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Venture Portland
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Portland, OR
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Published 17 days ago

Title:               Events Director 

Salary:            $60,000 per year

Hours:            40 hours per week, days and times vary depending on event needs

Benefits:         Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 12 Paid Holidays                                

Supervisor:     Executive Director 

Start & Terms: Position available now. This is a 12-month position, with possible extension.

Applicants:     We highly encourage women and POC to consider this job.

Position Description:

If you have a true passion for Portland's small businesses and events, this job might be the one for you! We are hiring a full-time Events Director to create and manage our "Events Hub" and to help Business District Associations (BDAs) put on amazing events and activations (examples: street fairs, holiday tree-lighting, cultural fairs, information expos). The Events Director will supervise an Events Assistant and Event Floaters.

What does a "typical" week look like? This full-time job offers flexible hours and no two days are quite the same! Every day is an opportunity to engage with local small business owners and their BDAs. This is done IRL and/or virtually.

As the Events Director, your week may look like--

Monday: All Staff Meeting at noon. Work with a District Manager(s) to outline their events calendar for the year. Begin creating spreadsheet of live entertainment options and party supply resources.

Tuesday: Connect with PBOT regarding event permitting and creating a permanent street plaza in a specific district(s), and about event insurance. Meet in a district to help plan a street activation for Spring 2022.

Wednesday: Provide technical assistance to a business district association who wants help figuring out how to get vendors to be a part of their street fair. Update spreadsheet to include newly opened event venues.

Thursday: Attend Venture Portland’s monthly social media webinar. Help BDAs promote their upcoming events on their social media platforms.

Friday: Help set up a BDA member mixer-prep the host table, supply raffle tickets and a prize, check in with bartender or restaurant manager before guests arrive, engage with guests during event, and help to clear up after event, as needed.

Obviously, there's a lot of exciting activity taking place each day that isn't listed here!

Characteristics we hope you have (or aspire to):

  • Highly organized and always looking for further efficiencies
  •  Infectious energy to gain support and get things done
  • Very creative, out of the box thinking (what ideas do you have without Googling first?)
  • Able to seamlessly blend professionalism with accessibility
  • Ability and desire to create positive systemic change using the tools/programs we have available at Venture Portland
  • Volunteer experience
  • Board experience

Please express your interest in whatever format you like by October 22, 2021 through Joy@ventureportland.org. Please put "EVENTS DIRECTOR" in the subject line. Interviews for this position will begin immediately so if you are interested in the position please do not delay!

Individuals seeking employment at Venture Portland are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 

Title:               Events Director 

Salary:            $60,000 per year

Hours:            40 hours per week, days and times vary depending on event needs

Benefits:         Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 12 Paid Holidays                                

Supervisor…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 22, 2021

Compensation

USD 60,000 - USD 60,000

Benefits

Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 12 Paid Holidays                                

Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 12 Paid Holidays                                

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
Associated Location
1125 SE Madison, Portland, OR 97227, United States
Suite 112

How to Apply

Please express your interest in whatever format you like by October 22, 2021 through Joy@ventureportland.org. Please put "EVENTS DIRECTOR" in the subject line. Interviews for this position will begin immediately so if you are interested in the position please do not delay!

Please express your interest in whatever format you like by October 22, 2021 through Joy@ventureportland.org. Please put "EVENTS DIRECTOR" in the subject line. Interviews for this…

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