Freelance Facilities Coordinator - 1871

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Operations · CONTRACT


Hiring Company:

1871 -


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL

About 1871

The story of the Great Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next: a remarkable moment when Chicago’s most brilliant engineers, architects and inventors came together to build a new city. Their innovations – born of passion and practical ingenuity – shaped not just Chicago, but the modern world. Today, Chicago’s brightest founders, entrepreneurs, digital designers, and engineers are developing new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible.

Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, grow professionally and, with a little luck, change the world. If that sounds like you, join us.

The Role

The Freelance Facilities Coordinator will be responsible for managing 1871’s physical space on nights and weekends when on-site events are happening outside of standard business hours. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working go-getter that enjoys working with new people on a regular basis, delivering top-notch client service, and assisting with both small and large-scale events. The ideal candidate will also have very open flexibility on weeknights and weekends, with the ability to pick up shifts as needed.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Freelance Facilities Coordinator will work closely with members of 1871’s staff, other freelance employees, as well as 1871’s event clients and guests.








1871/CEC is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong focus on crafting an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.

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