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Senior Event Designer

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Event Designer
Our client, an event design and dcor company is looking to add to its growing Event Design/Project Management team. The ideal candidate has an eye for design, and the ability to spatially imagine and create an event environment. Familiarity with materials, budgets, and general organizational paperwork are required. Event Designers are responsible for sales goals, including recruitment and retention of new and existing clients as well as overseeing and directing all aspects of each project in collaboration with the entire team. This includes everything from the initial design and budgeting through on-site execution. If you currently work in exhibits, theatre design, experiential marketing, event design, interior design, or brand activations youre a great fit for this position! The Event Designer is a hybrid between traditional sales, design, and project management.--
The ideal candidate has strong experience with live event production, in the political,--TV, or live event areas. Large scale event experience is necessary.--
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Our client embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.--
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Job Duties:
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  • To facilitate the client's needs, from concept to execution and ensure client satisfaction for each project.
  • Work with associate and assistant event designers to draft proposals, detail services to be rendered, and pricing.----
  • Propose innovative ideas to meet and exceed the clients needs and expectations.--
  • Create event budgets and communicate established financial parameters with the production team, ensuring costs are aligned with approved margins.
  • Create and track event expenses via P&L reports, ensuring profit margins are aligned with expectations.
  • Lead client calls, site visits, and production meetings.
  • Collaborate with production vendors to ensure all scenic/staging are drafted, approved, and work with the needs of the show flow, camera angles, and rigging/venue capabilities. Ensure engineering reviews and stamps are obtained when needed.--
  • Work closely with the production team to ensure quality control, personally checking in on projects as they are being produced.--
  • Ensure contract deadlines are met by the client, enforcing outlined penalty/late charges when needed
  • Oversee event load-in/build-out.
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day.
  • Manage year-round client relationships that go beyond just event-specific communications.--
  • Cultivate additional clients to meet sales goals throughout the year - including attending networking events, bidding on RFPs, and additional sales responsibilities to ensure goals are met in conjunction with the rest of the team and team lead.--

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    Skills Required:--

    • 6 + years experience in events or related fields
    • 3 + years experience in a sales position or other applicable experience
    • Bachelors degree--
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Working knowledge of design trends/styles--
    • Working knowledge of budgets
    • Ability to succeed in a high stress, fast-paced environment
    • Ability to occasionally move up to 50lbs
    • Ability to frequently move about and remain active for long periods of time during event installations
    • Reliable mode of transportation
    • Vectorworks or AutoCAD experience a plus
    • Photoshop or Indesign experience a plus

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      Work Week:

      • Office hours are generally 9 am-6 pm Monday through Friday
      • Early morning, Evening and weekend work will be required during busy periods or for event installs.--
      • Out of town travel will also be required for the position based on event needs.--

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        Salary/Benefits:
        Salary is a base rate plus commission on projects that meet profit margins. Base paid bi-weekly with commission paid semi-annually. The position comes with full benefits and paid time off.--


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