The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia is currently seeking an energetic and creative individual for the position of Events Coordinator.  Part of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program, the Museum includes Civil War and railroad exhibitions, an early 20th century locomotive factory, a new research center, and the Jolley Education Center. Located in Cobb County, the future home of the Atlanta Braves, Kennesaw is part of one of the fastest growing and exciting counties in Metro Atlanta.

The Events Coordinator works closely with two other members of the Development Team and reports directly to the Executive Director.  Primary responsibilities include promoting and managing museum events and facility rentals. Current major annual museum events include Trains-Trains-Trains, National Train Day for Autism, Descendant’s Day, Railroad Rendezvous, and Polar Express Adventure.  The facility is a popular destination for railroad themed birthday parties, corporate meetings/ banquets, and weddings.  Primary responsibilities include creating and managing event timelines, budgets, promotional materials, sponsorship information, and recruitment of event volunteers while generating public awareness of the museum through an active engagement with the local community.  The incumbent oversees and promotes museum rentals and solicits event participants and sponsors. The Events Coordinator needs to be a creative team player and contribute to a wide range of museum activities including providing tours/ programs and working ticket and sales operations of the front desk and museum gift shop.


The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree along with three or more years of proven fundraising, event management, and/or museum experience. A basic knowledge of graphic programs and Photoshop is a bonus.  Primary schedule is Tuesday through Saturday (although flexibility is required as schedule may change based on museum program needs).  This is a fulltime city government position with excellent benefits.  Starting pay range is $15.00 to $17.00 per hour depending upon experience. Candidates may be eligible for partial relocation expenses.

Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction and resume by mail to: Human Resource Department c/o Museum Director, City of Kennesaw, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or electronically (title e-mail “Events Coordinator Application”) to  Referred candidates will be contacted to provide a writing sample and three professional references.  Applications should be received by 5:00 p.m. March 21, 2016, after which all applications will be opened and reviewed. Position will remain opened until filled. The City of Kennesaw is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Job Information
  • Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144, United States
  • 27037620
  • February 23, 2016
  • Events Coordinator
  • The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
  • Facility/Operations
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $15.00 – $17.00 (Hourly Wage)