The Preservation Society of Newport County is now hiring for the position of SPECIAL EVENTS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Part-Time).

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a part-time, Special Events Administrative Assistant. Hours of work are 24 hours per week – preferably Monday, Friday and one other day. Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

Job Responsibilities:
The Special Events Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the ongoing operations of the Special Events Department. Tasks include, but are not limited to, telephone communications, client correspondence, filing, reviewing and verifying invoices, arranging meetings and appointments, copying and faxing. Receives and processes ticket requests for Special Event functions and maintains this information in a database.

Required Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum one year of documented office / clerical experience.
• Basic experience with MS-Windows, Microsoft Office & Microsoft Outlook.
• Basic experience with spreadsheet and database computer programs.
• Excellent written, verbal communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to compose formal and informal communications to all levels of the organization.
• Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
• Energetic team-player with excellent interpersonal, customer service and telephone skills.

Please email a cover letter, and resume with contact information for professional references to or mail to Human Resources Department, 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Contact Information

Contact Human Resources Department
: 401-847-1000 ext 138
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Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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