Catering Sales Manager
George Washington's Mount Vernon

Catering Sales Manager Mount Vernon, VA

Full Time Mount Vernon, VA 55000 - 60000 USD ANNUAL Today
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Catering Sales Manager
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Located at the entrance of the historic estate and gardens of George Washington, The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is looking for a Catering Sales Manager to oversee the breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering service. This position includes a sales and promotion function intended to generate new business, as well as maintain relationships with current customers. This key role is expected to be an expert in the following areas: customer service, event planning, and the ability to follow through on the coordination of multiple vendors in order to successfully execute an event. This Position requires availability for morning and/or evening shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Position Specific responsibilities:
  • Sell and help plan all catered functions, working with the Banquet Manager to execute the highest quality events
  • Prepare and execute error-free event contracts
  • Work with the GM and Chef to plan menus and develop themes
  • Coordinate all outside vendor support such as floral, entertainment, photography, etc… as needed for the event
  • Clearly communicate information to appropriate staff with the use of function sheets and providing verbal reporting at staff meetings
  • Maintain organized files of invoices, contracts and communication pieces
  • Work closely with other Mount Vernon departments to execute in-house events
  • Develop new relationships with corporate clients and government agencies
  • Minimum of four years of restaurant and/or hotel event experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate {speaking, reading and writing} in English is required; additional Spanish language skills preferred
Special Requirements:
  • Position requires ability to walk and stand for long periods as well as to lift and carry up to 20 pounds regularly
  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid Vacation
  • Manager Meals
  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Commuter Smart Benefits
  • On-site Library and Fitness Center
  • Discount on Public Event Tickets
  • Discount in the Mount Vernon Shops
Mount Vernon is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to building and retaining a team that represents a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, performance, and qualifications without regard to race, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran and military status, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Mount Vernon will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

About George Washington's Mount Vernon:

Open 365 days of the year, Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Over 96 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public. Today, Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year. The estate, gardens, and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Presently, an estimated 500 acres of this historic property have been painstakingly preserved along the banks of the Potomac River.

Catering Sales Manager
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA
Douglas Bradburn, Ph.D.
$25 to $100 million (USD)
501 to 1000 Employees
Nonprofit Organization
Culture & Entertainment
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