Special Events Manager

Website Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic person to develop and produce public special events.

Midway Village is Rockford’s history museum. It features a 148-acre campus, which includes 27 structures and also features a living history Victorian Village. More information can be found at www.midwayvillage.com.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for the planning, supervising and execution of a variety of special events at Midway Village Museum including Sock Monkey event, Civil War Hands-On History School Days, All Hallows Eve, World War II Days, and other living history programs.  The Special Events Coordinator acts as the liaison with the County Health Department, Rockford Park District, Rockford Fire Department, and the Historical Reenactment Society for all museum event needs.  Work with the Director of Marketing to promote and evaluate events. Develop and manage annual budgets and budget for each event. Negotiate contracts and partnerships with performers, re-enactors and vendors. Work with other members of the staff to ensure events are true to the Museum’s mission.

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or similar preferred. Knowledge of history, recreation, event planning preferred. Must have strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills. Prefer experience in museum setting and a strong team approach. This is a full-time position. Weekend and evening work will be required.

To apply submit resume and three references to: laura.furman@midwayvillage.com. Salary range $32,000-$40,000.

To apply for this job email your details to laura.furman@midwayvillage.com