To provide first class service to Nathan Benderson Park event clientele and maximize rental opportunities for the park and its amenities.
CATEGORY: Full-time – Non-exempt
Responsible for responding to and contracting all event, training and programming rental requests for Nathan Benderson Park, the Finish Tower and Event Garden Pavilion. Work with all event rights holders and rental clientele to determine their initial needs and insure seamless transfer of client to event department for execution. Work with all SANCA departments to maintain facility central booking calendar and to keep current the monthly schedule of events (print) and website calendar. Follow-up with leads generated for events / rentals. Research and generate leads for local event rentals for the park and finish tower. Serve as the initial customer service representative for all event owners and space rental clientele. Process and organize rental agreements and provide pricing for space rental and services. Work with the finance, event and facility departments to insure accurate and timely invoicing. Responsible for conducting post event customer service satisfaction surveying. All other responsibilities assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Ability Undergraduate degree in sport & event management, recreation and leisure services, venue management, hospitality & tourism or related field. At least (2) years of experience in venue management & booking, hospitality sales or related field. Experience with invoicing and managing multiple vendors a plus. Knowledge Ungerboeck or other venue booking software preferred. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Excellent customer relations and organizational skills. Ability to represent the park in a professional manner.
Physical Demands and Work Environment Ability to sit, stand, work at a computer and operate a telephone for extended periods of time. Must be able to move around the park which includes grass, shell, paved areas, steps, sand and floating docks. Traditional work week with occasional weekend or evening hours required.
Background Requirements Requires a background check and drug screening upon offer SANCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: $19 - $23 per hour plus benefits (health, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave)
About Nathan Benderson Park
Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA), is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation and public-private partnership with Sarasota County. SANCA is tasked with the operations and maintenance of Nathan Benderson Park, a public County community park and world-class event center known for Rowing and other sports.