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Special Events Assistant

Title: Special Events Assistant
Reports to: Event Manager
Working Hours: Variable
Classification: Part-time/seasonal/non-exempt
Hourly rate: $12.73


GLAZA employs part-time, seasonal, Special Events Assistants to provide a friendly, welcoming, and positive guest experience to seasonal events held at the Los Angeles Zoo. Duties vary and may include: setting up for special event, decorating for special event, managing lines, providing general and directional information to visitors and assisting Zoo visitors

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Assist with set-up and decorating for the special event.
  2. Provide excellent customer service while performing assigned duties that involve Zoo guests, docents and volunteers.
  3. Provide quick and accurate information to the public about the event and general zoo information.
  4. Assist with opening and closing of the event.
  5. Assist Events staff as directed during the event.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  1. Excellent customer service and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  2. Demonstrated ability to relate to the public in a friendly, helpful and respectful manner.
  3. Excellent communication skills; strong attention to detail.
  4. Ability to lift 20-25 pounds using proper safety techniques.
  5. Ability to move around Zoo grounds on a frequent basis.
  6. Ability to be stationed in one place for periods of time indoors or outdoors in various climates.
  7. Ability to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
  8. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
  9. Completion of High School or equivalent.

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

No phone calls or agencies, please.

GLAZA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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