Event and Rental Coordinator
18 Hours per Week – Part Time
About ASMH: Arch Street Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1804 atop Philadelphia’s first burial ground, on land deeded to Quakers by William Penn in 1701. Today, Arch Street Meeting House continues to be a vibrant hub of Quaker activities and is now one of the nation’s most visited Quaker historic sites. Located in historic Old City, Philadelphia, thousands of heritage tourists and visitors come to Arch Street Meeting House from all around the world to learn more about Quaker history.
Event and Rental Coordinator manages and executes rentals of the Arch Street Meeting House (ASMH) and serves as a key contact for all building users. The position includes weekend and evening hours as needed and schedule will be coordinated with supervisor.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and demonstrated professional experience.
- Organization, time management, problem solving, and decision making skills.
- Front-line customer service training.
- Experience promoting events or venues required; marketing experience a bonus
- Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to supervise the logistics of events as needed.
- Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google products.
Position Title: Intern
About the Internship Program:
Internships at Arch Street Meeting House are educational experiences designed to provide the practical experience necessary to complement students’ academic programs of study. Our goal is to create an experience that ensures students gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of what it is really like to work at a historic site.
Interns will work closely with staff to support the development and implementation of new interpretive and educational programs, performing tasks related, but not limited to giving tours, manning the greeter desk, assisting with programs and large rental events, and data entry. An intern at Arch Street Meeting House will partner with staff to develop a mutually beneficial course of study to satisfy academic requirements and further the mission and vision of our site. Stipends may be available to interns who can be on site at least three days a week (about 18 hours), pending funding.
Education and background:
The ideal candidate is an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in museum education, history, and/or public history. We are looking for someone who is flexible, able to work independently, and someone who is enthusiastic about history.
Characteristics and Experience:
Comfortable with speaking to large and small groups
Warm, enthusiastic, and welcoming personality
Interest in working with people of all ages and nationalities
Reliable, responsible, punctual
Physically able to lead tours around the site
Able to work cooperatively and accept supervision
An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view
Interest in religion, history, and or architecture