Midway Village Museum

Special Events Coordinator

Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Midway Village Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic person to develop and produce public special events. 

Midway Village is Rockford’s history museum. Our mission: Midway Village Museum, the best for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Rockford region, is committed to educating and enriching our community by providing state-of-the -art exhibits, programs and events. Midway Village Museum features a 148-acre campus, which includes 27 structures and also features a living history Victorian Village. More information can be found at www.midwayvillage.com.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for the planning, supervising and execution of a variety of special events at Midway Village Museum.  Events include but are not limited to, Sock Monkey event, Civil War Hands-On History School Days, All Hallows Eve, World War II Days, and other living history programs.  The Special Events Coordinator acts as the liaison with the Winnebago County Health Department, Rockford Park District, Rockford Fire Department, and the Historical Reenactment Society for all museum event needs.  Work closely with the Director of Marketing to promote and evaluate events. Develop and manage annual budgets and budget for each event. Negotiate contracts and partnerships with performers, re-enactors and vendors. Work with other members of the staff and volunteers to ensure events are true to the Museum’s mission and values.

College degree required. Knowledge of history, recreation, event planning preferred. Must have strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills. Prefer experience in museum setting and a strong team approach. This is a full-time position. Weekend and evening work will be required. Salary range $32,000-$40,000.

To apply submit resume and three references to: [email protected] or to Curator, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. No phone calls please.