Employment and Internships

Please email cover letter and resume to Tara Putegnat at tputegnat@brownsvillehistory.org

Employment Opportunities

Job Title:  Manager of Event Rentals

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Manager of Event Rentals plays an integral role in the Event Rentals team and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Event Rentals department. The Manager of Event Rentals will take a proactive role in promoting, coordinating, and implementing venue rentals at the Brownsville Historical Association, including working with the Executive Director to market the BHA facilities as  special event venues. The Manager ensures the best customer service for potential and future clients.


Aggressively solicits and promotes the BHA facilities as event venues through advertising, cold calling, contacting past customers, building relationships with local businesses, and other creative and cost effective sales activities.  Reviews and approves customer contracts, monitors event deposit payments, and corresponding final invoices.  Monitors, manages and works with the Executive Director to adjust sales activities as required to meet monthly budget expectations.  Ensures client satisfaction and seamless collaboration with all department teams working events by confirming all Event Rental department policies and procedures are followed.  Maintains calendars, events, staffing, and booking policies and procedures.  Develops marketing strategies and supervises the Event Rentals.

Required Qualifications:

EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: • 3-5 years of venue rentals and sales experience • Excellent marketing, customer service and verbal communication skills • Experience in Microsoft Office • Preferred customer service and cash handling experience • Ability to complete job responsibilities with minimal supervision • Must be detail oriented, customer service driven, and possess excellent people skills.

Fellowships and Internships

There are no fellowship or paid internship opportunties at this time.  Please check back periodically for future announcements!

Unpaid internships are available in the following areas:  collections management, education and programming, special event planning, and gift shop and membership.  If you are interested in interning with the Brownsville Historical Association, please

contact 956-541-5560 for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Brownsville Historical Association accepts volunteers on a rolling basis and for a variety of needs.  Volunteer areas include caretaking and restoration, programming and education, school tours, exhibit docents, and gift shop assistance.

For more information about current volunteer opportunities, please contact the BHA.

Interesed in Internship or becoming BHA Volunteer, download form below:

BHA Intern & Volunteer Form

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