Missouri History Museum
  • 18-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • Community Engagement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Starting base rate: $18.26
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

The Signature Events Coordinator works to build community engagement in the history and cultures of the region by supporting large-scale, multi-day events that are unique, meaningful, enjoyable, and reflective of the St. Louis area's spirit and complexity. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and performing the event operations of these innovative programs from planning to implementation.

Essential Functions:

Planning and Logistics

  • Assist with the development of all existing and emerging signature events, coordinate the logistics, and facilitate elements of each event
  • Works to identify potential funders and sponsors for events
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with collaborating communities, organizations, businesses, and leaders
  • Create and track budgets for individual events
  • Responsible for implementing revenue goals for events

Internal and External Communication

  • Recruit MHS staff and volunteers to facilitate events, coordinate schedules to ensure coverage, and assist with training
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communication to develop promotional strategies for signature events
  • Represent MHS and promote signature events and other MHS initiatives at offsite community events


  • Collaborates to administer program evaluation surveys and improve future events based on audience responses
  • Develop and implement strategies for test-marketing and crowd-sourcing ideas for future signature events
  • Capture and report program attendance and progress regularly


  • Interact with MHS visitors in a friendly and professional manner, providing a welcoming presence
  • Attend and actively participate in educational and professional training as scheduled


  • Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, Public History, Education, History, Urban Studies, Non-Profit Management, Art History, or related field required
  • Minimum 2 years of scheduling and coordination experience
  • Minimum 2 years of project coordination / management experience
  • Experience with staff scheduling and training preferred
  • Experience with event logistics and coordination
  • Must have weekend and evening availability


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrative creativity in developing programs and events
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfortable speaking publicly in large and small group settings
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team
  • An interest in and passion for the St. Louis area and awareness of events and initiatives throughout the community
  • Exceptional attention to details in an environment with many priorities
  • Strong ability to make sound, on-the-spot decisions that reflect changing or unexpected needs of the audience
  • Language skills: Multiple languages are not a requirement, but bilingual or multilingual candidates may be given preference if all other experience is strong
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled.

*Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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