www.festivitiesMN.com Event Production Lead / Foreman Minnetonka, MN · Full time

Hands-on leader to be the "buck stops here" point person onsite for event decor production/installation and strike. Train and direct team and interface with client to produce top-notch events with superior product.

Description

Event Production Lead / Foreman  

Event Services + Operations 


Company Description

Festivities is a full-service event décor provider. We offer event design & conception, event décor creation and rental, tent rental, linen, and chair cover rental, event draping, event lighting, theme props, custom prop creation, catering rental needs, and fresh floral design.


We have an energetic, positive, and growing working environment built around a collection of strong talent and passion for what we do.


Job Description


Job Responsibilities: 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Check event rental software to be up to date on the most current event and logistics information 
  • Read all upcoming contract for the week, make a plan to execute, identifying unclear elements, gather a list of tools and supplies needed for the event execution 
  • Oversee and participate in loading of vehicles for upcoming events 
  • Use ipads to mark rental items as “loaded” 
  • Arrive onsite, match room set to contract and diagram(s) in rental software 
  • Hold crew meeting to assign onsite roles and walk the event space with the crew 
  • Participate in the install, while observing other areas being installed, course correcting as needed 
  • Act as main point of contact for the client and venue 
  • Troubleshoot all onsite challenges, should they arise 
  • Ensure team is staying on schedule 
  • Identify and implement efficiency 
  • Ensure photos are taken of each event and that the items ordered match the items installed 
  • Communicate specifics to the strike team 
  • Participate in the striking of events, ensuring all items are accounted for, packaged and loaded correctly 
  • Assist in the placing rental items back into the correct location once recovered  
  • Provide positive accountable leadership to team members on events
  • Actively train new team members on elements of events
  • Support department and company leadership in finding operational improvements
  • Other duties as assigned



Commitment Overview:  

Individuals interested in this position should have a good grasp of the event industry and/or want to learn more about the event industry, and understand the time commitments/schedule associated with this industry. The candidate will be expected to have a flexible schedule in order to adjust hours to accommodate evening and weekend events/industry functions/tradeshows, as needed.


Desired Qualifications:  

  • Event management or production experience in event decor, event rental, event tenting, AV, convention services, or related
  • Leadership skills – problem solver, takes ownership, efficient, task/detail-oriented
  • An autonomous worker with decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Keen eye for detail and design 
  • Ability to pivot based on overall look and feel of event 
  • Ability to learn quickly and retain vital information
  • Dedicated individual who is enthusiastic and is excited about helping to elevate a company to the next level
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Flexible individual with a passion for the event industry
  • Basic knowledge of Google Suite (Google docs, sheets, and email)
  • Understanding and excitement surrounding the small business culture
  • Ability to lift and move items, up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand, stoop, and bend at the waist and knees for extended periods


Keywords:

Event manager, event installer, event producer, decor, event design and decor, event build, AV technician, tent installer, team lead, event services, event stylist, catering services manager, assistant manager, banquet captain, shift lead, keyholder