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War Memorial Chapel and Events VT Student Internships

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: War Memorial Chapel and Events VT Student Internships
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0180241
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Only current Virginia Tech students should apply to this pool. Students of other high schools and colleges are encouraged to apply for other Wage positions.
You are responsible for reapplying as necessary to ensure your application is active.

Student Engagement and Campus Life offers an opportunity for up to two students to learn the value of event coordination and management in real workplace situations at the War Memorial Chapel. This internship will offer practical experience in the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of events, with particular emphasis on weddings. The interns would be under the direct supervision of the Events and Operations Associate for the Chapel.
This position is paid up to 10 hours per week. Additional unpaid hours may be eligible for class credit if agreed to by supervising faculty and will be determined based on degree requirements set forth by the academic department.

Required Qualifications:

The War Memorial Chapel and Events student intern performs a wide range of event-related duties, from initial scheduling of Chapel space for clients to day-of event coordination. The intern will work with: Microsoft Office applications; Event Management Systems (EMS) reservation software to schedule space; sound systems; a variety of candelabra and other wedding décor; and various cleaning products to prepare the Chapel space for events. Though most event-related tasks are collaborative in nature, the position demands personal initiative, innovation, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to exhibit high standards of
customer service principles, work
autonomously, and work with tight
deadlines and diverse clientele with unique
• Meets with clients and takes a leadership
role in coordinating events through to
• Suggests, compromises and works with
the client to educate them as to the f
feasibility of their ideas to achieve
successful events.
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely,
and professionally.
• Ability to offer a variety of event-related
solutions and options from which a final
decision can be made by the client.
• Time management, organization, and data
entry skills.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Working a flexible schedule, including some week days and many Saturdays during the spring and summer.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Apply to posting online at

Employee Category: Student Wage
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 1
Pay Range:
Department: Student Engagement & Campus Life
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, flexible to accommodate class schedule
Posting Date: 04/10/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/17/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently enrolled as a Virginia Tech student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you eligible for Federal work-study funding?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know
  3. * Are you currently employed by Student Engagement and Campus Life (formerly Student Centers and Activities)? If so, please list the area(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you previously worked for Student Engagement and Campus Life (formerly Student Centers and Activities)? If so, please list the area(s) and approximate date(s) of employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents