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Artist Services Assistant, Moss Arts Center

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Center for the Arts at VT
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Other

Job Description

The Artist Services Assistant supports the work of the programming unit of the Moss Arts Center by coordinating event-related preparation for visiting artists, such as lodging, transportation, hospitality, and related logistical support. The Assistant contributes to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for visiting artists and others engaged in center programs by exercising strong customer service and interpersonal skills and a high level of organization. Evening and weekend availability, punctuality, ability and willingness to work a variable schedule, ability to drive an 11-passenger van, and an acceptable, safe driving record are required.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, theater management, communications, business, or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Experience working or volunteering in a performing arts setting.
- Experience interacting professionally with a broad spectrum of event personnel such as guest artists, faculty, students, industry personnel, and others.
- Workplace, volunteer, or other experience requiring organization, planning, attention to detail, punctuality, and teamwork.
- Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Willingness and ability to work a variable schedule, including evening and weekend hours.
- Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

- Artist services experience, including work with artists, industry personnel, faculty, and students.
- Performing arts theater operations experience.
- Event coordination experience.
- Experience driving an 11-seat passenger van.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$39,000 - $42,000

Review Date

March 1, 2023; applications accepted until position is filled

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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