Careers

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CANDIDATES:

Thank you for your interest in Ampa Events. So that we may evaluate you effectively, please proceed with the following:

  • Review Ampa’s website and completely familiarize yourself with our company, its products and services.
  • Review the job description of interest below.
  • Determine if you have the required experience first.
  • Send a cover letter clearly indicating which position you are interested in and why?
  • Email resume and cover letter to info@ampaevents.com. Please include position title you are applying for in the subject line of email.

MARKETS:

Opportunities available in DC, Baltimore, Virginia, and Maryland. Ampa provides variety of event production services for corporate, non-profits, universities, worthy causes, gala, social, government and political clients. Our geographic coverages is primarily the mid-Atlantic states/east coast, and as a touring production company National meeting and Marketing Tours.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted; 75 lbs. with handcarts, etc.  All positions at Ampa require some physical activity
  • Able to work work: weekends and holidays and in all conditions – weather, indoors or out; travel and overnights are required
  • Good general academic skills: math, english, spelling, typing and possess good computer skills – Mac preferred
  • Take responsibility and initiative
  • Good verbal skills, good people skills in person and via phone
  • Well groomed and presentable for business meetings as well as site work

Although all of these skills are not required for employment, possessing as many as possible will facilitate your success with Ampa resulting in a more rewarding career and high job satisfaction.

Current Openings

Richmond-based event production company is seeking a motivated individual with a theatrical skill set to work as part of a team to maintain and install décor, props, scenery, and stage lighting.  Experience in the event and live production industry is desired but not required.  Training will be provided for a long term job opportunity.  Candidate must also have good organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively multi-task for an inventory-focused event installer position.

Job Responsibilities:

As part of a team of installers, the inventory/warehouse associate – event installer will:

  • Load and unload equipment from trucks.
  • Assemble and disassemble parts of inventory.
  • Set up lighting, props, and stage sets.
  • Move and rearrange furniture.
  • Assemble, disassemble, and store stage sets.
  • Return equipment to inventory.
  • Maintain clear aisles in the warehouse.
  • Adhere to safety standards at all times.
  • Assist with all aspects of inventory count and maintenance .
  • Enter inventory information into database with accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Work as needed in the scene shop.
  • Perform maintenance and upkeep of equipment, inventory, and décor.
  • Touch up and repair equipment and inventory as needed.
  • Keep warehouse clean and in order.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A positive, hard-working attitude, eager to learn and grow with the company.
  • Good organizational skills and detailed-oriented.
  • Well developed problem solving skills and ability to think ahead.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects and ability to improvise.
  • Basic carpentry, maintenance, and repair skills.
  • General lighting, wiring, and repair skills are a plus!
  • Ability to perform maintenance on inventory.
  • Good driving record and experience driving a small box truck and pulling utility trailers.
  • Good customer service skills – comfortable and confident communicating with clients on site.
  • Ability to safely push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • General computer skills – ability to learn software quickly.
  • Flexible evening and weekend availability required in addition to the regular work week. Must be able to travel outside of Richmond with our installation team as needed for events.
  • Artistic skills (not required but are desirable) to include painting, sculpting, and faux finishes

Compensation package based on experience – $28-$32k. This is a full-time position with benefits.  This position is available for immediate hire. Include a cover letter and tell us why you want this position and how your qualifications meet the job requirements. Please attach a resume to your email in PDF format. No phone calls, please!

Richmond-based event production company is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a theatrical skill set to work as part of a team to maintain and install décor, props, scenery, and stage lighting. Experience in the event and live production industry is desired but not required. Training will be provided for a long term job opportunity. Candidate must also have good organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions as directed by the installation team lead.

