Description: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art seeks a resourceful, motivated and skilled individual to fulfill the position of Special Events Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual has primary responsibility for providing comprehensive coordination, with focus on revenue goal achievement, for the museum’s fund raising events. This individual will also coordinate details for museum exhibit opening receptions, as well as manage private event booking for museum facility rentals. The Special Events Coordinator functions as a knowledgeable and highly accountable museum professional and as an energetic self-starter who balances multiple projects simultaneously in a high pressure, demanding environment. The successful candidate also works collaboratively with the other Museum staff to achieve additional audience development, marketing and public relations goals. This is a part-time, hourly position that requires the ability to work flexible hours with a varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Requirements: This position requires two to three years of responsible event planning experience, preferably in a museum setting with a Hospitality, Event Management and/or Marketing degree or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. This individual will be a creative problem solver who can identify issues and offer solutions; be experienced with budget development and management; familiar and comfortable working with MS Office Excel-based data; able to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people of varied skills, backgrounds, and interests. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and special event project history to: Special Events Coordinator Search, Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510-2390. Fax: 570-346-0652. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please. The Everhart Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Everhart Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a major regional museum through participating in all aspects of museum operation. Volunteers can work in a number of different departments and they provide invaluable support for the museum. Potential volunteers should possess a passion for and appreciation of learning, a flexible attitude, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Please contact the Education Department for further information.
Semester internships are available to college students for credit. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get behind-the scenes experience working with the education or curatorial departments. Projects vary, but students will leave with in depth knowledge of the Everhart’s collection, day-to-day experience of both preparation and execution of galleries and programs, and having made a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Everhart Museum. Internships are available for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Call us for further information.
If you would like to submit your resume for consideration for one of the listed positions, please do so via mail to the appropriate department at
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510-2390
We are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. We will, however, hold on to all resumes for one year upon receipt in the event that appropriate future openings become available.
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