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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Producer, Festivals and Events in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Producer, Festivals and Events

  • Job Number: 20255

  • Functional Area: Museum

  • Department: Museum

  • School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

PRODUCER, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS, MIT Museum, to lead the strategy, planning, and execution of the annual Cambridge Science Festival and other high-profile public festivals and events produced by the MIT Museum. The Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) is the longest-running public science celebration in the U.S., and the majority of the position’s efforts are spent on leading and managing this high visibility event. Will and serve as a member of the Museum’s engagement team composed of fifteen professionals in STEAM education and science communication who are responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing a wide variety of workshops, programs, events, and festivals engaging Museum visitors, students, educators, and members of the public in the Museum’s work; and supervise temporary employees and contractors and shares responsibility for one administrative assistant. Will report to the director of engagement and Cambridge Science Festival. A full description is available on the MIT Museum website (https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/about/careers) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ experience working with complex events; experience overseeing a broad range of responsibilities related to large public event management; demonstrated success in public and community relations, community-building, and producing inclusive events for diverse audiences; expert-level event planning skills and demonstrated understanding of complex technical and logistical aspects of large event production; excellent collaboration, meeting facilitation, project management, organizational problem-solving, and written and spoken communication skills; attention to detail; and experience with budget development, tracking, forecasting, and reporting. Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences, collaborators, and sponsors, including academic and industry-based scientists, community leaders, and corporate representatives. Job #20255-710/7/21

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