Event Host, Rentals, Wolf Trap
Education
Two (2) years progressive experience in catering or event sales and service, or relevant college degree and one year’s work experience
Salary
$18 per hour + 30% gratuity ($5.40/hour) applied to total hours worked.
Job Overview

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts seeks an Event Host, Rentals (Variable, 10-20 hours per week, September 2022 – May 2023) to serve as the day-of, onsite venue manager for corporate and social rental events at Wolf Trap Foundation facilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as on-site venue manager for facility rental events, including social and corporate events.
  • Serve as on-site contact for vendors and as a liaison to the client.
  • Supervise all event activities occurring at the facilities and ensure that event policies and procedures are followed.
  • Appropriately manage facility needs during rental events, including power, maintenance, and minor cleaning.
  • Effectively maintain outstanding relationships with Wolf Trap’s exclusive catering partners and preferred as well as external vendors.
  • Sustain excellent relationships with internal stakeholders, including the Foundation’s Special Events/Rentals team, the Operations team, and the Culinary/Catering team.
  • Open, close, and secure the venue onsite, checking vendors in and out as directed in the event materials.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Hospitality or customer service experience preferred
  • Previous Wolf Trap hospitality experience desirable

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Outstanding people and customer service skills
  • Poised and professional, able to troubleshoot and elevate issues in a fast-paced environment as needed
  • Must be extremely organized, efficient, and meticulous with detail and follow through
  • Ability to accommodate flexible schedule year-round, including evenings and weekend
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the mission of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Life/move up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Regularly required to stoop, bend and reach with arms
  • Must be able to remain standing and walk significant distances, occasionally in heat and humidity

 

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that embraces and encourages different perspectives.  We work to reflect and be representative of the communities in which we serve and in which we reside.  Qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance or an accommodation in our job application processes should contact hr@wolftrap.org.  An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check and providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.  Applicants who cannot get vaccinated for bona fide disability or religious reasons should also contact HR at hr@wolftrap.org so they can determine if reasonable accommodations can be made.

Variable employees enjoy complimentary tickets to select performances and discounts at concessions and the gift shop.

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