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Event and Venue Sales Manager

Overview:

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant culture. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

 

Position Summary

The Event and Venue Sales Manager supports the mission and goals of Maine Maritime Museum by giving top priority to developing a successful events program ensuring the highest level of client service and exceptional private events.

The Events and Venue Sales Manager is responsible for the daily operation and coordination of events including: public museum events, weddings, social events, business and corporate events and more. This position is also responsible for marketing, recruiting, selling, and contracting the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces for client events and meeting financial goals. The Event and Venue Sales Manager oversees all aspects of facility rentals and event sales; working closely with the Director of Operations, the Director of Development, the Manager of Marketing & Communications, and the Facilities Manager. A successful Events and Venue Sales Manager will develop a strategy for continued client satisfaction, event growth, and revenue increase.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide exceptional service for clients renting the event space from the moment they first inquire to the final clean up after an event.
  • Prospecting for venue rental clients through marketing initiatives, wedding and trade shows, digital and social media outreach, and print materials.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with the museum’s caterers, internal facilities team and external vendors to coordinate, plan, and execute well-produced events.
  • Develop and execute long-term strategy for continued facility rental growth. This includes drafting annual budgets for review, developing recommendations and plans for future events and serving as lead contact for developing annual event calendar.
  • Personally performs required setup labor and general upkeep and use of event equipment; holds responsibility for training and supervising the work of both paid and volunteer staff recruited for this purpose.
  • · Maintain communications with clients and vendors regarding event details and work collaboratively with facilities team to execute event logistics.
  • Field inquires in a timely manner and maintain internal events calendar.
  • Provide support as needed for other museum departments and for museum programs.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the areas of marketing, or hospitality management.
  • Two to five years of event sales and production; museum and/or non-profit experience a plus.
  • A passion and talent for customer service and event management with the proven ability to meet and exceed sales goals preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically with a variety of clients.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience with employee management and ability to work constructively and professionally with diverse groups with a commitment to working across the organization.
  • Highly comfortable with computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite; Experience with Blackbaud software, specifically Altru, a plus.
  • Previous experience developing budgets and coordinating and developing relationships with external event partners.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to stand for periods of time, lift 50 lbs., walk over irregular terrain, and work in both indoor and outdoor settings.

 

Terms

The Special Events and Facilities Sales Manager is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits in Bath, Maine. Starting salary is $42,000- $45,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.

Maine Maritime Museum