Events and Community Engagement Coordinator
Full-time, 35 hours a week

Application Deadline: September 20, 2017

Historic Ithaca – Events and Community Engagement Coordinator – Full-time, 35 hours a week.

Working with the staff of Historic Ithaca, this position will:

• Increase the visibility of Historic Ithaca’s events and community engagement programs through various communications strategies across multiple platforms including the web, social media, print and digital publications to reach new and diverse audiences.

• Enhance existing programs and events and develop new ones for the benefit of the local community and tourist population.

• Connect with and support local partners such as the History Center in local and regional heritage tourism initiatives and programs.

• Conduct presentations at various venues locally and regionally that support and promote the mission and activities of our organization.

• Engage with the county’s heritage tourism task force and local and county historians to effectively promote the architectural heritage of our city and county to increase visitation.

The Events and Community Engagement Coordinator provides dynamic and thoughtful promotion of Historic Ithaca’s events and the development of heritage tourism projects in the City of Ithaca and in Tompkins County. She/he will work closely with the Preservation Services Coordinator, Executive Director and Board of Directors of Historic Ithaca to improve and enhance programs that have already succeeded while also developing new programs to benefit both the local community and a broader tourist population. The successful candidate will have project planning, development and grant writing expertise along with skills in interacting with donors, community leaders, and a diverse community. The Events and Community Engagement Coordinator will have experience and a proven track record of success in this field and a passion for history.


• Superior written, verbal and communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to work effectively with project teams and with community and regional partners

• Ability to work in self-directed manner on individual projects and event planning for general public and professional audiences

• Ability to work professionally and sensitively with diverse audiences

• Ability to meet deadline

• Project management experience and marketing experience preferred

• Social media experience

Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a field related to history.

Computer skills: Microsoft office; social media; data collection; Adobe Creative Suite, web design or familiarity with mobile apps an asset. Familiarity with New York State history required. Experience working in a non-profit organization, New York state government agency or local government desirable.

Additional information: 7-month grant-funded term position; additional grant funding for continuation of position is currently being sought.

To apply: Submit a single-page cover letter, list of references (names and contact information), and resume to by September 20, 2017.

Historic Ithaca, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Historic Ithaca, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, and training.

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