Development and Foundation, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
The Optical Society is currently seeking an enthusiastic and mission-driven Exhibit Operations Coordinator who will thrive in a dynamic work environment. This position will assist the Director, Meeting & Exhibit Services in the production of three annual Conferences, several Congresses and Topical Meetings and requires the ability to organize projects simultaneously and to keep on schedule and budget.
The candidate will work alongside the Exhibitor Services Coordinator and provides support in the areas of vendor, facility and logistical management. The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years of experience working for tradeshows, meetings, conference or facilities management, or experience working for a tradeshow vendor (general contractor, CVB, hotel, etc.). Ideally, they will also have experience in print production, database structure and connectivity. Knowledge of MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.) required. Bachelor’s Degree required. CEM or CMP certification a plus. They must have a willingness to learn, hit the ground running and contribute immediately. Some travel is required.
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, OSA offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Optical Society
The Optical Society’s (OSA) mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.
OSA was founded more than 90 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA - The Optical Society.