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Events Manager Position

General Position Overview:
Lynch’s Landing Foundation is seeking a full‐time Events Manager to plan and execute successful events in Downtown Lynchburg, including street festivals, park festivals, merchant events, and businesses networking events. The Events Manager will also assist with Lynch’s Landing marketing efforts, including event marketing, downtown promotion, social media, graphic design, advertising, website management, etc. The Events Manager will also be responsible for volunteer recruitment and retention. This position will report to the Executive Director.

The Events Manager may also be called upon by the Executive Director to manage special projects or assist with other operational needs.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Highly organized with very effective time management skills
  • Extremely attentive to detail
  • Must be highly motivated and a collaborative team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to supervise and manage project teams and volunteers
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Ability to work independently and to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Required Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with email marketing, specifically MailChimp
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Valid driver’s license, personal transportation

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four‐year institution
  • Proven ability to plan and execute successful events from start to finish
  • 1 – 3 years related experience

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and event/marketing portfolio (optional) to info@downtownlynchburg.com. No phone calls please.  

About Lynch’s Landing Foundation
Lynch’s Landing is a non-profit organization dedicated to an engaging and vibrant Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. For more than twenty-five years, the organization has worked alongside the City of Lynchburg to establish Downtown Lynchburg as a vital economic, cultural, recreational, residential, and historic center for our community. As part of its mission, Lynch’s Landing produces community events that enhance the Downtown Lynchburg culture and experience for both residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.DowntownLynchburg.com.