Job Responsibilities:

As part of a team of installers, the inventory/warehouse associate – stagehand will:

  • Load and unload equipment from trucks.
  • Assemble and disassemble parts of inventory.
  • Set up lighting, props, and stage sets.
  • Move and rearrange furniture.
  • Assemble, disassemble, and store stage sets.
  • Return equipment to inventory.
  • Maintain clear aisles in the warehouse.
  • Adhere to safety standards at all times.
  • Assist with all aspects of inventory count and maintenance .
  • Enter inventory information into database with accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Work as needed in the scene shop.
  • Perform maintenance and upkeep of equipment, inventory, and décor.
  • Touch up and repair equipment and inventory as needed.
  • Keep warehouse clean and in order.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A positive, hard-working attitude, eager to learn and grow with the company.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive on time and be ready to work.
  • Ability to follow instructions and take direction from the lead installer.
  • Assemble and disassemble parts.
  • Familiarity and ability to operate a variety of tools.
  • Able to anticipate, troubleshoot, and adapt quickly to changing needs.
  • Willing to travel with the install team to event location for load in/out.
  • Flexible evening and weekend availability required.
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Compensation package based on experience – $25-$32k. This is a full-time position with benefits. This position is available for immediate hire. Include a cover letter and tell us why you want this position and how your qualifications meet the job requirements. Please attach a resume to your email in PDF format. No phone calls, please!

Ampa Events, a local event production service company, is actively searching for a part-time Office Manager. This management level position is an integral part of the Ampa team and will oversee and manage all aspects of operations, scheduling, and hiring. Our ideal candidate will be a natural at multi-tasking, organization and genuinely has a passion for actively engaging team members and clients to foster business growth and operational efficiency. This is a part-time position – 20-25 hours per week with a flexible schedule. Salary: $18.00 – $21.00 hourly.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Chief of Staff & Communication

  • Directly engage and supervise administrative and sales employees.
  • Actively participate and oversee the planning, assigning, and delegation of work to achieve successful execution of business initiatives.
  • Actively manage office productivity and oversee to task completion.
  • Prepare reporting and communicate regularly with the President on all aspects of Ampa business including but not limited to: sales reporting and forecasting, business performance, employee accountability, staffing updates and workflow efficiency.
  • Maintain proficiency in all business software needed for Ampa business operations.

2. General Office Operations

  • Organize and manage all office operations and workflow – engage and challenge current process as appropriate to improve operational efficiency.
  • Oversee and develop work standards for all repetitive operation tasks.
  • Monitor and oversee all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, computers, network servers, printers, and fax machine.
  • Develop and manage execution of standard data management procedures for systemic retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of all electronic and hard copy files.
  • Oversee mail handling, inventory delivery process, supply management, and ordering.
  • Enforce company correspondence protocol, style practices, and brand standards.
  • Oversee facility maintenance including but not limited to: office cleaning/upkeep, snow/ice removal, parking lot maintenance, pest control, and parking procedures.
  • Main point of contact for Ampa neighborhood communications and issues.

3. Human Resource Management

  • Actively recruit, interview, hire, and oversee training for all new employees.
  • Maintain active list of open job positions.
  • Review and maintain all personnel records in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Serve as main point of contact for all human resource related questions.
  • General enforcement of Ampa policy and procedures manual.
  • Develop and implement employee accountability programs to foster operational efficiency and client satisfaction.
  • Review and update job descriptions as needed to ensure efficient task allocation.

4. Customer Service

  • Provide superior customer service and step in as needed to resolve challenging client interactions with positive outcomes.
  • Ensure that Ampa brand is consistently represented at all times by all employees.
  • Assist the President in business development efforts and other general administrative tasks as needed to achieve Ampa business goals.

Ampa Events, a full service event production and design company, is seeking an outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, and experienced Meeting Planner to perform the backbone of the customer service program. The perfect candidate will administer services to multiple clients simultaneously. This position is organized under the sales department and includes planning and administrative support accordingly.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists President with sales activities
  • New sales and business development
  • Customer Service
  • Provides administrative support
  • Assists with client events as needed
  • Make arrangements for clients
  • Order elements as needed for events
  • Negotiate Contracts
  • Work with venues & hotels
  • Travel & DMC Services as needed

