Special Events and Programming Manager


Special Events and Programming Manager

@ Moncus Park

  • Personify leadership and promote shared responsibility, teamwork, and continuous improvement
  • Brainstorm and implement creative concepts for an annual calendar of community events
  • Plan, manage, and oversee the execution of a variety of special events and public engagement activities including, but not limited to, fundraisers, galas, holiday celebrations, concerts, community picnics, etc. 
  • Collaborate with Sr. Leadership and committees to develop, review, and evaluate operational business plans and budgets in order to achieve revenue goals
  • Develop and oversee diverse community partners that align with the organizations core values to ensure active community programming, appealing to a wide range of audiences
  • Collaborate and negotiate with vendors, partners, and partner organizations  
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to assist in the production and execution of events and programs, as needed 
  • Secure proper documentation, permits, and contracts for each event 
  • Oversee financial management of special event operations with regard to budget preparation and control, profit and loss evaluations, and the purchase, inventory, and reporting of necessary FF&E
  • Work closely with Marketing and Development teams on event branding, promotions, donor/guest experience, and public relations
  • Execute post-event evaluations, reports, and surveys to ensure improved guest experience, financial gains, and team efficiency 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience with project management and event planning and execution.
  • Volunteer management experience. 
  • Marketing experience.
  • Ability to communicate proactively and effectively with Park leadership, committee members, and the general public.
  • Ability to provide excellent hospitality.  
  • Ability to maintain an energetic, forward-thinking, professional environment.
  • Extremely high attention to detail, demonstrating an execution bias focusing on consistent, central goals.
  • Strong writing/verbal skills.
  • Resourcefulness along with great research and prioritization skills.
  • A clear comprehension of how to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Consideration of self as team member and partner in the Park success, which often includes answering public inquiry outside of work hours.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends, holidays and evenings. 
  • Business casual attire and professional appearance required in office at all times.
  • Experience with creating/managing programs and activities.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, as well as practical problem-solving.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes to admin@moncuspark.org.

Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: April 30, 2021
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021