Metropolis Performing Arts Centre


Employment Opportunities



Position Title: Special Events Coordinator (Part-Time)
Department: Fundraising/Development
Reports To: Director of Development

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre: Metropolis is a 329-seat, acoustically perfect
venue located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit
theater, each year Metropolis produces/presents over 40 different artists/shows in over
350 performances. The organization is also home to a School of the Performing Arts.
The theater draws over 68,000 patrons each season.

Qualifications: At least 2 years’ experience working in related field; experience in
recruiting and managing volunteer steering committees; prospecting and securing
sponsors; ability to meet deadlines; pre-planning and time management skills; creative
and detail minded; proficient in Microsoft Office/excel; ability to multi-task; ability to
work nights and weekends when required; must have a car and valid driver’s license and
active auto insurance. Must be physically able to move medium weight boxes for events.
Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

- Assist Director of Development to develop, implement and execute a budget for
each fundraising event.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteer steering committees for each event.
- Prospect and secure up to five or more Season Special Events Sponsor per year
- Prospect and secure event level sponsors for each individual fundraiser. In
coordination with Director of Development, generate sponsorship proposals for
each event and generate post-event recap for each sponsor.
- Negotiate contracts with venues and suppliers for each event.
- Develop a detailed plan for each event including target invitees, timetable, pricing
and an outline of staff /volunteer responsibilities.
- Work closely with the Marketing Director/staff in developing a marketing plan
for each event.
- Required to attend and supervise all activities on the day of the event.
- Coordinate all staff, volunteers and paid contractors on the day of the event.
- Conduct follow-up assessments and generate a final report for each event.
- Become trained and proficient with the SRO database system and reporting.
- Assist Director of Development on execution of donor events including Marquee
Member show receptions, pre-and-post-concert receptions and donor/sponsor
appreciation receptions/events.
- Any other duties as assigned.

Note: This position requires evening and weekend work. It also requires the physical
ability to help the team move such items as tables, chairs, boxes of supplies for events
and other related materials.

Part-time hourly wage...25 hours/week

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume. Please either email materials to, Attn: Director of Development. Or mail to
Director of Development*Metropolis Performing Arts Centre*111 West Campbell
Street*Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. No Phone Calls Please.
Metropolis is an equal opportunity employer.