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The Charleston Gaillard Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are now hiring for the following positions. No phone calls, please.

Director of Event Services

Position Summary

The Director of Event Services (DES) is charged with the supervision, scheduling and training of event management staff, part-time front of house management, and the volunteer usher corps. This position is responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, control, and evaluation of events for Performance Hall, Exhibition Hall, and full facility events. The DES works closely with the executive and senior management teams, as well as the City of Charleston to enhance and support the overall mission of the organization, and to ensure high quality event execution while also maintaining the safety and maintenance of the facility.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and manages the annual production department budget.
  • Manages the staff responsible for the successful execution of venue rentals and presented events in ballrooms, meeting spaces, and the performance hall, including contract and technical rider fulfillment.
  • Supervises the preparation of related financial reports and necessary documentation on the economic performance of events including by not limited to final invoicing for rental events, event P&Ls, show settlements, and managing the departments cash reserve.
  • Develops strategies for controlling production event costs while maintaining quality and safety.
  • Prepares and maintains the Gaillard Centers Emergency Operations Plan. Provides occupational safety guidelines and training for all staff and the volunteer usher corps.
  • Prepares and maintains Gaillard Center Pandemic Reopening Plan. Provide safety guidelines to clients, working staff, and attendees.
  • Serve as a liaison to the City in acquiring necessary permits and additional support for events.
  • Coordinates with the programming department and sales department to ensure Centers booked shows and events are properly supported and executed.
  • Forges strong relationships with Center personnel and provides support to the Operations department.
  • Ensures the CFO & VP of Operations is informed of any incidents or potential issues arising from users or vendor interactions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Regularly leads weekly production meetings with various departments to ensure user and vendor needs are being met, events are being implemented according to venue specifications, and that contract administration is in compliance with the Centers policies and procedures.
  • Supervises and supports the production and event services team in ensuring that service vendors are properly executing service contracts including, but not limited to, facility maintenance, cleaning services, IT support services, catering services, and venue security.
  • Works with event management staff to ensure proper administration of all event staff time sheets and coordinates with HR to ensure staff paperwork is complete and adherence with the Centers policies.
  • Utilizes various software programs, including specific venue management software such as VenueOps and Social Tables, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PDF , Google Workspace, and others to regularly input data, create documentation, and communicate with users, vendors, and colleagues.
  • Acts as an on the ground supervisor filling in for event management when necessary.
  • Works with the Technical Director to create and maintain vendor supply accounts for rental equipment, equipment purchases, and service contracts.
  • Actively manages costs of vendor service contracts guaranteeing vendor costs are accurate and reliably predictable on an ongoing basis.
  • Regularly meets and participates in director meetings with senior staff members.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a proven and measurable track record of at least 5 years of experience in the planning and execution of performances, exhibitions, and events in the corporate environment. This position requires a good knowledge of administrative processes, business communication, and facility policy creation and structure. Candidates should have experience in budget administration, especially with respect to event execution and settlement.

Candidates should be proficient in MS Word and Excel, have superior organizational skills, and written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated leadership, as well as the ability to think strategically, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects is required. The successful candidate will have a professional business demeanor and the ability to work a flexible, event driven schedule. Good communication and relationship building skills with internal staff and external partners is a priority.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience working in a non-profit organization. Knowledge of the Charleston area is a plus. Experience with specific facility management software, event execution software and task management software are desirable.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move, transport and/or position up to 35 lbs of various equipment and materials.
  • Using tools of the trade and accessing remote locations of the building.
  • Activities may require sustained periods of movement, traversing, and positioning to meet facility and event demands.
  • Work may include prolonged periods of sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.

Pay and Benefits

$70k – $80k annual salary based on qualifications and experience.

The GMC provides a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • Fully paid medical insurance at the employee level
  • Optional vision, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • 4 weeks of paid time off, accrued annually
  • 403(b) with a 4% company match
  • Free and/or discounted tickets to performances
  • Employer paid parking

NO PHONE CALLS

The Charleston Gaillard Center is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

 

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Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Position: Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Location: Downtown Charleston, SC

Hours: Full-Time, Hourly. Some overtime, weekends, and evenings may be required.

Organization Background

The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The Charleston Gaillard Center is an 1,800-seat performance hall located in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility also contains 16,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, along with office and public spaces. The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation (CGMC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility.

