Lead Event Set Up Specialist

Date Posted: 12/17/2021
Type/Department:Staff in Physical Plant
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Hampshire College

Department:  Physical Plant       

Job Title: Lead Event Set Up Specialist

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 40 Hours a week; 6:00 am to 3:00 pm

Pay Range/ Status: $18.00 Hour / Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Anticipated Start Date: January 24, 2022


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The physical plant is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds on the College campus. This includes preventive maintenance, inspections, repairs, landscaping, facilities management, snow removal, emergency response, and coordinating with other departments on campus to ensure efficient operations and property management. The physical plant is a service-oriented department, which provides support to students, employees, and other stakeholders. As part of the physical plant team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!



Under the supervision of the facilities manager, this position leads the set-up (furniture, equipment, trash, and tents) and clean-up effort for internal college events and external rentals. The incumbent will coordinate with other departments, to include housing and event services, to ensure set-ups and moves happen efficiently and timely.The lead event set-up specialist also is a key project lead in the turnover of dorms and mods for summer programs, and may direct other custodial maintenance projects as needed. This position will both work independently and lead project teams of varying size, depending on the needs of the event, and will also work closely with special programs staff. The lead event set up specialist also assists with other facilities department projects and tasks as necessary to support the work of the department. This position is essential to student and community service and experience.


  • Must be computer literate and comfortable with mobile interfaces.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College's driver credentialing policy.
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and give written and verbal instruction in English.
  • Pre-employment physical with heavy lift test (50+ lbs) required.
  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.



  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Three years of job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


  • Extensive floor care experience preferred.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.hampshire.edu.


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/


Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.