Work With Us

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.

Available Positions:

  • Hours: Hours vary from week to week, depending on scheduled events. Flexible availability is a plus
  • Payrate: $15 entry rate (lead or special skill set may earn a higher pay rate.) Please submit a resume and include the types of equipment you’ve worked with
  • Job Description:
    • Set up and strike general audio visual equipment including microphones, projectors, laptops, and mixers.
    • Partner with the UEM team to create inspired and technically advanced productions.
    • Work individually or with a team to meet a client’s technical requirements.
    • Collaborate and communicate with other Columbia organizations involved to coordinate event details.
  • Skills Needed:
    • Friendly and outgoing
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to multitask and think creatively
    • Professional conduct
    • Maintain positive attitude, while working under pressure
    • Prior A/V, theater or production experience, working knowledge of theatrical lighting and sound consoles, portable sound systems, or other A/V-related equipment preferred.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday (hours vary based on proejct)
  • Payrate: $15 per hour
  • Job Description:
    • Office Assistants provide administrative support to one or more units in UEM. Short term and long term work assignments will be scheduled by the Assistant Director of Budget and Administration.
    • Duties include reception, data entry, maintaining event files, bookkeeping and sign making, preparing materials for meetings, internet research and clerical support.
  • Skills needed:
    • Friendly and outgoing people skills
    • Excellent communication and multitasking skills
    • A professional manner and attitude
    • Filing and organizational skills
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
    • Knowledge about Columbia’s campus (such as layout, where event spaces are located, etc.)
    • Administrative and reception experience are preferred