Position: Part-time Events Coordinator (Temp)

Reports To: Development Operations Coordinator 

Location: Minneapolis, MN

FLSA Status: Part-time, non-exempt

Hourly Range: $18 – $20 


Position Summary:

The part-time Event Assistant is a dynamic and crucial role focused primarily on the execution and management of NĀTIFS’ participation in the Minnesota State Fair. This position requires a proactive, detail-oriented professional who thrives in fast-paced environments and is passionate about promoting Indigenous cultures and culinary practices.

This is a temporary position; term ends at the conclusion of the 2024 State Fair project.



  • Collaborate with the Development Operations Coordinator the planning and implementation of NĀTIFS’ participation in the Minnesota State Fair, ensuring a strong and engaging presence.
  • Under the supervision of the Development Operations Coordinator, coordinate logistics, including booth setup, staffing, and materials management for the duration of the fair.
  • With direction from the Development Operations Coordinator, liaise with fair organizers, vendors, and partners to ensure all contractual and operational needs are met.
  • Manage post-event wrap-up activities, including data collection and analysis to assess performance and inform future participation.


    • Experience in event planning and management, particularly with large-scale public events.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a knack for negotiation and relationship management.
    • Knowledge of and respect for Indigenous cultures and values, with a preference for candidates who have experience working with Native communities.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, particularly during the State Fair period.


    • Competitive hourly rate.
    • Flexible scheduling to accommodate peak event times.
    • Opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment and contribute to meaningful community engagement. 

    ADA requirements:

    NATIFS will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please reach out to [email protected] for additional information. 

    Additional ADA notice of requirements:

    • Periods of sitting and standing

    • May endure prolonged periods of computer use

    • Written and verbal communication ability

    • Scan, handle and move material efficiently and safely, including lifting or moving up to 40 pounds

    • Flexible work schedule (e.g., occasional nights, weekends, and holidays) and regular attendance necessary

    • Reasonable accommodations can be made as needed


    To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

    please send the following materials to [email protected], with the subject line as follows: PC_(last name)_(first name):

    • Resume or CV

    • Cover Letter explaining any direct experience with event planning and your interest in Indigenous food systems.

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