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  • Monday, May 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.   


  • 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.

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:55 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    POSITION OVERVIEW 

    Twin Cities Pride is recruiting for a Festival Vendor Coordinator (Coordinator), to join our team of one paid and 10 volunteer staff members. The Coordinator works with Pride’s vendors to ensure a positive experience at the annual Pride Festival. 

    The Coordinator is responsible for communication with and registration of Festival vendors and exhibitors. This includes initial outreach, problem solving, booth placement, onsite assistance, and all communications. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Answer phones and assist vendors registering for the festival. Timely telephone and email communication with vendors and exhibitors is of utmost importance.

    • Confirm registrations and assign vendor placement in the Festival. 

    • Confirm receipt of payment and any documentation needed for the event, such as ST-19 forms.

    • Track insurance certificates of all vendors.

    • Prepare Festival grounds with appropriate booth numbers.

    • Check vendors into the festival, direct them to their location, and troubleshoot any issues.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Passion for the mission of Twin Cities Pride

    • Commitment to the LGBTQ community and social justice causes.

    • Minimum one year experience in a fast-paced, customer-oriented role.

    • Experience with MS Office Suite.

    • Ability to represent Twin Cities Pride in a professional manner.

    • Excellent written, oral, computer and interpersonal skills.

    • High level of detail orientation.

    • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment.

    • Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team.

    • Interest in learning how to manage outdoor events.

    • Position also requires ability to lift boxes often over 20 pounds, bend, sit, stand, walk, drive, and communicate effectively both verbally and electronically.

    TIME COMMITMENT 

    • Approx. 20 hours per week January through April, primarily daytime, but will include evening and weekend hours for board and staff meetings (currently online). Additional hours required in May and June. Hours worked over 40 hours per week will be paid overtime.

    SALARY

    • This is a contract position, averaging between $18-$20, for approximately 500 hours, plus a bonus for successful completion.

     

    Important: On site participation at the Pride Festival June 25-26 is required. Execution of the Festival will be primarily outdoors in variable weather conditions and will require heavy time dedication, including early mornings and late evenings, requiring more than 40 hours per week mid-through-late June.

    Contact info@tcpride.org for more information and to apply. 


  • Monday, January 24, 2022 3:19 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    Visit Duluth is looking for an experienced, innovative, and successful leader to serve in the role of President of Sales and Operations. This exciting new position is a perfect opportunity to combine successful sales experience and proven leadership to help drive and support Duluth’s tourism and hospitality industry.  Duluth is the top tourist destination in Minnesota and is a highly rated destination for both business and leisure travelers.  Visit Duluth is an award-winning organization committed to serving the convention, conference, meetings and sports events markets, providing concierge services to meeting planners and event coordinators.

    The President of Sales and Operations is responsible for sales and revenue generation, along with supporting all aspects of Visit Duluth and providing day-to-day leadership and direction, maintaining a positive visitor experience, driving employee development and satisfaction, brand standard compliance, human resources, financial performance, and delivering a return on investment. 

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Lead sales initiative; sets individual and team goals and measures progress
    • Generates maximum event and convention revenue across the City of Duluth by effectively managing sales budgets, expenses, and procedures
    • Creates and implements plans to prospect, market, and attract the best possible convention and event mix for the community
    • Maintain positive relationships and regular communication with City of Duluth administration to ensure transparency, accountability, and return on investment
    • Oversee management of Duluth’s visitor center and services
    • Demonstrates knowledge of key features and benefits of the brand and considers why those benefits would be valuable, resulting in increased brand loyalty, profitability, and revenue growth
    • Champions, promotes, and increases awareness of the brand
    • Acts as a key business resource with clients. Listens to find ways to help solve business challenges with available Duluth resources and helps clients be creative in imagining the possibilities.
    • Continually expands expertise of the market and explores ways to differentiate
    • Reviews production reports and other sales metrics to consistently evaluate potential revenue -and overall financial expectations for each account
    • Work closely with the Visit Duluth board executive committee; support board engagement and manage board meeting logistics and materials
    • Completes other tasks and duties as assigned based on business needs

    View full description & apply

  • Friday, January 21, 2022 9:51 AM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    The Event and Promotions Coordinator will help coordinate a variety of projects for the department; including logistical and oversight support for the creation and execution of Live Racing promotions, events and entertainment initiatives and sponsorship fulfillment. Additionally, this position will assist with supervising the seasonal interns.

