Hands On Children's Museum Olympia, WA, USA
Sep 16, 2019Full time
Events Manager Hands On is seeking an experienced full-time Events Manager to support a range of high caliber special events including the Museum’s fundraising events. The position will also support special family visitation events such as the "Boo Bash" and "Noon Year's Eve", the “Adult Swim” series for grown-up visitors, as well as regular family parties at the Museum. The position will also serve as the event planner for about 50 private events annually including family reunions, corporate parties, legislative receptions, non-profit fundraisers, and weddings. This key position is a member of the Development Department and reports to Senior Development Manager and the Executive Director. The successful candidate will show a commitment to the Museum’s core values, while demonstrating that they are innovative, accountable, and partnership-driven with a desire to learn new things and be detail-oriented, enthusiastic and dedicated about creating a memorable visitor experience. Specific Qualifications and Experience: At least three years of experience coordinating a wide range of special events (examples: fundraising events, auctions, donor cultivation events, large-scale community events). Flexibility to work evenings and weekends for events. Must have excellent communication, project management, administrative skills with keen attention to detail, a strong sense of aesthetics and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to be on feet for long periods of time when needed Experience working in non-profits and in fundraising and donor relations is highly desirable Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with donor databases a plus. B.A. or combination of education and experience Experience working with and soliciting corporate and business sponsors highly desirable Must be flexible, have strong work ethic, team values and good sense of humor! Salary & Benefits: Annual salary rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, pre-tax supplemental insurance and a scream room! See the full job description . To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a bullet point list noting how your experience and skills match the requirements of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org , or mail to: Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Statement: Hands On Children's Museum is committed to the policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our policy to recruit and employ qualified persons on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military or honorably discharged veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable state and federal civil rights laws. Employment decisions will be based on the individual's qualifications to perform the job. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to employment, training, compensation, promotion, transfer and all other conditions of employment.