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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.

Event Services Manager

Position:              Event Services Manager, Exhibition Hall

Company:           The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation

Location:             Downtown Charleston, SC

Reports to:         Director of Event Services

Type:                    Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

Organizations Background

The Charleston Gaillard Center is entering a new phase of focus with the developing of local and national partnerships and the producing and commissioning of work taking a greater role alongside our continued commitment to presenting high quality touring work. 

A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, The Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center is committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the city’s diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

Located in the heart of the Inspiration Corridor, Charleston’s cultural hub, the Gaillard Center was established as a nonprofit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, and a park space that is increasingly being activated for artistic presentations.

The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation (GMC), doing business as The Charleston Gaillard Center, is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary

The Event Services Manager (ESM) is responsible for detailing and coordinating all special events and rentals held in the Exhibition Hall at the Gaillard Center.  The ESM works closely with the Exhibition Hall Technical Manager, Venue Sales Team, and the Food and Beverage Team to ensure all details of each booked event are organized carefully in advance and successfully managed on the day of the event. The ESM will additionally be responsible for overseeing the guest and client experience in the Exhibition Hall. Responsibilities include contract execution, staff management and scheduling, layout/floorplan design, safety oversight, and logistics coordination for each event.Responsibilities

  • Manages and schedule the fulltime event supervisors and part-time house/venue managers.
  • Responsible for coordination of technical needs, furniture needs, generating event flow and timelines, setup and labor needs and management, working to schedule resources from internal and external sources, and working with catering staff.
  • Works with the Director of Event Services to schedule advance calls, and fulfil front of house, security, parking, and catering needs of each event as needed.
  • Interface with clients on arrival and throughout event to ensure all needs are met.
  • Get to know both the users and the vendors of the Center, including their names and parent organizations, in order to establish good long-term relations and provide a sense of familiarity.
  • Work extremely closely with the Food and Beverage and Technical departments on all shows and events in the Exhibition Hall. Examples of assigned special events are; multi-day conferences, vendor trade shows, corporate galas, etc.
  • Responsible for conducting tours and scheduling meetings as necessary to ensure success, and working closely with clients to help plan, execute, and detail their event.
  • A strong understanding of Gaillard event spaces, operational capabilities, restrictions, and costs is critical, along with the ability to clearly and concisely explain these elements to a client.
  • Coordinate with the Event Services Assistant and Staffing Coordinator on all details and disseminate them to a large staff of people to ensure schedules and other logistics are coordinated effectively.
  • Work in conjunction with the rest of the Event Services team in planning and executing full facility events.
  • Assist the Event Services Manager, Performance Hall, with events held in the Performance Hall as needed.
  • Oversee the training and staffing of Event Supervisors and House/Venue Managers to manage each event.  
  • Maintain active involvedness in all events from planning, to setup through teardown, to invoicing, acting as an on the ground supervisor when necessary.
  • Responsible for the management, including organization, repair, purchasing, and setup, of an inventory of chairs, tables, staging, and other event furniture.
  • Assist Director of Event Services in the creation and implementation of budget including labor, supplies, and vendor costs.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Nights, weekends, and long hours will be required based on the needs of various events.

Required Qualifications

  • A college degree is not required; however, all candidates should have a combination of education and experience totaling 6 years or more.
  • A strong understanding of the processes involved with planning and executing special events in a multi-functional environment.
  • Familiarity with Food and Beverage services for conference centers, hotels, or similar environments, with special consideration given to those who have experience in catering sales or catering operations.
  • Experience managing large groups of people, including a mix of guests, clients, full-time and part-time staff, and volunteers.
  • Strong attention to detail, a customer-service first philosophy, a willingness and ability to find solutions to challenges, and a teamwork approach in the work environment.
  • Ability to communicate with people confidently at all levels not limited to users, vendors, and colleagues while remaining composed in difficult situations.
  • Welcoming and supportive of a diverse group of users regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer and software skills including, but not limited to Windows, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PDF, and Google Workspace and the ability to format documents quickly and accurately in MS Office programs and Workspace.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a conference center, exhibition hall, or similar environment.
  • Strong experience in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry, preferably in Catering Sales or Catering Operations in a conference center or similar environment. 
  • The ability to successfully, calmly and clearly manage large groups of people, such as volunteers and part-time staff with limited experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of VenueOps, Social Tables, and/or other venue management and room design software.
  • A familiarity with audio/visual equipment and technical services.
  • A willingness to be flexible in an ever-changing environment and act as a true team player.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, tools and processes.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Drive for results and commitment to timeliness.
  • Knowledge and ability to proofread accurately for both spelling and grammar.
  • A customer-service mentality with a dedication to supporting and sustaining happy clients.

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 standing, movement, traversing, and positioning to meet facility and event demands.
  • Work may include prolonged periods of sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.

Benefits

The Gaillard Center 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 up to a 4% company match
  • Free and/or discounted tickets to performances
  • Employer paid parking

The Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.

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Facilities Event Manager

Title: Facilities Event Manager

Reports to: Director of Facilities

Location: Charleston, SC

Type: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt. Evenings and weekend hours may be required.

Organization Background

The Charleston Gaillard Center is entering a new phase of focus with the developing of local and national partnerships and the producing and commissioning of work taking a greater role alongside our continued commitment to presenting high quality touring work.

A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, The Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center is committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the citys diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

Located in the heart of the Inspiration Corridor, Charlestons cultural hub, the Gaillard Center was established as a nonprofit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, and a park space that is increasingly being activated for artistic presentations.

