Job Title: Events Coordinator
Experience Level: Entry/Mid Level
Churchview is a small farmette situated on a hilltop at the end of Churchview Avenue in Baldwin, bordered by wooded areas and just minutes from the South Side. The space is dynamic, diverse, and community-orientated; home to a beloved farm dog and cats, five dairy goats, flocks of free roaming chickens and ducks, bee hives, and fields of organic heirloom produce, fruit and herbs.
CVF supplies fruit, eggs and produce to some of the best local Chefs and restaurants, hosts educational Community Supported Agriculture workshare and volunteer programs, and invites the public to experience the farm through various culinary event series. Churchview is a working farm with an emphasis on the aesthetic. One day a team of apprentices will be working and learning in the fields with our workshares, and the next we will host a Farm Dinner or wedding.
The farm is a woman owned, female empowered, progressive space of openness, acceptance and inclusion. Community mindedness, education, and environmental awareness and conservation are at the heart of everything we do. A culture of teaching, learning, and collaboration drives the business, as well as the expansions that we will embark upon in the coming years.
The Events Coordinator will be a highly organized self starter who enjoys taking initiative, with excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to provide a high level of customer service. They will manage and coordinate all aspects of Churchview Farm events series, including but not limited to the Farm Dinner Series, Happy Hour Series, and Pop Up Dinner Series. Our incredibly popular Series and Private Events are the driving force behind the sustainability and development of the business, and this position will be essential to the planning and implementation of our upcoming growth and expansion.
Foster relationships with existing and new industry professionals
Build on existing policies and procedures through evaluation, documentation and execution
Provide innovation and opportunity for untapped areas of outreach and expansion
Serve as an advocate for and representative of Churchview Farm
Act as a liaison between CVF and chefs, vendors, partners, staff, volunteers, and customers
Supervise and manage all CVF event staff
Maintain working knowledge of budget
Understand and carry out CVF aesthetic and presentational standards
Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 3+ years experience in restaurant, hospitality, or event coordination preferred
Excellent customer service and communications (written and verbal)
Display developed self management, problem solving and organizational skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, G-Suite and like platforms
Must be on site for all events; primarily occurring on weekends and select evenings between late May and mid October
Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
To start, must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours/week during event season (includes both on and off site work) and minimum of 12 hours/wk (primarily remote) during off season
Must be able to navigate uneven terrain, carry trays, lift items up to 50 lbs and work primarily outdoors (regardless of weather) during event season
Strong inclination to design and aesthetic a major plus
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To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Resumes submitted through other email addresses on our website, social media or inquiries via phone will not be considered. Bonus points for including a photo of you and your favorite animal (farm or pet).