Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
  • 11-Dec-2019 to 11-Feb-2020 (EST)
  • Customer Service
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA
  • 16.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Special Events Coordinator

Located on Market Street in downtown Harrisburg, Whitaker Center is Central PA's premier destination for entertainment and education. From hands-on science in our Harsco Science Center, to a premium large format movie experience in Select Medical Digital Cinema, to live performances inside Sunoco Performance Theater there's always something exciting going on at Whitaker Center! Join our team and help us further our mission of serving our community through education, entertainment and art.  

If you have a passion for delivering excellent guest service and love the idea of working to fulfill a mission with a dedicated group of individuals, then we encourage you to apply. Whitaker Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Our Special Events Coordinator develops, delivers, and executes revenue generating events and programming within Whitaker Center. Participates in a cross-departmental committee of employees to brainstorm, research, plan, and execute revenue-generating events primarily in the science center and digital cinema venues inside Whitaker Center.  Tracks event expenses to ensure that all financial details are properly recorded and the event is profitable and on-budget. Assists guests in having a fun and safe experience.

The most qualified candidate will have:

  • High School diploma; four-year college degree preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in event planning.
  • Strong budgeting/financial management skills.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to interface with diverse groups, think quickly, calmly, and act decisively. 
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite, internet use, and research tools. 
  • Strong writing, analytical, and presentation skills.  Ability to write, edit, and proofread correspondence and presentation materials for accuracy and style.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to successfully complete a Pennsylvania State Police Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Record..


Our employees enjoy these perks:

  • A complimentary Family membership to Whitaker Center
  • 15% discount at the Wonders Store, digital cinema concessions and Whitaker Center sponsored events.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Retirement options.
  • Banking partnership with Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union and Members First Credit Union.
  • Downtown parking options.


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