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Manager, Special Events

Company: Boston Red Sox
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The FSM Special Events team is looking to hire an experienced events professional to be a part of the ongoing success, development of the team, as well as the Fenway Sports Management organization as a whole. This individual will be integrally involved with the planning and execution of all of the large scale, non-baseball events at Fenway with a heavy emphasis on the operational elements and processes. Interested candidates should be detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Aside from departmental duties, this individual will also assist FSM's Consulting, Events & Experiences team on an as-needed basis with the execution of their events.

Oversight of the operational aspects of all large-scale events within the ballpark from event conception to event day including ballpark operations, venue conversion, staffing plans, in-venue hospitality, ticket operations, sponsor fulfillment, etc.
Develop and maintain relationships with key Red Sox counterparts to ensure appropriate intra-organization communication and a successful event planning process. Departments include Red Sox Security, Ballpark Operations, Ticketing, Fenway Park Events, IT, Marketing and Facilities.
Source and manage external vendor partnerships while maintaining a strong working relationship and that all event needs are met.
Assist with the management of event budgets with an awareness of overall goals and targets.
Participate in team brainstorms and strategy discussions aimed at enhancing currently contracted events, as well as those geared toward new business prospects.
Develop and implement processes to help strengthen departmental organization, workflow and reporting
Work cooperatively with other FSM departments to achieve overall company and client goals
Perform other duties as assigned
2022-2023 Special Events are as follows:
Movie Night at Fenway (Friday, June 24th)
Top Golf (November 5th - 9th)
High School Football (November 22nd - 23rd)
Wasabi Fenway Bowl (December 17th)
Winter Classic (January 2nd)
TBD College/Youth Hockey
Other FSM Involvement (10%)

Assist FSM's Consulting, Events and Experiences team with the execution of their events on an as needed basis. These could include but are not limited to Red Sox Fantasy Camp, Red Sox Foundation Golf Tournament, and various client-related events.
Provide hospitality support/client entertainment during Red Sox games at Fenway throughout the season as needed
Work cooperatively with other FSM business lines and staff to help to achieve overall company and client goals

CHARACTERISTICS & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required
A minimum of 4-6 years of event management experience in the sports and entertainment industries, preferably within a large venue (not required).
Acute attention to detail, high level of organization and ability to efficiently multi-task
Excellent face-to-face, telephone and e-mail communication
Proven work experience managing day-to-day relationships with teammates, clients and vendors. Client service-driven individual
Able to operate effectively in a team setting and get along with co-workers
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to work extended hours, including nights and weekends, and travel on an as-needed basis

The Red Sox (or FSM) requires proof of being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements. Up-to-date means having received all recommended COVID-19 vaccination doses in the primary series and a booster dose(s) when eligible, per CDC guidelines.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, disability, military/veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected genetic information.

Keywords: Boston Red Sox, Somerville , Manager, Special Events, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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