EVENT DESIGNER WANTED
Do you have a background in design? Enjoy sketching? Know what a mood board is? Have a passion for creating beautiful spaces? We need you!
We have the largest inventory of decor of any rental company in Louisiana. We have in house sewing staff, carpenters, and a massive temperature controlled prop and backdrop painting studio. Whatever you can dream up, we can make. We are part of some of the largest events in Louisiana. French Quarter Fest, JazzFest, and VoodooFest rely on us. Our merchandise shows up in weddings at just about every notable venue or hotel ballroom in the city: the Audubon Tea Room, the National WWII Museum, Race + Religious, Brennan's, Broussards, the Ritz Carlton, the Roosevelt and the Windsor Court, and on and on and on. The pace is hectic and we get loud sometimes, but the chaos always produces spectacular events in the end.
What we need from you
You need to love design and be a people person. You need to be passionate and convincing: show a client that just ordering tables and linens isn't enough, and that adding the touches you design will really make their event memorable. You need to respect that a perfect wedding is as important to a bride with a $1000 budget as it is to one with a $150,000 budget. You need to get along famously with your coworkers and think of yourself as an equal member of the team. You need to have an eye for detail and make sure our massive showroom fabulously conveys the full extent of what we do to clients with different tastes and budgets. And it's not just weddings - we also do parties, mardi gras balls, festivals, company crawfish boils and more. You need to be able to cultivate relationships and work respectfully with our competitors. There is plenty of room for everyone in this industry, and often times we will be working at events alongside companies in direct competition with us. You need to be independently motivated and willing to jump in and lend a hand when necessary - we aren't the type to stand back and make phone calls when the job isn't getting done. We roll up our sleeves and dive in, and you should too.
What we are not
We are not wedding planners. You're not booking the venue, coordinating with the caterer to make sure the chicken is the right temperature or making sure the groomsmen get fitted for tuxedos. We are a rental company. The client tells us where they are having their event, what kind of event it is, and what they need. We then provide all the physical items the client needs for that event. Your job is to make sure they order everything they need and that it all gets scheduled to the right place at the right time. Sometimes that just means dropping off stacks of tables and chairs. Sometimes that means spending 3 days constructing tents and adding drape, props, lights, flooring, furniture, and table linens. On the best days, it means having beautiful pieces custom built or being able to order furniture or linens you have only dreamed of owning. But it never involves finding a florist, hiring a Reverend, or getting the invitations printed.
What we are offering
We are flexible. If you're just getting started or prefer a steady paycheck, we can offer you a salary. If you have an existing Event Planning or Bridal client base that you want to continue to grow, but are tired of meeting with clients at Starbucks or your house, we can provide you office space and a generous discount on our merchandise in exchange for doing design work for us when necessary. Either way, you'll have your own office, access to all of our inventory, and be surrounded by a group of fun, passionate coworkers. You can grow this position into whatever you want it to be. Want to take over our social media accounts? Great. Want to do outside sales? Have at it. Want to design bridal show spaces or curate photoshoots for our ads? Be our guest. The initial focus is on designing for clients, but the options are limitless based on your passion and skillset.
If you're interested
Please email email@example.com to express your interest. Remember that first impressions are important. A picture is worth 1000 words, so the more pictures you send to show who you are and what you can do, the better. Our management, sales and design staff all work as a team - that means landing this gig won't just require impressing the boss, you'll have to impress everyone you are about to work with. We are not just looking for anyone, we are looking for someone who is a perfect fit. No phone calls or unannounced visits please (unless you come bearing gifts). But seriously, you probably won't get past the receptionist.