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ID #52075128
State California
City Inland empire
Full-time
Salary USD TBD TBD
Source California
Showed 2024-07-11
Date 2024-07-11
Deadline 2024-09-09
Category Food/beverage/hospitality
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Yosemite Groups and Events Manager

California, Inland empire 00000 Inland empire USA
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This position requires relocating to Groveland, CA just outside of Yosemite National Park

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The Group & Events Manager is the leader of the Lodge's on site events. The Group & Events Manager leads planning and coordination for group and wedding events throughout the year while working closely with our Group & Events Director. The lodge puts on 15-20 weddings each year for 75-200 guests, as well as a host of reunions and specialty events. The lodge seeks to expand its specialty, incentive & corporate group business, focused on events of 10-200 people.

The Group & Events Manager role is ideal for someone who is excited to work with groups from beginning to end, and who enjoys being involved not only in the planning but in realizing the event vision as well. The Events manager is supported in executing all events by the Lodges experienced operations team.

The right person for this role has event management experience and enjoys creating customized rather than cookie cutter events. With 20 acres in an old growth forest, our array of public facilities and dining areas and our guided recreation department, and with Yosemite at our doorstep, opportunities to create amazing events are endless. For the right creative, energized, nature loving person, this is a dream job.

The role is very self-directed and is ideal for a talented individual who enjoys direct outreach, guest contact and varied responsibilities, and who possesses strong communication and organizational skills. The position is right for someone who's excited to promote a unique mountain resort like ours to a targeted set of users who value the warm, down-home, yet professional experience of the lodge, as well as its combination of timeless feel with modern comforts and its special mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence.

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Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Our ideal Group & Events Manager is creative, experienced, mature, self motivated and excited to help support a great staff environment in a professional yet down-home way and embraces working in a rustic environment in a relationship-oriented business.

Key Personality Traits

Guest service oriented and staff-focused

Self-motivated (takes initiative) with high standards

Mature, personable leader with a relaxed nature

Execution oriented; enjoys hands-on implementation

Leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle

Dynamic, fun, and likes the outdoors

Independent thinker with great initiative, but comfortable working within a defined framework

Flexible with a “whatever it takes” attitude

Patience, patience, patience

Competencies/Required Skills and Abilities

Education: BA/BS preferred

High integrity and creativity

Extensive experience managing a busy, multi-faceted operation, including financial management

Strong interest in training/coaching and in supporting our youth mission

Disciplined regarding planning and managing schedules and meal/rest breaks

Wedding or similar high-end events experience

Hospitality or related experience

Independent thinker with great initiative, but comfortable working within a defined framework

Culture

Create a fun, friendly culture and a high service standard

Build an energized, well trained, technique driven team

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include:

EVENT PLANNING

Corporate group planning

Wedding planning, including rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception

Specialty weekend planning

Coordinating room blocks, deposits, etc.

Coordinating rentals & vendors

Coordinating tastings and menu planning

Coordinating group recreation and other special needs

Managing & maintaining catering related inventories

Coordinating and planning for other seasonal Lodge-wide special events like Holidays

Out-reach, discovery and booking of bands for our Live Music program

DAY OF EVENT COORDINATION

For weddings and other groups

Working with department managers to ensure good pre-communication leading up to events

Being present to work with groups real-time to ensure their needs are met and to support any in-the-moment issues that arise

Ensuring accurate billing

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting the creation of a fun, friendly culture and a high standard of hospitality among managers and staff

Interacting with guests in a manner that promotes the warmth and friendliness of the Lodge

Actively supporting our intern employment and development program

Supporting other lodge departments and managers as needed

Assisting in other areas as seasonality permits (e.g., marketing initiatives, wellness programs)

Support other Lodge departments and managers as needed

Create fair and consistent work environment based on respect and positivity

Create a staff mentality that is quality driven and guest-oriented

Inspire and model friendly, heartfelt hospitality among your team

Maintain strong safety standards

Complete tasks in a timely manner to ensure efficient service

Communicate professionally with all departments, including management, and be a role model of professionalism

Work safely to avoid injuries and accidents, including ensuring use of proper Personal Protective Equipment for all team members

When finding unsafe conditions and maintenance concerns, address them immediately

Work environment and Physical demands

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions

Frequent walking, twisting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, sitting, climbing stairs

Ability to stand and move continuously

Lifting up to 50 pounds maximum

Scrubbing and mopping floors

Working with required chemicals

Shifts of up to 8 hours per day, plus periodic additional overtime hours

Details

Full time hourly position plus a share in the Events Fees and Service Charges

The lodge is a remote location and housing options are available both onsite and offsite

Our local community is home to many key managers and their families as well

Compensation based on experience

Hours variable, including nights and weekends and all holidays, as well as situational/crisis availability; a regular schedule with specific, set days off will be established

Drug testing required in support of the healthy work and living environment we strive to create

Healthcare benefits available after 90 days

401K eligible with 3% company match after 1 year

Additional week of paid time off after 3 years

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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