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  • Saturday, October 08, 2022 11:02 AM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department is looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual who has a desire to make a difference in the Brooklyn Park community. This position works within the Recreation & Parks Department planning the Celebrate Brooklyn Park event series and the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market. The Community Events Specialist works to build events that create opportunities for community gathering, celebration, and engagement.
     
     In addition to the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market, this full-time position is responsible for planning a full complement of events including a parade, movies, concerts, and various community celebrations. The Community Events Specialist participates in a multi-department group of City staff who work collaboratively on events and outreach throughout the year.
     
    This position works under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor in the Recreation Services Division of the Recreation and Parks Department.

    AMENDED 10/17/22:  The job posting has been extended through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022. 

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  • Monday, October 03, 2022 9:17 AM | Charles Kronschnable (Administrator)

    Irish Fair of Minnesota is seeking a part-time Office Manager.

    Manage administrative and marketing functions to ensure smooth
    and efficient operations for the Irish Fair of Minnesota. This position works closely with the Board and Board Committee chairs and volunteers to ensure that the ongoing management and administrative functions of the Irish Fair are executed efficiently and accurately. At the time of our annual event, this position will coordinate efforts with the Event Manager and Board on specified areas.

    For additional information click here.

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 2:58 PM | Meghan Gustafson (Administrator)

    The mpls downtown council (mdc) works to create an extraordinary downtown. Founded in 1955, mdc is one of the most historic business associations in the nation.

    mdc has been a visionary and advocate for improvements in downtown mpls. From the early planning of the skyway system and the creation of Nicollet Mall, to the modern zoning code of today’s downtown, to the 2009 launch of the Downtown Improvement District (DID), mdc has been an active collaborator with mpls city officials and staff to maintain a strong economy downtown. The mdc produces many esteemed events, including the mpls Aquatennial and Holidazzle.

    The mdc is a business association funded mainly by voluntary membership dues and contributions from its member companies. It is a 501(c)(6) entity. mdc is governed by a 60 member Board of Directors and an active Executive Committee.

    mdc is working towards implementation of Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan, which is the result of 80 business, education, and faith leaders, neighborhood residents, and city/county personnel (both elected and non-elected) working over 12 months to create a vision for mpls downtown in 2025 along five dimensions:

    • Development
    • Education/Faith/Human Services
    • Entertainment and Hospitality
    • Greening and Public Realm
    • Transportation and Transit

    For more information, please visit www.mplsdowntown.com

    Job Title: Event Coordinator                                     
    Location: mpls in person
    Salary: Dependent upon Qualifications       
    Type: Full Time/non-exempt
    Deadline: Until filled                                                                              Supervisor: Reports to Director of Events & Programs

    mpls downtown council is an equal opportunity employer.

    The Event Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Events and Programs and will assist with all aspects of events produced by the mpls downtown council with the goal of creating an extraordinary downtown. The position will manage multiple events simultaneously and maintain a high level of responsiveness and professionalism. Flexibility and a positive attitude are key components to the success of this position.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide and manage logistics details for event participants including parade units, vendors, entertainment, and speakers
    • Create and manage relationships with various vendors
    • Manage signage plan and execution for all events
    • Manage and track registration for all events
    • Manage mdc program status and logistical needs
    • Facilitate and support on site execution of events and programming
    • Work closely with key staff to include the director of operations, communications manager, director of membership, and finance team

    Qualifications:

    • Customer service experience
    • Scheduling or logistical experience
    • Experience managing event details
    • Experience with event vendors
    • Event registration experience
    • Physical demands, ability to lift up to 30 lbs

    Candidate Competencies:

    • Professionalism
    • Strong written communication skills
    • Verbal communication skills, articulate and well spoken
    • Ability to think at a tactical level and more broadly
    • Organized
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Microsoft Office skills, Adobe Suite skills preferred

    Other duties as assigned

    To Apply:
    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with three references. Please send materials to hr@mplsdowntown.com.   


  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:34 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    A brand new, groundbreaking cultural festival called Slavic Experience taking place on August 20 & 21, 2022 at Boom Island, Minneapolis is looking for an Event Coordinator with emphasis on logistics and production. We seek someone who understands event planning, marketing, promotions, and operational objectives to ensure successful event execution. Someone who is great at managing deadlines and is extremely detail oriented.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·       Logistical and oversight support for the creation and execution of Slavic Experience;

    ·       Work closely with Vendor Relations Director on site layout, including vendor set up, layout, and tear down logistics;

    ·       Work closely with Safety & Security Director on safety and security protocols relating to logistic and operations of festival;

    ·       Create high levels of morale, fosters teamwork, inspires collaboration, delegates effectively and coaches and mentors direct reports for growth opportunities;

    ·       Coordinate the execution of overall operations both onsite and offsite;

    ·       Manage day-to-day execution of assigned projects ensuring communication and information flow timely and effectively, and performance of strategy on all projects remains consistent.

