Temporary Receptionist

At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Business Unit:

Administrative Staff

Job Summary

Barings is seeking a temporary receptionist for its Chicago Office. As a visitor s first point of contact with the firm, this individual should display a significant level of poise and professionalism, which is indicative of Barings corporate culture. He or she must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, a congenial manner, a strong ability to multitask, and be able to present the firm positively to visitors, guests and Barings staff. This position will report to the Corporate Office manager. The work hours for this position will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day with two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Welcome all visitors and ensure they are comfortable while waiting
  • Answer telephones
  • Keep log of all guests registered with Security, including date/time of arrival and who they are visiting
  • Maintain log and issue visitor badges
  • Validate and record authorized parkers
  • Maintain safe and clean reception area, free of clutter
  • Ensure the coffee supply areas are stocked and clean each morning
  • Corporate Office Manager will collaborate with the administrative assistants to ensure there is back-up coverage for breaks, lunch, vacation and sick days
  • Maintain and update employee and department directories
  • Assist with other special projects as necessary


  • Polished and professional demeanor and appearance
  • Strong telephone, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Dependable, detail oriented and flexible, with a strong ability to multitask

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

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