Event Sales Consultant (part-time)

Seeking creative, innovative individual with experience in the areas of event sales, general sales, social media and networking. At the core as a primary driver are event sales including, but not limited to; corporate, private, celebratory, weddings, etc.  Must be highly resourceful with a strong work ethic, a solid skill set, willingness to learn, and team player possessing both quick thinking and flexibility is ideal.  Part-time Salary: $24,000 plus commission. Possible opportunity to move to full-time employment with this position. Position reports to General Manager. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively solicit external prospects for events for both Shreveport Aquarium and SALT Restaurant; corporate, private, celebratory, weddings, etc. as part of a strategic plan

  • Attend monthly networking events (Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, Rotary Club, etc)

  • Manage leads effectively

  • Work with event coordinator and clients to plan event and negotiate contract

  • Work with event coordinator to assist in managing the logistics of an event, including room space, guests, vendors, programs, catering, set-up and break down

  • Manage event email inbox and Wedding Wire page, and respond to all event inquiries within hours

  • Manage event social media presence and direct programs to improve social media reputation by posting, monitoring and responding to comments in timely manner

  • Assist in contracting and billing of all events including proposals, contracts, timelines, and event invoices using the Caterease system

  • Manage event calendar

  • Undertake continuous analysis of competitive environment and consumer trends

  • Have clear, concise communication in all aspects; verbal, written, demonstrative

  • Perform other duties as assigned                                                                                                            

 

CHARACTERISTICS/SKILLS

  • Outgoing with a dynamic personality

  • Leadership and planning skills

  • Strong customer service

  • Contract negotiating skills

  • Creative, out-of-the box thinking

  • Competent/confident decision-maker

  • Resourceful problem solving

  • Advice/input seeker as thoughtfully required

  • Collaborative in efforts

  • Great listener, thinker and organizer

  • Positive personality and attitude

  • Goal-oriented

  • Team player

  • Embracing of all cultures and people

  • Careful consideration of all aspects of business as applied to Mission, Vision, and Values of organization

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness and ability to adhere to and enforce company employee guidelines (i.e. Planet Aqua Group – site specific policies and guidelines

  • Three (3) years’ experience in sales, marketing or combination of management including customer service preferred

  • Proven track record of success in sales and/or marketing roles

  • Confident, driven and dynamic leader

  • Clear, concise communicator

  • Strong contract negotiation experience

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Must complete successful background check/drug screening

  • Demonstration of experience/acumen with outlined responsibilities

  • Willing to work flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and late evenings

 

To apply, please submit the following via email to lisa@shreveportaquarium.com  for consideration:

  • Letter of interest

  • Traditional Resume

  • Non-traditional CV

Shreveport Aquarium

SALT Cafe

601 Clyde Fant Parkway

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

318-383-0601

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