     

    Festival is also looking for additional team members to join Sponsorship, Marketing, Public Relations and Volunteer committees. Please contact Executive Director of the festival Aneta Lennartson at aneta@slavicexperience.com or 612.396.6501 for more information.

  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 7:11 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)

    A brand new, groundbreaking cultural festival called Slavic Experience taking place on August 20 & 21, 2022 at Boom Island, Minneapolis is looking for an Event Coordinator with emphasis on logistics and production. We seek someone who understands event planning, marketing, promotions, and operational objectives to ensure successful event execution. Someone who is great at managing deadlines and is extremely detail oriented.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    · Logistical and oversight support for the creation and execution of Slavic Experience;
    · Work closely with Vendor Relations Director on site layout, including vendor set up, layout, and tear down logistics;
    · Work closely with Safety & Security Director on safety and security protocols relating to logistic and operations of festival;
    · Create high levels of morale, fosters teamwork, inspires collaboration, delegates effectively and coaches and mentors direct reports for growth opportunities;
    · Coordinate the execution of overall operations both onsite and offsite;
    · Manage day-to-day execution of assigned projects ensuring communication and information flow timely and effectively, and performance of strategy on all projects remains consistent.

    Festival is also looking for additional team members to join Sponsorship, Marketing, Public Relations and Volunteer committees.

    Please contact Executive Director of the festival Aneta Lennartson at aneta@slavicexperience.com or 612.396.6501 for more information.


  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:09 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    VeeCon is looking for some incredible, reliable, event-loving volunteers to join our team at VeeCon 2022 -May 20-22. If you are interested in large events, bringing your A-game no matter the task, and live in Minneapolis - this is the right place for you.

    Nice to know:

    • Food and beverage will be provided for all volunteers.
    • All volunteers will receive a VeeCon t-shirt to wear during the event.
    • Parking not included. Must be able to make your own way to the venue – U.S. Bank Stadium
    • Tentative date for onsite visit and training May 18 (TBD).

    Positions looking to fill:

    • We are now looking for volunteers that are available full days May 20th-22nd for specific teams – please do highlight this if you’re available
    • General all day float volunteers.
    • Amazing volunteer leads for our cohorts – please indicate if this is of interest to you (and available for the weekend).

    Please specify the area of events you’re interested in/have worked in within the “What excites you about VeeCon” section.
    When filling out the form below, please write your institution name in ‘referral code’.

    Please fill this form to register and someone from our team will be in touch with you. Thank you!
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:03 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    CITY OF ISANTI

    POSITION OPENING

    Parks, Recreation and Events Coordinator

    Apply online at www.cityofisanti.us!   

    The Parks, Recreation and Event Coordinator is the facilitator of recreation programs and City events including Street Dances, the Isanti Farmers Market and the City lighting festival. Responsibilities include managing city parks, community garden, park rentals and the Isanti Community Center. This position is required to coordinate marketing and updates of the department through social media, city website and flyers. This person will also serve as the staff liaison to the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Board. Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends will be required. Hours vary, but are typically M-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. This is a full-time position.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Associates degree in business administration, marketing, tourism or related field.
    • 2 or more years’ experience in park and recreation planning, hospitality, marketing, business administration or related field. 

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Liberal Arts, City Planning, Urban Studies or a related field.
    • Previous experience in local government for parks, recreation and event planning.

    Wage is: $28.65 - $36.30 hourly ($59,592-$75,504 annually)

    Plus, full city benefits package

    Starting wage will be based on a combination qualifications and experience.

    *To be considered you must submit a cover letter, resume and application at www.cityofisanti.us. Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. EOE


  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:12 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    In this position, you will work to develop, implement, and share research on tourism and outdoor recreation that informs program development, advises tourism-related decisions, and contributes to a successful and sustainable tourism industry. To do this, you will connect with Minnesota communities, industry experts, and colleagues.

    This role will capitalize on experience in the design, implementation, evaluation, and application of research related to outdoor recreation, sustainable tourism, and traveler behavior. The successful candidate also has the ability to design and deliver research-based educational programs.

    This position will also give you the opportunity to enhance and expand a nationally recognized extension program focused on tourism. The Tourism Center is recognized in Minnesota for its leadership in tourism research and the direct application of that research in communities. You will join a high impact and high-performance team that is passionate about communities and the industry. You will collaborate with team members located across the state of Minnesota, who will provide you with both networks and insights into regional tourism issues. You will also connect with campus-based faculty.

    The position will report to the Tourism Center director (the primary supervisor) and will collaborate with colleagues as appropriate to fulfill Extension's and the Tourism Center’s missions.

    LOCATION OF POSITION

    The position will be located in Coffey Hall on the St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The person will also serve as a member of statewide program teams. Hybrid schedule is a possibility. However, travel for work is expected as needed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

    Applied Research – 65%

    • Assume leadership on research related to tourism, outdoor recreation, and traveler behavior
    • Collaborate with colleagues on the design, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of tourism and outdoor recreation research, with communication of findings tailored to be appropriate to the audience
    • Develop and secure funds and resources to support research through grants, fee-for-service, third party reimbursement and other means
    • Use technology to communicate, collect information, and design and deliver research-based information
    • Collaborate with supervisor to establish, evaluate, and report on annual work goals, activities, impacts and outcomes that align with program-area priorities and demonstrate progress on required criteria associated with promotion in academic rank.