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self motivated
  • Multitasker
  • Solid administrative and communication skills
  • Computer savvy, Mac proficiency a plus!
  • Strong desire and ability to work as part of a fun and creative team in a fast paced small office environment
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for exceptional customer service to oversee and manage rental inquiries while actively taking steps to increase the visibility of our rental business.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, have a desire to be an overachiever and be passionate about providing great customer service throughout the sales and booking process.  Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail are also required.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer calls and assist customers as primary point of contact for inbound customer rental inquiries.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of existing and continuously changing rental inventory and their applications.
  • Communicate accurate and knowledgeable information about our rental inventory to clients and prospective clients.
  • Develop a genuine understanding of each customer’s needs and recommend total solutions to match services that best suit a customer’s needs and budget.
  • Provide excellent customer service throughout the sales and booking process.
  • Collaborate with the sales team and other team members as needed to fulfill customer requests.
  • Initiate follow-up with clients to confirm event details.
  • Participate in learning and training opportunities as appropriate to continuously build customer service and sales knowledge, skills, and abilities to position you for advancement opportunities within the company.
  • Attend trade shows and other industry-related events as needed to increase company visibility and build relations.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of customer service experience or successful telephone sales experience.  A college degree is preferred but not required.
  • Outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic personality and attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Sales-driven, self-starter personality and motivated to achieve and exceed daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong computer skills.  Mac OS experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs.
  • Desire to learn the event production industry and willingness to build additional skills to position you for advancement opportunities within the company.

Are you a creative, confident, fun, and outgoing person? Are you passionate about serving clients and delivering exceptional customer service?

Ampa Events is a full service production and event planning company. We are looking for qualified candidates to join our sales team and promote our services in the Virginia, Washington DC, and Baltimore markets.

Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must enjoy talking with people. The ability to be flexible and adapt to ever-changing client needs is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Initiate contact with clients from a variety of industries and markets to promote Ampa Events
  • production and event planning services.
  • Develop creative solutions that meet client event planning needs and budgets.
  • Research products and pricing as needed to complete client proposals.
  • Assist creative team with event planning as needed.
  • Facilitate, fabricate, order, and/or manage supplies and labor as needed to execute client events.
  • Must be able to attend client events as needed to assist with design installation as appropriate.
  • Evening and weekend availability for event attendance as needed is required.

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Outgoing, friendly personality with successful telephone communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs.
  • A willingness to learn about the company and how to promote our services.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise internal and external communications. 5. Working knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs.

Send cover letter and resume in PDF format with ENTRY LEVEL SALES in the subject line of your email. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is an hourly-based pay position with commission eligibility for paid sales contracts. www.ampaevents.com

Are you a creative, confident, fun, and outgoing person? Are you passionate about serving clients and delivering exceptional customer service? Ampa Events is a full-service event design and production company. We provide exceptional service to our clients to help plan and produce galas, weddings, school events, corporate events, and so much more!

Potential candidates will have proven contacts and at least two years of successful sales experience in the event or related industries. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to being a successful candidate. We are looking for qualified candidates to join our sales team and promote our services in the Richmond market area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sell total solutions including lighting, stage sets, theme décor, scenery, audio visual, centerpieces, and general equipment.
  • Develop new business opportunities with a total solution approach to client event needs with our team and inventory as support.
  • Pursue networking opportunities – develop and maintain professional contacts in the event industry.
  • Work directly with clients to determine and finalize event orders including theme décor, lighting, production services, linens, china or other client needs.
  • Draft proposals and contracts using a sales database system that includes a point and click inventory database.
  • Interact with operational and administrative staff to ensure quality service to clients.
  • Participate and attend industry association events for marketing and business development.
  • Attend client events as needed and/or required by client. Evening and weekend availability for event attendance is required.

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Outgoing, friendly personality with 2+ years demonstrated successful sales experience.
  • Have great relationships and experience with venues and organizations in the Richmond market area.
  • Active in event industry associations.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs.
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise internal and external communications.
  • Working knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Strong computer and social media skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs.

Send resume and cover letter in PDF format with EXPERIENCED SALES EXECUTIVE in the subject line of your email. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.ampaevents.com

Job Type: Full-time

Email resume and cover letter to hiring@ampaevents.com
. Please include position title you are applying for in the subject line of email.