Meeting & Events Coordinator - Part Time through September
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Chicago - Illinois - United States of America

Park Program Staff

CBRE/Host seeks friendly, responsible individuals as part-time Park Program Staff for the Green @ 320, a privately-owned public park in the West Loop of Chicago. The park will host an extensive calendar of community-based programming and events to draw people to the park and enrich the neighborhood.

A strong candidate will be passionate about public events, urban parks, and other urban planning-related topics. The ideal candidate will enjoy engaging with the public, be comfortable working independently and entirely outdoors, and have the maturity to troubleshoot and handle issues as they arise in a public park setting. They will be expected to embrace our park management philosophy and be interested in learning to independently coordinate small programs/events on the park.

This position pays $20/hour, and will be 2-3 days per week (typically Tuesday through Thursday). Working hours will be spent outside in the park, with little to no time in an office setting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Executing the Green @ 320’s summer schedule of public programs and performances, which includes crafts, music, dance, fitness classes, and more. Includes greeting instructors/performers/speakers, light equipment set-up, ensuring programs start and end on time, and counting participants.
  • Opening, closing, and monitoring free activity zones in the park (reading room and games cart) - this includes keeping the areas neat and orderly, managing materials inventory, and facilitating public use of the activity zones.
  • Working outdoors in the park, interacting with the public, park staff and programming partners
  • Tracking observation-based data

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Desired qualifications:

  • High school degree or higher
  • Preferred: Local college students or recent graduates with academic or extracurricular interest in urban parks, urban planning, event planning, and/or cultural institutions/activities
  • Interest and ability to engage with the public
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, responsible and detail-oriented with excellent observational skills
  • Outgoing, mature, and assertive, with a “no job too small” attitude
  • Willingness, desire, and ability to get hands dirty
  • Ability to maintain high energy and positive attitude over the course of the day
  • Regular availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays through September 2022
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.