The Charleston Gaillard Centers mission is to provide the Lowcountry with a world-class performance hall, elegant venue space, and vibrant educational opportunities inspiring our dynamic community through the power of the performing arts. We seek to enrich the diverse community of Charleston with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible and unique, and to serve as an education resource for generations to come. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary

The Marketing and Social Media Coordinator (MSMC) coordinates the day-to-day marketing, creative, and social media activities of the Charleston Gaillard Center including communications, media materials, branding, and social media strategies for the Gaillard Center.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and maintaining Charleston Gaillard Center brand standards.
  • Coordinating and assisting with the design of marketing initiatives including professional-quality advertisements, illustrations, website, social media, and video.
  • Coordinate design projects with freelance designers, photographers, and videographers.
  • Coordinate and design e-mail notifications.
  • Coordinate, design, and assemble marketing materials.
  • Develop and curate engaging content for all social media platforms.
  • Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and image content.
  • Attend events and produce live social media content at both the Gaillard Center and throughout Charleston.
  • Maintain a unified brand voice across different social media channels.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to create a social media calendar.
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends.
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.
  • Review analytics and create reports on key metrics.
  • Assist in the development and management of social media marketing and influencer marketing strategy.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Perform other marketing duties as needed.
  • Maintain all marketing records, invoices, and filing.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Marketing, Design, Communication, or Public Relations; or in place of a degree, 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Must have a strong demonstrable working background in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Experience working in Adobe Premier is preferred

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Strong computer proficiency, skills, and demonstrated background in Adobe Creative Suite is required
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Required attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions
  • Experience in non-profit or performing arts preferred
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in non-profit or performing arts programs
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs during the interview process

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel locally

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to manage the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations. Requirements include carrying the tools of the trade, including but not limited to a laptop computer, and digital camera; setting up signs, banners, and displays; carrying boxes; and remaining at and moving around within events for extended hours.

Pay and Benefits

Pay is commensurate on experience. Please state your salary requirements in your cover letter.

The GMC provides a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 403(b)
  • Parking is provided in close proximity to the venue

NO PHONE CALLS

The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Part-Time Careers

The Charleston Gaillard Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are now hiring for the following positions. No phone calls, please.

Event Set Up Crew

Position Summary

The Event Set-Up Crew is responsible for event set-up and tear down for events in the Performance Hall and Exhibition Hall. Crew members will be responsible for handling the following equipment: tables, chairs, stage, dance floor, pipe and drape, and other miscellaneous event equipment. This role will coordinate directly with the designated Event Coordinator and report directly to the Exhibition Hall Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Set-up and tear down of events tables, chairs, staging, etc.
  • Proper care, movement, and storage of all equipment such as: tables, chairs, staging, dance floor, etc.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly set according to the floor plan created by the Event Coordinator or Exhibition Hall Manager.

Qualifications

  • Previous event-set up experience preferred not required.
  • Reliable transportation required.
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule: mornings, afternoon, evening, weekends.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to support the team.
  • Ability to perform under stress.
  • Diligence and attention to detail.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently lifts/carries up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Pay: $18.95/hour; 3-hour minimum; OT between 12am – 8am

NO PHONE CALLS

The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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House and Venue Manager

Position Summary

House & Venue Managers (HVM) at the Charleston Gaillard Center are a critical part of ensuring the success of performances and special events in the Performance Hall and Exhibition Hal. HVMs report directly to the Performance Hall Manager (PEM) or Exhibition Hall Manager (EHM) who has detailed the operational and logistics details for each event. HVMs typically will begin a shift just prior to the start of an event and/or load-in, and will receive special instructions from the PEM or EHM upon arrival. The HVM oversees all public areas of the theatre and provides professional and courteous assistance to all patrons, attendees, and volunteers. The HVM also frequently continues to oversee the strike/tear-down of the event, and potentially oversee room flips for subsequent events in the Exhibition Hall. HVMs ensure the safety and well-being of patrons, clients and volunteers before, during, and after each event.

