Careers

A Career at the Cosmos Club


 

As an employee of the Cosmos Club, you will be part of a very select group of individuals having the ability, character and knowledge to work for one of the world's most exclusive private clubs. The Club staff is comprised of approximately 150 employees who serve more than 3,000 members and their guests. Our commitment to our membership is equal to the commitment to our staff. Our pledge is to create a work environment that is warm, caring, and hospitable.

Our Mission: A team of diverse professionals consistently creating memorable and unique member and guest experiences reflective of the social and intellectual atmosphere of the Cosmos Club and its refined setting.


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Summer Administrative Intern

Position Description

Summer Administrative Intern

Classification:
Hourly / Non-Exempt

Reports to:
Human Resources Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Cosmos Club, founded in 1878, is a private social club for men and women distinguished in science, literature and the arts or public service. Members come from virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction.

Summary/Objective

The Summer Administrative Intern will assist the Administrative Departments including Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technologies, the Library and Membership with daily tasks needed by the department on a particular day.

Essential Functions:

  • Helps with filing documents in Accounts Payable
  • Assists with general accounting spreadsheets
  • Organizes payroll documents into new filing system
  • Assists membership with preparing files for digitization to be integrated with NorthStar software
  • Helps Librarian process incoming materials and archive books
  • Assists Librarian in preparing for Library Committee events, such as Book & Author Dinners & Literary Conversations and Committee meetings
  • Assists with record keeping and organization of documents in both the Administrative Office and Human Resources Office
  • Interviews and shadows all department heads
  • Attends employee and management meetings throughout the summer
  • Participates in National Capital Chapter of CMAA intern events
  • Helps with miscellaneous tasks as requested by the Administrative team or the Human Resources Coordinator

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change.

 

Cosmos Club provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cosmos Club complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Cosmos Club expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Cosmos Club employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Requirements

Experience:

  • Previous experience in the Hospitality industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand for long periods of time, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Hours:

  • Temporary position (May–August, 35-40 hours per week)

Salary Range

Special Instructions/How to Apply

  • Status:
    OPEN
    Closing Date:
    31/12/2018
    Date Posted:
    07/2/2017
    Number Positions:
    1
    Job Type:
    Internship
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    Closing date:
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    Number positions:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
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    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
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    Number positions:
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    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Location:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
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    Job type:
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    Career level:
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  • Night Auditor - Security

    Date posted:
    7/24/2017
    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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  • Dishwasher

    Date posted:
    12/15/2016
    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Location:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
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    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
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    Number positions:
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    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Location:
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    Date posted:
    12/15/2016
    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
    Full Time
    Career level:
    Entry-level (less than 3 years)
    Location:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Location:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
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    Career level:
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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
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    Job type:
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    Career level:
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Internship Opportunities

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    Date posted:
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    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
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    Job type:
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    Career level:
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  • Summer Administrative Intern

    Date posted:
    2/07/2017
    Closing date:
    12/31/2018
    Number positions:
    1
    Job type:
    Internship
    Career level:
    Entry-level (less than 3 years)
    Location:
    Cosmos Club
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Now Hiring!

The club seeks qualified individuals to join our team of diverse professionals consistently creating memorable and unique member and guest experiences reflective of the social and intellectual atmosphere of the Cosmos Club and its refined setting. Cosmos Club is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, veteran status and any other classifications protected by law. The Club complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact the Manager in order to arrange such accommodation.