Community & Special Events Management

Position Title: Community and Special Events Management

Position Need:
View is a dynamic Center for Arts and Culture based in the Adirondack Region. Our mission is to enrich, educate, entertain, and inspire.
We seek a spirited, energetic, open-minded and enthusiastic individual who is collaborative in nature, and dedicated to creating and delivering
exceptional programs and events at View.

 

Summary:
This full-time position will manage a variety of programs including but not limited to community events, annual and seasonal benefits, fairs and festivals, and special activities, such as weddings and conferences.
The incumbent will have primary responsibility for ownership of assigned programs including planning and scheduling, execution and post-event reviews.

 This position reports to the President, and operationally to the CFO/Director of Business Operations and works in collaboration with the View team.

 

Major responsibilities:

  • Works closely with team members to develop new programs, and plans for and executes events, liaising with core team members in functional areas of program management such as design, product marketing, public relations, marketing communications, and finance.
  • Works closely with volunteer committees to plan, implement, and evaluate important current and new programs, always ensuring that they’re fresh, current, and relevant.

  • Promote View’s facilities rental to a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals and respond to all requests to utilize View’s facilities.

  • Prepare annual operating budget for areas of responsibility and take responsibility for the management of the budget with oversight from the CFO/Director of Business Operations and the President.

  • Recommend and pursue partnerships with local and targeted organizations to promote Old Forge and View as a destination visit.

  • Participate in soliciting underwriting sponsorships such as grants and other funding sources that will generate program or event related revenue.

  • Responsibility to manage the kitchen/pantry and beverage component of View’s business operations, ensuring compliance with NYS regulations, and ensuring appropriate levels of supplies and inventories.

  • Write processes and policies designed to train contracted vendors, caterers, volunteers, and others regarding program implementation.

View has a very unique working culture that promotes fun, trust, accountability, and process management, as well as an overall pursuit of happiness and enrichment. Our schedule of events requires that the successful candidate will be able and willing to work an occasional evening and/or weekend hours for program management and execution.

 

Work Experience:
The successful candidate will have previous work experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to multi-task, show creativity in ideas for program consideration, proven demonstration of planning and execution of programs or events, and ability to plan and budget. Candidates can come from for-profit or not-for-profit organizations.

 

Education:
Undergraduate degree in any number of disciplines, including but not limited to arts, business or finance, or equivalent business experience in a related field or discipline.

 

Core Skills:
The successful candidate will exemplify the following critical character and behavioral traits, and model them for staff and other stakeholders to emulate:

  • Honesty, integrity, and trustworthy

  • Good natured, easy to work with, approachable and accessible; treats every person with dignity, and can work with all View stakeholders effectively

  • Clear/transparent in communications

  • Consistent and persistent

  • Energy, enthusiasm, diligence, and passion for VIEW’s success

  • Professional approach (responsible, accountable, reliable, organized, team oriented, performance based)

  • Knows where he/she needs help and is willing to ask

  • Intelligent and smart; creative and practical

  • Inquisitive by nature, open to other ideas than their own, more interested in the best solution, not his/her way

  • Heart is in the right place: Committed to VIEW’s success

  • Ability to articulate clearly and concisely, positively, and deliver effective messaging -- in multiple forms of communication

Compensation:
Compensation and position offer will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in consideration of VIEW’s profile.

View is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

More About View:
Located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, on State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY, View brings a broad range of artistic and cultural programs to the area.  Our View community consists of year-round and seasonal residents and tourists, many of whom enjoy the region’s natural beauty, taking advantage of the scenic lakes and mountains in the summer, the breathtaking beauty of the Fall foliage, and the expertly groomed snowmobile and ski trails in the winter months. 

View’s blend of local and national artisans help create our unique, cultural community, where we host a varying array of artistic expression. Art shows and Exhibitions, including nationally-recognized watercolor and quilt shows, visual and performing arts, workshops, classes, presentations, and social events are just some of what we offer. Through these various programs, View seeks to:

  • Promote and stimulate interest in the Arts and Culture,

  • Offer enriching opportunities to learn and create,

  • Provide entertainment and enjoyment,

  • Encourage community involvement and participation, and

  • Nurture an appreciation for the natural beauty and ecology of the Adirondacks.­

 

To apply for the Community and Special Events Management position, please send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to bsunderlin@viewarts.org