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This unique opportunity will appeal to the candidate who thrives in a cohesive, team-based environment, and who understands the possibilities and challenges of being part of a large university environment.  For full consideration please provide a resume, with cover letter, describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position requirements.


Job Summary

Host UMMA private and rental events under the direction of the Facilities Manager. Work with the Facilities Manager to confirm details of the events, determine contact information and make sure the facility is ready to receive caterers, sound contractors, and companies providing rental equipment. Will perform ALL set up for the event as required including but not limited to: setting up UMMA sound equipment and speakers, projection screen, test video presentations, and arrange podium and microphone.

Must be able to work evenings and weekends.


Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Museum of Art seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world.


Keep a low profile during the event and be available to problem-solve or trouble-shoot non- security/safety issues. 

At the end of the event, take down and put away any UMMA equipment. The host may leave the event after completion of these tasks. DPSS Security will see that catering companies, sound contractors, and rental companies leave the building.

In addition, the Event Host will work with the Facilities Manager to provide support in other related areas. These will include: counting the donation boxes, escorting staff to safely make deposits, deliver packages and water to staff as needed, setup for Multipurpose Room and tours. Other duties as needed.

The Facilities Manager supervises the UMMA Event Host.

Required Qualifications*

Demonstrated understanding of the needs and interests of diverse populations with an emphasis on excellent customer service and positive outcomes.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

Ability to regularly work outside the normal workday, including evenings and weekends.

Problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain a calm demeanor and a sense of humor during occasionally stressful social circumstances.

Demonstrated interest in and respect for the arts.

Ability to maintain a positive demeanor of leadership including continuous improvement, teamwork, mutual respect, professionalism, and personal accountability.

Must be able to physically set up equipment for events, i.e., sound equipment, speakers, projection screen, etc.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.