Venture Portland currently hiring an Events Assistant! See below for more info.

Events Assistant

Title:                Events Assistant

Salary:             $40,000 per year

Hours:             40 hours per week, days and times vary depending on event needs

Benefits:          Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 12 Paid             Holidays                 

Supervisor:     Events Director and Executive Director 

Start & Terms: Position available now. Position will continue through 11/30/22, with possible extension.

Applicants:      We highly encourage women and POC to consider this job.

Position Description:
If you have a true passion for Portland’s small business and events, this job might be the one for you! We are hiring a full-time Events Assistant to support our new “Events Hub” and to help Business District Associations (BDAs) put on amazing events and activations (examples: street fairs, holiday tree-lighting, cultural fairs, information expos). 

What does a “typical” week look like? This full-time job offers flexible hours and no two days are quite the same! Every day is an opportunity to engage with local small business owners and their BDAs. This is done IRL and/or virtually.

As the Events Assistant, your week may look like–

Monday: Meet with Events Director to plan the week ahead. All Staff Meeting at noon. Work with Events Director and District Manager(s) to coordinate their events calendar for the year. Begin creating spreadsheet of live entertainment options and party supply resources.

Tuesday: Connect with PBOT regarding event permitting and creating a permanent street plaza in a specific district(s), and about event insurance. Meet in a district to help plan a street activation for Spring 2022.

Wednesday: Provide technical assistance to a business district association who wants help figuring out how to get vendors to be a part of their street fair. Update spreadsheet to include newly opened event venues.

Thursday: Attend Venture Portland’s monthly social media webinar. Help BDAs promote their upcoming event on their social media platforms.

Friday: Help to set up a BDA member mixer-prep the host table, supply raffle tickets and a prize, check in with bartender or restaurant manager before guests arrive, engage with guests during event, and help to clear up after event, as needed.

Obviously, there’s a lot of exciting activity taking place each day that isn’t listed here!

Characteristics we hope you have (or aspire to):

  • Highly organized and always looking for innovative solutions. 
  • Infectious energy to gain support and get things done
  • Very creative, out of the box thinking (what ideas do you have without Googling first?)
  • Able to seamlessly blend professionalism with accessibility
  • Ability and desire to create positive systemic change using the tools/programs we have available at Venture Portland
  • Volunteer experience
  • Board experience
  • Willingness to collaborate and take direction

Please express your interest in whatever format you like no later than December 6, 2021 through Please put “EVENTS ASSISTANT” in the subject line. Interviews may begin for this position while this job posting is active. So, if you are interested, please submit your interest now!Individuals seeking employment at Venture Portland are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.