Instructor/Event Coordinator


Position: Instructor/Event Coordinator
Department: Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 8/11/14
Hire Date: 9/2014

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality at Arkansas Tech University, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track position. Information about the Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Department is available at http://www.atu.edu.prha . The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a catering, special events, or related course each semester; and for planning, coordinating, and evaluating special event programs. Additional responsibilities include: back of house operations and culinary functions, kitchen inventory, maintaining and overseeing the repair/maintenance of the kitchen and multi-media equipment, establishing and adhering to an operations budget, supervising student workers/volunteers, and willing to work evenings and weekends (flexible hours).

The successful candidate must hold an earned bachelor’s degree in hospitality, culinary, or closely related field; plus a minimum of one year of experience coordinating events and/or promotions. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience in teaching catering, special events or related courses. The successful candidate must possess knowledge of event programming and operations, budget development, and purchasing procedures related to events. Additional requirements that would be viewed favorably include: Serve-Safe Certification, the ability to maintain financial records related to events as well as the ability to direct the work of students, volunteers, and subordinates.

Applications must include a letter of application, vita, all official transcripts and a least three letters of professional reference. Deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 11 , 2014. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2014, but a later start date is acceptable depending upon the availability of the successful candidate. Send application materials to:

Dr. Cathi McMahan, Department Head
Department of Parks, Recreation & Hospitality Administration
Arkansas Tech University
105 Williamson Hall
1205 North El Paso Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

The position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE

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