Lawrenceville Arts Center (LAC), a brand-new premier arts and culture venue located in historic downtown Lawrenceville GA opened in October 2021. With 5 distinct spaces (and endless funky alcoves) LAC is the perfect venue for your next performance, convention, corporate meeting or celebration. Home of Aurora Theatre, the 2nd largest professional theatre in the State of Georgia, LAC is sure to be a destination location for not only Gwinnett County and Georgia, but the entire Southeast region!
Salary is commensurate with experience; base + commission; generous benefits package listed below.
SALARY: $36,000 - $43,000 + commission
To best show LAC’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and excellence in our workspace, we encourage ALL qualified applicants to apply. LAC is an equal opportunity employer.
TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter including name, phone numbers and emails of 3 references to:
Complex General Manager
PO Box 2014
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Subject: Events & Booking Associate
REPORTS TO: Complex General Manager
The Events & Booking Associate supports the Facilities Sales & Booking Manager in soliciting private event business, event planning, and supplying overall end to end support to clients for all Lawrenceville Arts Center (LAC) events. This role handles organizing and supporting records and related paperwork in concert with LAC partners.
Book the LAC as a venue for private groups, including social, corporate, faith-based, and performing arts.
Research, identify, and contact prospective user groups to initiate sales efforts.
Respond to inquiries, negotiate pricing, and deliver sales proposals with the highest level of client service to cultivate client retention and develop strong relationships.
Conduct site visits as needed, collaborate with all facility departments to ensure successful site tours
Work with staff to ensure the event spaces are appropriately scheduled, resourced and staffed.
Aid staff as needed in the set-up and management of LAC facilities.
Manage related paperwork and schedules for outside rentals.
Maintain files and records of all current and historical projects.
Knowledge of and ability to apply basic analytical, math, and accounting skills.
Coordinate event requirements with caterers, clients and necessary internal departments.
Communicate problems and proposed solutions to management. Coordinate event requirements with caterers, clients and necessary internal departments.
Frequent evening and weekend hours required. Holiday work may be needed.
1-3 years' experience in event sales/management, preferably with an arena, convention center, hotel, or other similar public assembly facility.
College degree preferred, but not required.
Knowledge and appreciation of performing arts and/or music industry experience preferred.
Exceptional attention to detail with organizational skills
Ability to negotiate, influence and sell prospective clients.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivated and results oriented.
Customer service focused, proactive, positive attitude with guests, staff and co-workers.
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
Passion for event planning and the ability to provide excellence in event production.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, VenueOps (or similar booking software), WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Any successful applicant must have and maintain a current Driver's License
Any successful applicant must be able to pass background checks
Any successful applicant must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Lawrenceville Arts Center is an inclusive art space where you will be part of a thriving cultural scene (music, theatre, dance, & visual arts). Join a creative culture that works under “Group Speak” (all voices welcomed). We value equity in the workplace, and we fight for civic, corporate and cultural understanding. Plus, we have a lot of fun!!!
This is a full-time position eligible for benefits and perks including:
health insurance (full health, vision, dental, supplemental)
paid time off
flexible work environment
ongoing career training
FREE admission to shows
Aurora recognizes that conversations about salary can be difficult. We strive to provide pay that meets the market by leveling with industry peers to determine the pay range for each position. Where the employee falls in that range is determined by experience and skill set. Aurora will work hard to administer the compensation program in a manner that is transparent, consistent, and equitable across the company.