    Email Tourism Center Director Dr. Xinyi Qian (qianx@umn.edu) with questions. We are looking for the best fit and the application deadline is March 28.

    Learn more & apply here

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 10:39 AM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    Programs assistant
    Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2022.
    The Arts Board relies heavily on the expertise and insights of citizen advisors in its grant programs. More than 300 advisors serve each year in a grant application review capacity. This position exists to provide administrative support related to recruiting, supporting, and managing those advisors.  This is a full-time, temporary position; the duration will be one year.

    Accounting officer
    Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022.
    This full-time position exists to manage the agency’s administrative budget, complete all grant reconciliations, and work closely with the director of finance and grants administration to strengthen the agency’s internal controls and risk assessment and effectively manage agency resources.

     

    More details about these positions, required qualificationsand application instructions are available on the Arts Board’s employment Web page: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/about/employment.htm


    The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. It works to ensure that all Minnesotans can participate in and benefit from the arts.


  • Thursday, February 03, 2022 7:42 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
    The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (the “DID”) is a 501 (c) 6 corporation (formed January 2009) that implements services and programs in a 120+ block area of Downtown Minneapolis (the “District”). The mission of the DID is to “Preserve and enhance a vital and attractive Downtown Minneapolis for the people who invest in, work, shop, visit and live here”. The DID’s administrative services (offices spaces, systems, staff, etc.) are provided to DID via a services agreement with the mpls downtown council (the “mdc”). This position will be an employee of the mdc serving to implement the DID. The mdc shares the same primary mission for Downtown Minneapolis.

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    This position will primarily assist with the planning, implementation, and oversight of maintenance, greening and other operational efforts within the 120 Block District boundaries. This position will work collaboratively with the public and private sector to provide services that improve the vitality and maintain the condition of Downtown Minneapolis. Position responsibilities often require long periods of time outdoors; walking, observing & maintaining various items within the District. This includes interacting with business owners and the general public. Core hours will follow general business hours but will at times flex to include evening and possibly weekend hours. Additionally, this position works with DID management team members to assist in planning and implementing DID services. It responds to the Director of Operations (DO) and committees of the Board and stakeholders in planning for and implementing services and initiatives.

    The DID and mdc are equal employment opportunity employers and do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital, family, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. The DID and mdc are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified individuals without regard to protected status and encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for open positions.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1. Vendor Coordination -- Assist with the coordination and oversight of vendors providing  operational services for the DID. Provide input and insight to help with the development of total  program budgets and schedules. Assist in planning future year work plans. Collect, organize  and file/distribute project documentation. Ensure timely implementation, quality control, and  completion of all vendor and contract activities. Ensure that procedures are set up for project related maintenance and service.  

    2. General Maintenance and Repair Work – Perform occasional, hands-on maintenance and  repair work when a vendor is not involved or available. Any maintenance or repairs will be at  the direction of the Director of Operations. Examples include: minor irrigation system repairs, 

    touch-up painting, plant removal & replacement, HVAC filter replacement, etc. Position requires  ability to lift moderately heavy objects, climb ladders and perform duties requiring normal  strength. 

    3. Facilities Management – Light responsibility for management of the DID Operations office space.  This includes tracking & ordering basic supplies, working with the Director of Operations to ensure  space is operational, and communicating with the property landlord when directed. 

    4. Community and Public Relations – Ensure that the organization and its mission, programs,  products and services consistently present a strong, positive image to stakeholders and the  general public. This would include all DID services, e.g., safety, cleanliness and greenery, etc.  

    5. Support of Management -- Support operations and implementation of strategies and tactics as  directed by Director of Operations. This includes working on new programs, assisting other  team members, taking initiative when and where appropriate, and other tasks as assigned.  

    QUALIFICATIONS  

    1. Minimum of Associates degree with relevant operational experience.  

    2. Experience with some aspect of real estate, landscaping, and/or asset or project  management, is desirable.  

    3. Exposure to urban planning or public works is a plus 

    CORE COMPETENCIES  

    1. Excellent administrative skills, both “soft” and technical.  

    2. Excellent customer service, human relations, and interpersonal skills.  

    3. Introductory level skills in project management  

    4. Experience with vendor coordination and oversight. 

    5. Interpersonal influence – values and nurtures relationships, effectively represents the  organizations in external and internal matters, and relates comfortably and effectively to  management.  

    6. Strong skills developing and sustaining community and public relationships and partnership. 

    7. Committed to a high degree of customer service.  

    8. Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.  

    9. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and respond to changing needs.  

    10. Solid organizational skills.  

    11. Ability to produce reports and analysis on deadline.  

    12. Ability to work independently and within a team environment.  

    13. Effective written and oral communication skills.  

    14. Proficient in MS Office applications; particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

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