Georgia O’Keeffe Museum : Event Planner

Position Summary

Develop, organize and manage a wide variety of special events to provide cultivation and stewardship of major donors, support the exhibition and educational missions of the museum, attract unique audiences and increase revenues for the museum, the Welcome Center and the historic properties.

Sample Responsibilities

Coordinate and oversee receptions for exhibition openings, lecture series, and other public relations events. Develop and implement event programs and plans for upper level donors, including, but not limited to, local and national board meetings, director’s previews, artist and lenders dinners, cultivation events, membership receptions and ad hoc events.

Manage off-campus Museum events in major art locations, such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago as well as international venues. Lead site selection and preparation, conduct site visits, negotiate contracts, coordinate support services and vendors, and exercise judgment to determine feasibility for use in future events. Serve as team leader for special programs with museum staff

Background and Qualifications

3 years required event planning, preferably in museum or non-profit setting BA/BS preferred

Skills and Abilities

Coordinate all event activities with colleagues, support staff, students, interns and volunteers. Manage print and electronic event communications, attendee RSVP and registration. Negotiate contracts with museum’s approved caterers. Maintain inventory of special event equipment and furniture.


Benefits in accordance with Museum policies.


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