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Events Coordinator

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ZUMIX, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 26 days ago

Overview

Our Mission: ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves - transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment. 

Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music & creative media programs for youth ages 7-18 in the Greater Boston area. We serve 1,000 young people annually through out-of-school programing, as well as in-school arts expansion initiatives. ZUMIX’s goal is to empower young people through music, and to foster personal and professional development, artistic growth, and civic engagement, as well as the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. For more information on our work, please visit www.zumix.org.

As ZUMIX prepares to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we look back with pride on three decades of great work and look forward with optimism at all that lies ahead. We are investing in our Advancement team through expanding roles and responsibilities; we are increasing our commitment to serving our community, which was hard-hit during the pandemic; we are embarking on a new music partnership with the Boston Public Schools; and we are evolving with the changing needs of our constituents.

Reports to:  Director of Advancement

ZUMIX staff members are creative and passionate individuals who hold each other accountable to our mission, vision, core values, and high standards of excellence. We are seeking a candidate with excellent project management skills whose primary responsibilities will be to assist the Advancement department in meeting our revenue objectives for event fundraising, and to manage our Community Arts programming. The Events Coordinator will be responsible for curating artistic events, identifying and engaging new stakeholders, soliciting corporate sponsors, and collaborating with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and other community members.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all Community Arts events, which currently include: 
  • ZUMIX Summer Concert Series
  • ZUMIX Radio Block Party
  • Big Worlds Concert Series
  • Assist the Director of Advancement in the following fundraising events:
  • The Walk for Music
  • Annual ZUMIX signature gala-style event
  • House Parties and point-of-entry events
  • Assist the Director of Advancement with event planning meetings
  • In conjunction with the advancement team, ensure ZUMIX reaches revenue targets for fundraising events, rentals, and corporate giving
  • In partnership with the Director of Advancement, secure event sponsors and in-kind donations
  • Manage artistic curation for all events and cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders in the Boston music community including artists, managers, etc.
  • Create and implement new strategies and events that achieve community engagement, youth development, and fundraising outcomes
  • Create ways to more deeply involve ZUMIX youth in Community Arts and fundraising events
  • Coordinate with Director of Advancement and Individual Giving & Communications Manager to develop and execute marketing plans for Community Arts and fundraising events
  • Manage booking of space rentals and community usage of ZUMIX Firehouse; split staffing of these events with Events Assistants
  • Manage, onboard, and train PT Events Assistants to staff rentals for the ZUMIX Firehouse
  • Train and mentor youth interns on a rotating basis
  • Manage data entry and acknowledgements for corporate sponsors, event participants, etc. 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in event planning, fundraising, public relations, or youth development, ideally in a nonprofit or community-based setting.
  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple, cross-departmental priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Graphic design experience preferred, or willingness to learn.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Verbal and written Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Sense of humor.
  • A commitment to social justice and ZUMIX’s mission.

ZUMIX does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Overview

Our Mission: ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves - transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment. 

Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music & creative media…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$40,000 - $40,000

Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation days, a retirement plan, and professional development funds. 

This is a full-time position with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation days, a retirement plan, and professional development funds. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
260 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128, United States

How to Apply

If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Dawson at apply@zumix.org. Please write “Events Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference given to applications received by April 30th.

If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Dawson at apply@zumix.org. Please write “Events Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling…

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