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Join Our Team as an Event Coordinator at Queer Bar Takeover in Kansas City, MO!

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Are you passionate about creating inclusive and vibrant spaces for the LGBTQ+ community and allies? Do you have a knack for event planning and management? If so, we want you to be a part of the Queer Bar Takeover team! We're currently looking for an Events Coordinator to help us organize and execute our exciting monthly events.

About Queer Bar Takeover:

Queer Bar Takeover is a dynamic and inclusive social enterprise based in Kansas City, MO. Our mission is to provide safe, welcoming, and vibrant spaces where the LGBTQ+ community and allies can come together to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. We achieve this through a series of 12 events annually, each held at a different straight bar in the city.

Job Description:

As the Events Coordinator for Queer Bar Takeover, you'll play a pivotal role in planning, coordinating, and executing our monthly events. Your work will contribute to creating memorable experiences for our attendees and fostering an inclusive community atmosphere. Here's what you'll be responsible for:


Event Planning and Execution:

  • Collaborate with our leadership team to plan and execute 12 events per year at various straight bars in Kansas City.

  • Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, scheduling, and contracts with host bars.

  • Develop and manage event budgets to ensure cost-effectiveness and financial sustainability.


Promotion and Outreach:

  • Create and execute marketing and promotional strategies to attract a diverse audience to each event.

  • Collaborate with our marketing team to create event materials, social media content, and advertising campaigns.

  • Forge partnerships with local LGBTQ+ organizations, businesses, and influencers to increase event visibility.


Vendor and Entertainment Coordination:

  • Secure and manage contracts with DJs, performers, and vendors as needed for each event.

  • Oversee the setup and teardown of event spaces to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.

  • Coordinate with performers and entertainers to meet their needs.



Guest Experience and Safety:

  • Ensure that all attendees feel welcome, safe, and respected at our events.

  • Implement safety measures, including security if necessary, and address any incidents or concerns.

  • Collect feedback from attendees to continually improve the event experience.

Staff Management:

  • Recruit and manage a team of staffers to assist with event setup, registration, and other tasks.

  • Provide training and guidance to volunteers to ensure efficient event operations.

Qualifications:

  • Previous event planning experience is highly preferred.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Familiarity with LGBTQ+ culture and issues.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.

How to Apply:

If you're excited about joining our team and helping us create memorable LGBTQ+ events, please apply on indeed with a cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you're passionate about working with Queer Bar Takeover.

Queer Bar Takeover is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Job Types: Contract, Part-time


Pay: $18.00 - $30.00 per hour


Schedule: Weekends as needed


Location: Kansas City, MO (Reliable commute or planning to relocate before starting work required)


Experience: Events management: 1 year (Preferred)


Work Location: In person


Are you ready to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community in Kansas City and be part of a dynamic team? Apply today and help us make Queer Bar Takeover events even more amazing!

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