LaunchBox Project Assistants - Summer 2017 (Two roles on offer)

Summer role, June – August 2017, with potential for additional hours in run-up and aftermath. Answering to LaunchBox Programme Manager, Alison Treacy.

Job Description

To help the LaunchBox programme manager in the run-up to, duration of, and aftermath of LaunchBox, Trinity’s accelerator for student startups.

LaunchBox is a summer accelerator programme open to teams of Trinity students (undergrad and postgrad) with an early-stage business. The program provides mentorship, funding, access to alumni and investors, and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures.

Trinity prides itself on its students’ innovation, enterprise, courage, and creativity, and LaunchBox is a perfect example of this. We aim to empower students to forge and follow their own path through entrepreneurship, and this is made possible through the support for such projects both within Trinity and within the startup ecosystem.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in startups, project work, event management, and creative communications and marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative

Help with administration of LaunchBox project, including but not limited to help with team finance forms and human resources forms and queries (including expenses); liaising with security and other internal Trinity departments of relevance under guidance of programme manager; updating and maintaining the LaunchBox website; helping to coordinate and organise visiting speakers, and weekly team meetings between teams and programme manager. Attention to detail, ability to work well with other departments around Trinity, and ability to take initiative desirable.

Event Management

Help programme manager and other project assistant to organise various LaunchBox events throughout the duration of the project, including but not limited to the launch of 2017’s programme; speakers and workshops with external experts throughout; and the final Demo Day to close LaunchBox 2017. Ability to work well in a team is essential. Event management experience a plus.

Social Media and Comms

Updates about LaunchBox including photos, blog posts, and video to various LaunchBox and LaunchPad social media channels, in keeping with our tone and brand. Social media experience, and an interest in creating interesting and relevant content throughout the programme, desirable.

Space Management

Setting up and dismantling LaunchBox office space with help of programme manager and wider team; organising facilities and refreshments for duration of LaunchBox programme, with guidance and help of programme manager; handling any problems that arise from teams or otherwise in the LaunchBox space.

Other Miscellaneous Duties

Depending on any problems that arise, or specific areas of interest for the selected candidate additional miscellaneous duties may be required.

Hours

You will be guaranteed 20 hours p.w. for the duration of LaunchBox, however one week you may work more / less – this will be averaged out over the summer with hours given in advance. Please note that some out of hours work may be required, and flexibility will be valued in this role. Flexibility will also be given in return here possible should applicants need to work other hours elsewhere.

Pay

You will be paid €10 p.h. for the duration of LaunchBox.

How to Apply

Please send your CV with a 100-word cover letter to LaunchBox@tcd.ie with Subject Line: [Your Name] Application LaunchBox Project Assistant on or before 5pm Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Your cover letter should outline why you are interested in and suitable for the role.

If you have questions relating to this post before the closing date, please email Alison.Treacy@tcd.ie

Interviews will take place w/c 3 April.