Event Manager

District Winery is seeking an Event Manager to coordinate and manage private events. The Event Manager will be responsible for post-sale client management as well as ensuring the events themselves run smoothly and efficiently. This position requires a calm demeanor during fast paced and intense situations, attentiveness to all aspects of an event, and the ability to easily communicate and manage an event.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement event execution procedures as per the GM’s vision and standards
  • Act as main point of contact for private event clients immediately following booking, throughout planning process and during the event. 
  • Manage client relationships and respond quickly and efficiently to client questions and concerns via email and phone; Anticipate potential client questions, issues and conflicts and proactively troubleshoot
  • Proactively engage with guests to ensure a positive experience 
  • Manage event staff, setup and breakdown of the space for events on days where Banquet Manager is not scheduled
  • Interface with back of house staff to ensure proper delivery & coordination of food service
  • Manage all BEOs, Floorplans, and other administrative documents for events 
  • Liaise with external vendors leading up to and throughout the event

 

Who We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Management, Communications, or related degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of experience in event management, off premise catering or private dining catering management
  • Must have a passion for weddings and be able to manage multiple weddings in a weekend as well as weekday corporate events
  • Flexible schedule with weekends and nights available
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and outgoing
  • Ability to establish productive relationships with people at all levels
  • A positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment 
  • Must demonstrate proficient knowledge and use of computer and basic programs (e.g., Google Suite including Google Docs & Spreadsheets)
  • Detail oriented and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced environment, competently handling demanding deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients; must demonstrate professional phone and business etiquette
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and appreciation of wine strongly preferred

 

Other Information

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]