Events Manager

About Us
Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals and is now leaping the Atlantic to land in Miami. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now we want a pretty awesome Director of Food & Beverage for Generator Miami. 
 
Here's the 'We're different' bit. Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.  
 
About You
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB
  • Report to the General Manager whilst receiving strong support from Food & Beverage Manager  
  • Take ownership of the events and initiatives to ensure that we create a truly unique Generator experience 
  • Be responsible for leading, developing and implementing a regular programme of creative, revenue-driving events and initiatives within the hostel 
  • Work with GM to evolve and expand the events offering to both internal and external guests ensuring all efforts are on-brand and revenue driving  
  • Have sound knowledge and experience in marketing, including social media  
  • Have extensive knowledge of the local underground youth culture and ‘happenings’ within the city  
  • Identify and work with local and international brands on event-led local marketing campaigns 
  • Drive the private hire proposition and look to monetise social spaces within the property 
  • Cultivate relationships with local influencers and build a database of useful contacts  
  • Be responsible for the ‘atmosphere management’ of the property, including lighting, sound and music 
  • Have the ability to generate reports, write briefs and carry out various admin tasks  
  • Ensure that our social spaces embody the Generator brand and culture 
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in all directions so that the wider team understands the importance of events and is motivated to work towards their success  
  • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objective 
  • Prepare budgets and ensure adherence 
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers 
  • Be in charge of suggestions for hiring vendors (DJs, caterers, etc.) 
  • Coordinate all event operations and lead promotional activities for the events 
  • Supervise all event staff (caterers, DJs, etc.) 
  • Respond within 24 hours to any Group, checking space/rates in system and communicating to respective Manager for further follow up 
  • Ensure accurate follow up and communication both internally and to the guest / client. 
  • Maintain up-to-date activity and rate information for each account on the banqueting system 
  • The crew member may be expected to work in other areas of the property when needed to assist operations to perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned 
JOB SPECIFICATIONS - YOU HAVE A ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE                                   
  • Bachelor Degree in Public Relations, Marketing or Hospitality Management, or related field 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Event Manager in the hospitality service industry  
  • Proven experience as Event Manager  
  • Previous project management experience 
  • Knowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event management 
  • Computer savvy, proficient in MS Office, and other hospitality management systems 
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • A team player with leadership skills 
 
YOU'RE A BORN COMMUNICATOR 
  • Read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure 
  • Write routine reports, correspondence, summaries, and reports in English using prescribed format, and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style 
  • Ability to speak effectively in English before groups such as customers or crew members 
 
Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Requirements: Employees must be able to furnish necessary identification providing eligibility to work in the United States as defined in the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). If hired, the employee must complete and submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) at the start of employment. This position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.

Generator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place.