The Contemporary Austin is hiring a full-time Events Manager to plan and execute museum events, including major fundraisers, membership openings, and other events as needed for both the downtown Jones Center location and the Laguna Gloria location on Lake Austin. This position is eligible for medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as an employer 401k match and generous vacation and holiday schedule.
•Managing event logistics (lighting, tenting, tables, décor)
•Procuring entertainment, food and beverage vendors
•Acquiring appropriate permits as required
•Leading Event Committee Meetings during the development & creation of fundraising events
•Coordinating with the Communications Department to create event-related print & digital materials
•Collaborating with the Corporate Relations Manager to secure event sponsorship
•Securing in-kind event sponsorship and creating partnerships with a wide range of vendors
•Overseeing event budgets
•Scheduling and overseeing event staffing and volunteers
•Collaborating with all museum departments on securing event vendors and product donations
•Bachelor’s Degree preferred
•2-3 years of events coordination experience required
•Ability to meet deadlines and respond to inquiries promptly
•Impeccable attention to detail
•Experience with vendor contracts preferred
•Event budget experience
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Financial accuracy and basic understanding of best practices in financial transactions
•Proficient in MS Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
•Adobe Acrobat experience preferred
•Professional demeanor; courteous customer service approach
•Interest/familiarity with contemporary art preferred
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Mission: The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.
Vision: The Contemporary Austin aspires to be the contemporary art museum for Austin and an essential part of city life. Through its unique combination of urban and outdoor sites, The Contemporary will embody an eclectic and collaborative spirit.
The Contemporary Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.