Events Director

March 29, 2023
3000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Events Director


KERA is seeking an Events Director to join our team and create memorable experiences for our audiences. Reporting to the Director of Audience Development, this position will strategize and execute in-person and virtual events that engage audiences and generate revenue.




Serving the country’s fifth-largest media market, KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT, WRR and Art&Seek. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for trusted educational programming and initiatives, community engagement and lifelong learning.


As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA.




The Events Director will work across the organization to identify opportunities to leverage content and marketing initiatives to create events that make KERA/KXT more visible, relevant and valuable to North Texans. This position will have primary responsibility for all fundraising and major donor events and will integrate fundraising and sponsorship strategies into events in order to create new sources of revenue for the organization. This role will be responsible for all aspects of the event experience – from assigning roles and deliverables during the preparation phase to ensuring our on-site presence reflects the quality and professionalism audiences expect.


This is an FLSA classified exempt position, which is not eligible for overtime. The role reports directly to the Director, Audience Development and serves as the direct supervisor for the Events Manager and Volunteer/Events Coordinator positions.



  • Create annual events strategy that outlines strategic opportunities for in-person and virtual engagement with audiences
  • Develop and maintain annual events calendar and share opportunities throughout the organization
  • Work directly with major gifts, membership and corporate sponsorship teams on fundraising events
  • Develops funding strategy to turn events into revenue opportunities through membership, major donor support and corporate sponsorship
  • Manages vendor relationships, negotiating contracts and pricing
  • Oversees project management for events
  • Serves as first point of contact for venues and partners throughout planning and execution of events
  • Develops and maintains lists of event deliverables and creative assets
  • Oversees on-site presence and logistics for in-person and virtual events
  • Provides proof-of-performance documentation to funders, including donors and sponsors
  • Works closely with content team to identify opportunities to enhance audience engagement with each of KERA and KXT’s platforms
  • Works closely with the audience development team on strategy and coordination of key initiatives and audience engagement


As a KERA employee:

  • Be an active participant in KERA’s work towards equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Work in a manner that is consistent with KERA’s mission, vision and values; and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Comply with KERA’s COVID policies.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

This list of job duties is not exhaustive and is subject to regular reviews and updates.




We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.


  • 5 years' work experience in a professional setting, including leadership and experience with revenue-generating events
  • Proven advanced skills in event production, vendor management, project management and in-person marketing
  • Experience communicating with donors, funders and vendors
  • Experience collaborating across teams
  • Track record of developing experiential content that engages and delights audiences
  • Work experience in media, nonprofit, marketing or public relations is a plus
  • Must have strong command of the following software: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Office applications.
  • A valid Texas Driver’s License and insurance required for assignments/activities that may involve work outside the office and/or operating the company vehicle.
  • This role will require work on nights and weekends.




Passion for and experience with public broadcasting is a plus, but not required.




$79,000 to $89,000, depending on experience.




KERA welcomes a hybrid working environment. This position is expected to work in our Dallas office at least 50% of the time.




Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.

KERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application Instructions


Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.

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