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Part-time Position open at Ecotrust

Title: Guest Services Assistant Reports to: Senior Event Coordinator Location: Portland, Oregon Status: Part time. Variable hours. Estimated 10 hours per week.


The Guest Services Assistant is an important member of the Ecotrust Event Staff. This person will help us service the green meetings and events occurring here in the Natural Capital Center. The Guest Service Assistant will regularly set up and clean up for events; this involves first and foremost moving heavy tables and chairs, as well as housekeeping and security for the event spaces. The Guest Services Assistant will also be a main point of contact for our clients', greeting them and troubleshooting during the event as needed. This is a part-time position which requires working early mornings, evenings and weekends on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be able to be flexible with their schedule, punctual (especially in the morning shifts), and willing and able to move heavy furniture. Qualified candidates must be an effective team player and committed to Ecotrust's mission.


In the Fall of 2001 Ecotrust moved its headquarters to the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, an historic 1895 building in the Pearl District restored using environmentally benign building practices. The building has become a gathering place and marketplace for the exchange of environmentally and socially responsible goods, services and ideas for the Pacific Northwest. The Natural Capital Center features environmentally sensitive construction, a community of tenants and a very unique event center. The event center is an integral part of Ecotrust's mission of encouraging the exchange of ideas for a sustainable future.

Duties Include:

* Main point of contact for clients on the event day * Set up audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed * Setup and teardown for events (involving lifting 50lb tables and chairs) * Light housekeeping of event spaces, to include but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting * Light office work * Building security (unlock and lockup) * Other duties as assigned


* Customer service experience * Highly personable and proactive * Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed * Able to lift 50lbs or more (must be able to move conference center furniture on own) * Enthusiasm for the mission of Ecotrust * Familiarity and comfort with audiovisual equipment * Work well in a fast paced environment * Self motivated and proactive

Compensation: This is a part time, hourly position. Starting pay is: $13.50 an hour. Ecotrust is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: Submit an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available at www.ecotrust.org) along with your résumé.

E-mail or mail completed applications to: Christine Caurant ( email ) Event Supervisor Ecotrust 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97209

Email submissions preferred. Please, no phone calls or faxes.