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Special Events Intern-Best Week Ever - Venues Parks & Arts 

Open Date 12/6/2019  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Volunteer  
Division Venues Parks & Arts  
Location Experience Division  
Reports To Volunteer Coordinator / Special Events Coordinator  
Schedule May 8-August 14, 2020; flexible schedule depending on availability. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  
Pay Rate Unpaid; college credit available.  
Description

SUMMARY
Best Week Ever is a week-long collection of experiences across South Bend celebrating creativity, culture, and progress as a community. It is an invitation to celebrate our city and the things that are important to us. The BWE intern works closely with the VPA Special Events Coordinator. Assists implementing or organizing the event/s in Venues Parks & Arts. Works and observes in different facilities/programs. Personal contact will be with staff, organizations, participants and the general public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Assists with the implementation of classes, programs and events.
• Assists with set up and break down for events and programs.
• Assists Special Events Coordinator, as needed.
• Uses knowledge in relevant field to suggest improvements to current special events, programs or facilities.
• Assists in tracking responsiveness of participants to any implemented changes that were suggested by Intern.
• Responsive and interactive while participating at events.
• Assists with industry trends and how to implement in current special event programs.
• Assists with environmental concerns for VPA and how to improve overall sustainability in programs, events or facilities.
• Shares knowledge relating to societal trends and how to adjust programs to be as inclusive as possible.
• Attends divisional and departmental staff meetings, as requested.
• Networks with professionals in the field.

NON-ESSENTIAL/MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
• Assumes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned or as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• College undergraduate, graduate student or recent university graduate with academic focus/experience in a degree program related to any of the following: field of tourism, events management, leisure studies, recreation, communication, psychology, sociology, environmental studies or a related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Knowledge of or can readily learn various software applications.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work with patrons of all ages.
• Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, REGISTRATION
• Valid Driver’s License required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in office settings, with moderate inside temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Entire office is smoke free.

 
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.


***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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