A Career At Behind The Scenes Inc
BEFORE YOU APPLY - PLEASE READ THIS!
You absolutely must submit a cover letter that tells us why you're interested in this job and why we should consider you for the position. These are extremely competitive positions. You must describe your passion for what we do. If you're not willing to put the time in to submit a real cover letter we will not consider your application.
You must be customer service oriented. Service industry or hospitality is a plus. Service is at the core of what we do. You must be detail oriented – and be able to communicate well in person, on the phone, and through email. You must send a cover letterspecific to this position so we can learn more about you!
The ideal applicant will be fun, self-motivated, and have a great sense of humor. These positions are DEMANDING. Long hours onsite at weddings, lots of details leading up to weddings. A desire to move into wedding planning under an experienced, professional planner. Hunger for knowledge – it really is power. You need to know about an industry to be successful in it. Motivated personality with a good sense of urgency. Ability to work long, 12-14 hour days on wedding days. Comfort in high-end situations. Our clients are high-end and used to a certain level of polish. Have you been called bossy? Me too. All wedding planners are bossy. It’s our jobs to boss around overly emotional, often drunk, stressed-out wedding participants and guests. A meek person can NOT do this job.
ABOUT THESE ROLES
This position is an entry level position. We're looking for someone who has experience in the events industry in some capacity (whether catering, hotels, floral, rentals, etc.). You don't have to have wedding or planning experience, but some understanding of the industry is important. You will absolutely have to have the right personality for this position, right from the start. You will need to manage communication between vendors and planners, updating client information constantly.
FULL availability Saturday & Sunday. You’ll be in the office during the week and on-site many weekends. The schedule is unpredictable and seasonal. In summer we're off in the field a few days a week, in the winter, we're often holed up in the office.
This is a RAPIDLY growing business. Be prepared to grow with it! We are expanding for the end of the 2018 season! We’ll have 2-3x the staff for the 2020 season.
The ideal person for this job will be a leader and a learner. There is so much to learn in this role – you’ll have to be a sponge.. but you must be able to be a boss on your own – manage your time, handle client needs and expectations. You must have extremely good critical thinking, observation and spacial awareness skills. Dynamic – this position will be completely dynamic and change week-to-week. You have to be able to roll with that.
You’ll build timelines, answer client and vendor communications, and work directly with the lead planners to make sure everything for each wedding day is in place and no stressors remain. You should be able to communicate quickly. This position will be a demanding one, and the candidate will have to zoom through communication by email.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is a must. You must have reliable, personal transportation. You should have a clean driving record. You should have your own car insurance.
We are currently looking to add one more member to our team! These are paid positions and could lead you into the career that you've been looking for. We are looking for some sort of experience either in events, weddings, or marketing. We are looking for someone to bring in business and work their own weddings. We will provide all training. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Veronica@behindthescenes.com. We'll be interviewing immediately. You will be required to assist on at least one event before position is given to you.
Day of Assistance
If you are looking to make a little extra money helping us with events on just the day of then this position is for you. Sometimes we need a team of assistance to help with set up, break down or coordination. We pay for the day $150, days last approx 12 hours and we do provide a lunch and/or dinner. Please contact us at Veronica@behindthescenesinc.com with your resume and we'll schedule dates!
Internships are for college credit only. We do not accept interns from A&T University for academic reasons. To apply you must submit your resume, cover letter and letter from your adviser on what will be required for you to receive college credit. Our interns go with us to events and either work in the office or from home on specific projects.