Part-Time Events Coordinator (Seasonal)

Development · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department Development
Employment Type Part-time hourly; Seasonal
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $25 per hour


Key Relationships: Leadership Giving Administrator, Director of Individual Giving & Advancement Services, Vice President of Development, Artistic Administrator


Job Description: Opera Philadelphia is seeking a temporary part-time Events Coordinator to execute development events over a 14-week period while the Director of Events is on maternity leave. Events will include seven (7) digital online events, as well as two (2) in-person gatherings. The successful candidate is someone who thrives in a fast-paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm.  Exceptional attention to detail, first-class organizational skills, familiarity with online events, and the ability to work occasional evenings is required. This dynamic position will report to the Leadership Giving Administrator and will work in a team environment to produce these events.


  • Work with the Director of Events prior to her departure to review detailed Opera Philadelphia events plan from September through November 19, 2021
  • Execute logistics of all Opera Philadelphia events from September through November 2021. This will include seven digital events and two in-person events.
  • For virtual events, confirm all details with participants including guest artists and execute these events via Zoom
  • For in-person events, serve as the point person with all third-party vendors, including venue staff, caterers, AV, printers, and designers to confirm and implement event details and contracts, and serve as on-site logistics coordinator
  • Partner with the Leadership Giving Administrator to execute event communications, including digital and/or print invitations, follow ups, and reminders
  • Execute administrative duties for all donor events such as printing event materials, placing signage and nametags, and speaking notes
  • Maintain company-wide calendar for all events as a central location for all Opera Philadelphia staff and keep relevant and participating staff members appraised of event details
  • Document attendance reports for both online and in-person events and deliver to Leadership Giving Administrator

Required Qualifications:

  • Equivalent of at least two years of experience running high-end events.
  • Experience running and executing online events, as well as a proficiency in Zoom
  • While this is a mainly work-form-home position, attendance is required for in-person events.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a timely manner to complete assignments when faced with many deadlines and competing priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook, and Zoom.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively in high pressured situations
  • Strong work ethic, professional manner, high standards, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment is essential
  • Discretion, maturity, and composure, especially under pressure
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Interest/knowledge in opera, music, or the performing arts is a plus



Commitment & Compensation: This is a paid position, expected to run 14 weeks, starting August 16, 2021 through November 19, 2021. A commitment of 8-16 hours per week, with at least a portion of those during office hours of 9am-5pm, is required. Compensation is on a per-hour basis, starting at $25 per hour commensurate with experience.


Position Start Date: August 16, 2021


To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Opera Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Part-time hourly; Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $25 per hour