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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.

There are no open Full-Time positions at this time.

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.

There are no open Part-Time positions at this time.


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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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.

Marketing & Sales Internship (Applications Closed for Spring 2023. Summer 2023 Applications open in April)

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