position: EVENT STAFF

Part Time, Mostly Seasonal April – November

Starts $18-$19/hr, Commensurate With Work Experience

About The Role

Event Openers & Closers (depending on specific shift), occasional Rehearsal Day Support, & possible opportunity to assist mid-week with linen & furniture set-ups. 

Ensure the readiness of venue before, operation during & responsibly closing the venue following events. 

Ideal candidates are those with a focus on detail, service oriented, enjoy both independent responsibilities & supporting a team effort. At HW, we’re always on the lookout for the next best thing we can do to make the experience here better, so paying attention to what needs done & taking initiative to do it is a high value with us.

Clear communication & interpersonal abilities required, with the capacity to interact graciously, confidently & professionally with couples, guests & vendors, recognizing the need to follow venue policies. Be able to exercise judgement & make decisions based upon job knowledge & awareness of HW’s goals. This will require familiarity with our rental agreement.


  • Openers provide final venue preparation (final placement of outdoor furniture/linens , hospitality supplies checked, venue tidied).
  • Liaise with client’s Day-Of Coordinator to be sure venue set as planned & provide support as appropriate.
  • Closers provide care of venue during event, oversee usage of venue & guest safety. 
  • Oversee timely exit of guests & vendors, performing closing duties following their exit.
  • Openers & Closers assist in providing turnover of loft from getting ready area to reception space as needed, assist with parking oversight upon guest arrival & provide resets from ceremony to reception.
  • Friday Rehearsal Day Support staff assist with set-up of tables/chairs for rehearsal dinner, liaise with Day-Of Coordinator to support wedding rehearsal & safely close venue after.


  • Customarily work 8 to 9 hour shifts on Saturdays, 5 to 7 hours on Friday 
  • Saturday Openers customarily work 8:30a to late afternoon/early evening hours; some flexibility required
  • Saturday Closers customarily work 3 to 11:30p; some flexibility required
  • Friday Rehearsal Day staff work afternoon up to 9:30p
  • To perform essential functions of HW staff, regular & consistent attendance is required
  • Able to carry up to 30lbs & move ceremony/reception furniture with others
  • Able to safely operate golf cart
  • Willing to perform duties in inclement weather (e.g. - parking oversight when raining)
  • High school diploma or equivalent; willing to consider well-qualified high school senior for role of Opener
  • Maintain professional appearance - dress for events is similar to caterers, photographers & coordinators; no fad/torn jeans, cropped tops, sweatshirts or t-shirts with writing/designs, worn gym shoes. Wearing clothes that allow for professional ease of movement is essential. Often, simple black tops & black pants (similar to above mentioned vendors) will suffice. If in doubt, ask. Remember, we’re caring for someone’s wedding! 


We work hard, but we have fun! These roles are pivotal in ensuring successful set-up & operation of the venue for weddings & helping guests feel welcomed. Your dedication to the exceptional care of each event - preparing the venue, supporting coordinators, serving couples, their families & guests - contributes to creating enjoyable, memorable experiences. And your commitment to serving others in this manner is essential in maintaining the venue’s well-regarded reputation – a review of the Kind Words on our website says it all! - leading to continuing events that help support adoption/foster/orphan care & rescuing enslaved lives. 

to apply

Email: Gayle Schneider | Co-Founder & Events Director

Please include:
  • Your resume with references – don’t worry about being too formal. We’d just like to know what you’ve been up to the last few years.
  • A letter of interest – tell us about you, your passions & what you feel you’d bring to the Hope’s Way experience.

thank you!

We’re truly thankful for your interest in joining us at HW. Although we may not be able to respond to every inquiry, please know that your submission will be kept on file for a year.