Special Events Coordinator

TITLE: Special Events Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Director of Special Events


SALARY RANGE: $37,000 - $40,000 annually, plus comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

The Special Events Coordinator (SEC) is responsible for providing direct support to the Director of Special Events. The SEC will assist with daily administrative tasks, and the planning, organization, and implementation of events undertaking various responsibilities.

Overall responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Director of Special Events with on-site event management, identifying bidding, securing venues, vendor contract management, catering, event logistics, coordinating with event volunteers, planning meetings, and managing financials. Additional duties include assisting the Director of the Annual Fund with the setup and execution of donor cultivation events. The SEC will also serve as the liaison for Atlanta Ballet’s Corps de Ballet auxiliary guild.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordination throughout the lifecycle of an event
  • Assist with maintaining a comprehensive special events calendar
  • Prepare and distribute post-event acknowledgment letters
  • Prepare guest profiles for select special events
  • Prepare invoices and follow up regarding balances
  • Process payments regularly; pull financial reports and mailing lists in Tessitura
  • Build and maintain working relationships with donors, guests, and event vendors
  • Assist with daytime and evening special events ranging from small in-studio donor functions
  • (i.e., Coffee & Class, In-studio Previews, etc.) to full-scale fundraisers offsite (i.e., Corps de Ballet Fashion Show & Luncheon and the Ballet Ball)
  • Assist with copy for special events marketing materials and design collateral
  • Assist with preparing catering and décor elements for onsite meetings and donor events at Atlanta Ballet (i.e., charcuterie boards and floral arrangements).
  • Assist with the execution of tasks on event timelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on designing and implementing new projects
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience working with key stakeholders and Trustees
  • Ability to manage high stress situations and last-minute changes
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with competing priorities and sensitive deadlines
  • Has a sense of creativity and is aware of current trends that may assist in elevating events
  • Strong interest in arts and culture
  • Personable and friendly, assertive when needed


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, with two to three years professional experience in Development/Advancement
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in CRM Software, with previous experience in Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge required
  • Digitally literate in ability to navigate websites, interact with web-based applications, and search
  • Ability to attend evening events and performances; weekend work is required during the season
  • (September through May)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Salary range is $37,000-40,000 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to HRinfo@atlantaballet.com.

Atlanta Ballet believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access are critical to our success and growth as an institution as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain uniquely qualified and talented candidates from a diverse pool. Our goal is to be reflective, both onstage and off, and at all job levels, of the audiences we engage.

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