Mead Art Museum - Lobby Attendant

Department Name: Museum Security / Mead Art Museum

Job Title: Lobby Attendant (Mead Art Museum)

Term/Start Date:Week of September 18, 2016

Job Description: Visitor services for the Mead Art Museum, including greeting visitors, advising guests of our current exhibitions, enforcing museum rules and guidelines, checking-in visitor belongings, announcing and signing in office visitors, answering and transferring telephone calls to the front desk, café service, and register operations.  We anticipate the position will offer opportunities to learn about the museum profession, and interest in museum careers in highly desired.

Approximate Number of Hours: 3-12 per week during academic sessions, possible work during non-academic sessions

Requirements: Demonstrated experience with positive customer relations or proven people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and ability to work with a diverse community.  The ability to be punctual and adhere to a set schedule is a must.  Flexibility to fill open shifts on short notice is highly desired. Extra consideration will be given to those available from 3-4pm on Fridays for continuing training in the Mead collections and museum programs.

Hourly Wage: $10.00 to start

How to Apply: Come to the Mead Art Museum front desk and request an application.  You may leave a completed application with the Lobby Attendant. Availability and schedule information may be submitted and updated online at http://doodle.com/poll/u96sny2nmv5e94uc

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year, with positions filled from the applicant pool as they open. To be considered for initial employment during the fall semester, applications must be received by Thursday, September 15th 2016. 

 

Careers in Government & Nonprofit Intern – Career Center

Department Name: Career Center

Job Title: Careers in Government & Nonprofit Intern

Term/Start Date: 2016 – 2017

Job Description: The Careers in Government & Nonprofit Intern will support the development, planning, publicity, and implementation of the Careers in Government & Nonprofit program. This position is a great opportunity for students who are considering work in the nonprofit or government sectors and will expose the intern to a variety of relevant careers, employers, and opportunities.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Publicize and promote workshops, panels, treks, and other programming related to Careers in Government & Nonprofit through social media, table tents, posters, etc.
  • Help with logistics and planning for nonprofit and government related workshops, events, and trips
  • Represent the Career Center at nonprofit and government related events on campus – manage setup, sign-in, etc. and occasionally facilitate introductions to speakers or guests
  • Conduct employer outreach for Amherst Advantage recruiting
  • Reach out to alumni, students, and faculty who work, intern, or do research relevant to the nonprofit and/or government sectors to conduct interviews and write up bios for Career Center materials
  • Support the Food for Thought lunch series that brings alumni with relevant careers to campus
  • Help develop new programming and ideas for the growing Careers in Government & Nonprofit program
  • Other projects determined by the Careers in Government & Nonprofit advisor

Requirements:

  • Polished, professional presence at the Career Center and campus events
  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply. You must be at Amherst College for the entire year.

Approximate Number of Hours: minimum of 5 hours per week at Career Center (potentially 5-10 hrs/week) possibly including coverage for evening events, tabling, etc.

Hourly Wage: $11/hour.

How to Apply: Through Quest database on Career Center website at: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/

Address: College Hall

Application Deadline:  September 14, 2016

 

Careers in Business & Finance Program Intern – Career Center

Department Name: Career Center

Job Title: Careers in Business & Finance Program Intern

Term/Start Date: 2016-17 academic year

Job Description: The Careers in Business & Finance program is looking for an Intern to support the development, planning, publicity, and implementation of the Careers in Business & Finance program. This position exposes the student-intern to a variety of relevant careers, employers, and opportunities in finance and consulting.  The intern is an instrumental member of the team and will help to develop creative programming, events, and enhance alumni and employer engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Publicize and promote workshops, panels, and other programming related to Careers in Business & Finance through social media, table tents, posters, etc.
  • Work with the program director to develop programs and workshops including creating presentations and performing research on various topics
  • Represent the Career Center at business and finance related events on campus – manage setup, sign-in, etc. and occasionally facilitate introductions to speakers or guests
  • Reach out to alumni, students, and faculty who work, intern, or do research relevant to business and finance to conduct interviews and write up bios for Career Center materials
  • Develop and maintain databases related to employers and alumni
  • Other projects determined by the Careers in Business & Finance Program Director

Approximate Number of Hours: 5-10 hours per week at Career Center; could include evening and weekend events, tabling, etc.

