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Staff Specialist/Special Events Assistant - LM5555

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Under the direction of the Manager of Special Events, who reports to the Deputy Director, manage and implement select special event programs for the museum. Assist with coordination and oversight of receptions for exhibition openings, lecture series and other public relations events. Assist in event plans for events including, but not limited to, local and national board meetings, directors previews, artist and lenders dinners, alumni receptions and annual benefit gala. Help to manage facility rental sales and operations including correspondence with client, vendor, and security liaison; pricing and billing; staffing for on-site support. Assist in cooperative partnership between the museum and the Nasher Museum staff.

Join monthly mini programming meetings to help develop programming initiatives to drive exhibition ticket sales, member engagement, museum attendance and staff revenues. Track expenses and revenue to meet annual budget targets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the supervision of part-time student workers
  • Work with museum staff on special programs
  • Assist in the design of events and choose entertainment for certain events
  • Assist Manager of Special Events in handling select rental contracts
  • Assist Manager of Special Events in maintaining master calendar for all special events, rentals, and university classes held in the museum auditorium, and the classrooms

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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