Website Washington State Convention Center
Washington State Convention Center is offering excellent internships opportunities for highly motivated candidates.
Job: Event Services Internship
Company: Washington State Convention Center
Location: Seattle, WA 98101
Supervisor: Director of Event Services
Washington State Convention Center is the premier destination for meetings and events in the Pacific Northwest. With over 30 years of operating experience, we are excited to invite students to intern with our dynamic team of industry professionals. Students will gain insight into all aspects of the convention business from our philosophy of sales to the execution of a major event.
While all interns will have exposure to the interdependence of our departments, this position will be based out of the Event Services department.
Timeline and Schedule:
Summer (June to August); Flexible start and end times depending on intern’s availability
Up to 25 hours a week
Required work schedule during normal business hours Monday-Friday. Occasional evening or weekends may be pre-arranged.
Experiential Learning (~70%): Interns perform entry level tasks (outlined below) and shadow department professionals during meetings, site visits and events.
Independent Project (~20%): Interns will manage an independent project for their department. Projects are presented to Executive leadership and department staff at the end of the internship.
Informational Interviewing (~5%): Interns will interview internal staff and external partners to gain understanding of the Events Industry while building their professional network.
Structured Learning and 1:1 Coaching (~5%): Interns will complete Leadership and Professional development workshops to support their experiential learning. In addition to department supervisors, interns will have 1:1 career coaching weekly throughout the experience.
The following is a summary of the general nature and level of work performed by the staff member in this position. This description is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.
Event Services Duties:
Work with Event Managers to gain knowledge of the facility layout, room diagrams, crowd flow, rules and regulations. Assist staff with site tours, planning meetings and other event activities.
Complete special projects in the areas of event management, rules and regulations, financial tracking, staffing, event coordination, crowd management, transportation management OR facility safety.
Perform administrative tasks that support the development of event strategies including organizing, typing, data entry, proofreading, copying, collating and filing materials.
Prepare reports, presentation materials and enter data into the event management and signage content systems.
Applicants must be currently enrolled and working toward a bachelor’s or associate’s degree at an accredited college. Hospitality and Tourism majors and minors preferred.
You’re a great fit for this position if you…
Are passionate about Event Management and large-scale event operations.
Have a strong technical writing ability. You know how to observe and research event operations and then clearly capture process, procedure, and organizational detail in writing.
Can read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and procedure manuals, event schedules, set-up worksheets and floor plans.
Work well in a team setting as well as independently with minimal direction.
Enjoy maintaining data and information through attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
Have a professional style that helps you connect with and support co-workers, guests and clients.
Can proficiently use Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, and Publisher.
All applications will be reviewed after the position is closed on Friday, March 13, 2020.
WSCC anticipates conducting first round interviews between the last week of March and first week of April, business schedules allowing.
Resumes may be included, but not substituted for the Application for Employment or Structured Questionnaire.
The applicant is responsible for submitting the completed Application for Employment and Structured Questionnaire. Providing incomplete documentation may delay action or disqualify the application.
The final hiring process involves employment reference checks and a criminal background check.
If accommodations are required to complete the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (206) 694-5038.
Washington State Convention Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.