Peoria Park District
  • 13-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • RiverFront
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • 35000-40000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Do you have an interest in coordinating Park District supported events, festivals, recreation programs and activities? The Coordinator of PPD Events & Programming may be the right fit for you. Apply online today. Salary range: $35,000 - $40,000 per year.

We are one park district, one community.

  • Under the general supervision of the Manager of PPD Events & Programming, the Coordinator of PPD Events and Programming is responsible for a number of specific tasks as outlined below. Responsibilities include coordination of PPD-supported events and festivals at both Peoria RiverFront and across the District's many spaces and places as assigned. As time allows, the Coordinator may be asked to support the District's recreation facilities and activities during times when special events are not scheduled (November through March). This position will be heavily focused (approximately 60% - 70%) on event-site work as it relates to events, including, but not limited to, overseeing event set-up/tear-down, supervising support staff, and working evening/weekend hours based on the facility schedule.

    • Exercising independent judgement in planning, organizing, promoting, supervising and evaluating District programs and other Park District special events.
    • Supervising set-up/tear-down crews and volunteers for events, often acting as the Lead Worker. Typical setup activities include setting up tents, tables and chairs, helping vendors connect to power sources, hanging signs, staging temporary fencing, installing trash boxes, and following event diagrams to place exhibitors in the correct location.
    • Supporting the facilitation of Peoria Park District rental events across the District as needed.
    • Selecting part time personnel for District events, conducting orientation, training (including instructing and demonstrating to crews) and evaluation of employees, interns and volunteers for whom the Coordinator is directly responsible.
    • Working closely with relevant event personnel overseeing and ensuring that all concessions operations run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Coordinator is expected to perform routine inventory of bar supplies, assist bartenders as needed and over-see cash flow at concession locations.
    • Conferring with community groups, agencies and businesses to coordinate programs and to activate the Park District's leadership role in providing recreational services for all populations.
    • Working closely with committees and other agencies to produce a specified number of community events. Act as the Park District liaison between community groups and the PPD Events division. Provide logistics, on-site, pre and post-event planning as needed or directed.
    • Planning, scheduling and supervising the operation of the RiverFront Park and events, to include a written annual evaluation. Provide on-site technical expertise to event organizers.
    • Act as a solicitor of vendors and exhibitors for assigned events. Managing function contracts to include implementation, initiation and follow-up.
    • Establishing and maintaining files of correspondence, records, reports and other information as it relates to relevant District operations.
    • Developing program goals and objectives under the supervisor's direction in accordance with overall goals and objectives of the PPD Events Division and the entire Park District.
    • Assisting in the planning and coordination of select activities and special events at the District's non-RiverFront facilities.
    • Preparing and submitting records and reports including registration, attendance, payroll, schedules and other documentation as requested.
    • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Support all aspects of the Park District safety program.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

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