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Institute for Creative Technologies Playa Vista, California

The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) is where academia, entertainment, and the military meet. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach/Playa Vista, no other institute offers a more diverse collaborative environment where basic and applied research work hand-in-hand to transition cutting-edge technologies.

We are world leaders in virtual human research, computer graphics, computer training simulations, and immersive experiences for decision-making, cultural awareness, leadership and health. ICT Employees are encouraged to develop themselves both professionally and personally, through workshops, invited guest talks, movie nights, social events, various sports teams, a private gym and a personal trainer. The atmosphere at ICT is relaxed, informal and flexible, while encouraging initiative, personal responsibility and a high work ethic.

The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is looking for a Receptionist/Event Planner to join our team.  The receptionist will greet visitors from all walks of life from Army generals, to researchers from around the world.  The position will also answer the main switchboard telephone, direct calls, and perform a variety of administrative/clerical duties, and plan internal employee events. This is a 6 month fixed term position with the potential of becoming a full time permanent position.

This position requires:

  • The ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Have a valid driver’s license

Preferred Education:

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Experience:  

  • Have 2 or more years of receptionist experience
  • Have event planning experience –From development of concept, logistics, liaising with staff, other departments and vendors,  guest list, set up, décor, breakdown, management of  event budgets, and record keeping for Winter Holiday parties, Bar-b-ques, Kid’s Day, & Casino Night
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and Adobe products
  • Proficiency with technology (i.e. smart phones, iPads, Mac and Apple equipment, and all general office equipment)
  • Solid written and verbal communication
  • Organized multi-tasking and time management skills

Why work at ICT:

  • Great benefits - medical to matched retirement see more at
  • Free, top-tier university education for yourself and children
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Beach

Minimum Education: Less than high school, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a receptionist or comparable clerical experience.

REQ20080448 Posted Date: 09/11/2019
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