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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Events Manager

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Vice President of Retail
Job Summary
This position is responsible for the sales, planning, production, administration, and successful execution of internal and external events held primarily at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC). This position performs these key functions to amplify brand visibility, enhance community relations, and grow LMC’s constituency through events that simultaneously promote our mission and generate earned revenue.
Core Responsibilities
          Oversees, coordinates and executes the production of all internal LMC special events (e.g., Turtlefest) serving as primary point of contact of the banquet event order.
          Oversees the facility leasing calendar and serves as the primary point of contact for prospective clients, negotiating contract agreements, collecting deposits, and coordinating facility rental operations with staff, vendors, and clients.
          Establishes and maintains a positive, professional relationship with clients through effective, accurate, timely and reliable communication and action.
          Supervises event monitoring during operation to ensure full satisfaction, conducting post-event surveys, and incorporating feedback recursively to improve customer experience and operations.
          Coordinates closely with Operations, Development, and Marketing departments in the scheduling, planning, and execution of events. Assists with conceptualization and planning of marketing of event and facility leasing.
          Recruits, trains, and evaluates preferred event partners (e.g., caterers, specialty event planners) and co-creates sustainability measures throughout event supply chains and practices.
          In partnership with conservation staff, helps build a sustainability scorecard program that tracks and reduces resource use and waste associated with event hosting, working internally and with vendors.
          Manages the program budget, participating in strategic and annual planning, and assisting with developing metrics for tracking program performance.
          Balances internal and external vision that allows LMC to deliver best-in-class service to individual, corporate, and organizational clients; creating a new level of excellence in customer service while aligning new constituents with LMC’s mission.
          Supervises one events staff member who assists with event coordination and administration.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
          A minimum of 10 years professional experience, including staff supervision in hospitality and event management. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) is a plus.
          Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, business, communications, or a related field is preferred.
          Proficiency in data-driven approaches that use key performance indicators to determine and track impact.
          Demonstrated excellence in communication (written, oral, and public).
          Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This position may involve working outdoors in Florida, often in hot and humid conditions, and at events that extend into evening and weekend hours.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to typical Florida weather conditions (heat, humidity). Successful applicants must be comfortable in a highly-dynamic environment in an active and busy office or outdoor setting. Must be willing and able to travel for offsite programming in LMC campus vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
This is a salaried and exempt position. Hours worked will depend on the events themselves, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful incumbent may be required to perform tasks beyond the scope of this job description as requested by the supervisor. This recruitment may be used to select candidates for additional open positions. It is our policy that all team members, including newly hired, transferred and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory 3 month period. After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated on an annual basis.
About the Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Founded in 1983, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading cultural attraction in South Florida and today remains free to the public. The Center has grown to become a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of sea turtles, serving our broader mission to promote ocean ecosystem conservation. Annually we reach 900,000 guests with our transformational education programs and partner with nearly 100 organizations across six continents and 16 countries in ocean conservation. In late 2021, we will open our new 27,500-square foot campus expanding our exhibition, education, and convening space and double our medical facilities.

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Juno Beach, FL

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