Areas of Responsibility

BNYDC is seeking to hire an Events Manager.  The Events Manager will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director, Exhibits & Program in executing the corporation’s events business plan. This position calls for an individual who has a passion for and experience with volunteerism and corporate event management; an enthusiastic professional who is comfortable speaking in public, and is able to build relationships with internal and external customers. The Events Manager will anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision. The Events Manager will also conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help the executive team make decisions about event possibilities.

  • Proactively recruit, solicit, and entertain inquires for special industry and cultural events, corporate meetings and conferences, private social events, and film shoots at the Yard
  • Research market, identify event/ film opportunities, generate interest, and secure bookings for BNY Exhibit Center BLDG 92, public space in the Food Manufacturing Hub located on the ground floor of Building 77, and any other location within the Yard for new and creative event/film happenings
  • Facilitate and manage all film and/or events details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc.
  • Identify and source the additional resources needed for effective delivery of events
  • Work with Legal and Protective Services teams to complete contractual requirements and ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Work with internal EA team (and external PR teams when appropriate) to promote and publicize event
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event/film shoot day
  • Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations, and report on event outcomes. Maintain a repository of metrics on event and recommend changes to event policies as needed
  • Liaise with other members of the local hospitality industry to exchange and update information on resources and services available

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience in large scale event planning and coordination
  • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop partnership with members of the Brooklyn hospitality industry
  • High-energy and entrepreneurial approach to work
  • Ability to write well, to speak articulately and forcefully, and to work on several projects independently and simultaneously with close attention to detail
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Results oriented and possess the ability to multitask while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated project management ability
  • Superior customer service and business relations skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Genuine interest in the mission of BNYDC

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.)
  • 3-5 years of experience in relevant field
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to work on evening/weekend meetings and events
  • Strong computer, internet, research, and database skills (proficiency in Microsoft Excel a plus)

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter as an attachment to HRHumanResources@bnydc.org

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or as victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.