Volunteer & Event Coordinator
Historic Denver/ Molly Brown House Museum
Historic Denver Volunteer & Event Coordinator
Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
Who We Are
As one of the nation’s premier nonprofit urban preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works every day to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces. Founded in 1970, Historic Denver believes Denver’s historic assets are part of its cultural fabric and essential to a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.
Through our flagship property the Molly Brown House Museum, technical assistance, project management, and public programs, Historic Denver engages with and tells the stories of generations of Denverites. The thoughtful and inclusive preservation of culturally significant places ensures that we all have a deeper understanding of our society and how it came to be.
The Volunteer & Event Coordinator will foster a sense of community in a robust volunteer program, while also serving as the event planning hub for organization-wide events and activities. The VEC is responsible for sustaining a volunteer program that provides meaningful impact, strengthens connections, and rewards and challenges volunteers. As the central coordinator for all Historic Denver’s events – which span across the community and touch on topics from cultural heritage, to architecture, to women’s history themes – the VEC participates in event planning, including generating program ideas, and is responsible for event logistics, communications, marketing, staff and volunteer sign-ups, as well as ticketing and website event management.
Historic Denver currently has 175 volunteers on its roster, and the VEC will focus on scaling and diversifying our volunteer program in terms of quantity, demographics, and skill sets. You’ll proactively implement recruitment strategies to ensure an ample and diverse corps of volunteers and collaborate with department heads to identify volunteer needs for organization programs. And you’ll develop tools to assess volunteer progress, achievement, and areas requiring further training including DEIA, ADA Sensitivity, Sensory-Friendly, Safety, and Emergency procedures.
You’ll also be the organizing lead on the events team responsible for conceptualizing ideas for the events, creating budgets, liaising with suppliers, and ensuring events are flawlessly executed. You’ll work in a CRM system to manage event registrations and reminder emails, run reports, and trouble-shoot account questions. You’ll need the ability to maintain websites, newsletters, email blasts, and social media for events, produce small-scale marketing efforts, and list events online.
The VEC reports to the Director of the Molly Brown House Museum and will maintain close communication with the Education & Experience Team Lead and other team members, serving as a champion and advocate for the volunteers, ensuring that department needs are being met, and supporting colleagues in managing their cohorts of volunteers. You’ll attend staff and internal committee meetings, including Event Planning, Education & Experience, and DEIA Ambassadors Group.
What it Takes
Engaging with several generations of volunteers and staff, and effectively coordinating engaging and diverse event takes a friendly, energetic, collaborative professional. If you are flexible, change-adept, positive, proactive, and creative, and are energized by small work environments, we want to hear from you. As a Historic Denver team-member, you will be immersed in a lively environment rich with the voices of passionate staff, volunteers, community members and visitors. You will be a part of a beloved community institution that is people-centered, community-focused, and mission driven.
Strong candidates will be committed to our core values, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, and be friendly with a demonstrated ability to communicate, motivate, lead, and relate effectively to a variety of people. Qualified candidates will also have experience working with youth and/or families, senior citizens, or corporate volunteers as well as experience supervising people of varied ages and from diverse backgrounds so that all feel welcome.
Additionally, we seek candidates that:
- Have a demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Work collaboratively and proactively across departments.
- Creatively develop and implement effective programs
- Are proficient with Microsoft Suite, WordPress, and an applicable CRM system, with the additional ability to learn and use the Volgistics volunteer management database.
- 3 – 5 years’ work experience or an equivalent combination in event planning, museums, tourism, education, volunteer management, or nonprofit organizations. A
- An affinity for History and Historic Preservation is preferred, but not required
- Experience serving as a volunteer to draw on.
Please share with us if you are bilingual (Spanish/English). Requirements include the physical capability to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, lift 30 pounds, and function in high-energy environment throughout the day. Public Health policy may require the ability to wear a properly fitted face mask for up to 8 hours / day. Depending on local, state, and institutional requirements of partners, such as school districts, employees should be prepared to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to perform essential job functions.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position required to work in-person a minimum of 3 days per week at our multi-story Molly Brown House Museum located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street. Benefits for our full-time staff members include sick and vacation time accrual; group medical insurance (employee contributes 35% of premium; dental insurance, short-term and long-term leave policies, employer-matched retirement savings after one year; and annual flex benefit spending accounts. $45,000 – $50,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience and skills.
Ready to Apply?
If you’re excited to scale a dynamic volunteer program and implementing exciting, engaging, mission-driven events we want to hear from you as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter and resume to: Andrea Malcomb, Molly Brown House Museum Director, by July 5th, 2022.
Historic Denver is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit discrimination against applicants and employees on any basis protected by applicable federal or state laws including, but not limited to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, creed, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, or gender expression, marital status, political affiliation or political service, military or veteran status, or disability.
Compensation: $45,000 - $50,000 annually