Williams College

100 Spring StreetSuite 201
Williamstown, MA 01267

Date Posted:
October 15, 2018

Western Massachusetts



Program/Event Coordinator


Program/Event Coordinator
Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
The Williams College Museum of Art makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world - and it does so from within the nation's top-ranked liberal arts college. A vibrant center for the arts at Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts' ability to catalyze both creative and critical thinking. It is a vital hub for deep student learning and participation; for taking risks and testing creative, future forms of scholarship and teaching; and for boldly affirming the relevance of the history of art and the arts broadly. WCMA's dynamic roster of programs include public lectures, artist-driven projects, community discussions, performances, and social gatherings often the result of robust collaborations with faculty, students, and the community.
Williams College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of a Program/Event Coordinator. Reporting to the Interim Associate Director for Academic and Public Engagement, the Program/Event Coordinator will support public-facing programs and events hosted at WCMA. Coordinating closely with frontline staff, security, and visitor services, the coordinator will support various stakeholders across the campus ensuring seamless experience.
Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse community.

  • Working closely with program curator(s) to plan logistical structure;
  • Coordinating with vendors/ caterers;
  • Scheduling space and managing calendar;
  • Communication with all staff; Drafting/circulating program summaries; coordinating security and visitor services needs;
  • Drafting and maintaining catering and vendor contracts;
  • Point of contact with artists/ speakers/ presenters on all logistical needs (equipment, lodging, meals);
  • Primary onsite logistical point person;
  • Assisting with set up, take down and clean up for vendors;
  • Processing payments/ invoices;
  • Occasional Nights and weekends.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree with 1- 2 years' experience coordinating events and programs or a combination of education and experience;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, as are organizational and multitasking skills;
  • Detail-oriented, organized, ability to meet multiple deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently; the ability to troubleshoot; and the ability to provide excellent customer service;
  • Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds;
  • Driver's license preferred.

This is a full-time (40 hrs/wk), one-year, term appointment.
Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Band 18.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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October 15, 2018
About this Organization:
Williams is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.