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The Conservatory of Flowers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, military veterans and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

The following positions are currently available:

+ Event Lead

Position Category: Non – Exempt, Permanent, Part-Time (0-29 hours per week)
Reports to: Weddings & Special Events Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Weddings & Special Events Manager, the Event Lead oversees the event staff and manages a timeline and checklist of duties during setup, event and breakdown. In addition to the basic duties of Event Staff, the Lead serves as the Conservatory’s representative to all vendors and clients, available for questions or concerns during the event, and helping to troubleshoot any complications. The Lead takes on all responsibility for making sure the building is closed down at the end of the night in a condition suitable for opening to visitors in the morning. It is important that the person that fills this role be committed to building a strong reputation for the Conservatory both in the event industry and as an esteemed community institution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up and breakdown of events, including but not limited to furniture, décor and sound equipment
  • Executing the provided timeline
  • Basic cleaning before/after each event as well as upkeep of facilities during events, including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, window washing, bathroom upkeep, spot cleaning and special jobs as assigned
  • Enforcing the site policies and contracted time restrictions for both the clients and their vendors
  • Troubleshoot facility issues as they arise
  • Demonstrating an ability to dress appropriately for manual labor within a formal event context
  • Acting as security when necessary
  • Overseeing of vehicle operations on the property and acting as a spotter when necessary
  • Securing property lines
  • Monitoring parking as necessary
  • Monitoring the Gift Shop and each Gallery during the hours that guests are present
  • Acting as a warm and accommodating host to event guests and clients
  • Learning and recalling information about our mission, programs and exhibits
  • Balancing a multitude of tasks during our Conservatory hosted events

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Facilitating Event Staff in the execution of event timelines
  • Conducting end-of-night walkthroughs with caterers and other vendors prior to their departure and record any violations of our policies
  • Monitoring event throughout the night to be sure all guests will recall a positive experience at their Conservatory event and make sure all vendors meet high standards for service
  • Understanding the Conservatory’s policies and an ability to enforce them in high-pressure situations
  • Having the ability to work proactively with SF Fire Department and Park Patrol officials who may be onsite at events
  • Understanding the various roles of many different people working onsite and delegate tasks appropriately and efficiently
  • Ensuring the facility is ready for visitors in the morning; often means staying late the night prior and completing basic cleaning and organization to leave the space better than you found it
  • Ensuring all staff leave safely at the end of each shift
  • Developing positive working relationships with the horticultural, guest services and executive staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have at least 2 years of experience in events industry
  • Able to perform all tasks as described above
  • Exemplary time management
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Basic administrative skills, including comfort with MS Office and Google Calendar
  • Available to work on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Able to lift at least 35 lbs
  • Sense of humor and an enthusiastic work ethic
  • History of taking initiative and self-motivating without direct supervision
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Able to work with and relate to many different personalities
  • Flexible and able to switch gears at a moment’s notice
  • Commit to a minimum of 20 event dates, primarily Saturdays, July through December, with flexibility January through

To apply, contact Nana Ningappa, Assistant Manager, at nningappa(at)sfcof.org.

+ Event Staff

Position Category: Non-Exempt, Permanent, Part-time (0-29 hours per week)
Reports to: Weddings & Special Events Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Weddings & Special Events Manager, Event Staff support the Conservatory of Flowers events by executing the responsibilities listed below.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up and breakdown of events, including but not limited to furniture, décor and sound equipment
  • Executing the provided timeline
  • Basic cleaning before/after each event as well as upkeep of facilities during events, including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, window washing, bathroom upkeep, spot cleaning and special jobs
  • Enforcing the site policies and contracted time restrictions for both the clients and their vendors
  • Troubleshoot facility issues as they arise
  • Demonstrating an ability to dress appropriately for manual labor within a formal event context
  • Acting as security when necessary
  • -Overseeing of vehicle operations on the property and acting as a spotter when necessary
    – Monitoring parking as necessary
    -Securing property lines
  • Monitoring the Gift Shop and each Gallery during the hours that guests are present
  • Acting as a warm and accommodating host to event guests and clients
  • Ensuring all staff leave safely at the end of each shift
    Learning and recalling information about our mission, programs and exhibits
  • Balancing a multitude of tasks during our Conservatory hosted events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-year experience in events/hospitality/customer service.
  • Able to lift at least 35 lbs.
  • Available to work on weekends and holidays, primarily evenings.
  • Have a proven record of taking initiative and recognizing situations that should defer to management.
  • Have a sense of humor and an enthusiastic work ethic.
  • 15-20+ event dates per calendar year primarily Saturdays, July through December, with flexibility January-June
  • Must be available on weekends and evening

To apply, contact Nana Ningappa, Assistant Manager, at nningappa(at)sfcof.org.

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