Events Assistant - China Africa Research Initiative Position
The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) is seeking events assistants to work from 5 to 15 hours per week ahead of its 5th Annual Conference, planned for Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at SAIS.
The assistants will help organize SAIS-CARI’s Annual Conference, which will be held in the Nitze building's Kenney-Herter auditorium, as well as any other events that may be added to the schedule. Hours will ramp up in the weeks leading to the conference, and intensive support will be needed on the two days of the event. Work schedules can be arranged to accommodate for class schedules.
Tasks will involve varied logistical support: assisting with event set-up (printing conference documents, setting up conference materials); managing participants (signing in guests, assisting speakers and participants); assisting with panel transitions, catering, Q&As, etc.
This position requires excellent organizational and time management skills. Candidates must be able to move efficiently between different and varied tasks, plan ahead, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Some initiative and independent action may be required when dealing with participants, SAIS staff and external event partners such as caterers. Previous events planning experience is highly preferred. Competent use of advanced computer printing functions, as well as interest in China-Africa issues, are preferred.
Work will mainly be done at SAIS – some work at other Washington, DC venues may also be required. This position will be paid $18/hour for MA students and $20/hour for PhD students.
Apply via SEAL by Monday, April 18, attaching cover letter and resume as a single PDF, attention of Marie Foster.