We’re Hiring – Assistant Event Designer/Studio Manager

Assistant Event Designer/Studio Manager (Working on site locations throughout the Lower Mainland)
Compensation: Salary to be negotiated based on experience.

Nichè Events is a boutique design, décor and planning company servicing the Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland, Greater Vancouver, Whistler, Sunshine Coast and the Okanagan. Niche Events has designed and produced over 200 weddings and events over the last 6 years.

Niche Events specializes in wedding & event design, coordination & planning, as well as stunning in-house florals. We are currently gearing up for the 2017 wedding season and are looking for someone who is ready for hard work in a fast paced environment, is willing to do what it takes to make sure things get done right and is not afraid of a little (or occasionally a lot) sweat.

Working alongside Maria (Nichè Event’s Owner & Principal Planner/Designer) and the Nichè team, you will be responsible for the following duties:

Managing our showroom in Maple Ridge. Including:

  • Organizing and cleaning all of our rental items.
  • Organizing all rentals for each event and maintaining a packing list.
  • Packing all items for each event and loading into vehicles for delivery.
  • Unloading all items from each event back at the showroom, clean and put restock into inventory.
  • Count and prepare linen cleaning list every Monday for pickup.
  • Attend client meeting and assist with setup and possible design suggestions.
  • Assist with some light floral preparation including cleaning buckets, striping flowers, preparing containers, cleaning coolers etc.
  • Run around and picking up items that may be needed for each wedding that are not in the studio.
  • Some light computer work including social media/invoicing etc. may be applicable to the right candidate.

Onsite at events. (usually Friday, Saturday’s and Sunday’s)

  • Loading/unloading décor items, floral arrangements, etc. for our weddings/events
  • Lifting inventory
  • Team leader and able to manage up to 5 other event assistants
  • Assisting with event prep, such as: chair covers, chair sashes, table setting, arranging centrepieces, setting up wedding arches, etc.
  • Wedding/Event day set-up and take-down (take down occurs usually very late at night. See below)
  • Whatever is required to make every wedding a successful and memorable event.

Requirements:

  • This is not an intern position. It is paid and it comes with the responsibility of being able to take suggestions and direction from the owner.
  • This is a fabulous entry level position for anyone interested in the wedding industry and/or who has completed an event planning/coordination program and is looking for hands on experience in the industry.
  • Must be hardworking, prompt and have an eye for details.
  • You must be able to stand on your feet for 8 hours or more.
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Communication is integral to this position.
  • Must be able to speak English well.
  • You must be able to work well with others. This is definitely a team position and we work hard together to ensure the success of all our clients’ wedding/events
  • Must be available  Monday, Friday through Sunday
  • Tear downs usually occur between 12am – 2am
  • A schedule will be provided in advance
  • Hours of wedding & event days are generally set in stone as we need to follow the schedule of our clients
  • Hours will vary from 15 – 30 hours per week (depending on the number of weddings/events we have at any given time)
  • Must have access to a car
  • Must be willing to learn to drive a cube van
  • Computer skills an asset.
  • Floral Design skills an asset but not required.

If you feel you are the right fit for this position, we would love to hear from you!

Please send a resume and a cover letter stating your experience and why you would be great for this position.
Please include 3 references with your resume and cover letter.
Please apply by email to info@nicheeventstylists.com  (no phone call please).
Deadline February 15, 2017

We look forward to hearing from you! Only qualified candidates will be contacted.