Responsibilities:

Performance Hall

  • Thorough understanding of Charleston Gaillard Center facility and Performance Hall seating.
  • Interacting with patrons, attendees, staff and volunteers.
  • Managing program distribution on each seating level (Orchestra, Box Tier, Dress Circle, and Gallery).
  • Supervising and orienting volunteer ushers and ensuring they have the necessary tools to lead patrons to their seats and enforce house policies in a polite and professional manner.
  • Working closely with the Box Office and settling any ticketing disputes that might arise.
  • Working closely with the Stage Manager to ensure the proper start time of the show.
  • Ensuring safety of all attendees and patrons by communicating problems to security staff, correcting fire code non-compliance issues, and being able to act quickly in a crisis and assist with evacuating patrons from the building.
  • Acting as hub of communication between all departments; locating or contacting the correct person to deal with problems as they occur (i.e. custodial, stage management, catering, etc.)
  • Keeping accurate notes of any venue related issues and/or requests, and whether they were able to be accommodated or not
  • Completing event-specific reports, accident and injury reports, etc.
  • First in, last out responsible for unlocking and opening building, and lock up at end of event.

Exhibition Hall

  • Interacting with event client, and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Overseeing load-in and load-out crews, ensuring that the documented plans are enacted on time and in the correct order.
  • Coordinating loading dock usage amongst vendors.
  • Ensuring safety of all attendees by communicating problems to security staff, correcting fire code non-compliance issues, and being able to act quickly in a crisis.
  • Assisting clients with light levels, background music requests, additions of chairs and tables, etc.
  • Acting as hub of communication between all departments; locating or contacting the correct person to deal with problems as they occur (i.e. custodial, technical services, etc.)
  • On-site point person for catering, AV crew, setup crew, security and police representatives, etc.
  • Working with clients to make last minute adjustments and changes
  • Keeping accurate notes of changes and requests, and whether they were able to be accommodated or not
  • Completing event-specific reports, accident and injury reports, etc.
  • First in, last out responsible for unlocking and opening building, and lock up at end of event.

Qualities and Characteristics:

  • Take charge personalitiesif something isnt going correctly, they notice and fix the problem immediately
  • Friendly, professional and accommodating demeanors
  • The ability to stay calm and professional during times of stress.
  • A willingness to problem solve, be flexible, and adapt to ongoing changes as they occur.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move, transport and/or position various materials needed.
  • Activities may require sustained periods of movement, traversing, and positioning to meet event schedules and demands.

Pay: $18.95/hour; nights and weekends are required.

Please submit cover letter indicating your availability and the maximum and minimum number of hours/shifts you are interested in working each week.

NO PHONE CALLS

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The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Facilities Event Supervisor

Position Summary
Seeking a self-motivated individual to supervise the facility at performance hall and exhibition hall events.  It is necessary to be able to work nights and weekends.

The Facilities Event Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are to be present and on call during events, respond to facility related issues that may arise during the events, and manage janitorial and waste removal services during the events.  Examples include responding to broken equipment and systems (elevator, plumbing, etc.), managing HVAC control, and ensuring janitorial tasks are completed.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise events to maintain a high quality, clean, and safe environment
  • Provide facilities support during events and shows, and coordinate janitorial needs
  • Assist Event Managers and Event Planners as needed to ensure execution of events and performances
  • Complete general maintenance work and repairs as assigned, including but not limited to replacing lightbulbs, painting, plumbing, mechanical repairs, furniture moves, cleaning, and special assignments (including work at heights on ladders)
  • Use, repair, and maintain janitorial machine equipment as needed (floor scrubber, carpet extractor)
  • Oversee waste management and recycling/composting efforts

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Proficient in general maintenance and related tools (carpentry, plumbing, painting, mechanics, machine repair)
  • Independently motivated to find what needs to be done and do it

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong communication skills for coordination between coworkers and departments
  • Able to follow specific directions and provide updates/feedback to supervisor
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and ensure projects and repairs maintain a high standard of quality
  • Willing to be flexible in an ever-changing environment and act as a team player
  • Able to learn new systems, tools, and processes on the fly
  • Always maintain professional demeanor and appearance
  • General computer skills (email, word processing)
  • Related skill certifications a plus

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move, transport and/or position up to 50lbs of various equipment and materials
  • Activities may require sustained periods of movement, traversing, and positioning to meet facility and event demands
  • Must be willing and able to work at heights

NO PHONE CALLS

The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Production Entrance Supervisor

Position Summary

The Production Entrance Supervisor (PES) is responsible for maintaining a security presence at the primary backstage entrance (Stage Door) or the Anson Street Loading Dock. When at the Stage Door location in the Performance Hall, the PES will be responsible for maintaining security by checking personnel documentation upon entry and exit and providing direction of equipment during loading and unloading. The PES will document and direct visiting personnel, and work in conjunction with the Performance Hall Technical Manager in securing backstage spaces such as dressing rooms, production office, and the green room. In the Exhibition Hall, the PES will maintain a security presence at the Anson Street Loading Dock, document and direct visiting personnel and vehicles, operate all loading doors and dock levelers, and work in conjunction with the Event Manager on duty in securing back of house service spaces. This role will be scheduled directly by the Logistics Coordinator and work closely with the management teams from both the Production and Technical departments.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain security at primary backstage entrance and all backstage areas including: dressing rooms, production office, and green room

