Program Assistant
City of Newton

Posted November 05, 2017

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time

Compensation 19.5 hours per week at $20.00/hr

Company City of Newton

Location 1000 Commonwealth Ave, HR Dept., Room 210
Newton, MA 02459



The Program Assistant provides on-site assistance with parties, lectures, support groups, community groups, workshops, art and fitness classes, special events, and all other programs that the Newton Senior Center holds on a daily basis. The person in this position will also be responsible to staff some weekend and evening programs.

  • Set up tables, chairs, and audiovisual (microphone, PowerPoint) for programs
  • Take attendance and collect monies at entrance of programs
  • Liaison with administrative and programmatic volunteers
  • Hand out, collect, and summarize program evaluations
  • Answer questions from participants about planned programs
  • Create program flyers and assist with marketing to participants
  • Create shopping lists; shop and decorate parties and concerts
  • Create, print, and communicate program leaders' schedules to front desk
  • Assist with program newsletter creation, editing and publishing
  • Assist Program Coordinator with other programmatic tasks, as needed

  • Excellent phone and organizational skills
  • Experience with older adults
  • Must have flexibility to attend evening and some weekend programs
  • Must have basic A/V skills
  • Must be mature, responsible and have good judgement
  • Public speaking and customer service skills are essential, as this person will represent the Senior Services Department at off-site programs

  • This is a non-benefit position