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Part-Time Event Coordinator

Position Overview: Under the general direction of the Sales and Event Manager, the Event Coordinator assists the customer in the production, and coordination of events at the Museum. The position is responsible for segments of the life cycle of individual events including promotion and prospecting, responding to requests for facility rentals, client meetings, initial walk-throughs, closing, contract finalization, catering contacts, event set up/breakdown. The incumbent acts as a rental liaison to the client during contracted events. The Event Coordinator works closely with the janitorial service, catering contacts, and other vendors, as needed, to assure desired outcomes for rentals and
events.

Essential Functions:
• Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Museum contacts including
vendors, caterers, and audio-visual support teams.
• Provide assistance and guidance to customers in the renting of the facility; assists the
client in carrying out the vision of their events.
• Assures effective coordination and outcomes of tactical aspects of client events;
conducts problem resolution as needed to assure a seamless and successful client
experience.
• Maintain ongoing relationships and communications with clients and outside contract
services to work effectively on behalf of the Museum
• Assist and advise Sales and Event Manager to ensure the successful achievement of
the organization’s short- and long-term facilities rental goals and objectives

• Assist in compiling ongoing sales activity data and event attendance figures for reporting to the management team as needed
• Provide facility tours for prospective clients to showcase the facility, including the
presentation of marketing packages, discussion of conditions of use, terms of payment
and negotiation of specials requests
• Assure timely issuance of contracts, estimates, events profiles, and confirmation of
audio-visual requirements to clients
• Gather and maintain accurate event information and ensure that event sets ups are
accurate and that relevant event information is communicated to appropriate internal
departments
• Manage payment schedules, receive and process payments, and follow up on overdue
accounts
• Attend weekly planning meetings
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Associate’s Degree in Sales, Marketing or Hospitality or the equivalent education and
experience
• Three (3) years of related experience in sales or marketing, along with responsibility for
events sales and coordinating facility bookings and events
• Demonstrated proficiency in computers with the ability to learn departmental systems
How to apply:
Application will only be accepted via our website thewright.org/jobs. Interested candidates
should submit (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter with salary requirements. Please no phone
calls.

Manager of Public Programs 


Position Overview: Under the general direction of the SVP of Programs develops, produces, and manages a robust series of high-caliber, high-profile, dynamic, captivating, and compelling programs for millennial and adult audiences.   These programs attract national attention and enhance the Wright Museum’s reputation as a lively forum where people of all ages can learn about African American history and culture.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a visionary, ambitious, highly creative, resourceful, and inspiring leader.
  • Acts as a creative and entrepreneurial catalyst for the Museum, exploring and producing robust ideas for exciting and impactful new educational opportunities, partnerships, and programs.
  • In collaboration with members of various departments, develops annual budgets and ensures that income targets are met, and expenses are kept within budget.  Prepares periodic budget revisions and other financial reports.
  • Regularly assesses staff performance and the department’s progress in meeting short-term and long-range objectives.
  • Builds the best Public Program team and ensures that productivity and consistently high-quality performance standards are maintained.
  • Creatively lead in the creation and implementation of programs, publications, and materials generated by the department to ensure that they are of the highest quality in terms of approach, content, and presentation. Serve as a member of the museum’s editorial board.
  • Ambitiously develop and oversee a full calendar of high-profile and impactful events
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, including preparation of reports and presentations to the Board, funders, and others.

Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in African American Studies or a related field and/or equivalent field-related experience in museum education, history, education, and/or the equivalent background derived from work experience
  • Five (5) or more years of demonstrated success developing and managing education programs in museums, education institutions, and/or other non-profit cultural organizations.
  • Budget management experience 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to represent the museum at high levels and to lead a team of creative individuals.
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Regularly expected to take part in programs after the normal workday and in several annual large-scale events on weekends. 

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter with salary requirements here. Please no phone calls.

Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships Manager 

Position Overview: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s Development Department is seeking a manager of  Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships. As a member of the Development  Department, this position is responsible for working to identify, secure, and fulfill corporate gifts,  sponsorships, and special events. Under the direction of the Vice President for Development, the Manager will work as part of cross-departmental teams to cultivate corporate investments in exhibitions, educational programming, events, and general operations. The Manager will steward corporate gifts from prospects through impact reporting.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support solicitation strategy for corporate funding prospects in partnership with Vice President of Development and President and CEO; 
  • Work with senior museum staff to shape sponsorship opportunities for major exhibitions,  public programming, festivals, and annual signature events; 
  • Assist with development of all corporate proposals, written solicitation materials, and project  budgets; 
  • Draft and negotiate terms of customized multi-level sponsorships packages and prepare  agreements with museum executive leadership; 
  • Provide support to corporate event rentals sales; 
  • Contribute to planning and execution of special fundraising efforts by the Museum’s affinity  groups and board of directors; 
  • Represent the Development Department on cross-departmental special project teams with  curatorial, education, exhibition, and administrative staff; and 
  • Meet measurable goals and objectives for this area within established timeframes. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • B.A., M.A., or MBA desired
  • 3+ years of corporate fundraising, engagement, and sponsorship experience, ideally on a national scale. 
  • Progressive project management responsibilities and experience overseeing complex, deadline-driven fundraising events. 
  • Track record of success securing major corporate sponsorships. 
  • Familiarity with or experience working within the corporate sector(s) and keen understanding of the philanthropic, marketing, public relations, branding, digital, and special events needs of major corporations. 
  • Impeccable writing and speaking skills with the ability to communicate persuasively to senior executives and external groups. 
  • Experience creating original presentations for targeted audiences. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in African American history and culture. 
  • Facility with Social Media Communication, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge. 

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter with salary requirements here. Please no phone calls.

 

Mission & Vision

Mission: to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African-American history and culture.

Vision: a world in which the adversities and achievements of African-American history inspire greater understanding, acceptance, and unity.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wright is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, without regard to ethnicity, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.

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