Programs Manager

New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA

The Programs Manager is responsible for the successful execution of all Museum events and programs, excluding private rentals and weddings. This includes all aspects of logistics, coordination, and administration. The position manages a yearly slate of lecture series, symposia and conferences, and special events, including the annual fundraising gala and exhibit openings. S/he will coordinate community programs as well as external events, including off-site cultivation events and programs. Specific duties include managing the Museum’s events calendar and fielding rental event inquiries from community and corporate partners, serving as on-site event coordinator, overseeing inventory of rental equipment, and developing event floorplans. S/he will work closely with membership and marketing staff to organize promotional materials. Importantly, this position serves as on-site technical and logistical support for Museum programs and manages the Museum’s inter-departmental tech support group to ensure all members are trained and knowledgeable about Museum technology and processes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience; Highly effective project management skills; Ability to problem solve and handle multiple projects at once; Knowledge of audio/visual/theater technology a plus; MS Office proficiency required; Ability to lift heavy objects; Ability to work on evenings, holidays and weekends required. Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a reliable form of transportation. TIPs certification will be requested, but is not required at the time of application. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, Vice President – Operations and CFO, at EOE. Posted on: 02/04/2016