An event management position, ideal for candidates who have some prior event or catering management experience and are seeking to pursue event & wedding coordination full-time. The event manager chosen will get first-hand experience assisting on all in-house wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as being assigned their own events and clients to manage.
About our Organization:
Top of the Hill is a multi-faceted organization, consisting of the Restaurant & Brewery, a micro-Distillery, Back Bar, and our event space, the Great Room. This position is an event management position at the Great Room at Top of the Hill. The Great Room is an all -inclusive event space, including catering services, which hosts private events from 30-300 guests. Events and clientele range from large corporate dinners and departmental business meetings to late night student bar parties to wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Applications Due: February 1, 2018
Please submit a resume and event portfolio (if applicable) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualities of the Job:
- Full-time position; applicants maintaining a full-time school schedule need not apply - Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on the demands of the business to regularly include nights, weekends and holidays - Excellent problem solving and decision making skills - Able to work under pressure and in demanding situations - Reliable, excellent work ethic, high integrity - Highly organized and detail-oriented applicants are a must
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Second Assistant on all weddings, directly responsible for carrying out all duties assigned by the primary coordinator; opportunity to become a primary wedding coordinator in future - Primary event coordinator for assigned events - Must communicate and confirm all pre-planned event details with assigned clients and bookings - Prior to event, finalizes all client contracts and responsible for executing all event specifications agreed upon with client - Communicate and confirm with outside vendors to meet individual client needs - Manager on Duty when scheduled and must remain in attendance for entirety of the event - Oversee a staff ranging from 2 to 15 persons for the set-up, execution and breakdown of events - Work with catering team to execute event menus - Responsible for the handling of money, including but not limited to taking deposits and final payments from clients, tipping out the staff accordingly, and balancing the venue’s nightly cashout with respect to other departments
Experience/Skills: - Front-of-house catering, banquet or serving experience - Knowledge of PC and Mac computer platforms
Communication, Cooperation & Organization: - Demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills - Works well within a team environment - Friendly and pleasant - Ability to describe our event space and services to clients in a clear, well-organized and knowledgable manner - Maintains friendly and professional working relationships with other departments and employees - Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes - Able to responsibility and courteously manage a staff, including appropriate reprimands and conflict management
Event Execution: - Physical Demands: at any point in time, may potentially have to lift tables, chairs, trays of food, boxes, etc. Required walking or standing to a significant degree. - Math Demands: basic mathematical skills are a must - Hygiene: Maintains a clean and professional appearance ____________________________________
Highly Considered Applicant Qualities (Any or All of the Following): - 1+ Years Management Experience in the Hospitality Field - Basic experience with marketing & graphic design principles - Familiarity/Experience with Adobe Suite - Experience with management & overseeing a staff - Spanish a plus - Experience with point-of-sales systems & reports - Experience with banquet reservation systems - Previous event management/leadership role - Wedding management/assistant experience - 4 Year Undergraduate Degree - Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Business or Hospitality a plus
Additional Salary Information: Pay dependent upon experience and/or skills.
Top of the Hill (or TOPO, as we have come to be known) is a brewpub, restaurant, event space and distillery located in downtown Chapel Hill. The restaurant and brewery opened in 1996 at the intersection of Franklin and Columbia Streets adjacent to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, making us the eighth oldest microbrewery in the state. TOPO expanded in 2010, adding the Great Room pri...vate event space and the Back Bar, which is home to North Carolina's first on-premise cask ale program.
TOPO Distillery opened in 2012 and produces the only 100% locally-sourced and USDA certified organic spirits in the deep South: TOPO Organic Vodka, TOPO Organic Piedmont Gin and TOPO Moonshine Carolina Whiskey. All three organic spirits are made with 100% organic Carolina soft red winter wheat grown less than 100 miles from the distillery. The distillery is also located on Franklin Street, three blocks south in the former printing press room of the Chapel Hill News.