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Event Operations and Farmers Market Associate

Company: City of Issaquah Pickering Barn
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Event Operations and Farmers Market AssociateSalary: $54,493.00 - $74,172.00 AnnuallyPlease apply here: -Event Operations and Farmers Market Associate - Job Details tab - Career Pages ( City of Issaquah has an exciting opportunity to join a small and dynamic team as an Event Operations & Farmers Market Associate. -The City of Issaquah has long recognized -parks and community services -as an integral part of the city and essential to the quality of life of its residents. -The City's vibrant -rental program -and -Farmers Market -are just one aspect of providing a high level of service to our residents. -The Event Operations & Farmers Market Associate is a part of our Event and Rentals team. -This position oversees and -provides assistance to -a variety of special events held at City-owned facilities, including -weddings, -conference, private events and the -Issaquah Farmers Market. - Work involves supporting facility event bookings, maintaining record systems, computer software utilization and staff leadership. -Must provide excellent customer service and have a passion for enabling other's success. -Under the supervision of the Event Operations Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for performing detailed clerical work, creative problem-solving and excellent organizational skills. -The -incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to respond to customers who may be upset or under stress. -Candidate must be a strong team player who demonstrates drive and initiative. - -To accommodate rental booking, the typical schedule for this position will be Tuesday - Saturday. -Weekday hours are typically 10:30 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday hours vary between 6:00 am - 4:00 pm on Farmers Market Saturdays (May - September) and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for the remainder of the year. We would also be able to accommodate a Wednesday through Sunday schedule, at the preference of the applicant. - - -Come join our team! - Our mission - we enhance lives through public service! - -First Review Date: - Jan 10, with first interviews slated for Jan 13 & 14 -and second interviews Jan 20 & 21 - -Equity Statement -The City of Issaquah strives to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve. -We value a variety of perspectives and life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. -Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status under federal, -state -and local laws. -We believe diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to the success of our -City -operations. - -Essential Functions

  • Provide clients with facility booking information, focusing on Pickering Barn rentals. -Provide facility tours, schedule and lead appointments and open houses, distribute mailings and -updates -and respond to and public inquiries by telephone and email. -
  • Provide assistance -with verbal and written correspondence, appointment scheduling, contracting, invoicing, financial reporting, data collection and statistical reporting. -
    • Provide program information for the Issaquah Farmers Market to vendors and shoppers. -Assist with vendor selection and correspondence, process applications, track permit and insurance requirements, assign booth locations, ensure food and safety regulations are followed, collect on-site fees, track weekly deposits and vendor sales, set-up and tear-down equipment as needed. - -
    • Provide on-site leadership at the Farmers Market which includes managing the event from start to finish. - -
    • Assist with program development and budget monitoring. -
    • Provide leadership & direction to part-time non-regular staff; serve as on-site lead during events; make decisions within scope of authority and contact supervisor or manager for decisions outside of scope. -
    • Able to diffuse conflict effectively when necessary. -
      • Able to provide high efficiency, proactive support -with the ability to adjust direction in response to shifting priorities. - -
      • Must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to self-direct. - -
      • Provide on-site leadership at Pickering Barn events which includes managing the event from start to finish. -
      • Assist with event set-up and tear-down, including setting up tables and chairs, AV equipment and performing necessary custodial duties. -
      • Perform other duties as assigned; duties include but are not limited to event, trash removal, restocking of supplies, restroom cleaning, facility clean-up, lock-up and facility repair requests. - -Qualifications -
        • Graduation from high school (or GED) required -
        • Associate's -degree in hospitality, office management or related field preferred and -
        • Two years of work experience related to event planning, hospitality, or office management, -
        • Or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. - -Licensing and Certifications -
          • Valid Washington State Driver's License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations. -
          • Valid First Aid and CPR Instructors Certificate or ability to obtain within six months of employment. -Vaccination
            • Effective July 1, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a condition of employment to be -fully vaccinated -for COVID-19 prior to start date. If you have questions or need an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, you can speak to our HR Department for further information.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesSkill in: -
              • Using computers and applicable software programs (Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook) -
              • Ability to learn & navigate new software systems. -Ability to: -
                • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. -
                • Train and provide direction to others in recreational activities. -
                • Provide leadership & direction to the public and staff. -
                • Keep records and detailed spreadsheets -
                • Express and relate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. -
                  • Ability to work independently in an isolated environment -
                  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather - -
                  • Learn the principles, -practices -and methods of planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating recreational programming and services. -Working Conditions
                    • Work may be physically demanding and require walking, pushing, pulling, -lifting -and carrying up to 40 pounds. Employees climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. In some assignments, work is performed outside in all types of weather conditions. -

Keywords: City of Issaquah Pickering Barn, Seattle , Event Operations and Farmers Market Associate, Other , Issaquah, Washington

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