The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett StreetBox 974
Lenox, MA 01240

Date Posted:
March 06, 2020

Western Massachusetts



Public Programs Coordinator – Seasonal May – September


We are looking for a dynamic, team-orientated member to assist the Public Programs Director in the execution of a wide range of events including, literary, music, and community programs.  The Public Programs Coordinator will also assist with volunteer coordination and provide general administrative support.


  • Assist with program logistics including: communications, audio-visual and event space set-up, event documentation.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders and visiting artists/writers/speakers to determine event needs including but not limited to: event logistics, run of show, lighting, audio, projection, stage management.
  • Coordinate logistics including: creating run-of-show files, pre-event sheets and post-event reports to ensure smooth event flow and communication.
  • Work with Public Programs Director and other staff to determine staffing/volunteer needs for events, arrange coverage and manage event staffing calendars.
    • Supervise volunteers and event staff as needed.
  • Work with Public Program Director to manage event listings on The Mount website and ticketing systems.
  • Work with event staff to set video screen, sound equipment, lighting, and seating as needed for events.
  • Re-organize and/or reset event spaces after events.
  • Manage A/V for events.

o Serve as Production Lead of on-call technicians for events as scheduled.

o Serve as Audio Tech, or House Manager for assigned events.

o Track inventory, and notify Public Programs Director of any maintenance or equipment needs to insure sufficient event support.

  • Represent department at meetings and client site visits as needed.
  • Perform a variety of administrative support functions including answering questions and inquires, preparing reports and documents.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A positive work attitude and a desire to proactively and warmly welcome guests, respond to questions and offer guidance.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to anticipate staff and talent needs and provide solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • The ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive and sometimes stressful environment
  • Proficiency using multiple desktop and mobile software programs including Word, Excel, Outlook as well as computer literacy and ease in learning new software systems: Windows and iOS.
  • Experience working with Eventbrite, WordPress, and MailChimp preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in a nonprofit environment a plus, with performing arts technical or administration experience preferred.
  • Experience with setup and troubleshooting of computers, projectors, and microphones strongly preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Flexible work schedule required. Must be available night, weekend, and holiday hours.
The Mount is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply:

To Apply:

E-mail resume with cover letter to: or mail to: The Mount, P.O. Box 974, Lenox, MA 01240, Attn: Michelle Dempsey.

Apply by:
May 01, 2020
$16-$18 per hour
About this Organization:

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We offer multiple ways to experience the property, including house and gardens tours, a backstairs tour, and our popular ghost tour.

The Mount is also a cultural center. We collaborate with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. The Mount hosts over 50,000 visitors annually.