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Director of Events

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Krasl Art Center
|
St. Joseph, MI
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Published 20 days ago

Position Summary 

Krasl Art Center (KAC) seeks an experienced event planner to lead current fundraising and mission centered events while envisioning future possibilities. Currently KAC’s largest fundraiser is the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff with an audience of 20,000+. Approximately 40% of the position’s time is committed to this July event. The Director of Events leads volunteer teams and envisions, plans, and executes events.


The ideal candidate brings creativity, attention to detail, strategic thinking, and positive energy. A passion for event planning and interest in current trends for fundraising events and arts based events is essential. Successful event execution includes, contract negotiation, scheduling, timeline/work plan development and management, vendor communication, event day leadership, and evaluation. Supervisory experience is critical, and interest in advancing a cultural arts mission, event production, or in fundraising, is a plus.

Essential Duties

Event Leadership:

  • Creatively conceptualize and manage events in support of fundraising efforts, to promote mission (exhibition openings), and to engage donors and/or community. Simultaneously implement while  planning for multiple future events.
  • Review and assess success of the annual major fundraiser (art fair) against recently completed Fundraiser Strategic Plan. Make recommendations for future events.
  • Recruit, organize, and inspire volunteer event committees. Lead committee meetings from planning through wrap-up.
  • Build relationships with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders. Manage, steward, and recognize corporate and community partnerships.
  • Large event rentals are promoted and managed in partnership with an outside agency. Evaluate success, negotiate contracts, promote, and serve as liaison to event rental agency. Promote and execute small event rentals independently. 

Departmental Leadership

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the community relations department including marketing manager and volunteer coordinator whose responsibilities include brand, messaging, membership, and volunteer management.
  • Set and manage event budgets; ensuring financial profit targets are met. Work with business office to monitor event receivables. Oversee department budgets.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Secure, negotiate agreements, contracts, and coordinate with external vendors
  • Communicate facility needs to building manager
  • Collaboratively lead development of promotional copy and graphics for events
  • Organize physical and digital resources 


Position Summary 

Krasl Art Center (KAC) seeks an experienced event planner to lead current fundraising and mission centered events while envisioning future possibilities. Currently KAC’s largest fundraiser is the nationally ranked…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 1, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $52,000 - USD $57,000
/ year

Benefits

Life & disability insurance 

Health insurance, 60% of premium paid

Paid vacation time, sick days, and holidays

Life & disability insurance 

Health insurance, 60% of premium paid

Paid vacation time, sick days, and holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Competencies 

  • Customer service
  • Strong leadership 
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism
  • Detail & deadline oriented
  • Credible
  • Excellent judgment
  • Self-directed
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 3 years leadership level event production experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, hospitality or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential duties listed above. 
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination 

Physical Demands (critical physical functions required)

  • Frequent telephone and computer
  • Sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather 
  • May require bending, squatting, or kneeling and lifting

Competencies 

  • Customer service
  • Strong leadership 
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism
  • Detail & deadline oriented
  • Credible
  • Excellent judgment
  • Self-directed
  • Calm under…

Location

On-site
707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI 49085, USA

How to Apply

To apply: Submit letter of interest and resume to julia@krasl.org. Include last name and EventsDir in the subject line (e.g., Willis EventsDir). No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021.

To apply: Submit letter of interest and resume to julia@krasl.org. Include last name and EventsDir in the subject line (e.g., Willis EventsDir). No phone calls please. Resumes will be…

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