Base salary + bonus, great benefits, 401(k) plan + up to 7% company match, hybrid schedule. Must be based in Austin, TX.
About Visit Austin and Our Mission:
Visit Austin is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life.
Visit Austin devotes itself to promoting all of the things in Austin that people are already talking about. This city has a one-of-a-kind culture and universal appeal, and we want to make sure people know about it.
Our values are our guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that define how we desire to work. Values create cohesion across the organization by establishing shared mindsets, behaviors, and expectations that allow everyone to do their best work.
Our Values: Austin is in our DNA |Listening empowers our work | We’re all in this together | You matter | Celebrate wins and learn from losses.
Summary of Position and Duties:
Collaborate across Visit Austin departments to define, design, and deliver event experiences that are measurable, meaningful, and meet desired objectives.
Create new and WOW experiences for Visit Austin meetings and events – push creative boundaries & innovate.
Maintains timelines and priorities of projects and communicates status to appropriate project owners
Liaison with marketing department for all events to streamline the requests and communication process
Responsible for Visit Austin’s trade shows, sales missions, companywide marquis & foundation events
Responsible for establishing and/or maintaining budgets, including completing and submitting event PO’s
May travel locally and domestically for sites visits, special projects or for on-site production
Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
Analyze events success and provide post event recap/reports to supervisors (attendance, final expenses, final revenue, donated services, etc.)
Continual communication between supervisor and project owners as to the status of each event
Maintain knowledge of service provider partners and event venues, hotels, City of Austin, and the Austin Convention Center
Assist leadership with special projects and programs as requested
Performs other projects as assigned
Key Qualifications and Skill Requirements:
Solid knowledge of Austin and ability to confidently promote the city
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
Experience managing 30+ events per year with growth plan of establishing an events department and managing a team
Efficient and proven organizational skills; detail oriented
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certification is a plus
Proficient in technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Event registration technology as well as extensive database management experience
Reliable, dependable, flexible, and responsive; ability to work outside of normal work schedule as needed/directed