The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation (GMC), doing business as The Charleston Gaillard Center, is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary

The Facilities Event Manager reports to the Director of Facilities and is responsible for and supervises the maintenance and care of the premises, specifically as it relates to events and operations of the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the daily workflow, scheduling, and assignments of the janitorial service provider and Facilities Maintenance Technicians/Facilities Event Supervisor staff.
  • Inspects and performs maintenance on assigned equipment and facilities to ensure they are ready for events and regular company operations.
  • Monitoring the safety and cleanliness of interior and exterior areas.
  • Scheduling routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs.
  • Coordinate with building owner (The City of Charleston) on maintenance of equipment owned and maintained by them in accordance with signed agreement.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Maintains files of warranties, records, licenses, inspections, service agreements, and contracts for various pieces of equipment.
  • Collaborates with other appropriate management staff to ensure success of events and performances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The work schedule will be variable and based on the event schedule.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree or 2 years of applicable experience in related field.
  • Basic understanding or ability to quickly learn the equipment and facilities to be maintained.
  • Ability to maintain basic records and warranties.
  • Ability to understand written directions in manuals and on manufacturer websites.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software as required to complete and maintain records and compose reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or 4 years of applicable experience in related field.
  • Experience managing the companys type of facilities and equipment.
  • Experience managing special events.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Activities may require sustained periods of movement, traversing, and positioning to meet facility and event demands.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the facilities.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Benefits

The Charleston Gaillard Center 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
  • 403(b) with up to a 4% company match
  • Free and/or discounted tickets to performances
  • Employer paid parking

The Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.

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Staffing Coordinator

Position:              Staffing Coordinator

Location:             Downtown Charleston, SC

Reports to:         Vice President of Operations

Type:                    Full-time, hourly, non-exempt; some weekends, early mornings, and evenings will be required.

Organizations Background

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s mission is to inspire our dynamic community through the power of the performing arts. We seek to enrich the diverse community of Charleston and the surrounding tri-county region with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible, unique, relevant, and serve as educational resources for generations to come.

The Charleston Gaillard Center consists of an 1,800-seat world-class performance hall and 16,000 square feet of spacious exhibit and meeting space, along with offices and public spaces. The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation, doing business as the Charleston Gaillard Center, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for managing the facility. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Description

The Scheduling Coordinator works in coordination with the event services and technical teams. Reporting will be directly to the VP of Operations; however, the majority of the daily assignments and duties will be delegated jointly by the Director of Event Services and the Technical Director. The primary functions of this role include operational department scheduling and timekeeping, and some departmental administrative support.

Personnel Scheduling and Timekeeping Duties (80%):

  • Responsible for all operations department scheduling. Examples of positions include but are not limited to: part-time house and venue managers, exhibition hall set-up and strike crews, full-time event supervisors, facilities supervisors, full-time technical department heads, technical assistants, production entrance supervisors, stagehands, and equipment operators.
  • Coordinate scheduling with the IATSE Local 333 union for covered positions.
  • Update schedules in multiple systems, including Google calendar, VenueOps (venue management software) and Paycom (human resources and payroll system).
  • Review timecards and payroll reconciliations for technical staff in conjunction with the Technical Director, particularly for union covered positions.
  • Review timecards for front of house staff in conjunction with the Director of Event Services.
  • Work with the HR department to onboard new employees and navigate Paycom.
  • Be available for large show/work calls to assist with new employee onboarding in person.

Administrative Support (15%):

  • General administrative work as needed.
  • Collect data from various sources and input into booking calendar (VenueOps).
  • General database upkeep and maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Miscellaneous (5%):

  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule that will include traditional office hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM), as well as occasional event hours on mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in an arts-based or event-based environment. Academic coursework in arts management, hospitality, AV/Tech or related field may be substituted for up to 2 years work experience.
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills.
  • Experience in Paycom and Google Suite.
  • Comfortable speaking in groups and otherwise representing the Gaillard to the public.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move, transport and/or position up to 30 lbs. of various equipment and materials.
  • 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

Pay will be based on qualifications and experience.

The Gaillard Center 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 Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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.

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.

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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

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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.

Marketing & Sales Internship (Applications for Spring Semester 2023 will open in late November)

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.

 

Ticket Office Internship

Title: Ticketing Intern
Reports To: Ticket Office Operations Manager
Location: Charleston, SC
Hours: 10 per week, Monday through Friday from September – December. 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.

Internship Description: Ticket interns will receive $500 upon completion of internship and will be eligible to receive course credit. Ticketing Interns will be trained on our Spektrix Ticketing software and will learn how to sell and manage ticket reservations for a variety of performances. Interns will be asked to deliver friendly and helpful customer service both in person and over the phone. Interns will also have the opportunity to work in the office on event nights, setting up and distributing will call tickets, answering questions about the performance and/or venue, selling tickets, etc. Interns will also work with us in coordinating school and community groups for educational performances. As one of the main hubs of our facility, the Ticketing Intern will interact with a number of different Gaillard Center departments such as Marketing, Development, Operations, and Facilities as we all work together to produce engaging and exciting performances.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

● Friendly customer service
● Ability to multitask
● Willing to learn
● Excitement for the performing arts

Skills Learned During Internship: Interns will learn how to use our ticketing software, Spektrix, which is becoming more widely used since expanding to the U.S. We will teach interns how to set up and sell tickets to performances, how to create and understand different reports and customer lists, and how to manage customer accounts. The Ticketing Team also works closely with other Gaillard Center departments in various capacities such as Marketing roll outs, selling and maintaining memberships through the Development department, and prepping for show nights with Operations and Facility teams. This provides an opportunity for the intern to work in a team based environment, to better understand the world of live performance events, and to network with a number of event professionals. The Ticket Office also offers learning and growth opportunities in customer service skills as you interact with patrons in person and over the phone. Interns will also have the special opportunity to learn how health and safety
policies/protocols are discussed, created, and implemented.

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 Casey Warnick at cwarnick@gaillardcenter.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified if selected for an 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