The Walker Art Center empowers people to experience the transformative possibilities of the art and ideas of our time and to imagine the world in new ways. In our over 125-year history, we have become one of the most celebrated art museums in the country and we are known for our innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts.
The Facilities Coordinator will coordinate, plan, organize, control, and monitor institutional activities to ensure the delivery of events that are consistent with the Walker Art Center’s mission and strategic plan.
WHAT YOU GET TO DO
I. Planning and Scheduling
- Assist with our event management system administration (Artifax).
- Prepare documents for and attend various planning and scheduling meetings, sharing relevant and pertinent information with colleagues in various departments as appropriate.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficient day-to-day and event operations from a logistical standpoint.
- Assist the facilities manager with identifying and addressing operational efficiencies.
II. Facilities and Events:
- Effectively perform administrative functions and details of event management to ensure all aspects of events are coordinated and integrated for the successful delivery of Walker events and programming that are consistent with organizational expectations for excellence.
- Complete desk and furniture set-up, workstation configurations, staff kitchen equipment inspections, and troubleshooting.
- Assist in the procurement and management of office supplies, equipment, and furniture
- Participate in the setup and tear-down of event spaces.
WHAT WE NEED IN YOU
- 1-2 years of experience in event coordination, facilities coordination, or operations is required
- Willingly take directions from others, follow set up plans with an attention to detail
- Flexibility and ability to quickly adjust to unusual and unexpected needs and situations
- Customer service skills and a friendly demeanor
- Effective team-oriented communication skills
- Ability to focus and follow through with tasks
- Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.
- Experience working in the arts community and/or interest in contemporary art is a plus.
- Must possess a commitment to fostering a culture of radical hospitality with a focus on racial equity, inclusion, and access
- Physical stamina and high energy level with the ability to potentially work long hours for certain events
- Lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds
- This position is considered full-time, non-exempt. As a non-exempt position, it is eligible for overtime pay.
- Minimum compensation for this role is $22 hourly. The Walker offers a wide range of benefits for both part-time and full-time employees.
- This role has the potential for a variable schedule that flexes to support the setup and tear-down of events at The Walker. Special events ending after 12:00 am usually occur less than 4 times per year.
- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.
Vaccination Expectation The Walker Art Center’s COVID vaccination policy requires staff to be fully vaccinated or to supply a negative test every 6 days. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations based on disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs
Walker’s DEI commitment The Walker is committed to being an employer with a staff who, at all job levels, reflects the rich diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to ensuring inclusion and equity in all our employment practices. We deeply value and welcome all the unique lived experiences in our applicants and encourage anyone meeting the minimum requirements to apply.
Recruitment Timeline All positions are open until filled.