Temporary Events Assistant (part-time) at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


Booth Stigler Center: Stigler 2

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/ About the Stigler Center The Stigler Center is dedicated to promoting the power of markets to enhance human welfare by challenging conventional thinking and investigating the obstacles to competitive markets. We are committed to advancing knowledge - for students, scholars, journalists, policymakers, engaged citizens, and beyond - on some of the barriers to economic and social mobility and equity. The Center investigates what works in capitalism - and what doesn't - by bringing together various viewpoints through research, conferences, speaker series, educational opportunities, the ProMarket.org publication, and the Capitalisn't podcast.

Job Information


  • Support and execute duties central to Stigler Center events and programming, both in-person and online, including the Center's flagship Antitrust Conference and Journalists in Residence Program.

  • Assist with coordination and communication with event partners, including catering, AV, facilities, and more.

  • Assist with on-site event and materials set-up, registration, troubleshooting, and attendee support.

  • Develop and maintain event timelines, checklists, and supplies, both pre-event and day of.

  • Manage internal and external registration lists, materials, and event platforms and maintain all data integrity.

  • Assist in the creation of new and improved existing special events programming.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.

  • Multi-task and work independently required.

  • Perform under stressful circumstances and with tight deadlines required; ability to work well with others and be a collaborative member of a team required.

  • Work successfully in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines required.

  • Handle public contact with large groups, senior management, alumni, etc. required.

  • Work evening and weekend hours on occasion required. Travel occasionally between Hyde Park and downtown Chicago required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required.


  • Minimum two years of experience in event planning or execution required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required

  • Experience with Zoom and other online meeting platforms is required.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours




Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


Posting Date


Remove from Posting On or Before


Posting Statement:

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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