Are you a student that is passionate about event planning or production? Want to work with our team? The Event Management staff is committed to developing and retaining a qualified student workforce that embraces the spirit of the University.
Student staff must be able to anticipate, understand and meet the needs of customers; work as part of a team; represent the integrity of Columbia University and, most importantly, have fun.
In return, a job with Event Management provides student staff with many valuable skills that will transfer in work beyond Columbia University. Positions here offer a behind the scenes look at event management, customer service training and interaction with highly skilled and diverse members of the Event Management team.
Not a student?
Non-Columbia students or affiliates interested in working with our team should visit careers.columbia.edu to browse available positions and apply.
REPORTS TO: Catering Operations Manager
Guest Related Tasks
Greet guests according to standards
Explain menu/foods/drinks to guests
Take orders, serve beverage and snacks to guests
Must have a basic knowledge of food and wine service
Enforce Federal Laws and University policies and procedures firmly and courteously
Ensure a safe and orderly environment
Oversee any event with alcohol with guests under the age of 21 or related circumstance
Manage alcohol logistics (wrist banding, guest lists, drink allowance, etc.) for events with alcohol
Attend required trainings
Table Set Up
Set tables following procedures
Set up work area and table (at station) with supplies
Clear tables and set up for new guest
Observe all department and Columbia University standards for the department
Stock up the shelves and counter area for the next service period
Ensure proper storage of all service items
Replenish all service items: paper items, general supplies, beverage and stewarding supplies
Report equipment shortage or problems
Supply ice as needed
Retrieve food from the kitchen
Maintain a clean and organized workspace so that others can locate resources or products as needed
Collect dirty glasses, break down service area as needed
Retrieve and replenish linen, supplies and incidentals as needed and store as directed
Collect soiled linens and returns them to the linen room
Must be able to carry 10 meals on a banquet tray for plated events
1 to 3 years of experience in a related area and/or a combination of experience & education that provides the skills required for this position
Great customer service
Other Physical Skills
Must be able to lift and carry in excess of 50 lbs and balance trays
Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time