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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Event Setup Assistant, Las Noches de las Luminarias

Seasonal (October – January). Posted: 9/4/14

The primary goal of this position is to help ensure the success of the Garden’s annual Las Noches de las Luminarias event. Event Setup Assistants are the principal installers/removers of the event décor, and also perform event-related duties during the event.

Responsibilities include: prepare and install/deinstall string lights on trees; prepare and install/deinstall rooftop Luminarias; prepare and set out Luminaria bags on trails; change out candles in Luminaria bags; complete other decoration installations or setup duties for Las Noches de las Luminarias; monitor fire pits to ensure guest safety; perform event-related duties during the event, including but not limited to: setups, beverage delivery, and equipment transportation; and provide additional event support, as requested.

Requirements include: ability to operate a motor vehicle, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to lift up to 75 lbs.; ability to stoop, bend, squat and stand for long periods of time; ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and inclement weather; exemplary customer service skills; good communication skills and ability to manage time to complete tasks by time required.  Must be self-motivated, able to work without direct supervision, and able to work evenings, weekends, and a variety of shifts.


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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