Job DescriptionSummaryThe Director of Events will sell and coordinate local/group events. Manage Event Department staff to include hiring and training. Plan all details with meeting planner and communicate these details to all department managers via event orders and weekly BEO meetings. Acts as liaison between client and The Little Nell/Sundeck/Aspen Mountain Club. Create profit plans for maximizing Event sales balancing profitability against promotion in order to create return clientele and sales growth.Essential Functions of the Job Sell events at The Little Nell/Sundeck/Aspen Mountain Club/off-site properties Supervise Event sales managers & administration assistant Coordinate conference and social groups booked by the sales department Obtain instructions from clients/meeting planners and coordinate with hotel departments Produce and issue event orders and group resumes Attend functions at beginning to acknowledge satisfaction and introduce banquet management Insure quality standards in service and presentation are maintained with the assistance of Director of Banquets Return phone calls promptly within given standards Direct weekly BEO meetings to cover event details with culinary and banquet management Attend weekly Sales & Event weekly department head meetings Conduct pre-conference meetings with in-coming group coordinators and appropriate department heads to insure final details and changes are discussed and introductions are made Call a post-conference with accounting and group coordinator to ensure correct billing procedures are followed Good communication skills with clients and staff Sales skills and creative menu planning skills Awareness of Aspens social and business environment Strong management skills Good telephone skills Organizational/detail skills Keep abreast of current market trends and research competitors. Additional Job Duties Complete tasks and projects delegated by Director of Sales & Marketing and assist other departments as business volumes and staff levels demand Report to work in a neatly groomed and acceptable manner as outlined in the employee handbook and departmental rules Enforce and comply with all policies and procedures for The Little Nell and Aspen Skiing Company Interview potential candidates following hotel guidelines and policies
The budgeted salary range for this position starts at $90,000 + commission. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience, all our salaried roles are eligible for bonus.
High school graduate College education preferred 3 years experience as Director of Catering 5 Star – 5 Diamond property experience
Additional InformationSupervision Given and ReceivedGiven: Exercises general supervision over Event team. Assigns a variety of routine tasks, sets general expectations of results expected within company’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Received: Works under limited supervision of Director of Sales. Receives guidance in terms of broad goals and overall objectives and is responsible for establishing strategical methods to attain them. Can formulate policies but does not necessarily have final authority for approval. Review of work is not detailed and emphasizes accomplishment of broad work objectives, rather than specific assignments.Work Environment and Physical Demands Ability to be on your feet, kneel and bend for extended periods of time Regularly work in adverse conditions and requiring the use of protective apparel/equipment to prevent exposure to the elements as well as an office environment and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces Must be able to lift, push or pull occasionally up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance
The physical demands described here are representative of those thatmust be metby an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be madeto enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job descriptionis designedto indicate the general nature and level of work. Itis not designedto contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
Aspen Skiing Company /The Little Nell /Limelight Hotelis an equal opportunity employer.
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As of November 15 2021, Aspen Skiing Company, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about this policy via our employee safety page here