Milton Academy is an independent coeducational national and international boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12, on a 125-acre campus eight miles south of Boston.
The Campus Services and Events team seeks a Manager of Milton Academy Events. This is a critical role, given Milton’s three divisions (Upper, Middle and Lower schools); a robust residential life program; and a public space/rental program that results in a 24/7 operation.
This role will ensure consistent and sophisticated execution of major and critical minor events both during and outside the typical school day, in support of the mission of the Academy. The successful candidate will anticipate and plan for recurring annual and one-time Milton Academy events, ensuring a consistent and sophisticated look and feel of the events. This includes designing the flow and timing of the event, organizing personnel and outside vendors, collaborating, and identifying support needs from all internal service departments, serving as the point person when challenges arise, ensuring that the event is executed within budget.
The manager will also interact with all divisions in an advisory capacity, on annual or one-time departmental events, as requested. As such, the manager must routinely engage with and develop trusting relationships with all key points of contact across Milton. The person in this role will be highly visible; require an impeccable sense of good judgment and high standards; and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and consistently, have proven success with managing multiple tasks at once, and understand how to help organizers fulfill priorities.
Schedule flexibility is required for this position. The position requires pre-event coordination and a presence at school-year events (e.g., opening of school, War Memorial Lecture, graduation), as well as oversight of outside rentals (e.g., weddings, event rentals, filming) which often fall outside of the normal business day. In general, need for attendance at these events will be known weeks in advance, although it is always possible that rentals may be booked with less notice.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree and have at least five years of related events, logistics and/or business sales experience or similar positions that demonstrate the capabilities required. Valid driver’s license is required.
To learn more about Milton Academy, please visit our website at www.milton.edu.
Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural and gender balance of the School community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.