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Event Manager at Porchlight

Full Time
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Porchlight is a New York bar with a Southern accent. As Union Square Hospitality Group’s first stand-alone cocktail bar, Porchlight presents contemporary interpretations of the South’s rich drinks and food heritage. Combined with our emphasis on hospitality and genial service, Porchlight is a beacon of friendliness in West Chelsea and can accommodate groups of 10-150 guests for happy hours, celebratory cocktail parties, and corporate events. 

Who you are: The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, non-stop environment, is adept at prioritizing tasks, possesses excellent communication skills both with guests as well as colleagues, loves solving problems, building long-lasting relationships, and creating positive outcomes. The ability to be strategic, flexible, proactive, calm under pressure, resourceful and efficient is in your DNA. Superior verbal and written communication skills, strong decision-making ability, sense of urgency, empathy and attention to detail is essential. 

What you’ll do:

  •  Manage all client communications relating to the sale and production of events on a daily basis. ensuring the highest quality experience for clients is consistently delivered. 
  • Responsible for the process of curating, selling, and planning a minimum of two ticketed events per year for the bar
  • Review incoming inquiries and ensure all necessary information is obtained from prospective client; seek clarification and further details as needed. 
  • Prepare all proposals, contracts, and other client facing materials and send initial proposals. 
  • Ensure that pricing is appropriate and accurate on estimates and invoices. 
  • Arrange for and attend site visits, walk-throughs and tastings as needed. 
  • Coordinate the details in between the client, the building and any third-party vendors regarding event floorplans, timelines, insurance, permitting, and rental equipment requirements. 
  • Oversee event set-up and service on-site as needed. Liaise between client and on-site team leaders to ensure success of event from beginning to end. 
  • Manage and foster client relationships. 
  • Manage internal communications relating to the production of event, while meeting weekly deadlines for completion of BEOs.  
  • Act as the client’s voice to ensure all other departments are fully aware of client expectations to ensure continuity and accuracy of all services, with the goal of creating raves. 
  • Ensure rigorous knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policies, and procedures. 

What we need from you:

  •  1+ years of restaurant event sales experience, or relevant restaurant experience 
  • Strong understanding of diverse cuisine and beverage 
  • Wine, Beer and Spirits knowledge
  •  Strong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office and TripleSeat preferred)
  •  Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent Experience
  • The ability to stay positive and calm under pressure
  • A warm, compassionate, and team-focused approach

What you’ll get from us:

  • Base salary of $67,000 - $72,000, plus commission
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing
  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services through Radish Health
  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund

Please note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. This position may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the restaurant.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please e-mail for assistance.



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