Director of Events
Job DescriptionApply Now
The Director of Events will be pivotal in planning, organizing, and managing Deafies in Drag Tour events. The ideal candidate will bring strategic thinking, strong leadership, and a creative vision to drive the success of each event from concept to completion. This is a remote position with flexible hours for anyone who wants to contribute to Deafies in Drag. The pay will base on a percentage commission from 5% to 15%. Travel is not required, but if you wish to appear at the events, it is welcomed, and the travel cost/lodging will be covered.
1. Event Strategy and Planning:
- Collaborate with Deafies in Drag to understand their event objectives, themes, and requirements.
- Develop comprehensive event strategies that align with Deafies in Drag goals and ensure seamless execution.
- Create detailed event plans, including budgets, timelines, and resource allocation.
- Research and recommend innovative event concepts, themes, and formats.
2. Team Leadership and Management:
- Lead a cross-functional team of event coordinators, designers, vendors, and support staff.
- Delegate tasks and responsibilities while providing clear direction and guidance.
- Foster a collaborative and creative environment that encourages teamwork and idea-sharing.
- Conduct regular team meetings to track progress, address challenges, and celebrate achievements.
3. Vendor Coordination and Management:
- Identify and select appropriate vendors, suppliers, and partners for various event needs.
- Negotiate contracts, manage vendor relationships, and ensure adherence to quality standards.
- Oversee logistics such as catering, decor, transportation, and more.
4. Budget Management:
- Work closely with the Finance Manager to develop and manage event budgets, ensuring optimal resource allocation and cost control.
- Monitor expenses and revenue streams to ensure events remain within budget constraints.
5. Creative Direction:
- Collaborate with creative teams to develop event concepts, branding, and visual identities.
- Ensure the overall aesthetic and design elements align with the event's theme and purpose.
- Oversee the production of promotional materials, stage setups, signage, and multimedia presentations.
6. Logistics and Operations:
- Oversee logistical aspects, including venue selection, setup, security, transportation, and guest accommodations.
- Develop contingency plans to address potential challenges and ensure smooth event operations.
- Coordinate with relevant authorities to secure necessary permits and licenses.
7. Attendee Experience:
- Focus on delivering exceptional attendee experiences by overseeing registration, guest services, and hospitality.
- Anticipate attendee needs and provide solutions to enhance their overall event experience.
- Collect and analyze feedback to continuously improve future events.
8. Post-Event Evaluation:
- Conduct comprehensive post-event evaluations to assess successes and areas for improvement.
- Analyze event metrics, attendee feedback, and financial performance to provide insights for future planning.
- Prepare detailed event reports and present findings to clients and stakeholders.
- Experience in Event Management, Hospitality, Marketing, Business, or a related field.
- Proven experience (2+ years) in event planning and execution, with a track record of successful events.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively motivate and manage diverse teams.
- Excellent project management and organizational skills, including attention to detail.
- Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
- Creative thinking and the ability to envision and execute innovative event concepts.
- Proficiency in event management software like Google Workspace and Airtable.
- Strong problem-solving abilities and the capacity to remain calm under pressure.
- From 5% to 15% Commission Pay
- Opportunities for professional development and growth within the Deaf business.
- Engaging and collaborative work environment with a passionate team.
- Chance to create memorable events and leave a lasting impact on clients and attendees.