City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events

City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events

City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events

Working in the OSE's logistics and equipment department will offer the opportunity to see how a municipality functions, firsthand. More importantly, it will show how outside organizations partner and collaborate with a government institution to complete a task. These skills could be invaluable for someone seeking careers in the public sector. Working directly with the Special Event Aide, the candidate will coordinate, deliver, set-up and tear down equipment that the OSE rents to events. In doing so, the candidate will learn the basics of delivery logistics and also gain practical mechanical/physical set-up skills.  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

The City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events (OSE) primary function is to facilitate, coordinate and lend knowledge and aide to events of all sizes and scopes. From 5k's to music festivals, our office handles virtually every event held on Grand Rapids public property. Our city has a simple motto; To elevate quality of life through excellent City services. The OSE believes the quality of life for Grand Rapidians is dramatically increased with quality events.
Events+people=community and vibrancy.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 1
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk)
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: The job site is near many bus lines. Centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: The city of Grand Rapids has a very strong commitment to DEI. We have an office that oversees ethical and equitable hiring practices, ensures fair treatment of employees and promotes a diverse and vibrant work environment.