SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an immediate opening for the following positions at Destination El Paso featuring nationally recognized venues including: El Paso Convention Center, Abraham Chavez Theatre, Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre, McKelligon Canyon and Pavilion.
El Paso has been recognized as a Top Performing City (Governing and Living Cities, 2017), Best Large Cities for Families (Apartment List, Jan 2017), America’s Top 20 Best Value Cities (Trivago, 2016), 4th Best Place to Live if you Love the Outdoors (US News, July 2016) and #2 Safest City in America (SafeWise, Aug 2017)
Position Summary: This position reports and works with the Assistant General Manager to develop, coordinate and manage all sponsorship activities related to all special event activities; shows/festivals, series that are either owned, co-owned, presented, or co-presented by Destination El Paso. This position is responsible for selling and managing event and venue sponsorships and high-level vendor partnerships
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assists Assistant General Manager in managing relationship with event co-producers and other major partners (i.e. media groups, investors).
Creates sponsorship opportunities (event marketing packages) for special events, and cultivate, procure and manage sponsors, partners, and display vendors.
Cultivates relationships with local businesses that may be potential sponsors, vendors, or subscribers to Destination El Paso events.
Manages Sponsor, Partner, and Vendor relationships via quality communication, gifts and other incentives.
Sell and manage venue sponsorship and naming opportunities.
Assists with creating and implementing marketing plans, promotions and public relations initiatives for special events.
Works within the guidelines set forth in SMG's Management Credo.
Plans and conducts market research to identify opportunities for increased sales.
Provides post-event reports, analysis, and regular status reports on marketing programs.
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Skills
Excellent written and verbal skills, including strong proof-reading
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills and ability to handle client meetings and speak in front of groups
Demonstrate high level of energy and self-motivation to work effectively and enthusiastically with co-workers, sponsors and vendors
Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. Photoshop and Illustrator design experience a plus.
Minimum Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Marketing, Public Relations or related field preferred.
At least two years previous experience with event management, including logistics and sponsorship procurement preferred.
Position is not substantially exposed to adverse conditions.
Significant standing and walking for long periods at special events, including outdoor events in local weather.
Ability/licensed to drive automobile.
Ability to move frequently between various buildings/venues daily.
Ability to routinely sit, focusing on and operating a personal computer or terminal keyboard to enter data or writing with a pen/pencil and paper for over 60 minutes at a time.
Ability to read printed words and numbers in printed form and on computer/terminal monitor.
Hours of Work/Travel Requirements/Environment/Conditions
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM (varies with season and event needs)
Frequent additional hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays, flexible schedule required.
This position is within an office environment, however, requires in and out of doors several times a day.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Resumes must include salary requirements for consideration.
Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact- 915-534-0690
SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA, Federal Contractor
Date Opened: October 25, 2018 Closing Date: Until filled
Internal Number: 4718
About SMG Destination El Paso
Destination El Paso, the destination marketing and venue management organization for El Paso, Texas, branded as Visit El Paso for destination marketing and as El Paso Live for venue management. Responsible for convention and meeting development, tourism development, film commission, marketing/branding of the destination, and operations of over 2M gross square feet of public assets which includes the Plaza Theatre, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, the Philanthropy Theatre, Cohen Stadium, the El Paso Convention Center, McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, and Arts Festival Plaza