Opportunity: Special Events Coordinator
Location: MOHAI, Resource Center at Georgetown & Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building
Classification: 1099 Vendor; Temporary (February to June 2020)
Schedule: Variable; A total of about 300 hours expected.
Contract rate: $50 per hour/DOE
The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for managing and executing detailed event coordination of three upcoming programs: American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith exhibit Donor Preview or Donor Reception (April 23 or April 30, 2020), American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith exhibit Member Preview (April 24, 2020), and MOHAI’s Innovation Exchange Cocktail Hour and Reception (May or June 2020, date tbd). This individual must provide professional planning, project management, and choreography for these events, working with MOHAI’s Chief Advancement Officer, Executive Director and Advancement Team.
The events referenced will take place primarily at MOHAI in South Lake Union, however this individual will also attend meetings at the MOHAI Resource Center in Georgetown.
This is a limited term contract, anticipated to begin February 2020 and end June 2020.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Museum Vision, Mission, and Overview:
MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.
For more than 60 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center.
MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the region.
MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please visit www.mohai.org.
Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Human Resources: Human.Resources@mohai.org
MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and building a diverse staff. We encourage people of color to apply.
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