Requisition ID:  30184

Associate Event Set Up (Day)

Job Summary

As the Associate Event Set-Up, you will:

  • Work in Purdue Memorial Union Event Services to follow basic set-up and standard procedures
  • Responsible for setting up meeting and banquet rooms for special events. This will include moving furniture and equipment, and occasional heavy lifting
  • Communicate routine problems, notify supervisors of unusual problems, and respond to requests for extra furnishings
  • Oversee the preparation of meeting and banquet facilities for scheduled events and work in collaboration with the Events Office Staff, Union Club Hotel Staff, and the client to ensure setups are to customer specification 


What You'll Get:

After 6 months of satisfactory employment, you'll have the opportunity to be promoted and receive a wage increase outside of Purdue's annual performance evaluation process.
All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Days/Hours: M-F, 6am to 230pm

Pay: $15.75/hr



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • One year of service work, event setup, or related experience
  • Stable work history
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Work standards and productivity, decision making, and dependability
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural relations and communication skills
  • Basic mathematics skills and delegation while planning
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to climb stairs, stand, walk, reach, and stoop extensively
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Six months of custodial, service worker, housekeeping, or janitorial experience
  • A valid US or Canadian driver’s license

Additional Information:

  • Occasional overtime dependent on business need
  • This position represents a dual-level posting and will be filled as an Associate Event Set-Up (S1) or Event Set-Up (S2).  The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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