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  • 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


  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:53 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    Event Safety Alliance announces the return of the Crowd Safety Symposium, taking place January 17-18, 2022 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This two-day workshop aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event.

    Learn more & register >> 

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:44 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    The Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau is looking for a Main Street & Special Events Director to join our team. If anyone is interested, please apply by December 17. 

    Learn more & apply here >>

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:40 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    Star Tribune has an exciting opportunity for an Event Product Manager to join the Marketing team in a key role that brings the Star Tribune brand to life in the marketplace. In this role the successful candidate will collaborate with internal product owners across multiple departments to set specific marketing goals for all advertising- and brand-marketing events, designing and executing strategies to achieve those goals. The ideal candidate has a broad marketing skillset and is comfortable managing a variety of projects, including in-person and virtual events. This position will be responsible for managing a marketing intern and Event Crew.

    Learn more & apply here >>

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 9:01 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)


    [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Lauren Bennett McGinty as the Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism, effective November 15.

    “Minnesota is among the top destinations for travelers from across the globe looking to explore our natural beauty and vibrant communities,” said Governor Walz. “I’m proud to appoint Lauren as the Explore Minnesota Tourism Director, where she will bring her expertise in marketing to engage our residents and attract new visitors and talent to our state.”

    “Minnesota is home to beauty, innovation, and opportunities to appreciate our vibrant cities and magnificent natural resources,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “We are excited for Lauren to lead Explore Minnesota Tourism and help ensure people from all backgrounds and walks of life feel excited and welcomed to explore our inspiring state.”

    “We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren into state government leadership. She’s going to be an excellent leader for Explore Minnesota,” said Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove. “We look forward to partnering with her and the great team at Explore Minnesota to accelerate economic recovery for Minnesota’s extraordinary tourism industry.”

    "I am honored to take on this important role as our tourism industry continues to work its way out of the pandemic. As we face challenges on our path to a new normal, we need to find creative ways to engage intra and interstate travelers,” said Lauren Bennett McGinty. “I am committed to listening to the needs of tourism partners across Minnesota to deliver the best hospitality in the country and help travelers discover the unique experiences that exist in our great state."

    About Lauren Bennett McGinty
    Lauren Bennett McGinty is a nonprofit executive with more than 10 years of experience working in communications, operations, finance, hospitality, education, and advocacy at Minnesota-based nonprofits. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild where she directed strategic plans, executed major events, and guided overall marketing for more than 160 breweries.

    About Explore Minnesota
    As the state's tourism promotion office, Explore Minnesota works to inspire consumers and facilitate travel to and within Minnesota while pursuing an entrepreneurial approach and leveraging the state's tourism investment with increased involvement by the private sector. Tourism is a key sector of the state's economy, historically generating $1.0 billion in state sales tax on $16.6 billion in leisure and hospitality sales and employing nearly 275,000 workers in Minnesota's leisure and hospitality businesses. Visit exploreminnesota.com, and share your sights with @exploreminn on Twitter, or @exploreminnesota on Instagram and Facebook, using #OnlyinMN.

    Permalink: http://mn.gov/governor/news/index.jsp?id=1055-507049


  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 7:57 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)

    $15 per hour

    Harriet Island Regional Park

    Dr Justus Ohage Blvd

    St Paul, MN 55107


    Job Description

    Event Staff reports to the Harriet Island Event Coordinator and serves as part of the event team consisting of staff that provides day of coordination for private events at Harriet Island. Event staff will also assist with larger public events at varying sites throughout the City of Saint Paul. Examples of events that staff are assigned to may include weddings, corporate events, charity walks/runs, and large music and multicultural festivals.

    Qualifications:

    Age 18 and over

    Interest in working with special events

    Driver’s License required

    Must have a means of transportation

    Strong customer service skills and pleasant disposition needed

    Ability to work in a variety of environments (i.e. inside/outside/varying weather conditions)

    Ability to work independently and in team atmosphere

    CPR/First Aid training (this will be provided)

    Ability to lift over 25 pounds

    Weekend and night availability


    To Apply: https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/499266597402246/?source=share



  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 12:48 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

    The Minnesota State Fair is hiring for a number of seasonal positions including Fair staff, interns, Operations staff and more! Check out the links below for more details on the available positions and how to apply. 

    Fair-time Jobs

    Competition Horse Show Intern

    Operations Service Assistant

    Ticket Office Intern


  • Monday, June 28, 2021 1:45 PM | Alyssa Olson (Administrator)

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    Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation

    President/CEO Position Description

    Posted June 2021

    St Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation

    Mission Statement

    “To foster a sense of community pride, belonging and connectedness by celebrating Saint Paul’s unique history and emerging heritage through fun and educational experiences.”

