The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website: http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/
Starting Salary Range: $51,681.79 - $59,592.00. There are two vacancies, one with the Mesa Amphitheatre and one with the Mesa Convention Center.
The Booking/Sales Specialist has primary responsibility for selling and booking events or activities at the Mesa Convention Center and/or Amphitheatre. Based on assignment, events may include: meetings, conferences, conventions, exhibitions, festivals, training sessions, concerts, performances, weddings, etc., at the Mesa Convention Center and/or Amphitheatre facilities, which include Buildings A, B, C, and Mesa Amphitheatre; as well as the sales of event sponsorships.
•Communicating with prospective and confirmed lessees regarding facility availability •Scheduling meetings •Conducting tours •Working within allocated budget •Advising clients of services available within the complex, outside contractors, and other community organizations in order to plan, book, and coordinate events and activities at the facilities •Selecting, training, supervising and evaluating full-time and/or part-time staff •Generating sales leads and initiating sales calls •Responding to telephone and website inquiries by prospective and confirmed lessees concerning rates •Investigating available dates and compatible spaces for new and repeat clients •Updating information by entering data into a computerized database and event management system •Writing contracts and addenda •Following up on telephone contacts, coordinating promotions with Convention Visitor's Bureau and following through on division developed promotions, attending trade shows, and generating new business through cold calling and leads generated by attending networking meetings •Performing general sales and marketing functions •Providing input to the sales and marketing plan •Completing sales forecast •Maintaining sales databases •For the Amphitheatre assignment, duties also include coordinating the ticketing, production and execution of events •The nature of the work requires a good working relationship with the general public, as well as clients of the division •This class performs related duties as required
Work involves making independent contacts with prospective and confirmed clients regarding facility availability, while balancing traditional needs of smaller community groups with the revenue potential of larger scale conventions or concerts. The employee in this class is responsible for coordinating Convention Center and/or Amphitheatre activities and programs and supervision of staff. Reports to the Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Venue Operations Supervisor who reviews work through meetings, conferences, reports, and results achieved. Employees in this class may work irregular hours, evenings, and weekends.
This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field
Considerable (3 - 5 years) experience in sales and/or hospitality or public venue sales that includes scheduling multiple events for a convention or cultural center, hotel, amphitheater, live music venue, or other large use facility and/or sponsorship sales
Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date
Some (6 months - 1 year) supervisory experience
Bilingual in Spanish/English is desirable
City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.Applications available 04/12/19 and must apply by 04/25/19. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs
City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 010659
About City of Mesa
The premiere conference and meeting facility in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona!
The Mesa Convention Center is a full-service event facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona.
The Convention Center campus is situated on 22 acres of mature parkland, and is comprised of Buildings A, B and C. The facility features 19,000 square feet of exhibit space and an additional 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.