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Every summer, JMU opens its doors to host a variety of camps and conferences on our campus. Conference Services is here to provide direct logistical support to ensure those events are successful. If you’re looking for real work experience that will help you enhance your resume and grow as a professional, this could be the job for you.

We’re looking to put together a team of qualified individuals who:

  • Exhibit solid multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Possess strong public relations skills
  • Function well in a fast-paced office environment
  • Take initiative and work well with others in a TEAM setting
  • Are creative problem solvers
  • Are able to attend Pre-Summer Orientation Sessions (April/May TBD)

See below for position-specific details and links to apply when applications open.

For any information about becoming a Summer Conference Assistant, please contact Kris Hensley

Summer 2024 Hiring is complete.

Conference Assistant for Planning

Conference Assistants for groups oversee about 10 groups throughout the summer. They are responsible for maintaining contact with sponsors, receiving and transferring housing and dining documents, managing keys and key cards, parking, and scheduling needs for their related conferences.

Conference Assistant for Administration

Conference Assistants for administration are tasked with facilitating and communicating the needs of all groups between conference services and their related areas of work (Residence Hall Management, Billing and Dining, or Office Administration). These individuals are the bridge between the Conference Assistants for groups and the staff of their related areas of expertise.

Conference Assistant for Night Operations

Night-Ops staff work primarily afternoon/night shifts and are responsible for responding to conference-related needs after hours (lockouts, late/early arrivals, unanticipated needs) as well as assisting the rest of the conference staff with preparing for conference arrivals (placing linens, inspecting rooms, placing signage, group check-ins, etc.)

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