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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Seasonal Part-Time Events Coordinator

Date Posted
February 7, 2020
Type
Seasonal

Job Details

Department: Development
Supervisor: Director of Events

Blank Park Zoo is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, self-starter who is highly motivated to assist with event execution. The Part-Time Events Coordinator is responsible for providing direct support to the events team. The individual will work in conjunction with the Rental and Sales Coordinator and Special Events Coordinators to oversee the Zoo rental and event programs. This position will spend the majority of their time on-site at events.

Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Be an on-site contact for rental groups, including but not limited to weddings, company outings and elementary family nights
  • Assist with planning and execution of in-house and public events
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and clients
  • Maintain a strong relationship and good communication with the Zoo’s preferred caterer, staff and volunteers
  • Assist with setup and tear down of events and rentals
  • Additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple accounts
  • Ability to work well with all staff, volunteers and clients
  • Proven reliability and organizational skills
  • Must be able and willing to work outside a standard work week, including nights and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to handle a flexible workload and schedule
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities – ability to respond and dissolve issues in real-time

Compentencies

  1. Flexible - Ability to handle a flexible workload with a variety of assignments
  2. Independent - Must be able to operate independently, exercise initiative, and demonstrate capacity for detail and follow-up
  3. Positive - Must be a positive, effective team member and be able to establish professional working relationships.
  4. Clear communication skills, both verbal and written
  5. Customer-Oriented – Must be able to exercise professional customer service skills at all times, with many different types of people and all situations

Education and Experience

Completion of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred, with major course work in public relations, communications, sales, event management, or related field. Minimum of 2 years experience in customer relations and/or event sales required.

Language Ability

Ability to communicate effectively to all ages of clients, visitors and staff, both verbally and written

Computer Skills

Excellent computer business skills required

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to bend, twist, lift 50 pounds
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces such as hills, snow, ice, grass, mud, etc.
Ability to be outside in a variety of weather conditions, including heat and cold

Contact Information

To Apply

Complete the Blank Park Zoo online application and attach cover letter and resume.

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