Join the SECCA team!

*above photo by Jessica Blackstock.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is looking for a Special Events Coordinator to organize a facility rental program at the Center and plan and execute special events for SECCA.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Special Events Coordinator will join the Development and Marketing team and be the primary event planner for donor, membership, exhibition, and select programming events throughout the year (concerts, films, performances, etc.).They will also be the primary staff person responsible for private events on the day of, including weddings, corporate events, and private parties. This person would play a lead role in events sales, including attending wedding shows, developing relationships with wedding and event vendors, and leading tours of the facility. Eventually, this person will be responsible for increasing earned revenue from events and rentals and directing part-time event staff.

This is an entry-level position, and the ideal candidate will be open to training and intense collaboration to learn new processes and skills efficiently. They should be highly organized and forward-thinking, have great interpersonal skills,possess inventive problem-solving capabilities, demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, and believe in the importance of art to the well-being of individuals and communities.This person will represent SECCA to a broad and diverse audience. They must be trustworthy, accountable, and friendly.

SECCA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Under general supervision, takes lead in planning and delivering special events and other activities
• Coordinates the scheduling and use of facilities for onsite eventswith other departments
• Helps with event design and production, e.g., coordinating thematic elements, developing timeline and floor plan, preparing invitations, organizing program and collateral materials, fulfilling donor and sponsor commitments, producing quantitative and qualitative analytical reports, and holding wrap-up meetings
• Organizes and communicates staffing needs for events
• Manages event and beverage inventory
• Works all appropriate events and performs other duties as assigned
• Manages all event set-up, tear down, and follow-up processes
• Prepares budgets for assigned events; helps monitor revenues and/or expenditures within budget
• Serves as "front of house" coordinator for all open hours and works "on the floor" as needed.

Typical work week is Wednesday through Sunday. Shifts may vary based on event schedules, but weekends are required.Audio-visual and computer proficiency appreciated. The employee is occasionally required to lift items up to 25 pounds and may need to stand/walk for several hours at a time. $35,000 salary, 40-hour work week with retirement and health benefits. Bonus pay available.

Send resume and cover letter to . Applications should be sent by March 4, 2022.