Marketing & Events Coordinator (Part Time)

Department: Historic Sites
Location: Plano, IL

Job Summary 

First conceived by world-renowned architect Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and completed in 1951, the Farnsworth House is an icon of modern architecture and continues to inspire artists and designers around the world. Built as a country retreat for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house is a building of white-painted steel and glass, which stands in striking contrast to its naturalistic setting. Located in a floodplain landscape along the Fox river, the setting is integral to Mies van der Rohe’s aesthetic conception and continues to be managed and developed as the house is restored and interpreted.

The Marketing & Events Coordinator will coordinate general marketing and tourism promotions, as well as marketing for private rentals, programs and special events. The position handles all private rentals, programs and events - including planning, budgeting, agreements, sponsorships, sponsor recognition, handling and execution for rentals, programs and events, and completing all post-program/event closeout and profitability analysis. Works closely with Executive Director and Operations Manager on planning, scheduling, budgeting and agreements for marketing and tourism promotions, as well as rentals, programs and events. 

The Marketing & Events Coordinator will help recruit and coordinate work of volunteers for programs and events, working closely with the Senior Maintenance Technician and Visitor Center Office Associate - Bookkeeper. The Marketing & Events Coordinator will help promote programs and events, working closely with the Visitor Center Associate - Information Specialist.  The position also serves as part of the general operations team, assisting with visitor services, events, administration, gallery exhibit logistics, and other duties as needed.

This is a half- time position (21 hours/week), but eligible for our full benefits package, including affordable health, dental and life insurance, retirement contributions and generous vacation plus sick pay and holidays. 



Marketing Coordination  

Private Rentals 

Programs & Events Coordination  

 General Site Operations 



To Apply

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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