2019 Seasonal Event Technician

McCrory Gardens

South Dakota State University


Accepting Applications: 1-14-19 – 2-28-19


Number of Positions: 2

Season: Part Time (10-20hrs/week) - April 1st - November 30th (starting date and ending date depend on need and schedules)


Hours: Variable - Weekend and evening hours will be required​, some holidays may be required as well.


Pay: According to experience and qualifications


Job Description: The Seasonal Event Technician will be an employee of McCrory Gardens and South Dakota State University, under the general supervision of the Special Events Coordinator & Head Gardener. Seasonal Event Technician will play an important role in assisting with scheduled events during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Together with a team of gardeners, volunteers, and maintenance technicians, as well as the McCrory Gardens administration team, the Seasonal Event Technician’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following.

Primary Tasks:

  •          Safe and efficient operation of garden vehicles for the hauling of materials as well as the transport of guests​

  •          Setup & take-down of event materials (chairs, tables, tents, etc.) inside & outside

  •          General cleaning & trash removal


  •          Flexible, dependable, and punctual        

  •          Excellent communication skills, assertive in dealing with public

  •           Bending and lifting up to 50 lbs., able to move and set up tables and chairs for indoor and outdoor events

  •           Willing to work in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions

  •          Able to work nonstandard hours such as early morning or late into the night for banquets and weddings

               (sometimes after midnight)

  •          Team player, creative and organized

  •          Self-motivated with the ability to work alone and in groups, using initiative in knowing what needs to be done and          

               doing it

  •          Enthusiastic, work to high standards and ability to take direction

  •          Strong work ethic, professional

  •          Background check required


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  •          Driver’s license preferred


Applications can be picked up from the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center or downloaded HERE. Completed applications and resumes can be dropped off at the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center, emailed to our Special Event Coordinator, Cindy Pfennig at Cindy.Pfennig@sdstate.edu, or mailed to: 


McCrory Gardens

Attn: Lisa Marotz

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD 57007


McCrory Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.