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Torpedo Factory Art Center, part of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in the City of Alexandria. Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working with us, we invite qualified candidates to apply for these opportunities.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship

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Torpedo Factory Art Center embraces the ALL Alexandria initiative – Achieving racial and social equity. ALL Alexandria means everyone thrives. ALL Races, Religions, Countries of Origin, Sexual Orientations, Ages, Genders and Abilities.

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Current Openings

Private Event Rental Assistant

(Part Time)

The Recreation Leader II – Private Event Rental Assistant for Torpedo Factory Art Center assists with coordinating event set-ups; provide client and vendor support for private events, ensure the safety of guests and the facility while providing exceptional, quality service that anticipates the client’s needs and exceeds their expectations. Candidate should have a working understanding of event management and/or facility operations, and capable of learning and following system processes. The selected candidate may also act, from time to time, as a daily Manager on Duty of the Art Center or event support for Art Center Public Events. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Leader IV – Private Event Rental Manager for Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Primary work hours will be weekends, including 5pm-1am.

What You Should Bring 
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. The candidate must be able to exercise sound and independent judgment while simultaneously surveying the event space to negate potential conflict, unsafe surroundings or determine guest or vendors that need assistance. This individual must function within well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues. The position involves the set-up and breakdown of event equipment and furniture. Candidate must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs independently, stand or walk for long periods of time and climb stairs. Additionally, candidate should have an unwavering commitment to customer service. First Aid training will be made available as needed.

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