Requirements:

  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented, with excellent follow-through ability
  • Ability to manage time and priorities; juggle changing initiatives; and work autonomously
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills; strong confidence and assertiveness
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Comfortable interacting with and reaching out to staff, faculty, alumni, employers and student groups and willingness to speak in front of groups, as necessary 
  • Familiarity with social media outlets such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, experience designing promotional materials
  • Polished, professional presence at the Career Center and campus events
  • All class years are encouraged to apply. You must be at Amherst College for the entire year.

Hourly Wage: $11.00 to start

How to Apply: Through Quest database on Career Center website: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016

Student Life Event Manager

Position Details:

  • This position will act as student liaison between the Office of Student Life and the broader Amherst College community regarding use of the Powerhouse and Greenway Building A Event Space facilities. The Event Manager will serve as an on-site resource for RSO’s, sanctioned Clubs, and outside departments utilizing the space for events. The Event Manager will have a breadth of knowledge of the space including competencies with the facility’s audio and lighting systems, inventory of products and services available, and risk management resources (i.e. ACPD). The Event Manager will be responsible for a pre- and post-check of the facility space with event sponsor to assess damage, functionality, and upkeep of the facility’s components.

Time Requirement:

  • This position will be between 10-15 hours a week. The Event Manger is responsible for self-reporting all hours worked and adhere to regular reporting hours for the approval of Paul Gallegos, Associate Director of Student Life for Student Activities.
  • Weekly meeting for up to one (1) hour to discuss upcoming events, scheduling, event reporting, and/or policy change with Paul Gallegos and Emily Lombardo, Assistant Director of Student Life for Events and Operations.
  • This position often requires one day/night a week during heavy utilization (Thursday through Sunday) to be on present during hours of usage, often times in excess of 4 hours.

Compensation:

  • Student-employee compensation rate of $10/hr.; adjusted to reflect pay rate changes in subsequent calendar year (2017).

Job Duties:

  • Meeting with Student Life Office team on a weekly basis to go over upcoming events and reports of the past week’s events.
  • Act as facility liaison for Student Life and event sponsors.
  • Maintain professional, customer-service oriented approach to working with event sponsors to ensure all appropriate needs are facilitated and disseminated by the party in need including but not limited to:
    • Providing key card access to the main entrance, closets, and Mezzanine (if approved in event notification)
    • Act as technical support for in-house audio and lighting systems
    • Communicating with ACPD regarding safety concerns, security breaches
    • Liaising any feedback from the event sponsor
  • Coordinate with event sponsor and meet thirty (30) minutes prior to event for a pre-event inspection of the facility for functionality and/or any physical damage to facility components (e.g. lighting fixtures, drinking fountain, etc.)
  • Be on call for one major event day/night a week (Thursday through Sunday) during hours of utilization to handle any reasonable needs of event sponsors beyond pre- and post-event checks.
  • Check in on the facility throughout event when on-call for a major event day/night.
  • Be available one other night a week for potential events to be assigned during weekly meeting with Student Life Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the Office of Student Life in a kind, courteous, and inclusive manner.
  • Competency with Powerhouse and Greenway A Event Space in-house audio and lighting capabilities (training will be provided).
  • Knowledge of the Powerhouse facility including layout, in-house resources (chairs, tables, etc.), and safety systems (smoke/ CO2 detectors).
  • Ability to work within the Google Drive platform.
  • Detailed and concise reporting abilities.

How to Apply: Send statement of interest to Paul Gallegos, Associate Director of Student Life for Student Activities at pgallegos@amherst.edu

Deadline to Apply: September 9, 2016

SWAGS Academic Intern/Research Assistant

Department Name: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Job Title: Academic Intern/Research Assistant

Term/Start Date: Begin Fall 2016

Job Description: Student will be required to find peer-reviewed sources and empirical data; learn MLA and CMS formats; compile research material; maintain Evernote and Zotero accounts; proofread documents; make copies; and read, watch, and research Af Am literary, historical, and cultural texts.

