Sylvan Heights Bird Park is home to the world's largest collection of waterfowl, along with many other bird species. The Events Manager reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for carrying out the business plan for the rental of Toad Hall Pavilion and Golden LEAF Room venue (private rentals and Sylvan Heights use), as well as working with the Sylvan Heights staff in planning signature events.
He/she will work in a team environment, coordinating with the Sylvan Heights Bird Park Director of Operations and Sylvan Heights employees on matters such as but not limited to –marketing strategies, social media, communications, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers.
Specific day-to-day responsibilities for the Events Manager are as follows:
Sylvan Heights Toad Hall Pavilion (SHTH) and Golden LEAF Room (SHGLR) facilities
• Establish financial goals and budget management for SHTH and SHGLR
• Implement a comprehensive marketing plan to maximize SHTH and SHGLR rentals
• Respond to rental inquiries, provide facility tours for interested prospects
• Meet with rental clients to review event plans, contractual requirements, etc.
• Coordinate and maintain detailed calendar of all reservations and availability
• Select and monitor relationships with vendors to recommend for services to rental clients
• Review and maintain contractual agreements and policies
• Monitor pricing structures and market viability for rental packages and additional services
• Serve as, or arrange for, a Sylvan Heights “host” to be present on site during scheduled client events
• Regularly report to the Director of Operations– progress, challenges and plans Sylvan Heights signature events
• Work with Sylvan Heights management and staff on planning, marketing, and facilitating the following:
Oyster Roast – January
Birds Brews and BBQ– March
Annual Fundraiser– October
Breakfast with Santa– December
A welcoming and outgoing personality are ideal for maintaining positive relationships with members, volunteers, public and private agencies and groups, sponsors and the general public. Strong organizational skills are required to support multiple programs, schedules, deadlines and tasks.
Ideal candidate will have BS/BA degree, 2+ years work experience in an events, hospitality or nonprofit development industry.
This job description reflects the organization’s assignment of essential responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.