Programs & Events Coordinator

The National Museum of the Great Lakes seeks an energetic and organized individual to join our team to support programming and events. The Programs & Events Coordinator organizes group bookings and tours; coordinates the execution of on and off-site programs and events; and works collaboratively across museum departments. The ideal candidate should have previous experience organizing and facilitating public programs and/or events, strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an interest in Great Lakes history. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required. 

Position Purpose / Summary:

The Programs & Events Coordinator ensures that all museum programs, events and tours operate smoothly by working collaboratively across departments, coordinating bookings, supplies, staff and facility needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates bookings for group visits, field trips and site rentals.
  • Plans event and program logistics, including supplies, staffing and facility needs for all of the organization’s events and programs.
  • Maintains effective external communication with key stakeholders, including teachers, tour operators and event partners.
  • As needed helps facilitate programs including, leading guided tours of the museum exhibits and historic lake freighter and tugboat, with customized tours for different audiences.

Working Hours and Environment:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position, working 40 hours per week, with a schedule that will need to flex to meet the needs of programs and events, including evening and weekend hours.
  • Requires the ability to climb stairs and lead groups through our historic lake freighter and tugboat, working outdoors, even in inclement weather.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected] by Mar 13, 2024. No phone calls.

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Status: Full-time, salaried
Salary: $34,000-36,000
Benefits: PTO, Health Insurance, Retirement/401K Plan
Reports to: Director, Museum Operations
Location: On-site at NMGL