  • Check for credentials and document personnel entrance and exit when necessary

  • Ensure proper care, movement, and storage in back of house and service spaces

  • Operate entrance equipment such as loading dock doors and automated dock levelers

Qualifications

  • Reliable transportation

  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule: mornings, afternoon, evening, weekends

  • A positive attitude and willingness to support the team

  • Ability to perform under stress

  • Ability to remain alert and visible for multiple hours

  • Diligence and attention to detail.

  • Previous event security experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Pay:$16.50/hour; 3-hour minimum; OT rates between 12:00am – 8:00am

NO PHONE CALLS

The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY


Now Hiring in our Hospitality Departments

Catering Captain

Overview

Catering Captain is responsible for supervising and serving guests in the venue dining areas at catering functions.  The Catering Captain must be customer-service oriented and personable. Must be able to work in an ever- changing fast-paced environment.The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.Catering Captians needed for special events at the Charleston Gaillard Center located at 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, South Carolina. Training provided for those with a limited background. Must have a professional appearance to accommodate high-end clientele. Excellent customer service and a great attitude are required and you must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Weekend/morning/evening availability is a must!  All servers must pass a company background check. Please email ngarrand@gaillardcenter.org for more details.WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND BECOME PART OUR WINNING TEAM!!

Responsibilities

  • Must demonstrate ability to read and comprehend Banquet Event Orders when directing to service a guest event or in setting up guest events.
  • Responsible for supervising staff serving meals to guests or replenishing food to the buffet line.
  • Responsible for supervising beverage service to guests including alcoholic beverages. Must check guest’s ID to verify minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
  • Ensures proper handling of all equipment (i.e. china, glassware, silverware, linen, and props) and their proper storage after use.
  • Be able to carry Ten (8) meals on a tray.
  • Responsible for observing guests to respond to any additional requests and determine when the meal has been completed.
  • Responsible for ensuring that staff are refilling salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiments and napkins.
  • Responsible for staff replacing tableware and linens as necessary.
  • Responsible setting up banquet functions including linens, dishware, glassware and silverware.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Additional duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or Ovations management staff for the successful outcome of an event or customer service situation.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English.
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
  • Possess valid food handling certificate and alcohol service permit if required by state or federal regulations.
  • Ability to calculate basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) as related to cash/credit transactions and cash reconciliation.
  • Ability to handle cash accurately and responsibly.
  • Education, Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience working in a supervisory capacity in fine or large scale dining is preferred.
  • Ability to work early mornings, nights and weekends.

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference.  Spectra embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve.  We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work.  Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation and achieve higher employee satisfaction. Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.Note: Employment with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor at the Charleston Gaillard Center

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Catering Server

Overview

The Server will provide ultimate hospitality for guests in a fast-paced, high volume environment.

Fine dining servers needed for special events at the Charleston Gaillard Center located at 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, South Carolina. Training provided for those with a limited background. Must have a professional appearance to accommodate high-end clientele. Excellent customer service and a great attitude are required and you must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Weekend/morning/evening availability is a must!  All servers must pass a company background check. Please email ngarrand@gaillardcenter.orgWE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND BECOME PART OUR WINNING TEAM!!

Responsibilities

  • Maintains knowledge of the menu and any special items being offered.
  • Provides quick, attentive, friendly and professional service to guests and is able to communicate clearly with all customers.
  • Maintains availability to work during many peak periods.
  • Stocks beverage station(s) when necessary (ice, juices, glassware, sugar packets, etc).
  • Maintains high responsiveness to customer desires and requests.
  • Maintains a professional and clean appearance.
  • Communicates with wait staff, bus persons, bartenders, supervisors, and kitchen staff in order to improve communication and coordination so that patrons may be impressed by their dining experience.
  • Set up for events by putting out tablecloths and place settings, arranging table placement and setting up a buffet.
  • Carrying plates of food on trays and serving guests
  • Keep glasses filled; remove each round of plates and replenish utensils.
  • Perform cleaning tasks and breakdown of service
  • Maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness

Qualifications

  • Basic working knowledge of food and beverage.
  • Must have a High School Diploma, G.E.D. or related Food Service Job Experience.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, management staff and guest in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to work early mornings, nights and weekends.
  • Frequently lift/carry up to 25 lbs
  • Frequently walking with some standing at times, possibly extended distances; ability to bend and climb stairs when necessary

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference.  Spectra embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve.  We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work.  Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation and achieve higher employee satisfaction.

Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.

Note: Employment with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor at the Charleston Gaillard Center

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Bartender

Part-Time, Hourly. 

Download Bartender Job Description

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Garrand at ngarrand@gaillardcenter.org

Note: Employment with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor at the Charleston Gaillard Center

Internships

As part of the Gaillard Center’s nonprofit mission, the Gaillard Center seeks to provide educational opportunities for all ages, including those pursuing higher education. The Gaillard Center’s Internship Program provides college students considering careers in arts administration the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience operating a world-class performing arts venue. Internships are offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to current college students for experience and academic credit.

Summer 2022 Intern Applications are open now!

Marketing & Sales Internship

Title: Marketing Intern
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Hours: 10 hours per week, Monday through Friday from June – September. Occasional weekends and evenings may be required. Regularly scheduled intern hours will be up to the discretion of the intern supervisor.

Organization Background: The Charleston Gaillard Center is an 1,800-seat performance hall located in Charleston, South Carolina. The newly constructed facility also contains 16,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, along with office and public spaces. The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility. The Gaillard Center’s mission is to provide the Lowcountry with a world-class performance hall, elegant venue space, and vibrant educational opportunities inspiring our dynamic community through the power of the performing arts. We seek to enrich the diverse community of Charleston with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible and unique, and to serve as an education resource for generations to come. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary: The Marketing Intern will assist the Gaillard’s Marketing team with various marketing tasks and projects as assigned throughout the course of the internship. Assignments and tasks vary based on the scope of upcoming events and current needs of department.

Responsibilities:

• Update external events calendars with Gaillard Center upcoming events
• Craft social media plans and write copy for social posts
• Assist with coordination of show announcements, including monitoring email schedules, creating Facebook events, distributing press releases, etc.
• Research and maintain a database of prospective corporate advertisers and local vendors
• Assist with pre-show and post-show events such as meet & greets and member lounge when needed as well as represent the Gaillard Center at select external events
• Assist in creation of internal signage and marketing materials
• Proof and edit various marketing materials
• Assist with mailings, print production, and distribution of marketing materials
• Deliver and post event flyers to college campus and local businesses (both downtown and off the peninsula)
• Assist with filings, organizing, and maintaining sales documents as needed

Objectives of Internship:
• Acquire a broad understanding of various aspects of arts marketing, including media and public relations, advertising, and social media
• Observe how a professional nonprofit organization is operated and gain knowledge of the differences in marketing approaches with nonprofit organizations
• Learn the different methods of selling and advertising as well as understand the selling procedure from prospecting for new clients to closing a sale
• Understand the differences and effectiveness of advertising in print, radio, television, digital, and social media
• Gain awareness of the Gaillard’s brand as it relates to the mission of the organization

Position Requirements:
• Earned or pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, arts management, business, or a related field
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently on multiple projects
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Excel required
• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite a plus
• Strong working knowledge of various social media platforms

Compensation: Paid stipend of $500 upon successful completion of internship OR college credit.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and filled-out application here to Sarah Cochrane at scochrane@gaillardcenter.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified if selected for interview. Please no phone calls.

 

“I loved my time at the Gaillard, from the welcoming staff to the amazing events, I felt right at home. Being able to be given so much responsibility and learn so many aspects of the organization, I feel I can take away more than I ever expected here at the Gaillard Center. Thank you GMC for all you have done for me!”

 Mikayla C. Marketing Intern, Summer 2017

“Interning at the Gaillard Center helped me launch my career in the arts sector! My supervisor and team worked closely with me to ensure that I gained the knowledge and experience that can only be taught in the field.”

 Victoria B. Production Intern, Spring 2017

“Interning with the Gaillard Center was the best decision I made as an arts management major! It provided me with the opportunity to witness the establishment of a brand new non-profit organization, and experience first-hand how a world-class performing arts center is operated. After my internship, I began working for the Gaillard full-time, and since then, have gained invaluable experience  in ticketing, development, and marketing.””

 Katie R. Marketing Intern, Spring 2015