Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)

One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Date Posted:
January 31, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Part Time Events Team Member @CIC

Do you enjoy details, juggling lots of moving pieces, interacting with a wide range of people, thinking on your feet, and creating exciting reasons for people to come together? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you!
CIC is looking for a Part-time Events Team Member to help support the events team by working 15-20 hours per week. The days will vary depending on what events are scheduled but generally the shifts will be 4:30-10:00/10:30pm on weekdays and weekend work (either during the day or in the evening) generally once a month. The compensation is $17 per hour.
Founded in 1999, CIC’s mission is to improve the world by helping exceptional entrepreneurs innovate better and faster. We offer carefully curated working environments that combine private, secure offices alongside shared amenities in locations across Boston, Cambridge, Miami, Philadelphia, Providence (2019), Rotterdam, St. Louis, and Warsaw and are growing into other cities, within the US and abroad. We currently serve 1800+ startups, growth companies, and branches of larger organizations, representing for-profit, mission-driven, and non-profit sectors across a wide array of industries. The spaces are purposefully designed and built for innovation, featuring tailored workspaces such as biotech and robotics laboratories, and bring together frequent, large gatherings of the best and brightest innovators and entrepreneurs.CIC currently has over a million square feet of space under lease and is actively pursuing campuses in additional cities globally, including Dublin, Tokyo, Bilbao, and Sydney, with plans to grow to 50 cities over the next 10 years. We pride ourselves on displaying a high degree of care and accuracy in everything that we do, and we work to ensure that our clients thrive every day that they are in our space. We believe that our ability to support world-changing entrepreneurs is only as good as the people who make up our teams, and as such we are looking for people who are interested in contributing to--and improving--the way we work.We invite you to explore all our openings and learn more about our teams here.
Events play a critical role in our community by providing entrepreneurs, innovators, and others with an outlet to collaborate and network with peers. The various events provide skills, knowledge, and resources and include programming meetups, pitching exercises, non-profit fundraisers, panel discussions, sector-specific collaborations, and hackathons, among others. Every month, CIC hosts about 100 events spread across our four Boston-area locations in Kendall Square and Boston. Read more about events at CIC through the calendar found here.

Overall, we like to employ service-minded people who are reliable, clever, and able to work independently. It’s not expected that you’ll know everything that we do on day one. What’s important is that you are a bright person, interested in what we’re doing, and willing to learn. More specifically, we are looking for someone who possesses the following characteristics:• Personable and naturally enjoys helping others• Detail-oriented and organized with solid time management skills• Enjoys working on their feet and being on the move• Independent, trustworthy, and willing to learn• Able to keep calm in stressful situations• Confidence in understanding nuances of written and verbal communication• Brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to everything.
This person will join our Events teams to help facilitate more than 100 events every month.Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:• Upkeep of AV and sound systems• Maintaining and organizing event spaces; making sure the whiteboards are cleaned before and after each event, replacing water jugs in event spaces, making sure the cabinets are stocked with our standard adapters, cables, and other necessities.• Rearranging furniture before and after each event• Inventorying event furniture and equipment• Light cleaning up after the event (for example, putting leftover catering trays in the kitchen, recycling leftover printed materials, wiping down surfaces, etc)• Helping the event host with welcoming guests, setting up catering, or other small tasks• Keeping an eye on the timing of the event to ensure the event starts/ends on time• Receiving food, alcohol, and furniture deliveries; coordinating with caterers and bartenders to ensure they feel supported in our space• Being aware of misconduct and misuse of the space and/or CIC materials• Being present in or adjacent to the event space during the event to quickly help troubleshoot• Strong communication with Event team members about issues before, during, or after the event
The ideal candidate will demonstrate these traits:• Ability to lift and move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects (please note that this job requires walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching)• Ability to work weekdays between 4:30 and 10:30pm (not every day) as well as an average one weekend day/month (scheduled no less than two weeks in advance).• Strong AV skills - someone who enjoys this type of troubleshooting (hobby experience is fine!)
• Fun people in a dynamic space. We pride ourselves on finding driven and bright collaborators who are eager to lend their own unique skills to the team, as well as to our inspiring clientele. The number one reason CICers say they like working here is because of their colleagues!• Personal growth: This is a great opportunity to learn and develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community in Cambridge.• Discounted services and memberships on tools to make your life happier/healthier such as gym memberships, tech and design support, hotel stays, and other fantastic options.• Regular massages, access to a nursing room, secure bicycle parking, a game room, a gym, shower rooms with towels, and stocked kitchens.• Central location. CIC Cambridge is a stone’s throw from the Kendall Square MBTA Red Line stop.CIC is committed to building teams that reflect the fabric of the cities we support. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know.
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How To Apply:
Please apply here with a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format:
Apply by:
March 28, 2019
$17 per hour
About this Organization:
CIC is a community of startups. Our mission is to make the world better by helping create powerful innovation ecosystems. We do that by helping innovators and entrepreneurs launch new ventures quickly and efficiently, giving them a resource-rich environment in which to succeed. We serve approximately 800 small companies across two buildings in Kendall Square, Cambridge and recently opened space in Boston and St. Louis, Missouri. We offer a unique working environment that combines private, secure office areas alongside many shared facilities. We seek to support our client companies to focus on their core business while we handle providing a strong office environment. We work to ensure that our clients are happy every day they are here. Our staff consists of a growing group of bright people who enjoy problem solving on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on displaying a high degree of care and accuracy in everything we do.