    The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation produces and promotes community education, programs and festivals for the enjoyment of the people of greater Saint Paul and its neighborhoods. The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation is the proud producer of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and the Cinco de Mayo Saint Paul festival. 

    Position Summary:

    The President/CEO is responsible for the general management of the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation (Foundation). The President/CEO is the face of the organization and leads the development implementation and fulfillment of its mission, the achievement of its goals and objectives, the development, dispersal and maintenance of credibility within the community and with stakeholders, assures the organization’s cultural competency, enhances fund development and the development and maintenance of the Foundations financial well-being.

    The President/CEO of the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation is accountable and reports directly to the Board of Directors, and communicates regularly with the board chair, treasurer, gambling manager, festival chair, and other members of the Foundation's executive committee.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible to the Foundation's Board of Directors for development of the annual budget and accountable for all expenditures and reporting functions, ensuring compliance with all regulatory and governmental requirements for a 501(c) 3 organizations and the Foundation's charitable gambling operation.

    • Responsible for creating new and retaining existing fund development. Provide strategic and tactical sponsorship growth and support through development of the ongoing strengthening of relationships, grant writing, operational funding for festival programming through coordination of merchandise, buttons, sponsorships, and continuing endowment fund. 

    • Generate ideas and execute year-round fundraising and sponsorship opportunity initiatives that support the mission and overall financial health of the organization.

    • Create and execute strategic plans to implement revenue generating projects or prudent expense controls to ensure financial stability of the Foundation with input from the Board of Directors. 

    • Assist the Board with the Foundation's mission definition, engagement and other ongoing strategic direction and goals . 

    • Manage and promote an inclusive, equitable, culturally competent and supportive environment where our management, board of directors, legend characters, staff and volunteers model behavior that enriches our Foundation and fulfills our mission

    • Establish and work collaboratively with Board committees including but not limited to Finance, Membership, Nominating, Protocol and Exchange and Long Term Planning.

    • Build and maintain effective working relationships with civic and community organizations and actively participate in these organizations.

    • Maintain and build on an active Membership recruitment and benefit program.

    • Act as primary Foundation spokesperson to the media/public in day-to-day operations as well as crisis management. Develop and implement appropriate communications and marketing plans for the Foundation to both internal and external stakeholders. Manage social media presence and emerging outreach strategies. Position and assure the credibility of the Foundation and its core products, The Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo – West Side.

    • Manage and supervise Foundation staff in an efficient, productive manner to: ensure effective representation in pursuing objectives; ensure work tasks are performed diligently, efficiently and cost effectively; encourage and facilitate professional development; articulate and provide regular performance reviews; ensure knowledge of an compliance with ethical guidelines, and provide other relevant training.

    • Manage the Foundation’s charitable gambling operation to ensure the integrity and proper governance of the operation.

    • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision for Foundation's volunteer structure and alumni groups.

    • Assure the Foundation's cultural competency through internal assessment and education, foster and expand community outreach and program development. Assure the Foundation's pursuit of ethical, non-discriminatory behavior and affirmative action.

    Successful Candidates will have:

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to non-profit or business administration or related professional experience. Five or more years of executive level experience operating a similar organization will be considered in lieu of a degree.

    • Managerial or higher level experience with primary responsibility for fund development including grantwriting networking, business development, customer relationship management, long range planning (five years) and marketing.

    • Demonstrated skill in effectively managing marketing programs including social media sites, email and mobile marketing, search engine technology and traditional advertising.

    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of working with a board of directors, team building, fiscal management, negotiating, program redesign and implementation.

    • Previous experience and demonstrated success in festival or major event management and fundraising.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to write and make effective presentations to internal and external audiences. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Internet Explorer or comparable programs; proficiency in web design software preferred.

    • A broad knowledge of the local business community, minority business issues, politics and local, state and federal regulations.

    • Ability to engage direct reports and volunteers who may or may not report directly to the position.

    • Ability to regularly attend meetings and events in the evenings and on weekends as necessary.

    • Ability to work long hours during festival time in extreme weather conditions.

    Competencies/Key Skills:

    • Financial Management, Resource Development Experience, Marketing Skills

    • People and Relationship Management and Development

    • Customer Focus

    • Carry Out Vision and Purpose

    • Major Event Planning

    • Decision Making 

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Salary range shall be between $80,000.00 to $100,00.00 (starting salary commensurate upon related experience).

    • Benefits are not provided, the salary range reflects an amount that acknowledges the need to secure this on your own.

    • Generous paid time off.

    • Parking and event attendance stipend provided.

    • Work schedule can be hybrid with some remote as well as the requirement to attend in-person meetings, events and other functions.

    St Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation  offices are located at 75 W. 5th Street,  Landmark Center, Suite 429, in downtown Saint Paul.

    Interested candidates can send applications to: info@SPFHF.org

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    First round interviews are expected to take place June, 2021.



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