Events & Projects Technician - 500619

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Events & Projects Technician - 500619


The Events and Projects Technician works as part of the Events, Conferences, & Support Services team, physically setting up furniture, staging, installations, and related elements for campus events, projects, and office moves. The Technician makes deliveries and performs assembly or breakdown of equipment and furnishings as needed.


  • Assembles and sets up furniture, staging, installations, and related elements for campus events, projects, office moves, and the president’s house, as directed.
  • Operates various technologies and software to access work orders and instructions, and to provide feedback.
  • Follows diagrams and written instructions.
  • Drives University vehicles; loads, delivers, and unloads furniture and equipment.
  • Maintains furniture, tools, equipment, and vehicles in good working order. Reports problems or hazards.
  • Safeguards master keys that provide access to all campus spaces.
  • Complies with all workplace safety guidelines; reports and/or rectifies safety hazards.
  • Complies with all University standards for the operation of vehicles.
  • Follows established standards for courtesy, professionalism, and customer service.
  • Completes assigned work in a timely, satisfactory
  • Repairs furniture, as needed.
  • Trains staff, as needed.


  • Event and office venues, including indoor and outdoor spaces. Must be able to work indoors and outside in hot, cold, wet, humid, rainy, and/or windy conditions.
  • Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, stooping, climbing stairs, hammering, stapling, and lifting up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Basic knowledge of event and banquet set-up; ability to learn and adapt to new concepts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to read and follow directions in English; ability to communicate with diplomacy and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in problem solving, multi-tasking, public relations, and customer service
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize work assignments
  • General knowledge of the use small electric and hand tools, basic furniture repair, forklifts, and the operation of various sizes of trucks
  • General computer skills; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; and the ability to learn new computer software programs
  • Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in customer services, carpentry, and/or operating a forklift is desirable.


  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • 10 hour shift, rotating schedule; 4 days/week; 40 hrs./week
  • Work requires occasional nights and some weekends, including homecoming, commencement, and reunion weekends, and orientation.
  • Must be able to work long hours on occasion.
  • All Facilities employees are designated as essential personnel and are subject to work outside the normal work schedule on an emergency basis and are also subject to planned overtime work as required by the immediate supervisor.

Pay Grade 3 (Hiring Range $14.43 to $17.36 per hour)

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 7/30/2019
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