Former Summer Conference and Events Planning at Reed College
over 1 year ago
(Getting in early to get a cup of coffee)
Checking the tasks for the day first thing in the morning.
Sit with team members and leaders to organize the tasks and decide how everything is going to pan out.
A lot of this job entails walking across campus to deliver stuff between facilities, like Physical Plant, Prexy, dorms and such. Be prepared to be outdoors a lot, and most of the time there's a golf cart that you can use.
More often than not, you'll be asked by a CEP staff member to run errands for them, such as taking mail to the mail room, or moving stuff between facilities.
A significant part of this job includes setting up dorms for conference guests, and cleaning up after they leave (i.e. removing bedding and other articles that you put in in the first place). Be prepared to do a LOT of it.
If you're on call, you will have to be on-campus and ready to assist guests when they call you, and this could mean being ready to receive calls at 10:30 pm. No one has to be on call beyond 11pm, but you do have to be on-call during weekends when it's your turn.