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Special Events Intern

Chabot Space & Science Center has an exciting opportunity for an upbeat, energetic individual with an excellent work ethic that is interested in gaining experience in Sales and Events. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, display great customer service skills and have a pro-active, positive can-do attitude. Responsibilities include assisting the Sales and Events Coordinators in the organization, preparation and delivery of facility rentals, corporate events, public events, group sales, overnights, scout programs and team building activities.


Assist Events Coordinator in organizing, preparing and delivering various types of internal and external eventsAid Events Coordinator in managing day of responsibilities for eventsProvide support for event set-up and breakdown (scouts, b-days, rentals)Interact with the general public, which may include taking visitor surveys and follow-up callsAssist sales coordinator with seeking new prospects and client follow-up after events Assist team in researching and comparing pricing, package options and activities with other venues, museums and institutionsPotential for developing new activities, events and sales opportunitiesData Entry including client information in reservation systemAdditional projects as assigned by the Sales and Events Coordinators


Excellent written and verbal communications skills; comfortable speaking and interacting with all levels of staff.Outgoing demeanor; Enjoy interacting with individuals or groups from the general public.

Highly organized and detail orientedMust be able to juggle multiple projects at one time and remain calm under pressureAble to meet deadlines and complete projects under minimal supervisionCreative, enthusiastic, problem-solver and flexibleA desire to gain hands-on experience in event logistics and preparationPrevious customer service and event planning experience a plusMust be computer literate; MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates or other individuals with an interest in event logistics and planning.This internship is unpaid. If applicable, academic credit may be available through your college or university.


Reports to Events Coordinator and Sales Coordinator


15-20 hours a week, Three month commitment preferredAvailability: flexible hours, including evenings and weekend


This is an unpaid position.

Job location is Oakland

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Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
email: hr@chabotspace.org
Fax: 510-336-7491

* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.