We’re hiring: Event Coordinator

The Preservation Resource Center is looking for a talented Events Coordinator to join our team!

The Event Coordinator will assist in planning, overseeing and executing events produced by the Preservation Resource Center, including fundraisers and educational programs. The Events Coordinator will report to the Director of Development but will also work closely with the Communications, Marketing and Events Department and the Conservation and Education Department, depending on the type of event. This is a part-time, year-round position where hours will ramp up and down due to the event cycle of the organization. This is a part-time, year-round position where hours will ramp up and down due to the event cycle of the organization. (Please see the calendar below for an estimate on the number of hours per month required for this position.)

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the development, research, goal setting, design, coordination, day-of execution and post-event evaluation for all events and public programs presented by the Preservation Resource Center.
  • Play an integral role in the planning and execution of the PRC’s home tours, galas, patron parties, donor receptions, educational programs and more as needed.
  • Be creative and willing to explore new ideas for fun, educational and engaging public programming for the PRC.
  • Help plan and coordinate the set-up and take-down of signage, tables, and other supplies, assist with volunteer coordination, organize refreshments, and coordinate member check-in and clean up.
  • Work with the Accounting Department to ensure the timely payment of vendors and event-related invoices, track expenses, keep receipts and help the Director of Communications, Marketing and Events to explore cost-saving approaches.
  • Assist with the organization, management and engagement of event committees as needed.
  • Follow-up with thank-you gifts and thank-you notes to homeowners, committee members and volunteers as needed.
  • Assist with educational programming as needed and directed by the Director of Conservation and Education.
  • Assist with event fundraisers as needed and directed by the Director of Development.
  • Understand how events and educational programs engage members and the public with the PRC.
  • Assist in devising budgets, scouting venues, and getting quotes from vendors and service providers.
  • Assist in securing necessary permits and licenses, as applicable.
  • Engage with the Communications staff to help with marketing and promotion of events as needed.
  • Work all events, including setting up, operating the event and helping to take down and assist in the cleanup.

 

Qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in event planning.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • A team player with a goal-oriented approach.
  • A self-starter who can work well independently.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies.
  • The ability to represent the Preservation Resource Center in a professional and positive manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must embrace the mission of the Preservation Resource Center.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • This job requires regular evening and weekend work, and work in off-site locations, including construction sites.
  • Applicant must have reliable transportation.
  • Applicants should be able to walk or stand for long periods of time and life 25 pounds or more.

 

Compensation:

This is a part-time, hourly position. More information on request.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Whiton Paine at wpaine@prcno.org by Friday, August 27, 2021.

 

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Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC) preserves New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to our community. Founded in 1974, PRC is a non-profit organization that has restored more than 1,500 properties citywide and has assisted countless individuals with their own renovation efforts through its outreach and advocacy programs.  PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural and aesthetic importance of historic architecture in New Orleans and throughout the world.  For more information about PRC and its revitalization efforts, call 504.581.7032 or visit www.prcno.org. Connect with PRC on FacebookTwitter (@PRCNO) and Instagram (@PRCNOLA).