Partnership Activation Specialist

Bethlehem, PA Full-time $29000.00-$35000.00/year

Connecting with your local community and finding ways to make events like glass blowing, art exhibits, and festivals accessible to all in the Lehigh Valley is so important. If you agree with that statement, we may have an interesting job for you!! We’re hiring a Partnership Activation Specialist here at ArtsQuest that will assist with major partnerships like Coca-Cola, Martin Guitar, PlayStation, and more to continue to make events and festivals possible!


What you’ll do

Provide robust administrative support to activate and fulfill partnerships and major accounts in support of ArtsQuest including brands like Yuengling, Wind Creek Casino, Coca Cola, Martin Guitar, PlayStation, Capital Blue Cross, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank and more than 250 additional partners. Your areas of oversite and impact will be:

  • Work with Marketing and Operations on signage acknowledging partner(s)
  • Promotions and onsite experiential activations, sponsorship check-ins at events and festivals on weekdays and potential evenings and weekend dates
  • Contests and sweepstakes for one-of-a-kind prizes and experiences
  • Brand inclusion in marketing efforts including social media and email campaigns integrated into festival and event marketing efforts and contests
  • Oversite and onsite support for sponsors making sure all contractual benefits are delivered successfully
  • Create, update, and maintain electronic media, sponsorship, and in-kind contractual agreements
  • Assist the marketing team in preparing Marketing, Sponsorship and Development presentations, packets, etc. 
  • Assist Marketing and sponsorship teams with partnership recaps, ROI reports


What you need to thrive in this role

  • Outgoing, approachable, and dynamic relationship builder
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people, including sponsors, staff, volunteers, and patrons, on the phone, in person and by e-mail communications
  • Business Administration, Marketing, Communications degree, or equivalent work experience desired
  • At least 1 year of experience in a marketing, sales, or development assistant role or relevant administrative or work-related experience preferred
  • The ability to work a non-traditional work schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Social media, e-mail marketing experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel (use of pivot tables, multi-channel, charts, v-lookups, etc.), Power Point, Outlook, and Publisher required; proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or another similar Sponsor/Donor software a plus
  • Detail oriented; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • A valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation to move from building to building as needed as well as the ability to attend meetings offsite locally and regionally as necessary
  • A passion or appreciation for the arts, music and cultural programs and events strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment desired but not required


About us

ArtsQuest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural, and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities.


Through festivals such as our flagship event, Musikfest; Banana Factory Arts Center; ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. Our programs and events, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


Our Culture:

We maintain a culture of C.A.R.E.S.; Creativity, Adaptability, Risk Taking, Evaluation and Sustainability. In addition, ArtsQuest has very high standards for accountability and ownership of all of our employees’ actions, whose contributions to the organization all relate to customer service. It is our goal to deliver the most exceptional experiences to both our internal and external customers. We work hard, but we play harder. It’s the reason we’re here!



  • Medical, dental, vision, term life, and disability insurance
  • 403(b)-retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off and sick time
  • Discounts on select organizational programs and events



ArtsQuest is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our employees are the most valuable assets we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees and volunteers invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization’s achievement as well.


At ArtsQuest, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees feel valued and respected whatever their age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or veteran status. We embrace and encourage our employees’ characteristics that make them unique, because we value and appreciate diverse life experiences.


ArtsQuest is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, EOE, M/F/LGBTQ/Disability/Vet.

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