Event Supervisor

Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT is accepting applications for hourly Event Supervisors, flexible availability to work daytime, evenings or weekends; on-call availability a plus. Successful candidates will have some experience in retail, hospitality, wait-staffing, and customer service. Event Supervisors will report to the Manager of Private Rentals and Corporate Functions. Major responsibilities include oversight of weddings and private events, corporate and non-profit functions with client/host, guest and vendor satisfaction in mind. Event Supervisors will serve as the professional representative of Hill-Stead Museum to event patrons and vendors with demeanor and attire reflective of the high standards of the museum; supervise each event from pre-event start and vendor arrival through event conclusion, including vendor clean up and departure. Adherence to policies and procedures related to the buildings and property to ensure timely attention as questions or issues arise; monitor the event as it is happening for adherence to timeline agreed upon in the event contract. Event Supervisors will share general knowledge about Hill-Stead, including the collection, the Pope Riddle family, and the property in order to engage with patrons and answer their questions. Requirements include: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and groups; ability to multi-task and to remain calm under pressure; ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, and paid staff at all levels; ability to work alone or as part of a team; knowledge of and interest in art history, particularly Impressionism, and/or gardens & landscape, especially Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden, a plus. High School diploma or GED is required; previous event planning/management/coordination a plus. Compensation is $15.00 per hour on a per diem basis. Interested and reliable individuals, college age and older, should e-mail a letter of intent, résumé, three references, and request full job description to Sue Guimaraes, Assistant to the Executive Director, at guimaraess@hillstead.org. Posted on: 02/01/2016