Picnic Day: Operations Director

Contact Information

Name: Elise Pohlhammer

Phone: 530-752-6320

Email: chair@picnicday.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Picnic Day website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $853 One-Time Stipend (pending budget approval)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 10-12 hrs/wk

Start Date: Sept. 24, 2018

End Date: May 13, 2019


Job Number: 0004-2784-2018

Last Date to Apply: July 26, 2018


Organize and coordinate logistical/operations needs and set-ups for Picnic Day.


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  • Plan Picnic Day kick-off with Vice Chair and Chair.  
  • Reserve rooms per request of Directors.
  • Organize and coordinate vehicles, stages and stairs, tables, chairs, fencing, water hookups, recycling, solid waste, tents, field use, porta-potties, etc.
  • Work closely with Facilities Services, MU, Grounds, Recycling, and Custodial Departments.
  • Serve as the liaison between Picnic Day and Facilities; attend regular Facilities Services meetings.
  • Prepare schedule and staffing for setting-up and taking down and returning stages, tents, picnic area, tables, chairs, fencing, signs, etc., throughout pre-week and on Picnic Day
  • Create table/chair checkout system 
  • Hire Assistant Directors, hold weekly office hours, attend weekly board meetings, and prepare end of year report.
  • Identify food trucks, menus, and potential locations.
  • Coordinate food truck expanded committee
  • Mobility support: explore opportunities for elderly, etc. to get around campus.
  • Submit info to graphics for SOE
  • Secure commission payment

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  • Organized
  • Communication skills 
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Time management
  • Responsible 
  • Respectful

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. What do you hope to accomplish as Operations Director? (200 words max)
  4. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community in the workplace and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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