Mount Royal University

When Mount Royal first opened its doors more than 100 years ago — Sept., 1911 — it welcomed 179 students. Today, some 12,000 credit students take a variety of programs and courses including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. The courses offered have changed over time, but Mount Royal's focus remains the same — providing you with quality teaching and small class sizes.

Experience has also taught Mount Royal the importance of preparing students well for life after graduation. That means practical and current information, as well as hands-on learning through work placements, practicum and co-op education.

Mount Royal University Calgary, AB, Canada
Jun 18, 2018
Part Time
Events Assistant-Part Time - (X00001.22)   Job Title Events Assistant-Part Time Requisition # X00001.22 Job Type Hourly (for Contract or Casual) Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)     Job Posting About the Role Are you an aspiring event professional or someone looking for a great experience in the hospitality industry? If so, Mount Royal University is recruiting for a dynamic Events Assistant to support the clients of the Event and Conference Services department. This individual will report to the Sales Manager, Event and Conference Services, and will have a keen focus on an exceptional client experience. The Events Assistant is responsible for assisting with the set-up and on-site support of conferences, events, and meeting services. Having a passion for providing the highest level of client service will be essential for the successful candidate. This is a part–time casual position and the number of scheduled shifts/hours per week will vary depending on departmental needs. This position requires an open schedule with availability on most evenings as of 4:00 pm and on weekends; some daytime availability is desirable.   Responsibilities Welcome clients and guests at the front desk and provide information and directions Assist with on-site support for all Event and Conference Services events (e.g. room and food service checks, event signage, coat check service, technical or A/V trouble-shooting, etc) Act as the main point of contact for clients at events Provide hospitality services that may include execution of water and beverage service Perform reception responsibilities such as answering the phone and taking inquiries Assist Event Specialists with event, conference, performance, and meeting details Assist with routine administrative support (e.g. filing, processing documents etc)   Qualifications Strong customer service and communication skills Experience working in a hospitality or events related environment desirable Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot on the spot with clients and guests as needed Ability to work in a fluctuating paced environment Operational knowledge of audio/visual equipment Strong knowledge in computer usage and applications including MS Word and Excel Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment Grade 12 or equivalent Must be 18 years of age or older   Salary:                $ 18 - 21 Hourly Closing Date:      Open until suitable candidate found   We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.