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Events & Experiences Facilitator

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is your local source for television and radio –

WNED PBS, WNED PBS KIDS, WNED Create, WBFO NPR, WNED Classical, and WBFO The Bridge!


We reach Western New York and Southern Ontario and can be streamed from your favorite device.


Engaging our communities through exploration and entertainment—everywhere.


We’re looking for an Events & Experiences Facilitator!


What you’ll be doing:

The Events & Experiences Facilitator will help create and expand new and existing events, activities, and experiences (in-person, virtual, on- and off-site) in order to engage BTPM’s community and expand audiences. This individual will coordinate multiple aspects of both ticketed, revenue-generating events and free, community-focused experiences. This individual will collaborate with various departments and support events & experiences in both the U.S. and Canada. This position is primarily on-site but may be hybrid – a blend of remote and in-office workIn summary, this individual will:

  • Coordinate and execute the calendar existing events and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Securing venues and vendors in both the US and Canada,
    • In conjunction with SVP & CDO, setting ticket prices and determining which projects are fundraisers and which are free to the public,
    • Creating and monitoring event listings,
    • Managing set-up and staging for each event, both internal and off-site,
    • Booking talent and negotiating fees,
    • Managing internal calendar for all station events and experiences; communicating internal announcements accordingly.
  • Help to create, develop, and coordinate new events and experiences.
  • Stay in consistent contact with internal stakeholders.
  • Provide general event and experience support to individual stations as requested.
  • Generate ideas for potential events and experiences that could be added to BTPM’s roster of activities.


What you’ll need:

  • Minimum of Associate degree in philanthropic studies, communications, marketing or related field OR equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in an administrative setting, event coordination/project management experience a plus
  • Experience with event/ticketing management systems (i.e. Eventbrite) and donor platforms (i.e. Patreon) a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office
  • Supportive, hospitable demeanor
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfortable in a public-facing role
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve swiftly and efficiently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and with a variety of people
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and adhere to deadlines
  • Highly organized with an exceptional attention to detail


Because we’re awesome!  You won’t find a better group of talented, energetic people dedicated to quality content and reaching the various communities of our region.  We are proud of our culture and promote a realistic balance of both work and personal life.  Our benefits package is fantastic and we have free parking!


Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, non-exempt hourly position and starting pay will be based on education, experience and interview. Starting range: $17.57 to $21.96.

  • 12 paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Sick time (accrued)
  • Medical, Dental, Life, Vision Short- & Long-Term Disability insurance options
  • Health Savings Account (for applicable plans) with employer contribution
  • Flex Spending Account option
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Critical Illness coverage options
  • Identity Protection option
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Retirement Plan with 7.5% employer match (based on eligibility)


Buffalo Toronto Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.