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Houston Botanic Garden seeks Event Assistant

The mission of the Houston Botanic Garden is to enrich life through discovery, education, and conservation of plants and the natural environment. HBG is a recently completed botanic garden that strives to inspire all people to love plants and be good stewards of the natural world. The gardens include a global garden with arid, sub-tropical, and tropical plants; a culinary garden with permanent and seasonal displays; a family garden centered around a lagoon; a woodland event garden; wetlands; and a coastal prairie on a 132-acre site.

The Garden is seeking a seasonal Event Assistant who will report to the Director of Private Events. The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service; has experience in vendor relations and event management; demonstrates strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and desires to work in a dynamic organization in a stage of rapid growth.

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as garden liaison with each party and vendor, facilitating clear communication and
  • smooth event execution.
  • Complete set-up and breakdown for internal and external events.
  • Actively monitor vendors during set-up and strike.
  • Ensure that events begin and conclude according to the event schedule.
  • Ensure that the Garden’s policies and procedures are upheld during events.
  • Assist with Garden opening and closing procedures.
  • Respond to event rental questions and the online event inquiry form.
  • Assist with furniture inventory.
  • Provide additional support to the events department, as needed.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma required, some college preferred.
  • Proven work experience in events.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a variety of audiences.
  • Must be comfortable working with crowds.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and help resolve event conflicts with tact and courtesy.
  • Must be able to work in outdoor weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift event items (chairs, boxes, signs, etc.).
  • Flexibility to work in the evenings and/or on weekends.
  • Position subject to passing a criminal background check.

Schedule and Salary:

  • Seasonal, hourly position. Weekends and some evenings
  • Hourly wage of $15/hour.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hr@hbg.org. We will contact those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

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