    We seek someone who is capable of understanding event planning, marketing, promotions and operational objectives, is great at managing deadlines and is extremely detail oriented. The Events & Promotions Coordinator will ensure consistent event execution to accelerate demand generation productivity. This candidate will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of teams.

    Responsible for supporting the Company’s mission, vision, and values by providing fun and games like no place else, and adheres to the Canterbury Way by focusing on our core values of family, fun, integrity, and community.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead by example.
    • Responsible for maintaining a high degree of hospitality, as well as a positive and professional demeanor at all times.
    • Creates high levels of morale, fosters teamwork, inspires collaboration, delegates effectively and coaches and mentors direct reports for growth opportunities.
    • 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.
    • Asist in planning and execution of signature events in collaboration with senior management staff.
    • Coordinate the execution of entertainment, promotions and overall operations both onsite and offsite.
    • Assist with promotions, contests, & entertainment bits on the track as directed by Director of Entertainment
    • Assist with the oversight of the seasonal interns including scheduling, conflict management and performance evaluations.
    • Assist the partnership manager with the coordination and execution of sponsor fulfillment including: product fulfillment, promotional execution, and coordination of digital files, etc.
    • Coordinate entertainment and ticketing based graphics and copy for email blasts and schedule according to the content calendar.
    • Create effective internal communication to ensure company-wide understanding of upcoming events and necessary operational details.
    • Respond to and execute charitable donation request under established donations guidelines.
    • Support smooth execution of live racing traffic by coordinating with TV, tote board operators, Press Box, and more.
    • May be called upon to conduct tours of facility or to engage audience on the microphone during live racing promotions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Supervision:

    • Seasonal Interns

    View the Full Description & Apply


  • Friday, January 14, 2022 1:08 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    The Arts Board is seeking well qualified candidates for the position of executive assistant. This is a full-time, permanent position that provides administrative support to the executive director and to the board.

    Candidates must have strong organizational skills; strong English language (written and verbal) skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work within time constraints; and a professional, customer service attitude. At present, this is a telework or hybrid position.

    Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2022.

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

    Please share this information with any one that you think might be a strong candidate.

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    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.

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 11:08 AM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)


    The Global Crowd Management Alliance (GCMA) officially launched today, bringing together crowd managers, organisations, businesses, academics, and individuals with a shared interest in safety from across the globe.

    The initiative, spearheaded by the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA), the Event Safety Alliance (ESA) and Event Safety Alliance Canada (ESAC) has Board members from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, and a list of supporters and advocates spanning over 15 countries on five continents.

    GCMA is a not-for-profit organisation which will promote responsible crowd management and crowd safety practices worldwide, leading to a globally recognised body of knowledge for professional crowd managers. The Alliance will also create and deliver learning opportunities for crowd management practitioners at all experience levels, in all geographic locations, and regardless of financial means.

    “I am delighted to have been elected by the founding committee of the Global Crowd Management Alliance to serve as its first Chair,” states GCMA Chair Eric Stuart. “This organisation will enable us to expand the opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience that will help keep people safe. While crowd plans are sometimes complex and need specialist knowledge, basic safety principles can be applied to many locations where crowds gather, and those principles can often be learnt and implemented at little cost. Most importantly, we should never forget that crowds are made up of people who expect to enjoy a pleasant day or evening out, then return home safely. Good crowd management can help achieve that simple, fundamental goal.”

    Eric, who also Chairs the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA), emphasized GCMA’s commitment to diversity in both leadership and membership. We welcome everyone who wishes to enhance crowd safety standards across the globe, and who supports GCMA’s goals to Educate, Advocate and Motivate crowd management professionals.

    Now, as we emerge from the global pandemic that brought the events industry to a standstill, and which has seen a mass exodus of experienced workers, training and education is more important than ever. Steve Adelman, GCMA’s Deputy Chair and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance (US), noted the significance of this moment in time. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, many event professionals have, quite logically, focused on infection mitigation measures so events and venues can reopen safely. But crowds require much more than vaccine passports and face coverings. From catastrophic occurrences like armed attackers to more routine risks such as overcrowding, trip hazards, and inadequate wayfinding signage, crowd management remains an essential issue for everyone involved with live events. I am thrilled that the Global Crowd Management Alliance has assembled subject matter experts from around the world who work with these issues every day, and who are prepared to lead and teach others to host safe post-pandemic events.”

    If you would like to know more about membership, collaboration or sponsorship opportunities please contact us on hello@thegcma.com or by visiting www.thegcma.com


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