Job Opportunities

Title: Development Events Assistant 

Reports to: Development and Membership Manager 

Time and Compensation: $15-18/hr; flexible, part-time position with Personal Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay 

This newly created part-time project position will help to develop, coordinate, and execute a 12-18 month pilot program to create a donor events program that will cultivate and steward members and supporters of Hennepin History Museum (HHM). The position and project may be extended beyond that time as funding permits. 


The development events assistant will primarily manage the logistics and implementation of donor events but will also participate in planning and idea-generation for the program as a whole. This is a forward-facing position who will interact frequently with museum members and donors. 


Essential Functions 

Event logistics 

  • Establish an annual events calendar with the Development and Membership Manager 
  • Coordinate with event locations, hosts, and vendors 
  • Collaborate with speakers and partners to determine the vision for events. Provide comprehensive planning and logistical support, including advising about format, obtaining technology and permits, and locating additional resources and speakers. 
  • Implement events, including day-of logistics (such as set-up, nametags, check-in, and clean-up). 
  • Assist with post-event activities (managing invoices, speaker honorariums, post-event thank yous and surveys, etc.). 


Event Communications 

  • Write copy for event invitations and reminders 
  • Develop a communication calendar for event-related messages 
  • Manage guest RSVP lists 


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • 1-3 years of experience in event planning and implementation.  
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement long-range plans and short-term events and projects. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and project management skills are a necessity. 
  • Understanding of the key elements for a successful program, and creativity to find the right program match for various topics. 
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, operate independently, and make decisions quickly. 
  • Knowledge of office computer programs and social media or other online applications. Ability to learn new programs and apply that knowledge to the position needs. 
  • Ability to physically move materials, set up rooms, and work in unpredictable weather conditions.  



Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of and the ability to connect with the many ethnic, geographic, and special interest communities across Hennepin County. 
  • Knowledge of Minnesota and United States History, especially related to the history of Minneapolis and surrounding areas. 


Time and Compensation 

$15-18/hr, depending on experience; flexible, part-time position with Personal Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay; approximately 30 hours a month with flexible scheduling but frequent evenings and weekends. 


Application Process 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Seth Goodspeed, Development and Membership Manager, 2303 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or via email to with the subject line: Development Events Position. Position will remain open until filled; initial review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021.