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EVENT MANAGER

Job Title: Event Manager

Reports To: General Manager

Position Summary:

Landmark venue that has been operating for over 20 years in Manhattan is seeking an Event Manager to execute a high level of service to our clients.

 

The responsibilities of this role are to oversee the execution of events as it pertains to all matters concerning clients, facility, staff and vendors.

 

This customer service based role requires a creative, driven, and detail-oriented person with a desire to learn from and support a small powerful team. This is a unique opportunity to service a diverse range of clients and events.

 

The position oversees a high volume of full-service event days per year as well as all associated pre-event preparation and post-event reconciliation.

 

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, highly organized, has excellent written and verbal communication, is strategic, and able to navigate various personalities and business dynamics.

Main Responsibilities:

Events:

  • Welcome clients during set up to answer any and all questions

  • Manage entrance and street for loading and unloading

  • Constantly focus on venue upkeep, cleanliness, detail, back of house, organization and customer service

  • Be proactive with customer service, client needs, and next steps while focusing on work plans to ensure we are executing each element

  • Review, understand and execute floor plans

  • Manage and act as an intermediary for venue event partners and ensure operational efficiency

  • Communicate any additions or changes to the sales team prior to approving

  • Ensure all vendors are completely set up by door opening and breaking down in accordance with the loadout schedule

  • Solicit client feedback and prepare a post-event report

Vendors:

  • Manage, support and problem solve all vendor related matters pre/post and during events ensuring premium event execution 

  • Assign, train, and supervise entire event staff. The staff includes but not limited to: 

    • Porters, Bar Staff, Security, Fire Safety, Coat Check, Restroom Attendants and Cleaning Crews

  • Evaluate and support operational best practices and efficiencies for safety, security, ADA, sustainability, risk management, venue setup, and traffic flows

Administration:

  • Develop and manage schedules for internal staff and outside vendors

  • Prepare and maintain event documents on the company server

  • Obtain and validate street activities permits, COIs, floor plans, and run of shows 

  • Participate in pre-event client meetings and communication for event preparation

  • Manage the ordering and inventory of the in house beverage programs

  • Assist in reconciling post-event expenses

Ideal Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of event experience and staff management

  • 5+ years of operations experience, preferably for events

  • Exceptional analytic, project management, and relationship skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Acute attention to detail and organization

  • Demonstrated ability to identify cost savings opportunities and capitalize on them

  • A keen eye for event operation improvements

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Relationship management and/or customer service experience

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Competitive base salary

  • Paid holidays and vacation

  • 401K and profit-sharing plans

To Apply:

  • Please submit a cover letter & resume 

  • Please include a link to your LinkedIn profile (If Applicable)

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The Altman Building is proud to celebrate over 20 years of providing event services at our landmark historic venue. Established in 1896 as the carriage house for the B. Altman department store, The Altman Building is now a versatile private event venue, boasting 14,000 square feet over two floors. Our venue entrance is ground level and virtually column-free, providing unparalleled flexibility in event production.

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