transportation and will be available to work multiple events per month as needed. This would be a good job for a college student with evening flexibility. Must be 18+ and able to pass a background check.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to all events to ensure building readiness.
  • Unlock all building doors that will be in use during events.
  • Set up and arrange the areas of the building that will used during events. This may include rearranging furniture, arranging the stage, relocating and repositioning tables and chairs, and/or setting up microphones and audiovisual equipment.
  • Monitor and ensure the safety and security of the building.
  • Keep all restrooms stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, and soap.
  • Keep all floors and carpeted areas clean and free of trash and clutter.
  • Ensure that all outside renters and their guests exit the property safely and promptly following events. Upon their departure, ensure that all restrooms are clean and have been restocked. Reset furniture and remove all trash and recycling from the building. Vacuum as needed.
  • Following events, shut down the building, lock all doors, and check parking lot and building exterior.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact:

Adam Presswood, Rental Coordinator
The Ethical Society of St. Louis
(314) 991-0955, Ext. 230