Approximate Number of Hours: 5 – 7 hours a week

Requirements: Student should be organized and detail-oriented, with strong writing skills. Student should be familiar with research databases. Student should be a junior or senior.

Hourly Wage: $10.25

How to Apply: Email résumé to: Professor Henderson at ahenderson@amherst.edu

Application Deadline: Until filled

 

Conferences and Special Events Staffing Needed

The Conferences and Special Events staff is seeking students to help with two upcoming events, Convocation and the Ta-Nehisi Coates event. The positions are as follows:

     - Convocation ushers from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 in Johnson Chapel

     - Coates event ticket staffing from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 8, 9 and 12 in Keefe

     - Coates event ticket staffing from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 outside LeFrak

     - Coates event ushers from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 in LeFrak

Compensation is $10/hour. If you are interested, please e-mail conferencesandevents@amherst.edu with the specific hours and dates you are available.

Office Assistant – Career Center

Department Name: Career Center

Job Title: Office Assistant

Term/Start Date: 2016-17 academic year, beginning in September 2016

Job Description: Office Assistant duties include reception coverage during drop-in hours, data entry, updating content on the Amherst College website, and other administrative duties.

Approximate Number of Hours: around 4-8 hours per week

Requirements: Ideal candidates will have exceptional customer service and phone skills and be welcoming, friendly and able to work well independently.  Excellent attention to detail and communication skills are required.  Viable candidates must be able to work at least one afternoon a week. Must be willing to work during midterms and finals weeks (schedules will be flexible).

Hourly Wage: $11.00 to start

How to Apply: Email résumé, letter of interest, and availability to Kathy Glista at kglista@amherst.edu

Address: College Hall

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

Office Assistant - Alumni and Parent Programs

Department Name: Alumni and Parent Programs

Job Title: Office Assistant

Term/Start Date: 2016-17 academic year, beginning in September 2016

Job Description: Office Assistant duties include data entry, updating content on the Amherst College website, tracking alumni engagement with social media, and other administrative duties. Office Assistant will also cover the reception desk and phone during meetings and lunch breaks.

Approximate Number of Hours: around 5 hours per week

Requirements: The applicant must possess good communication skills, attention to detail and a pleasant phone demeanor. The ability to be punctual and adhere to a set schedule is a must—flexibility to fill open shifts is desirable. Please note, we are only looking for applicants able to work Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Must be willing to work during midterms and finals weeks (schedules will be flexible).

Hourly Wage: $10.00 to start

How to Apply: Email résumé, letter of interest, and availability to Laura Clampitt at lclampitt@amherst.edu. Please include if you have a work study component on your resume.

Address: Pontypool, 22 Snell Street

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

 

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Job Title: Conversation Partners

Term/Start Date: Employees are hired by the semester

Job Description: On campus employment for Amherst College international students and native speakers of less-commonly studied languages. The FiveCollege Center for the Study of World Languages is seeking applications from native speakers to be conversation partners. The Center accepts applications in many languages including: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Bangla/Bengali, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Filipino, Georgian, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Shona, Slovak, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, and other less-commonly studied languages.  We are seeking in particular: NORWEGIAN, FINNISH, DANISH, ICELANDIC, DUTCH, HAITIAN CREOLE, AND THAI.

Conversation partners work 2-4 hours per week with individuals or small groups of students to facilitate conversation practice in the language. Conversation partners serve as a living link between the students and the language and culture being studied.

Approximate Number of Hours: 2 to 4 hours per week

Requirements: Conversation partners must have native or near native spoken fluency in the language and must also be able to read and write in the language.

Hourly Wage: stipend based on a starting hourly rate of $12.50/hr

How to Apply: To apply, go to https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fclang. For questions, e-mail fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu.

Contact Name: Jess Deshayes