Great Performances Bronx, NY, USA
Oct 21, 2019Full time
Event Design Manager Full Time Bronx, NY, US Requisition ID: 1028 Great Performances NYC's premier food service and events company, is a dynamic and influential leader in the food and events industry and is known for its dedication to social responsibility and sustainability. We are the exclusive caterer to many high-profile NYC institutions including, The Plaza Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Wave Hill. We operate more than 10 restaurants, cafes and food trucks; produce thousands of events in more than 100 venues across NYC; and support numerous festivals and special events including the New York City Wine and Food Festival and the Miami Open Tennis tournament. Great Performances is the first catering company to own and operate its own organic farm--Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY. Great Performances, NYC's premier catering, and hospitality firm seeks an Event Design Manager. This position reports to the Design Director and is responsible for managing the event design process as it relates to food and hospitality, from concept to execution. This role assists in translating the aesthetic vision of Great Performances, our partner event designers and clients into outstanding visual presentations. Specifics responsibilities will include; · Collaborate with the Design Director on developing and executing a design strategy for a diverse set of event design styles · Create mood board, diagrams and style guides for each event design strategy · Source and/or develop new service and presentation elements · Responsible for purchasing and coordinating delivery of specialty event décor items · Create customer menu, signage and other related graphics as needed · Manage discreet project budgets and costs · Attend events as the “onsite stylist” completing set ups of displays, food presentations and graphics · Work collaboratively with sales team, chefs, event staff and vendor partners. · Act as subject matter expert and consultant for clients as needed Experience Preferred · Strong communication skills and an ability to translate creative ideas to diverse departments · A multi-disciplinary designer who can see a project from conception to delivery in a wide variety of aesthetic styles · Experience across diverse design functions including, but not limited to, event design, graphic design, styling and merchandising. · Interest in or experience working in hospitality or related industries · Demonstrated, excellent presentation skills, including the ability to create presentations and experience presenting to all levels of an organization · Proven record of managing multiple simultaneous projects on time and budget Requirements · BA or BS in a design related field or equivalent experience · 5+ years’ experience · Expert in adobe creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) · Proficiency in Microsoft products and services · Strong interpersonal skills and ability to operate at all levels within the organization · Detail oriented, organized and ability to follow through on time and budget · Flexible and adaptable. Able to thrive in a fast paced, ever changing work environment · Prior experience in food, or food related, industry desired Great Performances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.