Hospitality and Events Trainee

Level: Trainee Program
Location: Westport, CT
Reports to: Associate / Manager Level

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hospitality & Event Management group provides corporate event and hospitality management services to clients across various industries with an emphasis on client hosting programs, typically surrounding sporting and/or entertainment events, as well as business meetings. Trainees in the Westport office will assist in developing many of the components involved in producing events for corporate clients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct venue research and develop recommendations for client presentations
  • Support hotel and transportation logistics management
  • Propose food and beverage menus; taking into consideration clientele and the guest experience
  • Recommend event gifts; including product sourcing and fulfilment
  • Maintain attendee lists and other key documents, specifically status reports and meeting notes
  • Organize, distribute and manage client ticket allocations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside vendors
  • Manage shipping and receiving logistics
  • Reconcile event budgets
  • Participate in brainstorms; demonstrate a willingness to propose innovative ideas/concepts for client programs
  • Provide general office support as needed
  • Some travel (including weekend travel) may be required based on account needs

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work efficiently under pressure
  • Must be able to work within a team, demonstrate initiative and be proactive in seeking solutions to problems
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and courteousness in all situations


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