Events Staff

Events and Conferences · Boston, Massachusetts
Department Events and Conferences
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $6.15/hour; plus gratuity

POSITION: Event Staff

REPORTS TO: Director of Event Sales & Operations

START DATE: June 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

DURATION: 6 Months, Variable Hour/Contracted

LOCATION: Thompson Island – Boston, MA


Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) is an independent Massachusetts not-for-profit organization. We serve over 6,500 early adolescents annually from all economic and social communities of greater metropolitan Boston, and the institutions and adults who support them.

Event Staff members are responsible for the set-up and breakdown of event sites for all corporate gatherings and weddings on Thompson Island, inclusive of setting up tables, chairs, bar(s), buffet line, sports equipment, lawn games, Adirondack chairs, special requests, and trash cans & liners. Events Staff are also responsible for cleaning event spaces following all events to ensure spaces are ready for use the following day.  Event Staff must be proficient in customer service and willing to engage all clients in an informed and friendly manner. Events Staff must work efficiently and quickly to ensure that clients are satisfied with all aspects of service in a timely and professional manner. Attention to detail is extremely important in this role, as this position is fast-paced and dynamic. Attention to personal hygiene and cleanliness of the workspace in line with Massachusetts food safety standards is also very important.


  • Read and understand the Thompson Island “Event Order” outlining all aspects of the event including meal, beverage service & special requests
  • Support the Events Manager in all aspects of set-up, client service and clean up
  • Communicate professionally with guests and staff, answering questions and facilitating a pleasant dining experience
  • Additional Responsibilities as assigned


Key Relations:

  • Event Staff
  • Kitchen staff
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef


  • Experience working in a customer-service related industry, preferably the food industry
  • Willingness to learn food service and hospitality proposals
  • Understanding of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and its mission
  • Able to respond to customers in a professional and timely manner
  • Basic understanding of Island operations and location of facilities, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Able to maintain professional communication with colleagues
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, hot, crowded environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • MA TIPS Certification preferred


  • Willingness to take a 25-minute boat ride to and from Thompson Island as part of the daily commute, and to assist, when able in unloading cargo to/from the ferry
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including early mornings, late nights, and weekend work
  • This position requires a criminal background check


  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to remain on feet and/or stay active for 8+ hours per day
  • Applicants aged 21+ are preferred

Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 up to CDC recommendations


Competitive hourly pay, plus gratuities. Earned Sick Time. 401K retirement plan with competitive match once pre-requisites are met. Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Access to professional discount programs for gear and clothing.  Temporary housing provided on Thompson Island for positions that necessitate.


Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks staff as diverse as the communities it serves. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Events and Conferences
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $6.15/hour; plus gratuity