Lancaster City is hiring a special-events manager for the Lancaster Office of Promotion.
LOOP, successor to the Mayor's Office of Special Events, is creating the new position because of the office's expanded role. The arts and entertainment events organization now promotes the city as a destination for the arts, shopping, cultural attractions, dining and special events.
The special-events manager will handle event and activity permitting and coordinate with community organizations, sponsors and city departments, according to the job description.
You can see the job description here: (We'll cut to the chase: It pays between about $39,300 and $45,200.)
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb 25. Money for the position will come from the city's general fund, according to Jennifer Baker, LOOP's director.
The office has three full-time people. In addition to the fourth position being added, LOOP will also be looking for perhaps two to four part-time workers to act as travel consultants, Baker said.
The city is seeing a lot of international travelers arriving on Amtrak, she said.
The new position of special-events manager is being added as renovations are being done at the downtown Lancaster Visitors Center at the northwest corner of Penn Square. (LOOP is on the third floor.)
Renovations include taking down some walls, installing digital information kiosks and putting in a "living gallery" that will feature famous Lancastrians who can talk to visitors, Baker said.
Work is expected to be done by June 1.