Campus Events: Charity Ball – Set and Decorations Chair(s)

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
1 week

This posting closes Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm.

The Campus Events Department provides the McMaster community with a diverse range of programming throughout the year including concerts, speakers, Charity Ball and other activities.

Each year the McMaster Students Union (MSU) hosts a gala event known as the McMaster Charity Ball. Nearly 2,000 McMaster students, faculty, staff and community members attend this annual evening, filled with dining, dancing and live entertainment. This is the largest student-run formal at McMaster University. For 25 years, MSU Charity Ball has worked to raise money for deserving Hamilton charities.


The Set & Decoration Chair(s)’s role is to work with the Charity Ball Coordinator and the committee to create centerpieces and props for Charity Ball. .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Organizational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under tight timelines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team

Effort & Responsibility

  • Attention to detail and excellent delegation skills
  • Assistance in other areas of Charity Ball, not just the set and decoration realm

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed hours stated, especially as the event draws nearer

Training and Education

  • Experience or prior involvement in organizing a prom or formal is an asset
  • Leadership and teamwork experience


  • Personal computer
  • Shared office phone

Please find the job description Charity Ball Set & Dec Chair (1)to see a full listing of the duties & responsibilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TermCurrent - February 2024
SupervisorCharity Ball Coordinator
HoursApprox 5 hrs/week Sept - Dec, 15 hrs/wk in January

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