Meetings professional with an entrepreneurial mindset needed to provide leadership and strategic direction for our dynamic organization serving the museum field. The Director of Meetings & Special Events will oversee all aspects of the American Alliance of Museums' Events, Conferences, and Meetings, including AAM's Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, the largest 3-day convening of museum professionals in the world.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, the Director of Meetings & Special Events will manage a 3 member team to convene and connect museum professionals through engaging experiences designed to share knowledge and expertise, provide opportunities for developing professional connections between peers, and highlight the important role museums play in our local communities and the world. In addition, the Director will work with AAM leadership to creative new initiatives in alignment with AAM's strategic plan. Salary range is $105K, based on experience.
Skills and qualifications:
The successful candidate has: managed multiple meetings and conferences of 4,000 - 5,000 attendees; strong negotiation & communication skills; firm understanding of meeting contract liability issues; financial acumen required to prepare and manage budgets. Excellent project management, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise, develop and lead direct reports and volunteer committees are also key.
How to apply: In order to encourage a broad pool of candidates with various backgrounds to apply and to mitigate any potential implicit bias during our review of applications, we are applying some principles of blind hiring.? Please follow the directions below when submitting your application materials.
Submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com, using "Meetings Director" in the subject line. Please do not include your name or address on either document. Please include education but omit school names and graduation years. Include your email address as the only personal identifier on these documents. Please include your salary requirements.
As part of your cover letter (no more than 2 pages), please respond to the following:
Describe an event or new program that you feel was particularly innovative or entrepreneurial. How was it conceived? What steps did you take to align this new effort within the organization? How did you address any impact or disruption this new offering caused to existing programs or services?
Applications must be received by July 21 to receive full consideration. Submissions will be reviewed by our hiring team and candidates who are selected for further screening will be contacted by email within two weeks of this deadline. Due to the large number of applications AAM receives, we can only contact those candidates selected for further screening.
The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and works to build a field that includes dynamic and diverse individuals, institutions, and communities. With a budget of $10M, the Alliance provides leadership, advocacy and service to its membership and the field at large. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and v...alues a diverse workplace. For more information, please visit: www.aam-us.org
Our office is located near the Crystal City metro station. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.