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Location: Golden Gate Park 55 Music Concourse Drive San Francisco CA 94118 USA

Industry: Museums, Science, Education, Tourism
Work Hours: Full-Time

Date Posted: 01 Nov 2019

Valid Through: 22 Nov 2019 23:55

POSITION SUMMARY:
Work with a diverse and creatively driven team in transforming the California Academy of Sciences into San Francisco's most popular cultural night spot every Thursday, filled with provocative science, music, creatures and cocktails for adults 21+.

The NightLife Event Program Manager is responsible for successful programmatic development and execution of the Academy's weekly NightLife event that draws 2,000+ attendees. The ideal candidate is creative and fearless with a talent for bringing innovative vision to large-scale event experiences. Key responsibilities include taking a lead role in theme development, curating dynamic and unique programming, and co-producing events from start to finish; refining the overall NightLife programming strategy and managing event partnerships and outreach.  This position reports to the Senior NightLife Business Manager and also works closely with the NightLife Program Logistics Specialist.

The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Event Planning & Strategy:
    • Define and execute the annual event programming strategy and calendar; facilitate quarterly and bi-annual event strategy meetings.
    • Lead event theme and programming ideation, collaborating with cross-functional teams to generate compelling and unique concepts.
    • Evaluate and report on event success quarterly by defining and analyzing event metrics including cost, ROI, and outcomes; make recommendations for shifts as necessary, based on KPIs.
    • Research competitive landscape, keeping a close finger on the pulse of the Bay Area event scene; provide new ideas and insights about current trends and recommend shifts in strategy as needed to maintain long-term health of the program, audience development, and growth.
    • Work closely with the Senior NightLife Business Manager to establish annual attendance goals and strategic plan for the program, and effectively execute throughout the year.
    • Prepare & manage NightLife programming budget and stay up-to-date on holistic P&L statement for program to be aware of general health of business.
  • Event Programming:
    • Cultivate and secure relevant programming partners to build fresh, unique, engaging experiences for ~47 events per year, tailored to engage the core audience of 21-35 intellectual curiosity-seekers.
    • Pursue large scale program partnerships, including relevant music & festival promoters, artists, and other innovative collaborators. Refine strategy, offerings, and operations as necessary.
    • Negotiate partner contract agreements / payment; Submit requests to Legal.
    • Ensure appropriate strategic and brand mission alignment of all partners.
    • Advise on special projects when aligned with strategic goals and priorities, including concepts and partner logistics.
  • Be present on Thursday evenings to ensure smooth event deployment and positive guest and partner experience by working closely with NightLife Program Logistics Specialist, program partners, and internal key stakeholders.
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A qualified candidate will have a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:

  • 5+ years working in experiential events management and/or production with an emphasis on program curation, detailed event planning, partner management, partner contracts, and management skills.
  • Ability to develop, conceptualize, execute and evaluate the strategic, thematic and logistical details of large-scale events.
  • Ability to plan and produce multiple events simultaneously.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Undergraduate degree

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Has expertise in event production and programmatic strategic partnerships with a proven track record of planning entertaining and educational events and programs for a specific target audience.
  • Thinks strategically and makes recommendations that will help achieve both short and long-term goals.
  • Has a solid understanding of the latest market trends and the social and cultural landscape for young adult target audiences and key competitors in the Bay Area.
  • Has passion about science education, and the Academy's mission to explore, explain and sustain the natural world.
  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve quickly, trouble-shoot, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects with variable timelines effectively.
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with a variety of personalities and work styles; A true "can do" attitude in handling challenges with poise and optimism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with Google and Adobe applications; strong Microsoft Office Suite skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred, not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  Must be able to perform repetitive motions 50% of the time.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  
Please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://calacademy.snaphire.com Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

The California Academy of Sciences will give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.

Event Program Manager, NightLife

POSITION SUMMARY:
Work with a diverse and creatively driven team in transforming the California Academy of Sciences into San Francisco's most popular cultural night spot every Thursday, filled with provocative science, music, creatures and cocktails for adults 21+.

The NightLife Event Program Manager is responsible for successful programmatic development and execution of the Academy's weekly NightLife event that draws 2,000+ attendees. The ideal candidate is creative and fearless with a talent for bringing innovative vision to large-scale event experiences. Key responsibilities include taking a lead role in theme development, curating dynamic and unique programming, and co-producing events from start to finish; refining the overall NightLife programming strategy and managing event partnerships and outreach.  This position reports to the Senior NightLife Business Manager and also works closely with the NightLife Program Logistics Specialist.

The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Event Planning & Strategy:
    • Define and execute the annual event programming strategy and calendar; facilitate quarterly and bi-annual event strategy meetings.
    • Lead event theme and programming ideation, collaborating with cross-functional teams to generate compelling and unique concepts.
    • Evaluate and report on event success quarterly by defining and analyzing event metrics including cost, ROI, and outcomes; make recommendations for shifts as necessary, based on KPIs.
    • Research competitive landscape, keeping a close finger on the pulse of the Bay Area event scene; provide new ideas and insights about current trends and recommend shifts in strategy as needed to maintain long-term health of the program, audience development, and growth.
    • Work closely with the Senior NightLife Business Manager to establish annual attendance goals and strategic plan for the program, and effectively execute throughout the year.
    • Prepare & manage NightLife programming budget and stay up-to-date on holistic P&L statement for program to be aware of general health of business.
  • Event Programming:
    • Cultivate and secure relevant programming partners to build fresh, unique, engaging experiences for ~47 events per year, tailored to engage the core audience of 21-35 intellectual curiosity-seekers.
    • Pursue large scale program partnerships, including relevant music & festival promoters, artists, and other innovative collaborators. Refine strategy, offerings, and operations as necessary.
    • Negotiate partner contract agreements / payment; Submit requests to Legal.
    • Ensure appropriate strategic and brand mission alignment of all partners.
    • Advise on special projects when aligned with strategic goals and priorities, including concepts and partner logistics.
  • Be present on Thursday evenings to ensure smooth event deployment and positive guest and partner experience by working closely with NightLife Program Logistics Specialist, program partners, and internal key stakeholders.
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A qualified candidate will have a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:

  • 5+ years working in experiential events management and/or production with an emphasis on program curation, detailed event planning, partner management, partner contracts, and management skills.
  • Ability to develop, conceptualize, execute and evaluate the strategic, thematic and logistical details of large-scale events.
  • Ability to plan and produce multiple events simultaneously.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Undergraduate degree

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Has expertise in event production and programmatic strategic partnerships with a proven track record of planning entertaining and educational events and programs for a specific target audience.
  • Thinks strategically and makes recommendations that will help achieve both short and long-term goals.
  • Has a solid understanding of the latest market trends and the social and cultural landscape for young adult target audiences and key competitors in the Bay Area.
  • Has passion about science education, and the Academy's mission to explore, explain and sustain the natural world.
  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve quickly, trouble-shoot, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects with variable timelines effectively.
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with a variety of personalities and work styles; A true "can do" attitude in handling challenges with poise and optimism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with Google and Adobe applications; strong Microsoft Office Suite skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred, not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  Must be able to perform repetitive motions 50% of the time.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  
Please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://calacademy.snaphire.com Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

The California Academy of Sciences will give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.

Job Details

Reference # 25952
Posted on 01 Nov 2019
Closes on 22 Nov 2019 23:55
Hours/Status Full-Time


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