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Application deadline: March 1, 2019
Desired start date: April 1, 2019

Position Summary

The Community Events Coordinator/Manager oversees the execution of all programming and events for Historic Seattle’s community of donors, longtime program attendees, and the general public . Under the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, the Coordinator/Manager will present compelling, illustrative, effective, audience-focused programming that strategically supports the mission of Historic Seattle.

Position Status

This position is full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, and reports to the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement of the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority and Foundation.


A comprehensive salary and benefits package is offered. Depending on the position level, which will be determined by the selected candidate’s experience, the salary range for this position is $40-$50K. Historic Seattle offers a positive and flexible working environment. Candidate must be willing to work outside of normal business hours.


1. 2+ years of event management experience
2. Bachelor’s degree in related field, or 4 years of additional relevant experience
3. Desire to build audience pipeline and engage with event attendees
4. Exceptional logistical, writing, planning, organizational, and execution skills
5. Experience with Blackbaud databases like eTapestry and design software like InDesign/Illustrator a plus
6. Conscientious, collaborative, and creative
7. Personal or professional interest in historic preservation

Job Description

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Public Programs / Donor Events

1. Thoughtfully executes and delivers a slate of approximately 20 annual, public programs and 7-10 donor-centric events focused on Historic Seattle’s education, advocacy and real estate initiatives
2. Works collaboratively with Historic Seattle Staff, Council, and Foundation Board, to continue to engage longtime audience members and supporters, while exploring ideas and executing programs that attract new audiences and donors
3. Leads all preliminary, day-of, and post-event tasks associated with the successful execution and delivery of public programs and donor events, including but not limited to, communication and coordination with on-site personnel, staff, vendors, food and beverage providers, partnering organizations, and program participants; diligently manages program schedule and budget; and recruits and manages event volunteers as needed; requests and evaluates audience feedback with the intent of program improvement
4. Contributes to creation of program guides and marketing materials by assisting with content development, editing, and design; collaborates with other staff to develop program and event collateral that provides a deeper and more enriching audience experience
5. Distributes guides and marketing materials with the intent of increasing program reach
6. Serves as a welcoming, articulate, and knowledgeable spokesperson for Historic Seattle at public programs, donor events as requested, and external public-facing events
7. Analyzes metrics from programming, including attendance, income/expenses, and survey feedback, to make determinations on the execution of future programming


1. Provides support for other organization fundraising, communications, and marketing activities, at the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement.
2. Assists Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with additional needs as requested

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2019. Please email a cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position and a résumé highlighting relevant experience to

Current and past education program guides may be viewed at

Historic Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.