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Job Announcement

The Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center is looking for a Part-Time Special Events Coordinator to book out our unique space for weddings, parties, and corporate events. You will handle events from start to finish, leading a dedicated in-house team and external contractors.  The ideal candidate will grow our special event bookings through pursuing new leads, follow-up with clients, close the sale, lead tours of our facility, and create community partnerships for future bookings. Extra consideration will be given to those with connects to the local military market. This is an exciting and rare job opportunity, ideal for someone looking to grow their portfolio and work within an incentivized payment scale.

Special Event Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with vendors, exhibitors and stakeholders during event planning

  • Create and distribute event listing pages on social media websites

  • Manage event set up, tear down and follow-ups

  • Establish standardized event procedures and train staff into properly executing them

  • Build and adhere to an event budget to avoid project overruns

  • Track event key performance areas and identify items to work on for future events

Special Event Coordinator Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to work independently

  • Capable of working with internal and external teams and partners

  • Experience coordinating large-scale events

  • Personable and able to correctly represent our brand

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, hospitality management, marketing or related areas

  • Ability to work under strict deadlines

Compensation will be based on an hourly rate and supplemented by a per-event booked percentage.  Download your application and email it to r.rowland@mpmns.org.