Reporting directly to the Dean of Rockefeller Chapel and working closely with the Director, University Chapels, Ceremonial and Special Events Coordinator and other colleagues in the unit, the Event Manager oversees the full range of event planning and execution for a wide array of academic, artistic, and spiritual events across the unit, collaborating with departmental and external event organizers on logistics, marketing, execution, and review. The successful Events Manager will have the experience and skills necessary to work independently and develop a more efficient intake strategy, manage and oversee vendors, supervise event staff members including student staff, and oversee lighting, sound, and audio-visual contract staff.
Unit-Specific Responsibilities 1)Â Manage all stages of the intake, logistics, and execution of events in Rockefeller and Bond Chapels, except as otherwise designated by the Dean. 2)Â Oversee vendors and other staff involved in the execution of events. 3)Â Serve as the primary liaison for Rockefeller Chapel on various university-wide committees involving arts and other collaborations that make use of Rockefeller and Bond chapels. 4)Â Serve as the Deanâ™s point person for event management and execution. 5)Â Collaborate with all members of the Rockefeller and Spiritual Life offices to ensure that events are advertised well and executed professionally. 6)Â Respond to student requests for the use of Rockefeller and Bond chapels with generosity, patience, tact, and practicality. 7)Â Work closely with the Director, University Chapels, on scheduling, ticket sales and collection, attendance statistics. 8)Â Strategize with staff to develop more effective event advertising.
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1)Â Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion. 2)Â Exhibit Resilience and Optimize Resources. 3)Â Demonstrate Strategic Agility. 4)Â Communicate Effectively and with Influence.
Education 1)Â Masterâ™s degree.
Experience 1)Â Experience in event management, theater management, technical direction, or technical production. 2)Â Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Technical Knowledge or Skills 1)Â Superior written and verbal communication skills consummate with employment in a top-ranked research university. 2)Â Superior customer service skills. 3)Â Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and project management software strongly preferred. 4)Â Ability to exercise independent judgement and work effectively with a highly diverse team and constituency.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 1)Â Ability to climb stairs, make rounds, stand for extended periods of time, move frequently within and around buildings. 2)Â Occasional light lifting 10-50 lbs. 3)Â Ability to move and set up tables and chairs. 4)Â Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as events. 5) Capacity to work independently and carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions.
Required Documents 1)Â Cover Letter 2)Â Resume
NOTE: Â When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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