Want to join in on the fun? 

The Destination Consultants Team likes to work hard and have a bit of fun along the way.  We also put a strong focus on our team's work-life balance.  We are always open to hearing about your talents and how you might want to lend them to DC. 

Destination Consultants is hiring! We are looking at filling two roles in our company:

1. Administrative Coordinator: (Part Time, in GR Downtown Office, 21-25 hours a week, additional project work eligible)

Job Summary

The role of the Administrative Coordinator is to assist with office responsibilities in a part time role, 21-25 hours a week.  The Administrative Coordinator would help the team with various tasks that will assist with researching and booking business, as well as maintain some standard event needs.  This role will be based in the office (cannot work remotely) and is eligible for additional projects. 

 Responsibilities

The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for several administrative responsibilities.  They use several software systems used for planning events and putting together proposals.  Also, they are responsible for tracking project status and deadlines.  The Administrative Coordinator will keep sales and marketing pieces updated and some sales outreach planning as needed. Will be responsible for other tasks as assigned. 

Qualifications

Office Coordinators must have:

·       Microsoft Office Experience – especially Word and Excel

·       Willingness to learn role specific software, including Social Tables, DropBox, and Asana

·       Ability to come into the office 21-25 hours a week (set schedule needed but will flex)

·       Stellar communication skills and a professional demeanor

·       Ability to work productively in an independent environment

·       Office work experience a plus

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

The ability to lift light-weight decorations and other equipment in the process of setting up events will occasionally be required. Some work may be necessary at our warehouse which holds our inventory of decoration props, centerpiece vessels, votives, and other table top decor items.   Occasionally this role may need to drive a cargo van for use in our business transporting items to and from events.  

Equipment Used

●      90% of the time will be spent in our office working on assigned events and marketing efforts.  

●      5% of the time will be spent at the event warehouse sorting inventory and returning inventory used for events.  This could also include delivery of warehouse items to events.

●      5% of the time will be spent working onsite at events, setting up and using sound equipment, accompanying tour groups on foot or bus, assisting setting up for events, and working alongside event managers in charge of producing the event onsite.

Requirements of Work:

· This role has a minimum 21 hours and maximum 25 hours a week; days are flexible.  Hours to work within are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office hours will be determined at time of hire, and while they can be occasionally flexible, Destination Consultants would like this role to have a set day/time of work. 

·  Must have a valid driver’s license

Reporting

The Events Specialist will report to the Director of Operations.  Overall direction and review of work will be managed by the DOO. 

2. Account Managers (Contractor, project based) –

We are looking for 2-3 contract based individuals with a logistics, design, and hospitality focus. Project Management with expectations of role building repeat business opportunities.

Job Summary

The role of Account Manager is a contract-based project management role for Destination Consultants.  The role will be responsible for projects as assigned and agreed to by both parties.  This role is also seen as an account development position, with expectations that the Account Manager will build a positive working relationship with the client to increase repeat business opportunities.  The Account Manager will build relationships with clients and be the go-to manager for specific accounts.  The Account Manager may work remotely if they choose or may use a desk at our office located in downtown Grand Rapids. 

 Responsibilities

The Account Manager will be responsible for executing the projects and events that have been agreed to in the proposal process.  A full transfer of each project will be provided with detail and a Statement of Work/contract.  The Account Manager will need to have a background in logistics, food and beverage management, simple event design, communication, facility management, and a basic understanding of AV needs.  They are expected to be onsite during the event days as well as attend all needed meetings for the clients.   Each project assigned has it’s own level of responsibilities that will fit the above skillset. 

All Account Managers are expected to adhere to the “DC Promise” of communication, timeliness, and professionalism.  Our company is designed to make our clients workload lighter, and we have processes and expectations in place to meet this need.  Account Managers must use Asana and Dropbox (provided by DC) and have access to email. 

Minimum Qualifications

Account Managers must have:

·       5+ years of experience in event planning, logistics, hospitality

·       Stellar communication skills and a professional demeanor

·       Ability to work productively in an independent environment

·       Schedule that allows for emails to be sent between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  (no late evening communication please)

·       Interest and drive to grow an account and build a working relationship with clients.

·       Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel

·       Willing to learn Asana (Project Management Software)

·       Proficient in Dropbox

·       Ability to lift 40 lbs

 Working Conditions/Physical Demands

The ability to lift light-weight decorations and other equipment in the process of setting up events will occasionally be required. Some work may be necessary at our warehouse which holds our inventory of decoration props, centerpiece vessels, votives, and other table top decor items.   Occasionally this role may need to drive a cargo van for use in our business transporting items to and from events.  

 Requirements of Work:

·   This role is a contract-based position that will be assigned hours that are agreed to by both parties for each specific project.   

·   Must have a valid driver’s license

·   Employees are required to use their personal computer for their work; Destination Consultants will provide an email address and access to software as needed.

 Reporting

The Account Manager will report to the Director of Operations.  Overall direction and review of work will be managed by the DOO. 

Please send your resume with a cover letter specifying the role(s) you are interested in to Kim Rangel, Director of Operations, at KRangel@DestinationConsultants.com by 12/19.

Internships: 

Fall (September-December): Apply by July 15.  Interviews in August. 

Winter (Janurary-April): Apply by November 1.  Interviews in November. 

Summer: (May-August): Apply by March 1.  Interviews in March.  

On Site Help: 

We are always looking to build our list of potential on-site help.  For our bigger events, we need people with event backgrounds that can join us in the set-up and tear down the day of events.  This role is paid and staffed "as needed". 

 

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