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Saltwater Restaurants Inc. is seeking an ambitious, energetic, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the process of planning, managing, and executing events. The Events & Marketing Coordinator is a full-time position and will report directly to the Director of Marketing. The position is responsible for the logistics and details of large and small events, assisting with marketing efforts, and supporting organizational development needs.

The position is a part of a small but mighty team and requires someone who is a self-starter with a get-up-and-go attitude, excellent attention to detail, solid follow-up and follow through skills. The ability to effectively prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously is essential.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in event management, marketing, business, or a related field – AND/OR – Solid career experiences in a similar job field

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Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversees planning, logistics, and execution of all the exciting events at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, including fireworks series, seasonal events, annual community events, fundraising partnerships, and other events on property.

  • Prepares and organizes internal documents including event overviews, budgets, and post-event evaluations; manages event contracts, invoices, and supply inventories.

  • Designs/updates event graphics including print materials, signage, digital graphics, and advertising materials.

  • Assists in event marketing campaigns including social media, community calendars, websites, billboards, magazine/print media, radio, press releases, etc.

  • Develops high-level sponsorship opportunities with existing accounts and establishes new sponsorship opportunities; Coordinates all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment.

  • Implements and manages monthly newsletter of events for properties and community partners.

  • Generates, recruits, and manages summer internship program and other seasonal volunteer opportunities.

  • Assists management with organizing and executing seasonal holiday décor on property.

  • Maintains relationships with important external and internal partners; Remains active in local and professional organizations.

  • Identifies and creates new event opportunities.

  • Works directly with Director of Marketing on coordination of marketing campaigns and any additional company projects.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent at organization and planning

  • ‪Ability to problem solve and accomplish projects with little supervision

  • ‪Strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and timelines

  • ‪Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and work assignments

  • Driven and motivated to flourish with a growing company

  • Monday-Friday office hours; Select nights/weekends for events

 

Computer Requirements:

  • Graphic design experience; Familiar with Adobe InDesign (Illustrator & Photoshop are a plus)

  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Instagram/Facebook); Interests in social media trends

  • Experience using MacBook, iPad, and other Apple products

  • Proficient in Microsoft 365: Word, Excel, Outlook

 

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience in entertainment, audio visual, musicians/bookings.

  • Experience in the restaurant or hospitality industry.

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

  • Generous insurance policies, including vision, dental, disability, and supplemental options

  • Company-matched 401(k)

  • Life insurance

  • Paid vacation / time-off

  • Career growth potential

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Submit the following application material(s):

Cover letter

Resume

Professional references

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ABOUT US 

Saltwater Restaurants, Inc. oversees nine high-volume waterfront restaurants, a beachfront shopping & dining venue (The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island), and an award-winning golf course. The company is based out of Destin, Florida and manages the 11 properties across a 75 mile stretch of Northwest Florida. Waterfront views and fresh Gulf seafood have made the restaurants a popular destination for visitors and locals for decades.